Roderick Drummond Presents His Credentials as UK Ambassador to Bahrain
Roderick Drummond presented to the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa a copy of his credentials as UK Ambassador-designate to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Stena Bulk Tanker Seized by Iran could be Released Soon: Sweden's SVT Broadcaster
Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on Thursday, citing sources within Sweden's foreign ministry.
Australia Follows Britain and Bahrain's Footsteps in Joining US-led Maritime Coalition
Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a U.S.-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the prime minister said Wednesday.
King Hamad Announces His Country's Participation in Military Mission to Guarantee Maritime Navigation Freedom in Gulf
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa announced his country's participation in a military mission to guarantee the freedom of maritime navigation in the Gulf region.
Iran Tanker Heads to Greece, U.S. Warns against Helping Vessel
An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.
U.S. Warrant Issued for Seizure of Iranian Oil Tanker in Gibraltar
A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, a court document showed on Friday.
Gibraltar Orders Iranian Tanker Release despite US Detention Bid
Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's departure.
Gibraltar to Release Iranian Oil Tanker on Thursday -Sun Newspaper
The British territory of Gibraltar will on Thursday release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean in July, the Sun newspaper reported, citing sources close to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.
Iran's Rouhani Says Gulf Countries can Protect Region’s Security
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the region's security and foreign forces were not needed, state TV reported, repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region.
Gibraltar Government Source Denies Tanker will Leave on Tuesday
A highly placed Gibraltarian government source denied on Tuesday an Iranian news agency report which said the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 would be leaving the British overseas territory on Tuesday.
Iran Slams Bahrain's "Provocative" Gulf Military Conference
Iran on Thursday hit out at Bahrain for hosting a "provocative" conference on Gulf maritime security and for its "anti-Iran" rhetoric accusing Tehran of attacking tankers in sensitive waters.
Reprieve Calls for Signing Petition Raised to Boris Johnson to Re-Try Torture Victim Maher Al-Khabbaz
Reprieve called on its supporters to sign a petition raised to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding him to interfere and call Bahrain to re-try the torture victim and death convict Maher Al-Khabbaz.
UK Prime Minister Confirms to King of Bahrain UK Commitment to Iran Nuclear Deal
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed in a phone call with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa UK's commitment to the Iran nuclear deal.
UK Joins US-Led Maritime Security Mission in Gulf, Germany Rejects
Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.
Iran Says Ready for Worst in Battle to Save Nuclear Deal amid Standoff with U.S.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail.
Bahrain Hosts Military Conference to Discuss Navigation Security in the Region
Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US.
Bahraini Dissident Climbs onto Bahraini Embassy Rooftop in London in Protest against Imminent Execution of Al-Arab and Al-Malali
Bahraini dissident Mousa Abed Ali climbed onto the Bahraini embassy rooftop in London in protest against the imminent execution of Ahmad Al-Malali and Ali Al-Arab.
Britain Begins Escorting all UK Vessels through Hormuz Strait
Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so.
UK Approved Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia after Jamal Khashoggi Murder
British ministers signed off nearly £650m worth of arms license exports to Saudi Arabia in the six months following the brutal murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by regime forces, The Independent newspaper said.
Operator of Seized British Tanker Says still Waiting to Visit Crew in Iran
The Swedish-based operator of the British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran said on Tuesday it was still awaiting permission to visit the ship's 23 crew members.