Event: Activists from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen speak out against UK complicity in human rights abuses and war crimes

Monday 19 November, 7pm Room SWLT, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) at SOAS University While the horrific death of Jamal Kashoggi has brought the UK-Saudi relationship under increased scrutiny, the death and destruction of the lives of millions in Yemen, and ongoing human rights abuses for those living and working in Saudi Arabia and those…

Analysis: How Sisi’s real-estate salesmen are luring UK universities to Egypt

In this analysis article from Middle East Solidarity magazine, issue 9, Anne Alexander investigates how Egypt’s military dictatorship is hoping to entice UK universities to invest in its grandiose building projects. Meanwhile academics are challenging university managers’ bid to cosy up to a regime which systematically represses human rights and academic freedoms, reports Leon Rocha…

Photo gallery: South Yemeni workers on strike

Report by Majed Azaan from Aden (South Yemen) In Aden teachers taking strike action were threatened by visits from the Education Monitoring body, which weaken the teachers who are taking action and sending signals to prevent non-strikers from joining their colleagues. The teachers were employed at the last period of Saleh’s rule, he was trying…