UK Minister: We Announced Establishment of Permanent Base in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Commenting on “establishing a UK military base in Bahrain,” the British Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne, stressed that his country is looking forward to “broadening and deepening its contributions in the country’s security and stability through the Strategic Defence and Security Review.”
Hammond Attends Ground-Breaking Ceremony for UK Base Construction in Manama
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain News Agency reported that the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, “attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of the marine facilities headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Local Newspaper: UK, Saudi & Iraqi FMs to Participate in Manama Dialogue
Bahrain Mirror: The local Bahraini Al-Ayam newspaper, owned by the Bahraini King's advisor Nabeel Al-Hamer, said that the British, Saudi, Iraqi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers will head their delegations in the Manama Dialogue to kick off on October 30.
British FCO: We Discussed HR Issues with Bahraini FM
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) stated that the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond discussed human rights issues with his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, at a meeting held recently.
Abdollahian Says Held “Candid Talks” with British FM on Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that he held “candid” talks with the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Bahrain.
Former Deputy S-G of National Unity Gathering Mohammed Al-Othman Returns to Bahrain after 3 Years of Political Refuge in UK
Bahrain Mirror: The former deputy Secretary-General of the National Unity Gathering, Mohammed Al-Othman, returned to Bahrain after spending about three as a political refugee in the United Kingdom.
British Trade Unions Call on their Government to Review Aid Sent to Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: British trade unions have launched a campaign calling for an independent audit of the UK government aid to Bahrain and an expose of “widespread and systematic” human rights abuses.
Reuters: Britain's Petrofac Wins $100 mln Gas Contract in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror (Reuters): Britain's Petrofac has won a contract worth about $100 million from Bahrain's Tatweer Petroleum to build a gas dehydration facility, an industry source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Amnesty Launches Campaign Against London Arms Fair & Bahrain is First Attendee
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Amnesty International UK launched on Monday (September 14, 2015) a campaign on its website against London Arms Fair hosted by Britain this week in the Excel Center. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain are among 61 countries the UK government has invited to biennial event.
Britain Says It’s Training Police & Security Forces in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) stated that the UK continues to provide a package of technical assistance, including training to the police and security services in Bahrain.
Bahrain...File of Journalistic Pieces that Ended the BBC’s Neutrality
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): For years, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was an example of media transparency and neutrality to a great extent in its tackling of global issues. Has this time ended? Yes, at least concerning Bahrain.
British Lawyer Toby Cadman to LuaLua TV: My Government’s Statement is Pathetic & Makes Me Deeply Ashamed
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): British lawyer and founder of International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, Toby Cadman, described his government’s statement that Bahrain is travelling in the right direction is “absolutely ridiculous and pathetic,” and makes him “deeply ashamed.”
British Library Records: Al Khalifa Wanted Bahrain to be a Subject of Persia But Britain Didn’t Allow It
Bahrain Mirror: A confidential British record published recently by the Qatar Digital Library reveals the attempts of the former ruler of Bahrain, Muhammed bin Khalifa (1842-1867), to make Bahrain a subject of Persia.
Britain Provides Bahrain with Vessel Automatic Identification System
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa signed an agreement with the British SRT Marine Technology Ltd to operate an automatic identification system of vessels.
UK Ambassador’s Farewell: My Task Was to Lead UK’s Re-engagement with Bahrain as a Partner & Ally
Bahrain Mirror: The outgoing British Ambassador Iain Lindsay delivered his farewell speech, saying that during his four-year assignment as Britain’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, he witnessed “a remarkable transformation in UK/Bahrain relations” since 2011.
Britain Expresses Concern at Sheikh Ali Salman’s Jail Sentence
Bahrain Mirror: The United Kingdom expressed its concern at the 4-year-jail term handed down to Bahrain’s opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman.
Reports: Fawwaz Al Khalifa to be Appointed Bahrain’s Ambassador to Britain
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Various reports revealed that Bahrain is appointing Fawwaz Al Khalifa Bahrain’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, after dismissing Alice Samaan from her post yesterday on Thursday (June 11, 2015)