Syrian Foreign Minister Receives Credentials of Waheed Sayyar as Bahrain's Ambassador to Damascus
Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faisal Miqdad, received on Thursday (June 9, 2022) a copy of the credentials of Waheed Mubarak Sayyar as the ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Syria.
Bahrain Appoints Ali Al Mahmoud as Charge D'affaires in Lebanon
Bahrain appointed a chargé d'affaires for its office in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Oman Becomes First Gulf State to Reinstate Ambassador in Syria
Oman has sent an ambassador to Syria, becoming the first Gulf Arab state to do so after they downgraded or shut missions in Damascus in 2012 over attacks by the government there on protests at the start of what turned into a war.
Saudi Arabia Slams Turkish Offensive in Northeast Syria
An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that his country condemns the Turkish military's offensive in northeastern Syria, deeming it a "flagrant" attack against the country's unity, independence and sovereignty.
Bahrain Condemns Turkish Attack on Syria's Sovereignty
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the military attack by the Republic of Turkey on areas in the north-east of the brotherly Syrian Arab Republic, which is a violation of the international law rules and an attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.
Iraq Reopens Syria Crossing in Win for Mutual Ally Iran
Iraq reopened its Qaim border-crossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil, in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran.
Iraq to Open Border-Crossing with Syria on Monday
Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has approved the reopening on Monday of the Qaim border-crossing with Syria, state news agency INA said, the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.
Bahraini Foreign Affairs Minister Supports Israeli Strikes in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon: It is Self-Defense
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa defended the Israeli strikes on Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon in recent days, dubbing them "Self-Defense".
Gibraltar Orders Iranian Tanker Release despite US Detention Bid
Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's departure.
Gibraltar Police Release all Crew Members of Detained Iranian Tanker
Gibraltar police said on Friday that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last week on suspicion of breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
Gibraltar Police Arrest Captain of Detained Iranian Tanker
Gibraltar police said they have arrested the captain and chief officer of the detained Iranian Grace 1 supertanker accused of violating EU sanctions on Syria and have seized documents and electronic devices from the vessel.
Tehran Fumes as Britain Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker over Syria Sanctions
British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West.
Qatar Airways says return to Syrian airspace part of overcoming Gulf boycott
Qatar Airways' return to flying over Syria as its eight-year war dies down is part of its efforts to grapple with a nearly two-year Gulf dispute that has blocked it from using the airspace of many of its neighbors, CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Saturday.
Islamic State Airs Video Purporting to be Leader Al-Baghdadi
Islamic State's media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists' now-defunct "caliphate" five years ago.
Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran Reject U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington’s Arab allies and their regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday.
Bahrain's Al-Wefaq Society: The Golan Will Remain Arab
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society in Bahrain said that the occupied Golan Heights is an Arab area and will remain so forever; an integral part of Arab lands and territory of an important Arab country, the Syrian Arab Republic.
Bahraini Khawla Matar Appointed as Deputy Special Envoy for Syria
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Khawla Matar of Bahrain as the Deputy Special Envoy for Syria.
Bahrain Says No Interruption to Diplomatic Ties with Syria
Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating "without interruption", a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria, which is still suspended from the Arab League.
Work Continues at Bahraini Embassy in Syria
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that "work is continuing at its embassy in the brotherly Arab Republic of Syria," indicating that air flights have also continued without any interruption between the two countries.
UAE Reopens Damascus Embassy after Seven Years
The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold.