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By bmcsr On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Emergency surveillance law to be brought in

Controversial emergency laws will be introduced into the Commons next Monday to reinforce the powers of security services to require internetand phone companies to keep records of their customers’ emails More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Slave labour producing prawns for UK

Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafoodsold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Philippine ‘spy’ sentenced to death in Qatar

 The Philippines confirmed on Friday, May 23, that a Qatari court sentenced a Filipino to death last April 30 “for espionage and economic sabotage” – charges which, a report said, implicate the Philippine More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Six Iranians arrested for making fan video of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’

Apparently, dancing to a song about happiness in Iran can get you arrested. Six Iranians are behind bars after they appeared in a fan video set to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” the American hit More...

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By bmcsr On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Manama “London of the Middle East”

British media figure and Head of the British Middle East Centre for Studies & Research (BMCSR) Sumaya Farooq has expressed her country’s pride in hosting the “This Is Bahrain” Expo, an event More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Pentagon chief arrives in Saudi Arabia

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Tuesday, 13 May 2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Syrian rebels held in Homs by Assad forces

The Syrian army in Homs is holding around 270 rebels initially granted safe exit from the city after insurgents elsewhere failed to uphold their side of the agreement, Syrian officials said on Friday. Following More...

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By bmcsr On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Hacked email reveals Qatar’s devious plans to smuggle chemical weapons in Syria

Earlier this year, a news report revealed an email in which Qatar asked Britain’s arms contractor, BRITAM to ‘transport’ chemical weapons to the Syrian town of Homs. The email was revealed after More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Has wealth made Qatar happy?

Local media report that 40% of Qatari marriages now end in divorce. More than two-thirds of Qataris, adults and children, are obese. Oil and gas have made Qatar the richest country in the world – rich enough More...

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By bmcsr On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Iran planning to target decoy U.S. aircraft carrier in drills

An Iranian newspaper is reporting that the country’s military plans to target a mock-up American aircraft carrier during upcoming war games. The Sunday report by independent Haft-e Sobh daily quotes Adm. More...

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