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Huddersfield University Bahrain degree 'providing torture hub with legitimacy'
Forty MPs sign letter urging closure of police master’s course run in building where dissidents say they were tortured

Anna Fazackerley

05, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers
Egypt scheme is part of growing trend to recruit social media personalities to project an idealised vision

Ruth Michaelson and Michael Safi

29, Jan, 2021 @2:42 PM

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How the Arab spring engulfed the Middle East – and changed the world
An era of uprisings, nascent democracy and civil war in the Arab world started with protests in a small Tunisian city. The unrest grew to engulf the Middle East, shake authoritarian governments and unleash consequences that still shape the world a decade later

Michael Safi, Antonio Voce, Frank Hulley-Jones and Lydia McMullan

25, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK trained military of 15 countries with poor human rights records
Campaigners seek inquiry into whether skills gained in UK were used to commit abuses in countries such as Bahrain, China and Saudi Arabia

Diane Taylor

17, Jan, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Royal horse show agrees to adopt human rights policy
Royal Windsor Horse Show faced claims it was being used by Bahraini royal family to ‘sportswash’

Diane Taylor

12, Jan, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Arab states agree to end three-year boycott of Qatar
Reconciliation with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE includes a non-aggression pact

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jan, 2021 @5:03 PM

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'Vaccine diplomacy' sees Egypt roll out Chinese coronavirus jab
A lack of trial data transparency from China has raised concerns, but the country is confidently pushing ahead

Ruth Michaelson

30, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Trump's flurry of dodgy deals will not bring the Middle East any peace
The outgoing US president has his eyes on a Saudi Arabia-Israel accord – no matter who gets hurt

Simon Tisdall

20, Dec, 2020 @9:15 AM

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Arab spring autocrats: the dead, the ousted and those who remain
What became of the strongmen whose rule sparked protest across the region

Oliver Holmes

14, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Breakthrough in Qatar dispute after 'fruitful' talks to end conflict
Saudi prince hails progress in negotiations brokered by Kuwait and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

04, Dec, 2020 @4:37 PM

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Iran misinformation campaign accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of colluding with Bahraini ex-MP to spy for Israel
Report on state-run TV about Australian-British academic shows photos of her visiting Jerusalem

Michael Safi and Ben Doherty

03, Dec, 2020 @12:17 AM

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F1 has 'massive' problem to address over human rights, says Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has insisted that Formula One has a ‘consistent and massive’ problem it must address with human rights abuses in countries it visits

Giles Richards

26, Nov, 2020 @6:52 PM

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