Ali Al-Aswad: 5 Things the Biden Administration should Discuss with Bahraini Government during Jeddah Summit
The United States does not need Bahrain's oil, and the limited trade relationship between the two countries cannot be relied upon to put pressure on domestic political reform. What Washington has is more than oil or trade; it has the Fifth Fleet which is of strategic importance in the region.
U.S Secretly Mediating Deal between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt
The U.S. administration is secretly negotiating a deal between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt that might lead to a normalization of relations between the Saudi kingdom and the Jewish State, the Axios news outlet reported.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Plead Guilty to Illegal Lobbying and Hiding Gifts
Richard G. Olson, a retired diplomat who recently served as ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, said he would plead guilty to charges of illegally lobbying for the government of Qatar and failure to disclose gifts he received while he was an ambassador, according to court documents.
Israel, Middle Eastern Allies Working on Air Defense Pact
Israel and Middle Eastern allies are reportedly working to develop a joint defense system to shield their territories against Iranian missiles and drones.
Right Group Calls for "Free and Fair" Elections in Bahrain
A Bahraini-American rights group has called on Bahrain to release political prisoners and allow independent monitors to observe the country's upcoming parliamentary elections in order to avoid a repeat of what it called a "sham" vote in 2018.
US President Signs Law Requiring State Department to Issue Report on Political Prisoners in Bahrain
President Joe Biden has signed into law a legislation that calls for an accounting by the US State Department of its efforts to free political prisoners in Bahrain.
US Approves Potential Sale of Rocket Launchers to Bahrain -Pentagon
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $176 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
U.S. Urges Saudis to Review Cases of "Prisoners of Conscience"
The United States urged ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to review cases of "prisoners of conscience" and lift travel bans and other restrictions imposed on women's rights activists previously released from jail.
CPJ: US State Department should Call on Bahrain to Immediately Release Al-Singace, Al-Jaziri and Other Imprisoned Journalists
CPJ said that during the US-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue, the US Secretary of State should call for the release of Abduljalil Al-Singace, Mahmoud Al-Jaziri and all other imprisoned journalists, demand accountability for Ahmed Ismail Hassan's death and call for an end to Bahrain's press freedom crackdown.
Husain Abdullah: When it Comes to Human Rights in Bahrain, Biden's Administration Hypocrisy Appears
Executive Director at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) criticized the Biden's Administration performance on Bahrain's human rights file, saying its performance shows "hypocrisy".
Bahrain Grants US Right of Sovereignty over Its Subscribers’ Information in Cloud Computing Centers
Bahrain signed six agreements on industry, logistics, information technology and space sciences with the United States during the visit of Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to Washington, the crown prince said on Twitter on Friday.
Second Strategic Dialogue between Bahrain and US Launched
The US Department of State said (February 28, 2022) that Secretary of State Antony Blinken launched the second virtual dialogue of the U.S.-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue in the presence of his Bahraini counterpart, Abdullatif Al-Zayani.
Bahrain: First Gulf State to Receive Simulators for New F-16 Fleet
The Key Aero website, specialized in air force, said that Bahrain will be the first Gulf state to receive F-16 simulators produced by Lockheed Martin to train pilots for national defence missions under a new agreement.
Large US-Led Maritime Drill Kicks off in Bahrain
A large maritime exercise kicked off in Bahrain on Tuesday under the US Navy command, with the participation of 60 countries, including Israel, Anadolu News Agency reports.
Rights Groups Urge US to Press for Prominent Bahraini Prisoner's Release
Dozens of human rights groups have called on the US and other western governments to advocate for the release of prominent Bahraini opposition figure Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on a hunger strike in prison for nearly 200 days.
US Senator Calls for Releasing Dr. Al-Singace, All Political Prisoners
Democratic Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland called for the immediate and unconditional release of the detained Bahraini academic and human rights activist Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Diplomatic Journalist Embarrasses State Department Spokesman on US Stance Regarding Dr. Al-Singace's Case
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, posted a tweet via his Twitter account saying that the Associated Press diplomatic journalist Matt Lee embarrassed the State Department spokesman during his speech.
US Senate Approves Appointment of Steven Bondy as US Ambassador to Bahrain
The US Senate approved the appointment of Steven Bondy as the US ambassador to Bahrain.
Activist Brian Dooley: Biden's Administration Silence on Sheikh Ali Salman Case is Shameful
Activist Brian Dooley of Human Rights First saw that Biden's Administration silence on Sheikh Ali Salman case is shameful.
ADHRB Calls on New US Ambassador to Pressure Bahrain to Begin Meaningful Dialogue with Opposition Ahead of 2022 Elections
The Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain called on the US new ambassador Steven C. Bondy, who will start his work soon in Bahrain, to pressure the Government of Bahrain to begin a meaningful dialogue with the political opposition ahead of the 2022 parliamentary elections.