The men were convicted in a mass terrorism trial, a case that activists have decried and that UN human rights experts had expressed concerns over.
The trio of countries cited the ongoing blockade as their reason for not attending, as the tournament is left with just five remaining teams.
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim al Thani meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington after his country enters the third year of a blockade by Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
At least 40 Palestinians have been wounded, including 22 by Israeli live ammunition, Palestinian Health Ministry says, as hundreds converge near Gaza-Israel fence on 65th week of "right to return" protests.
Demonstrators storm Bahraini embassy compound in Iraqi capital, protesting for Palestinians and against US-sponsored Manama conference held in the tiny Gulf nation.
The call for a 'suicide' of the Palestinian political and cultural ethos is just a call for a perpetual occupation.
Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner opened the international workshop in Bahrain by urging Palestinians to think outside the "traditional box" for an economic pathway that he said was a precondition for peace.
"Agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary pre-condition to resolving the previously unsolvable political issues," Kushner said as he opened a workshop in Bahrain being boycotted by the Palestinian Authority.
The Trump administration is expected to unveil its 'Deal of the Century', a deal that most in the region view as a normalisation of Israeli occupation and nothing else.
Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh says economic workshop in Bahrain focusing on aid for Palestine "is really going to be nonsense." Meanwhile, hundreds protest in occupied West Bank against US "deal of the century" on Mideast conflict.
Gaza officials call on Palestinians to demonstrate against Israel's occupation and that "land is not for sale," an apparent reference to leaked details of US' controversial "deal of the century."
The UK's annual report on human rights and democracy is a reminder that Britain's leadership pursues profit over principle.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2019 TRT World.