08.06.2018 - 20:43 [ Press TV ]

Oman says running out of patience with UAE violations

On Wednesday, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi unveiled a raft of economic deals, signing 20 memorandums of understanding for over 60 joint projects, including in the oil and gas, banking, nuclear energy, and defense.

The deals, approved at a meeting of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, did not involve the four other Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members — Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait.

25.05.2018 - 13:33 [ Press TV ]

HRW urges US to halt arms sale to Bahrain over ‘dismal rights record’

The New York-based organization made the plea in a Thursday statement concerning sales of attack helicopters and 3,000 bomb bodies worth around $1 billion in total.

“These two weapons sales make clear that the Trump administration intends nothing short of a free pass on human rights for Bahrain,” said the HRW’s Washington director, Sarah Margon.

20.05.2018 - 13:17 [ Press TV ]

Protesters demand pull-out of US naval forces from Bahrain

Thousands of people have staged demonstrations across Bahrain, demanding the immediate withdrawal of American marines from the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom and closure of the US naval base there.

The protesters took to the streets in the capital Manama on Friday evening, carrying placards reading “Leave Our Land” and shouting slogans in condemnation of Washington’s support for the ruling Al Khalifah regime.

16.05.2018 - 12:46 [ ]

A Spy in the Machine

(21.1.2015) He changed his password, alerted his friend, and stopped using Facebook Messenger — but the intrusions kept coming.

In another instance, Moosa noticed that someone posing as him solicited his female Facebook friends for sex — part of an effort, it seemed, to blackmail or perhaps defame him in Bahrain’s conservative media. Facebook was only the beginning. Unbeknownst to him, Moosa’s phone and computer had been infected with a highly sophisticated piece of spyware, built and sold in secret. The implant effectively commandeered his digital existence, collecting everything he did or said online.

16.05.2018 - 11:28 [ ]

Türkei: Einsatz deutscher Spionagesoftware gegen Oppositionelle

Ein gestern von Access Now veröffentlichter Bericht legt den großflächigen Einsatz von mobiler Spionagesoftware offen, die insbesondere in Folge des Gerechtigkeitsmarsches im Sommer 2017 gegen das türkische Regime auf die Mobiltelefone Oppositioneller losgelassen wurde. Beobachter von Menschenrechtsverletzungen aus den letzten zwei Jahren belegen, dass die Schadsoftware von einer deutschen Überwachungsfirma entwickelt und unter der Bezeichnung FinFisher vertrieben wird. Geheimdienste und Strafverfolgungsbehörden auf der ganzen Welt beliefert die in München angesiedelte Firma mit Werkzeugen wie FinFisher, offenbar ohne Rücksicht auf die politische Lage im Land.

18.04.2018 - 08:43 [ CNN ]

Bolton dealing to build an Arab military force in Syria

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is engaged in talks with the US and would consider sending forces to Syria along with other Arab countries as part of this contingent.
Jubeir also noted that the idea is not necessarily new, as Saudi Arabia made a similar proposal to the Obama administration, but that the US did not take them up on the offer.