Detainee Ali Al-Haji Urges British Minister to Visit Bahrain to Pressure Authorities to Allow him to Receive Treatment
Detaini Ali Al-Haji sent a letter to British Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, on the eve of the latter's visit to Bahrain, blaming him and the UK government for his deteriorating health condition.
Former Barclays Chairman "Not Aware" of Qatar Fee Document, Court Told
Barclays' former chairman, giving evidence in a landmark London fraud trial, said he first saw a document detailing agreed fees for Qatari investors in the British bank four years after the payment was agreed.
Germany Resists Pressure to Ease Saudi Arms Export Halt
Germany is sticking to its weapons exports freeze to Saudi Arabia, the government said on Wednesday, resisting pressure to soften its stance after criticism from Britain and defense firms, including Airbus, who argue it is hurting commerce.
Shadow Sports Minister Raises Hakeem Al-Araibi’s Case in British House of Commons
Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan, who is currently the Shadow Sports Minister, raised the case of Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi in the house of common's session on Monday (February 4, 2019).
House of Lords Member Calls on British Ambassador to Thailand to Intervene to Ensure Safe Return of Hakeem Al-Araibi to Australia
A member of the British House of Lords called on the UK Ambassador to Thailand to intervene and assist the Australian authorities in ensuring the safe return of Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi to Australia.
British Newspaper: Royal Windsor Horse Show Faces Accusation for Being Funded by Bahrain
The Guardian newspaper said that The UK’s largest outdoor horse show, which is patronized by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from human rights abuses.
Will the UK and US Push Bahrain Towards 4 More Dark Years?!
The two top Western allies, Britain and America, announced their support for comprehensive reconciliation in Bahrain, yet they are working against what they claim to support when they encouraged the legislative elections that took place last weekend, disregarding the statements made by international organizations describing the election environment as “oppressive”.
Britain's Push for U.N. Action on Yemen's Aid Crisis Slows
A British push for the U.N. Security Council to take action on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has slowed because several members, including the United States, are wary of impeding United Nations efforts to convene peace talks, diplomats said.
UAE Frees Briton Sentenced to Life as Spy after Pardon
The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to membership of the UK’s MI6 intelligence service.
Britain Working Hard to Free UK Academic Jailed in UAE, his Wife Says
Britain is doing everything in its power to free Matthew Hedges, a British academic jailed for life in the UAE on spying charges, his wife said on Thursday after meeting Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
UAE Jails Briton for Life for Spying, UK Assails “Unacceptable” Ruling
A UAE court sentenced a British academic to life in prison on charges of spying for the British government on Wednesday, in a move Britain said would have serious diplomatic consequences for relations between the old allies.
UK Minister Alistair Burt: We Raised Sheikh Ali Salman’s Case at Senior Levels with Bahraini Government
British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt confirmed in his response to a Parliamentary question raised to him that his country has raised the case of Sheikh Ali Salman at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain.
In Saudi, Britain's Hunt Calls for End to Yemen War, Khashoggi Justice
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Monday to press for an end to the war in Yemen and to call on Saudi leaders to cooperate with an investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey Gave Khashoggi Tapes to European Nations, Erdogan Says
Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the Saudi journalist’s death.
Islamic Organizations in UK Call on Bahraini Authorities to Release Sheikh Ali Salman
The Islamic Organizations in Britain called on the Bahraini authorities to release Sheikh Ali Salman, following the life term sentence issued against him.
British Lord “Scriven” Criticizes his Country’s Response to Sheikh Ali Salman’s Sentence
British MP Lord Paul Scrivenþ said in a tweet that he wrote to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to express his disappointment for their weak statement on the unlawful life sentence against political leader, Sheikh Ali Salman in Bahrain.
Qatar Agrees to Buy London's Grosvenor House Hotel
Qatar has agreed to buy one of London’s most famous hotels, the Grosvenor House, as energy revenue enables the wealthy Gulf state to go on a buying spree despite a blockade by its neighbors.
UK Announces Joint Omani-British Military Training Base
Britain announced on Monday it would open a joint military training base in Oman in March 2019 as it looks to bolster its relationships with allies in the region.
British Foreign Office Very Concerned by Life Sentence Handed down to Sheikh Ali Salman
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Alistair Burt said that he’s very concerned by the life sentence handed down by the Appeals Court of Bahrain today to Sheikh Ali Salman.
EU, Germany, UK and France Say they Want to Protect European Firms Doing Legitimate Business with Iran
The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran.