Bahrain's Investcorp Targets U.S. Service Sector, UK Property
Bahrain-based Investcorp is responding to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit by seeking investments in U.S. business services and British real estate, the private equity firm's Co-Chief Executive Rishi Kapoor said.
Reuters: US Official Says Washington Might Punish Iran for Covert Support of Opposition in Bahrain
U.S. President Donald Trumpís administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iranís powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
Washington Times: Trump Poised to Approve Billion Dollar Worth Jet Package to Bahrain
The American the Washington Times newspaper said ďthe Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.Ē
Seeking Good Ties with Trump, Gulf Monarchies Quiet over Travel Ban
The rich Arab monarchies of the Gulf have been conspicuously absent from the chorus of international condemnation of the U.S. ban on travel from seven mainly Muslim countries, hoping for warmer ties with Donald Trump than with his predecessor.
Defense News: Bahrain Jet Sales Likely Advance Under Trump, No Strings Attached
American Defense News website reported that chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Monday he expects the Trump White House to approve F-16 fighter jet sales to Bahrain that were blocked by the Obama administration over human rights concerns.
Bahrainís FM Supports Trumpís Measures Regarding Traveling and Immigrating to US
Bahrainís Foreign Affairs Minister Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa expressed on Sunday (January 29, 2017) his support to the American President, Donald Trumpís measures regarding the immigrants, which sparked a wave of criticism inside and outside America.
Ruling Family in Bahrain Curries Favor with Donald Trump to Pay for Its Previous Hillary Clinton Support
In addition to statements of praise, leasing a Trump hotel ballroom for 100,000 US dollars seems like an attempt by the Kingdom of Bahrain to curry favor with the new US administration.
Glad to See Obama Go, Gulf Arabs Expect Trump to Counter Iran
Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump's short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East.
Khalifa bin Salman Calls to Strengthen Relations with New US Administration
Bahrainís Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa called to strengthen the interests of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in accordance with those of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), while dealing with the new US administration.
Saudi Arabia Rethinks Placing ARAMCO Stocks in US after Trump Win
The Wall Street Journal reported (Friday December 16, 2016) that Saudi Arabia is reconsidering placing Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO) stocks in the USA, after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
King Hamad Holds Telephone Call with Trump: I Look Forward to Promoting Relations
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held a telephone call with the US President-elect Donald Trump and congratulated him on "the US people's trust in the recent presidential elections".
Bahrainís Crown Prince Says he is ďOptimisticĒ about Trumpís Administration
Bahrainís Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed on Tuesday (December 13, 2016) his optimism about the new US Administration headed by President Donald Trump.
Turki Al-Faisal from Manama: We Donít Support Stopping Nuclear Deal with Iran
Former director of the Saudi Arabian General Intelligence Directorate, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, said that he does not support stopping the nuclear deal with Iran in the current phase, calling on to activate the agreementís articles to guarantee that Iran will not own nuclear -weapons for 15 years.
ADHRB Founder: Bahrain Wields Finances to Ingratiate with New US Administration
Husain Abdulla Founder and Executive Director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Husain Abdullah, said that Bahrain's monarchy is trying to ingratiate itself with the incoming US administration by holding its national celebration at Trump Hotel
ABC, CNN Say Bahrain Renting Out Trump Hotel Hall Raises Conflict of Interests, Ethical Concerns
Major US news networks, ABC and CNN, have raised ethical concerns regarding Bahrain renting out Trumpís Hotel Hall for National Day celebration in Washington.
Congressman Expresses Concern over Event Held by Bahrain at Trump-Owned Hotel
Congressman James McGovern expressed his deep concern regarding reports that the Kingdom of Bahrain will host its 2016 Bahrain National Day celebration at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC this coming Wednesday, December 7th.
Bahrain Embassy in Washington D.C. to Host National Day Ceremony in Trump-Owned Hotel
A US magazine reported that it received an invitation to attend a ceremony hosted by the Bahraini Embassy in Washington on December 7, 2016, in a hotel owned by US president-elect Donald Trump, on the occasion of the seventeenth anniversary of his majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's accession to the throne.
Bahraini MP: US Ambassador Reassured Thereís No Change in Washington's Policies towards Manama after Trumpís Win
Bahraini MP said he received reassurances from US Ambassador that his countryís policy towards Bahrain will not change.
Senior Saudi Prince Says Trump Shouldn't Scrap Iran Deal
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not scrap a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers but should take the nation to task for its "destabilizing activities" in the Middle East, said a former senior Saudi official.