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 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.
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 Congressman Demands Ending Discrimination against Shia, Releasing all Political Prisoners in Bahrain
Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern demanded the release of all political prisoners and putting an end to discrimination and marginalization against Shia in Bahrain.
US Congress HR Commission Calls for Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s Release
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress urged Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.
U.S. Lawmakers Vowed Congress Would Act Demanding Accountability for Killing of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi if Trump Administration Didn’t
U.S. lawmakers called on Thursday for Washington to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at one of the country's consulates in Turkey and vowed that Congress would act if the Trump administration did not.
US Congress Committee: It will be Difficult for Int’l Community to Recognize Upcoming Elections in Bahrain as Legitimate
Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, released a letter last week asking the King of Bahrain to take all necessary steps to ensure that the upcoming elections for the Council of Representatives of Bahrain’s National Assembly meet international standards for free and fair elections.
Bahrain Seeks New F-16Vs, Upgrade of Existing Fighters, Agency
The Kingdom of Bahrain seeks to strengthen its air force with the purchase of 19 F-16V aircraft and upgrade of 20 more F-16s in its fleet, reported United Press International (UPI).
Saudi Foreign Ministry Condemns Passage of U.S. Sept. 11 Law
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday.
Bahrain Says US Lacks Rationality in Response to 9/11 Bill Pass to Sue Saudi Arabia
Bahraini government warned US would be loser from Congress's vote to override Obama's veto over 9/11 bill, allowing victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain Says Congress Vote on Saudi 9/11 Bill Will Harm US
AFP-Bahrain warned Thursday that US would be loser from Congress’s vote to override Obama’s veto of bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.
Gulf States Condemn Law Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia
The Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday condemned a law passed by the United States Congress last week that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom's government for damages.
US Missile Deal with Bahrain Amid Opposition of 2 Congressmen
Bahrain Mirror: Two US congressmen criticized the US resuming arms sales to Bahrain, while at the same time an American company announced manufacturing a batch of smart missiles for Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
Congressman “McGovern” Describes US Lift of Arms Embargo on Bahrain as Dangerous Step
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Congressman, senior House Democrat and chairman of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Jim McGovern, described the US State Department’s decision to lift arms embargo on Bahrain as a “dangerous step backward for human rights”.