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World Cup in Qatar PDF Print E-mail
Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 FIFA Soccer World Cup. (Arab News, 5 Dec 2010)
Saudi King's Second Op PDF Print E-mail
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has had a second back operation in the US. (BBC, 3 Dec 2010)
Yemen Allowed US Strikes PDF Print E-mail
US cables released by the Wikileaks website suggest that Yemen allowed secret US air strikes against Islamists. President Saleh claimed raids were conducted by Yemen's military when they were in fact carried out by the US. (BBC, 4 Dec 2010)
Blogger Arrested for Mocking Islam PDF Print E-mail
A Palestinian blogger in the West Bank was locked up by the Palestinian Authority after being accused of mocking Islam, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in online postings. Insulting religion is a crime under Palestinian law. (BBC, 23 Nov 2010)
Saudi Rulers Receive Treatment PDF Print E-mail
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan returned home from Morocco after being treated for what is said to be cancer, as King Abdullah is due to fly to the US for back treatment. Another contender for the throne, the governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman, is coming home after surgery abroad. (BBC, 22 Nov 2010)
Pollution Closes Tehran PDF Print E-mail
Schools, offices and factories closed in Tehran, Iran Nov 24 because of high air-pollution levels (BBC, 23 Nov 2010)
Israelis Humiliate Palestinian Prisoners PDF Print E-mail
An Israeli soldier was jailed after photos emerged of him pointing his gun at a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian prisoner. Over the last few months, a number of photographs of Israeli soldiers humiliating detainees have emerged. (BBC, 1 Nov 2010)
UK Torture of Iraqis PDF Print E-mail
More than 220 Iraqi civilians were subjected to systemic abuse, including torture, by British soldiers and interrogators in Iraq, solicitors said in High Court, submitting video evidence to support their claims. The Iraqi civilians complain the abuse occurred during from 2003 to 2008. (BBC, 5 Nov 2010)
Sunnis Win in Bahrain PDF Print E-mail
Voting in Bahrain saw supporters of the country's Sunni-led government win a majority in the 40-member lower house of parliament. (BBC, 1 Nov 2010)
UAE Ruler Dies PDF Print E-mail
The ruler of the UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah Sheikh Saqr, who was in his early 90s, died following several months in hospital. Sheikh Saqr ruled Ras al-Khaimah since the late 1940s, making him one of the world's longest reigning monarchs. (BBC, 27 Oct 2010)
Shias on Trial for Coup Plot PDF Print E-mail
The trial of 25 Shias opened in Bahrain, on charges of plotting to overthrow the Sunni-led government. (BBC, 28 Oct 2010)
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