MP in House of Commons Asks UK Minister about Influence of Saudi Arabia’s Reform Program on Its Influence in Bahrain
British MP Tom Brake raised a question to UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on whether he had discussions with the Saudi Government on the implications of Saudi Arabia's reform program on its influence in Bahrain.
British Organization Calls for Protesting against Bahrain’s Participation in Royal Windsor Horse Race
Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) called to stage a protest against participation of Bahrain in Royal Windsor Horse Race, to be held on May 12, due to Bahrain black human rights record.
Bahrain: First British Base since 1971 Opened in East of Suez
Britain opened its first military base on Thursday (April 5, 2018) in East of Suez since British forces withdrew from the region in 1971 at a seaport south-east of the capital, Manama.
BDF Commander-in-Chief Receives Members from British House of Commons
BDF Commander-in-Chief Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received a delegation of MPs from British House of Commons in the presence of Chief of Staff Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, and Bahrain's Ambassador the United Kingdom Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Reuters: UK Opens Permanent Military Base in Bahrain
The United Kingdom opened a permanent military base in Bahrain on Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported.
Iran Hits Back at Britain for Arming Saudi War in Yemen
Iran accused Britain of hypocrisy on Monday for saying it should stop supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels.
US, Britain Committing Potential War Crimes In Yemen, Amnesty International
Amnesty International on Friday denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in a coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen, saying such traffic made a "mockery" of a global arms trade treaty.
Gulf Air Confirms Arrest of One of Its Passenger by UK Police
Gulf Air confirmed the news about arresting one of its passengers by Metropolitan Police in London Heathrow Airport.
Armed UK Police Storm Gulf Air Flight from Bahrain, Arrest Man over ‘Kidnap Plot’
Armed British police stormed a flight from Bahrain as soon as it touched down at Heathrow Airport to arrest a man over an alleged kidnapping plot.
BCC Says It Canceled License of Company Affiliated to British Bank, Bank “Operates Normally”
An official source from the Central Bank of Bahrain said that published decision in the official gazette regarding the cancellation of the Representative Office license of «HSBC Bank PLC» affects this office “the company” affiliated to HSBC Bank and not the bank itself.
BDF Commander-in-Chief Receives British Military Delegation
Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received yesterday Head of the International Planning and Policy for the Middle East and North Africa at British Defence Ministry, David Hogan-Hern, and his accompanying delegation in the occasion of his visit to Bahrain to chair the British side at the Bahraini-British Joint Military Cooperation Committee meeting.
UK Officials Told that Aramco IPO Unlikely Until 2019: Financial Times
British officials have been informed by their Saudi counterparts that oil giant Saudi Aramco’s IPO-ARMO.SE initial public offering is likely to be delayed until 2019, the Financial Times reported.
Saudi Crown Prince Signs off UK Visit with Push for Fighter Deal
Britain and Saudi Arabia took a step closer to a multi-billion- pound arms deal on Friday, touching on the most inflammatory element of their relationship at the end of an official visit to London that has mixed warm diplomacy with angry street protests.
Britain Approves Export of Surveillance Equipment to Bahrain Worth Over Half Million USD
Middle East Eye website stated that Britain has approved the export of more than $40m of surveillance equipment to the Middle East since 2015.
UK, Saudi to Strengthen UN Inspection Regime for Yemen: Johnson
Britain and Saudi Arabia want to strengthen a United Nations inspection regime for ships headed to Yemen, the British foreign minister said after meeting his Saudi counterpart in London.
Bahrain Spent £116,000 on Luxury Trips for British Politicians including “Alistair Burt” to Launder its Reputation
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Emirates and other “autocratic” regimes with poor human rights records have spent nearly £700,000 in the last five years on luxury trips for MPs, prompting claims that British politicians are being used to the “launder the reputation” of some of the world’s most repressive governments, the British “i news” newspaper revealed.
Britain and Saudi Arabia Target 65 Billion Pound Trade and Investment ties
Britain and Saudi Arabia set out an ambition to build 65 billion pounds ($90.29 billion) of trade and investment ties in coming years, London said on Wednesday, calling the agreement a vote of confidence in the British economy ahead of Brexit.
UK, Saudi to Monitor Shipping Lanes before Yemeni Ports Open: Al Arabiya
Britain and Saudi Arabia will monitor shipping lanes in preparation for opening Yemeni ports, the British foreign minister said on Wednesday after meeting his Saudi counterpart in Yemen, according to Saudi-run Al Arabiya television.
UK PM May to Hold Talks with Saudi Crown Prince at Country Residence
British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at her country residence on Thursday, diplomatic sources said, in another sign of the importance with which London is treating his visit.
British PM May to Raise Concerns over Yemen to Saudi during Visit
Prime Minister Theresa May will raise Britain’s concerns over the humanitarian situation in Yemen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when he visits the country later this week, her spokesman said on Monday.