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16 Jun 2016
Bahrain Rapidly Escalates Crackdown on Opposition Voices

A Bahraini court ordered the suspension of all activities by al-Wefaq, the island-nation’s largest opposition ...

02 Jun 2016
Kuwait: Three Royals Jailed for WhatsApp Comments

AFP Photo / Yasser al-Zayyat A Kuwaiti criminal court sentenced six men, including three members of ...

02 Jun 2016
Bahrain Doubles Opposition Leader’s Prison Sentence

 Photo Credit: AFP On Monday, a Bahraini appeals court increased opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman’s prison ...

24 May 2016
Morocco Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Human Rights Report

Photo Credit: Fadel Senna Last Wednesday, the Moroccan Foreign Ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Dwight Bush to protest ...

12 May 2016
Lebanese Municipal Elections Spark Initial Optimism despite Low Turnout

Photo Credit: Daily Star Lebanon For the first time since 2010, Lebanon held municipal elections to ...

02 May 2016
Jordanian King’s Power Consolidated by Amendments amid Broad Crackdown

Photo Credit: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Jordan's parliament passed several bills proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour that give King Abdullah II ...

11 Apr 2016
POMED Event Notes – Saudi Arabia’s Regional Role and the Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations

On Wednesday, April 6, POMED hosted an event titled “Saudi Arabia’s Regional Role and the ...

04 Apr 2016
Erdogan’s Washington Visit Attracts Criticism, Protest

During Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s trip to Washington, no official bilateral meeting was scheduled ...

02 Mar 2016
Turkish Court Releases Two Journalists Pending Trial; Free Expression Takes “Nosedive”

Photo Credit: Kayhan Ozer/AP Cumhuriyet journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, who were arrested in November ...

21 Jan 2016
Crackdowns Against Freedom of Expression Continue in Turkey

Photo Credit: Reuters Crackdowns against public dissenters continued this week when Turkish officials launched a criminal investigation against ...