China-Bahrain Venture Fund Targets Middle East Tech Market
China’s MSA Capital and Al Salam Bank-Bahrain SALAM.BH launched a $50 million venture capital fund on Wednesday, using Bahrain as a hub to invest in sectors such as e-commerce and financial technology in the Middle East.
New U.S. Deployment Includes More Patriot Missile Defenses
The latest deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, which was announced on Monday, will include a Patriot missile battalion, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft and "other deterrence capabilities," the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
U.S. Says to Send More Troops to the Middle East, Cites Iran Threats
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran.
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.
MBC Wins F1 Broadcast Exclusive Rights for MENA Region
Dubai-based MBC Group has announced that it acquired the rights to broadcast the FIA Formula One races in the Middle East and North Africa region. The broadcaster will offer F1 racing free-to-air under the deal which gives MBC five-year exclusive rights to show all 21 races.
Motor Racing-Formula One Investigates Illegal Broadcasts in Middle East
Formula One is investigating alleged illegal broadcasts of its content in the Middle East and North Africa by a television station already accused of pirating World Cup and European soccer.
Britain Approves Export of Surveillance Equipment to Bahrain Worth Over Half Million USD
Middle East Eye website stated that Britain has approved the export of more than $40m of surveillance equipment to the Middle East since 2015.
Trump to Wade into Middle East Politics on First Foreign Trip
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month, kicking off his first foreign trip, where he will work to reinvigorate traditional alliances in the region.
Saudi Arabia says Trump Visit to Enhance Cooperation in Fighting Extremism
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday that an upcoming visit to the kingdom by U.S. President Donald Trump would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.
Christopher Davidson Discusses in Interview Role of the West in the Middle East
In an interview Christopher Davidson discusses the West’s often covert counter-revolutionary activities in the Middle East region.
Coinciding with May’s Visit, UK’s Largest Warship Docks in Mina Salman Port
Edwin Samuel, spokesperson for the UK government in the Middle East and North Africa, said that the largest UK military warship is now present in Bahrain’s Mina Salman Port