Category: council

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Gulf Cooperation Council arms disappear: Who sells to whom

The global trade in weapons is booming, with sales to the Middle East surging. Amid regional instability, an arms race is under way among Arab Gulf countries. The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait – have spent billions of dollars on weapons this year alone. Here’s a…

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Afghanistan: Hunger strike ends after Ulema council intervenes

A hunger strike that called for peace in Afghanistan’s southern province has ended after the country’s Council of Religious Scholars, known as the Ulema Council, vowed to help reach a deal between the government and Taliban.  The strike, a desperate bid to get the Taliban and Afghan government reach a peace deal, started late on Thursday in the…

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UK attorneys: Uncover away Saudi from UN human rights council

British lawyers have called for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the United Nations Human Rights Council, as the kingdom detains political and free speech activists without charge. In a report released on Wednesday in London, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald, said more than 60 individuals were detained in September last year, “many of…