Risk Watch  17/07/12

Saudi authorities arrest Shiite leader triggering protests

Saudi Arabia has arrested leading hardline Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, triggering protests in the Eastern Province.The protesters have expressed solidarity with Bahrain....
Risk Watch  17/07/12

Bahraini government pays compensation to victims of unrest

The Bahraini government has started paying compensation to the families of the 17 protestors killed during the unrest in the country last year....
Risk Watch  18/06/12

Bahrain Appeals Court convicts medics for role in uprising

Bahrain’s Appeals Court has convicted nine medics for their alleged role in the local unrest. All the medics are Shiite....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

Dozens killed in fighting between US-backed government forces and AQAP

Dozens of civilians and militants were killed in the most intensive fighting in Yemen since the fall of the former President....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

US resumes arms sales to Bahrain

The US administration announced that it has decided to proceed with arms sales to Bahrain, despite the ongoing upheaval and protests from both the US Congress and global human rights groups....
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Formula 1 held in Bahrain with limited unrest

The successful and relatively peaceful conclusion of Formula-1 in Bahrain eliminates the immediate risk of intense civil clashes....
Risk Watch  18/04/12

Formula 1 announcement triggers protests

Bahrain’s Shiites have called for mass protests against the decision to hold Formula One in the country....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Jordanian PM tightly survives impeachment on corruption allegations

Jordan’s prime-minister has narrowly survived an impeachment vote in parliament. However, situation in the country appears to be heading towards a political escalation....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Saleh clings to power as AQAP makes further advances

Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh remains defiant about his imminent return to Yemen. This indicates that the Saudis have still not been able to broker a deal. ...
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Protests continue as Assad's promise of reforms fails to appease protestors

Syria’s president has failed to appease protestors, as he promised to make political reforms. The situation appears to be escalating....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Emir threatens crackdown, Sheikh Ahmed resigns in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait attacks parliament and threatens to heavily crackdown on dissenters....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

East Bank Jordanians demonstrate as King announces plans for reforms

Jordanians from the East Bank have held rare protests calling for political reform and improvement of their economic conditions....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Saleh goes to Saudi Arabia for treatment as Yemen falls into further chaos

With the situation still unresolved, the return to normality will likely take longer as Yemen is gripped by mass protests, and parts of the country falling into the hands of militants....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Protests continue in Syria as thousands of refugees flee to Turkey

Continuing and escalating mass protests in Syria have led to thousands of refugees leaving to Turkey....
Risk Watch  03/06/11

Civil war erupts in Yemen as GCC initiative fails

Yemen has erupted into civil war with various parts of the country falling under the control of opposition groups, including AQAP....
Risk Watch  17/05/11

Dozens of protesters killed and wounded in continuing protests in Yemen

The stagnation of the Yemeni crisis are significantly increasing the risk of a civil war....
Risk Watch  17/05/11

Bahrain to lift state of emergency from June 1

The King’s decision to lift the state of emergency days before it is due to expire and its welcome by the Shiite opposition indicates that both sides are ready to start reconciliation efforts....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

Syria lifts emergency rule but riots intensify

Syria has lifted the emergency law but the riots intensified calling for regime change. With an increase in US sanctions, the Syrian regime faces greater difficulties....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

Bahrain passes death sentence against rioters

Bahrain sentenced four Shiites to death for their role in the riots last month. Although the ruling is subject to appeal, this is an indication that the unrest will not be resolved imminently....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

GCC fails in brokering Yemen deal as AQAP continues its assault against army

The GCC has so far failed in securing a deal to end the standoff in Yemen. AQAP meanwhile have intensified their attacks against the security forces, particularly in the south....

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