Secret Talks between Bahrain and Iran Amid Iranian-Saudi Détente
Secret talks between Iran and Bahrain have taken place in past months, informed sources in the region have told Amwaj.media, describing the engagement as involving "low-profile exchanges."
NPWJ Welcomes EU Resolution on Bahrain
No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) strongly welcomed the approval by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament - 633 votes for, 11 against and 45 abstentions - of a resolution condemning in the strongest terms the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Obama Issues Memoir Entitled "A Promised Land"
Former US president Barack Obama discussed in his memoir issued on (November 17) the US policy during which was known as the "Arab Spring" in 2011. Obama acknowledged the "contradiction" as he sought to balance "competing interests", and presented a bleak portrait of how much of the Middle East's leadership.
Exiled Saudi Dissidents Launch Opposition Party
A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organized political resistance under King Salman's rule.
Egyptian Artist Khaled Abul Naga Salutes Peaceful Arab Uprisings in Forum Sponsored by King’s Son, Triggering Bitter Debate by Pro-Regime Sawsan Al-Shaer
The Egyptian artist Khaled Abul Naga could not express his point of view during the Peacemaking Youth Forum organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports without being interrupted by the quarreling of Sawsan Al-Shaer, a writer who is close to the regime.
Eman Shams Eldeen: Human Rights Defenders Under Winds Blow
There has been an increase in the number of assaults on human rights activists in the Arab world after the so-called Arab Spring, ranging from attacks initiated by the ruling authorities, beyond torture and threats, to accusing them of treason and conspiracy abroad; an accusation punishable by death in some countries.