Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi Sues Federal Government over Wrongful Detention in Thailand
Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi is suing the federal government for negligence and breaching its duty of care after he was wrongfully detained in Thailand, the Australian SBS website reported.
AACC Addresses Defense Minister to End Export of Military arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE
Responding to the decision of US President Joe Biden's administration to temporarily suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a coalition of civil society groups called on the Australian Government to follow his lead.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Urges Australia to Speak out against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa's Sentences
Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was locked up in Bangkok after Bahraini officials pursued him over vandalism charges, urged Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne to speak out against the sentences.
Australian Politician to GIDHR: Political Prisoners should be Released, We Need People Like Sheikh Ali Salman in the World
Sue Bolton, Moreland councilor and member of Socialist Alliance in Australia, supported the calls by Bahraini human rights organizations to release the political prisoners from the jails in Bahrain.
Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR "Travesty"
Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights "travesty".
"Fighting for Hakeem": New Book by Craig Foster on how Activists Won in Face of Two Monarchies, Military Councils & World's Top Sports Organizations
Former Socceroo Craig Foster launched his new book "Fighting for Hakeem" last Wednesday, revealing the inner workings of the campaign to free the young footballer, Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was detained for 76 days in a Thai prison thanks to the "systemic failure of Australian Government agencies", as Amnesty described.
Australian Top Cop Apologizes to Bahraini Refugee Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi for Thai Arrest
Australian police's new chief has personally apologized to Bahrain-born refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who spent months behind bars in Thailand because of a series of bureaucratic bungles.
US Officially Launches Joint Maritime Coalition to Patrol Gulf Waters
The United States officially launched its joint maritime security initiative in the Gulf, with the support of Australia, the United Kingdom and Bahrain, as tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
Australia Follows Britain and Bahrain's Footsteps in Joining US-led Maritime Coalition
Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the prime minister said Wednesday.
Sheikh Salman May Become AFC President after Withdrawal of UAE Rival
A sports website reported that the official from the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Khalfan Al-Romaithi, was on the verge of pulling out on Sunday (March 17) after he withdrew funding for his bid following the decision by the 12 members of the ASEAN Football Federation, including Australia, to publicly back Sheikh Salman.
MBC Wins F1 Broadcast Exclusive Rights for MENA Region
Dubai-based MBC Group has announced that it acquired the rights to broadcast the FIA Formula One races in the Middle East and North Africa region. The broadcaster will offer F1 racing free-to-air under the deal which gives MBC five-year exclusive rights to show all 21 races.
AFP: Australia Slammed for Backing Asian Football Boss's New Term
Australia's football body announced its support for the re-election of under-fire Asian soccer chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa on Monday, drawing criticism from a prominent campaigner who called it "sickening".
Bahrain Officials Express Anger over Australia Granting Nationality to Hakeem Al-Araibi
On February 11, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met with the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Ridwaan Jadwat, who resides in the Saudi capital Riyadh, hours after Hakeem Al-Araibi was released in Thailand and headed for Australia.
“I'm an Aussie”: Refugee Footballer Al-Araibi Granted Australian Citizenship
A refugee footballer who fled Bahrain and was held in a Thai prison for months during a tense extradition stand-off between Australia and the Gulf state was granted Australian citizenship on Tuesday.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Gets Australian Citizenship
The Australian authorities granted, on Monday (March 11, 2019), citizenship to the Bahraini refugee football player Hakeem Al-Araibi.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Receives Australian Citizenship, Stresses: "No Country Can Follow Me Now"
The Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi was granted the Australian citizenship on Tuesday.
Refugee Footballer Becomes Australian Citizen after Thai Ordeal
A refugee footballer who was detained in Thailand and threatened with extradition to Bahrain said he feels sure "no one can follow me now," after becoming an Australian citizen on Tuesday.
Bahrain Refugee Footballer to Become Aussie Citizen
A refugee footballer who spent over two months in Bangkok detention under threat of extradition to his native Bahrain will soon become an Australian citizen, he told local media Thursday.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Thanks Pascoe Vale Team on Its Campaign, Recounts his Experience Details
An Australian newspaper said that the Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi has heaped praise on his coach and teammates for orchestrating the publicity campaign that led to his release from a Thai prison this month after 11 weeks behind bars.
The Long Tail of Al-Araibi’s Case: The Interpreter
After some 11 weeks of excruciating limbo, and with numerous heroic efforts here in Australia and elsewhere to free the refugee footballer, Hakeem al-Araibi, now vindicated, it is time to look at the implications.