Opinion

Are Trump's plans for an Arab NATO realistic?

If the Trump administration has failed to resolve the GCC rift, how can it have the GCC form a military alliance?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber

Khalid Al-Jaber

Middle East

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Shia-majority country has long accused Iran of stoking violence in the Gulf state.

Bahrain charges 169 for forming another 'Hezbollah'

Middle East

Authors demand Bahraini king to ensure 'rights' for prisoner

Opposition leader Hassan Mushaima reportedly ill and stripped of books by Bahraini authorities, son says.

Authors demand Bahraini king to ensure 'rights' for prisoner

GCC

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

In the next five years, military spending by the six GCC countries is likely to reach $117bn.

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

Bahrain

Bahrain halts new visas for Qataris in Gulf crisis salvo

Qatari students studying in Bahrain would be exempt from the new measures and visas already issued would remain valid.

Bahrain halts new visas for Qataris in Gulf crisis salvo

United Kingdom

Jailed Bahraini's son on hunger strike outside embassy

Son of opposition leader Hassan Mushaima enters third week of hunger strike, saying his father is denied healthcare.

Jailed Bahraini politician's son extends hunger strike protest

Human Rights

Hundreds of Bahrainis stripped of citizenship: report

Since 2012, 738 people lost their citizenship including journalists, human rights activists and religious scholars.

Hundreds of Bahrainis stripped of citizenship: report

Opinion

Is the acquittal of Ali Salman a breakthrough in Bahrain?

The recent acquittal of a Shia opposition leader could be an indication that Bahrain might be heading towards reform.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Qatar

Understanding the blockade against Qatar

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar one year ago.

Understanding the blockade against Qatar

Inside Story

What is next for the Gulf crisis one year on?

It has been one year since four Arab countries began the blockade of Qatar with an air, sea and land embargo.

Bahrain

US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

Rights group denounces plans to sell weapons to Gulf island nation citing its 'dismal record on human rights'.

US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

War & Conflict

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

Human Rights

Danish MP and Irish activist denied entry to Bahrain

Duo, who wanted to visit imprisoned rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, told by officials they were 'security risks'.

Danish MP and Irish activist denied entry to Bahrain

Qatar

Qatar files fresh airspace complaint against Bahrain

In a letter sent to UN Security Council, Doha details yet another violation committed by Bahraini air force.

Qatar voices concern over Bahrain's renewed airspace violations

Bahrain

Bahrain threatens to target critical social media users

Interior minister says government will draft new legislation to fight accounts spreading 'malicious rumours'.

Bahrain threatens to target critical social media users