US Secretary of Navy Visits Bahrain, Meets Crown Prince and BDF Commander-in-Chief
United States Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, arrived in Bahrain and visited each of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad and Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
Defying Trump, U.S. Senate Advances Measure to End Support for Saudis in Yemen
In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen and lawmakers vowed to push for sanctions against the kingdom in the new year.
Yemen Warring Parties Agree to Reopen Sanaa Airport, Resume Oil, Gas Exports
Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sanaa airport in the Houthi-held capital and resume oil and gas exports, sources said, as Western nations pressed them to accept confidence-building steps before the end of U.N.-led peace talks in Sweden.
Trump Says Standing by Saudi Crown Prince despite Pleas from Senate
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom’s de facto ruler.
'I can't Breathe': Saudi Journalist Khashoggi's Last Words - CNN
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers "I can't breathe" during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported on Monday.
Hamad bin Isa Receives Family of Commander of U.S. Fifth Fleet who Committed Suicide in Bahrain
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa received the family of Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander of U.S. Fifth Fleet , who died recently in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Top Senators Briefed by CIA Blame Saudi Prince for Khashoggi Death
Senior U.S. senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter.
If Iran can't Export Oil from Gulf, no Other Country Can, Iran's President Says
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries’ oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports.
Senior US Admiral Found Dead in Bahrain: AFP
The admiral leading US Navy operations in the Middle East was found dead Saturday in Bahrain, the military branch said, adding that no foul play was suspected in the case.
Senior U.S. Admiral Found Dead in Bahrain, No Foul Play Suspected
The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain, the Navy said on Saturday, adding that foul play was not suspected.
Saudi Arabia Inks Deal for Lockheed's Missile Defense System
Saudi Arabia will buy Lockheed Martin's $15 billion missile defense system, a U.S. Department of State spokesman said on Wednesday, after aggressive lobbying by the administration to close the deal that included a personal call between President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman.
U.S. Cabinet Members Defend Close Saudi Ties, Lawmakers Unconvinced
Two senior U.S. Cabinet members urged senators on Wednesday not to downgrade ties with Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but lawmakers from both parties said they could not turn a blind eye to reports that the country’s de facto ruler was involved in last month’s killing.
Senate Advances Measure to End Military Support for Saudis in Yemen
The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war, setting the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days.
U.S. Lawmakers' Concern on Saudi Arabia Prompts Pompeo, Mattis Briefing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia, Senator John Cornyn, the number two Senate Republican, told reporters on Monday.
U.S. House Panel to Probe Trump's Saudi Ties: Washington Post
Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday.
Iran Says No Trust in Trump's US for New Nuclear Talks
Iran sees no point in fresh nuclear talks with the US without guarantees it will not renege on any deal made, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.
Yemen Peace Talks Likely in Early December: Mattis
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Sweden.
Iran Says U.S. Bases and Aircraft Carriers within Missile Range
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.
Congressional Democrats Call for Cuts in U.S. Support for Saudi Arabia
Leading Democrats in Congress called on Tuesday for cuts in U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and criticized President Donald Trump for failing to take action against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA believes ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US Senate Votes against Blocking Bahrain Arms Sale
The US Senate on Thursday rejected a long-shot effort to block $300 million in arms sales to Bahrain, as the bill's opponents stressed the island nation was a critical ally hosting an American naval base.