Hakeem Al-Araibi’s case has become a crucial test of world football’s commitment to human rights.
AAP/EPA Diego Azubel
FIFA can act quickly and decisively for its sponsors. Now it must act for the human rights of one of its footballers.
The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi (left), detained in Thailand while on honeymoon, raises questions about how Interpol red notices can be misused to target refugees.
Interpol red notices play an important part in international policing. Here's how they work and how the system could be improved to safeguard human rights.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Oct. 5, 2017.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
A Djibouti soldier along the border with Eritrea after conflict flared in 2008.
Qatar withdrawing its troops has reignited tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti which the UN and African Union are trying to mediate. This comes as Eritrea is also embroiled in the Yemen civil war.
Nearly all of Qatar’s residents live in its capital, Doha.
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Saudi Arabia and the UAE led a group of countries that have severed all ties to fellow American ally Qatar over its foreign policy. The US will play a key role in whether it accedes to their demands.
Bahrain backlash in London.
More bloodshed lies ahead – but few are taking any notice.
Executed in Bahrain.
State killings are the latest demonstration of the country's regression.
The sands of time will turn against the desert oil states.
Oil prices have now almost halved in six months to below $60/barrel thanks to OPEC’s refusal to cut production. This means all the member countries are revising their government spending policies. While…
All for one?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The decision by President Obama to launch missile and air strikes against Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda affiliate “Khorasan” in Syria draws the United States ever closer to yet another prolonged…