Opinion

Gulf women have come a long way

My generation saw Gulf women rising from ground zero to remarkably high levels of education, accomplishment and wealth.

Saadia Mufarreh

by Saadia Mufarreh

Saadia Mufarreh

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi's fiancee asks EU to put human rights before economy

Khashoggi's murder dominates human rights committee's conference at the European Parliament as GCC victims testify.

Khashoggi's fiancee asks EU to put human rights before economy

Bahrain

Australian citizenship 'not far' for freed Bahraini footballer

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he hopes to see Hakeem al-Araibi at a ceremony soon to grant him citizenship.

Australian citizenship 'not far' for freed Bahraini footballer

Australia

'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

Hakeem al-Araibi released from Thailand detention after international campaign on risks of his extradition to Bahrain.

Bahrain

Thailand frees Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Refugee footballer departs Thailand for Australia after Bahrain drops extradition request.

Asia Pacific

Australia scraps game in Thailand over Hakeem al-Araibi detention

Supporters call for release of refugee footballer, who is held in a Bangkok jail and fighting extradition to Bahrain.

Australia scraps game in Thailand over Hakeem al-Araibi detention

Inside Story

Will Thailand deport a refugee footballer to Bahrain?

Hakeem al-Araibi's case sparked an international campaign involving governments, activists and the football world.

Thailand

'Don't send me to Bahrain!': Hakeem al-Araibi fights extradition

Former Bahrain national team player denies allegations as he appears in Bangkok court to oppose extradition request.

'Don't send me to Bahrain!': Hakeem al-Araibi fights extradition

Middle East

Six Arab foreign ministers meet in Jordan 'to align policy'

Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain send ministers to Jordan seeking agreement on regional crises.

Six Arab foreign ministers meet in Jordan 'to align policy'

Thailand

Wife of Bahraini footballer pleads for his release

In open letter to Thai PM, Hakeem al-Araibi's wife says he will face torture and possible death if deported to Bahrain.

Bahraini footballer's wife calls on Thailand to release him

Bahrain

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Hakeem al-Araibi says he fled his home country because of political repression and claims he was beaten in custody.

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Bahrain

Bahrain top court upholds opposition leader's life term

Opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman loses appeal against his sentence on charges including spying for Qatar.

Bahrain's Supreme Court upholds Ali Salman's life sentence

Football

FIFA urges Thailand to release Bahraini footballer

FIFA secretary-general calls for 'humane outcome' as concern grows over extradition of detained refugee player.

FIFA urges Thai PM to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Qatar

Pompeo: Gulf dispute has gone on too long

US secretary of state on Qatar visit urges an end to a diplomatic rift between Washington's Gulf allies.

Bahrain

UN group urges release of Bahraini activist's family

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says three relatives of UK-based activist were detained without warrant in 2017.

UN watchdog slams detention of Bahraini activist's family