Trump Vetoes Congressional Resolution to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War
President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the White House said on Tuesday.
Al-Wefaq Dubs MoI Statements in Washington Fabrications
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said the fabrications and false information told by the Interior Minister are unbelievable and reflect the real crisis between the Bahraini regime and the vast majority of the people of Bahrain.
Egypt Withdraws from U.S.-Led Anti-Iran Security Initiative
Egypt has pulled out of the U.S. effort to forge an "Arab NATO" with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration's strategy to contain Iranian power.
US-Arab Preparatory Meeting with Qatar's Participation to Launch "Arab NATO" Alliance
Saudi Arabia unveiled on Monday hosting an Arab-American meeting which Qatar took part in, in preparation for the launch of the Middle East Strategic Alliance, known as the "Arab NATO".
Iraq Says U.S. Decision on Iran's Guards Could have Negative Repercussions
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that Washington's decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group "could have negative repercussions on Iraq and the region".
Bahrain Welcomes U.S. Blacklisting of Iran Revolutionary Guards
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed the U.S. decision to designate Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization.
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.
U.S. Grants Iraq 90-Day Waiver To Buy Iranian Energy: State Dept.
The United States granted Iraq a 90-day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department official said on Wednesday, the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor.
Lockheed Gets $1 Billion Down Payment for Saudi THAAD Missile System
Lockheed Martin Corp will receive the first payment toward the installation a $15 billion missile defense system in Saudi Arabia as part of a $110 billion arms package the Trump administration said it negotiated with the Kingdom in 2017, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Flag Comes Down on U.S. Palestinian Mission in Jerusalem
The United States lowered the flag on Monday at the Jerusalem consulate that had served as its diplomatic channel to the Palestinians, merging the mission with the new U.S Embassy to Israel in the contested city.
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.
U.S. Lawmakers Want More Information on Saudi Journalist's Death
Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Thursday to tell them more about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate last year, days after a missed deadline for a detailed report on his death prompted an angry bipartisan backlash.
Iran Bid to Recover Funds Frozen in US can Proceed: World Court
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Wednesday that Iran can proceed with a bid to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets the United States says must go to victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.
U.S. Senate Proposal would Block Saudi Path to Atomic Weapon in Nuclear Deal
U.S. senators from both parties introduced a resolution on Tuesday requiring that any deal to share U.S. nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia block the kingdom from making a nuclear weapon.
UAE Used Cyber Super-Weapon to Spy on iPhones of Foes
A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.
Washington Says Life Term against Sheikh Ali Salman Narrows space for Free Expression and Political Activity in Bahrain
The US Department of State said that the verdict issued by the cassation court in Bahrain against the opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman "narrows the space for free expression and political activity" in the country.
In a First, Trump Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Iraq
President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighboring Syria.
Iraqi Lawmakers Criticize Trump Visit as Blow to Iraqi Sovereignty
Iraqi political and militia leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, and lawmakers said a meeting between Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi was canceled due to a disagreement over venue.
Iran Guards Hold War Games as U.S. Carrier Enters Gulf
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards launched war games in the Gulf on Saturday, state television reported, after a U.S. aircraft carrier entered the waterway amid rising tension with Washington over reimposed U.S. sanctions.
Saudi Arabia Modifies Intelligence Service Following Khashoggi Murder
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the creation of three new government bodies aimed at improving the country's intelligence operations in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has sparked international outrage.