Brian Dooley: We Expected More from Biden Administration in HR File in Bahrain
Senior advisor at Human Rights First, Brian Dooley, said the human rights community expected the Biden administration to do more than it did on the ground.
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.
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.
Bahrain, US Support Renewing Iranian Arms Embargo
The US and Bahrain said they support renewing Iranian arms embargo, after discussions were held between US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
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."
Pentagon Phasing out Accompanied Tours to Bahrain
The Pentagon has passed a new resolution barring U.S. military personnel, in countries including Bahrain and Qatar, from taking their families
Iran Missile Attacks Target U.S. Forces in Iraq; Trump Says "All is Well!"
Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.
Bahrain Crown Prince speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary: BNA
Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed by phone on Monday with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper the importance of maintaining regional security and stability, state news agency BNA reported.
Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah: Price of Qasem Soleimani’s Assassination will be Expelling US Forces from Region
Bahrain Mirror: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that expelling the American forces from the region will be the price of assassination of Irans Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani.
Pompeo Thanks Bahrain for Protecting American Soldiers on Its Territories
The United States’ Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, thanked on (Saturday, January 4, 2019) Bahraini Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for protecting the American soldiers in his country.
U.S.-Led Naval Coalition, Protecting Oil Tankers, Opens Command Center in Bahrain
The U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf, established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, opened a command center in Bahrain on Thursday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said in a statement.
U.S. Accuses Two Former Twitter Employees of Spying for Saudi Arabia
Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows.
Bahrain: $150M for Refurbishing $80M Navy Frigate
The State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale for refurbishment of a frigate sold to Bahrain, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced.
America: Businessman Accused of Supporting Trump Investigated over Applying Pressure on Bahraini Gov't
Press reports said that a businessman involved in supporting the campaign of US president Donald Trump is being investigated in America over applying political pressure on the Bahraini government.
Iran's Rouhani Says Open to Discuss Small Changes to 2015 Deal if Sanctions Lifted
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he was open to discuss small changes, additions or amendments to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers if the United States lifted sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic.
Macron Says Conditions in Place for Trump, Rouhani Talks
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he believed that the conditions for the leaders of the United States and Iran to meet were now in place, but the ball was now in their court to make it happen.
Iran to Hold Annual Gulf Drills with 200 Frigates, Speedboats
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats, the semi-official Iran Front Page website reported on Wednesday, at a time of soaring tension between Tehran and Washington.
U.S. Citizens Warned over Travelling to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. State Department called on American citizens to "exercise increased caution" while travelling to Saudi Arabia, a travel advisory posted on its website said on Wednesday.
Iran "Inching" toward Place where Talks could be Held: Pentagon Chief
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where talks could be held, days after U.S. President Donald Trump left the door open to a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
US Offered Millions in Cash to Captain of Iranian Tanker
A senior US official personally offered several million dollars to the Indian captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria, the State Department confirmed Wednesday.