Bahrain Recommits to Two-State Solution despite Push for Israel Deal: France 24
Bahrain said Wednesday it was committed to the creation of a Palestinian state in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, implicitly rejecting his push for Arab countries to swiftly normalise ties with Israel.
Pompeo Arrives in Bahrain
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Gulf state of Bahrain on Tuesday (August 25, 2020) as part of a Middle East tour following an accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations.
US Secretary of State Visits Bahrain to Meet Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Bahrain to meet the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, within a tour in the region that includes Sudan, the Emirates and Israel, a statement issued the US Department of State said.
Trump's New Envoy to Iran Called to Change Gov't of Bahrain, Withdraw Fifth Fleet
The U.S. administration has chosen a senior and controversial diplomat, Elliot Abrams, to succeed Brian Hook as special envoy for Iran, following the latter's sudden resignation.
Explosion Targets Convoy Carrying U.S. Military Equipment near Iraq-Kuwait Crossing
An explosion near the Jraischan border crossing between Iraq and Kuwaiti on Monday evening targeted a convoy carrying equipment for U.S. forces, three Iraqi security forces told Reuters.
US Base: We will Resort to Bahraini Facilities if COVID-19 Patients Need Hospitals
At the U.S. Navy's main base in the Gulf, military staff are strictly abiding by rules to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
US Senator: Upholding Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa Stains Bahrain's Human Rights Record
Democratic United States Senator Ben Cardin said that upholding the death sentences against the two young Bahraini men, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, is another stain on Bahrain's human rights record.
Bahrain Raises its holdings of US Bonds from USD 721M to 1.323B
Bahrain has raised its holdings of United States bonds to $1.323 billion, an increase of 83% on an annual basis.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden Calls on Bahrain King to Stop Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
United States Senator and member of the Democratic Party, Ron Wyden, called on the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to stop the execution of the two Bahraini men, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa.
Prominent US Senator Slams Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa's Trial as Unjust, Demands their Release
The prominent (Republican) United States Senator Marco Rubio described the trial of the two Bahraini men, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, as unjust, calling on the Bahraini government to release them.
Validity of Tourist Visas between Bahrain and the United States Extended to 10 Years
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it reached an agreement with the Embassy of the United States of America to extend the validity of tourist visas granted to citizens of both countries from 5 to 10 years.
Salam Demands US, UK to Intervene to Stop Execution of 12 Bahrainis
The legal advisor of SALAM DHR stated that the trial of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Ali Mousa was not held in accordance with legal standards, the evidence was not realistic and the ruling was based on confessions extracted under torture, as established in the report of the Special Investigation Unit.
Bahrain, US Sign Letter of Agreement in Field of Explosives Detection
Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received on Tuesday (July 7, 2020) the outgoing United States Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Siberell.
Congressional Report: No Evidence on Dialogue in Bahrain, Arms Sales Reached 6 Billion
A Congressional Research Service said in its latest report about Bahrain that unrest continues, although at far lower intensity than in 2011.
US Praises Release of Nabeel Rajab, Calls States to Respect Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
The US State Department praised the release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab under the Alternative Penalty Law and called "all states to adhere to human rights in freedom of expression and peaceful assembly."
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Rajab's Release is Sign of what can Happen when US Makes Trouble over Political Prisoners
US member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Chris Murphy, welcomed what he called "Good News", in reference to Nabeel Rajab's release.
Tom Lantos HR Commission: Bahrain Made Right Decision in Releasing Nabeel Rajab
The Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights in the United States Congress welcomed the release of prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR "Travesty"
Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights "travesty".
Bill would Remove U.S. Troops from Saudi Arabia in 30 Days
A Republican U.S. senator introduced legislation on Thursday to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia, adding pressure on the kingdom to tighten its oil taps to reverse the crude price drop that has hurt domestic energy companies.
Al-Qaeda Confirms Death of AQAP Leader Qassim Al-Raymi: Site Intelligence Group
Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of Islamist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Site Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.