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Officials Attempt to Shut Down Al Jazeera

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Leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt have sent Qatari government officials a list of 13 demands in an attempt to ameliorate the conflict in the Gulf region. One of these demands includes shutting down Al Jazeera, a state news network that the Qatari government finances. According to UN Special Rapporteur […]

Bahraini Sectarian Tensions Rise, Ayatollah Ousted

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The spiritual leader of the Bahraini Shi’ite Muslim majority, Ayatollah Isa Qassim, had his citizenship revoked on Monday (BBC). An interior ministry statement accused Qassim of using his position to promote extremist sectarianism and violence, as well as serve foreign interests (BNA). Qassim may face deportation as the Bahraini government has deported a number of […]