Certain Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE and Oman, especially after the Arab revolutions in 2012, started blocking the use of Internet-based audio and video call services (Voice Over Internet Protocol “VOIP”) offered by free applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook...
Nine European countries, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, as well as Britain, announced the establishment of a military force to deal with crises outside the European Union on 25 June 2018.
The government recently took a step toward raising that figure by legally allowing women to drive. Yet the issue remains complex, and perceptions about how socially acceptable it is for women to work surely play a role.
On June 2, 2018, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), made an important statement saying that “the alliance will not provide Israel with defensive assistance if attacked by Iran.” He added that “Israel is a partner and not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
Gulf countries are working to establish an international network of trains, complementing the internal networks adopted by large countries such as Saudi Arabia. Analysts typically speculate that the main benefit of boosting the transportation network is to transport goods to support the...
In October 2017, Bahrain hosted the second Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference, and it was clearly evident that Gulf Arab states were serious about developing their military industries.
Despite the interest that the issue of crisis management in Western countries has long received, this issue, or rather “science,” may have found little interest in the Arab region until recently, especially in the wake of the post-2011 transformations.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed political and diplomatic relations with Qatar in June 2017 because of its direct and sometimes tacit support of terrorists and radical groups throughout the Middle East.
On May 13, 2018, China announced the launch of its first domestic aircraft carrier from the north-eastern port of China to the South China Sea, accompanied by naval vessels. According to Chinese Defense Ministry sources, the carrier weighs 55,000 tons and can carry 40 aircrafts.
The term “going out of darkness” refers to the book by Abdul Hamid Al-Mahadeen, which talks about the education in the Kingdom of Bahrain since its inception, opening up, modernization, and settlement. These stages...