Trump Praises Saudi Purge, Voices Confidence in King, Crown Prince
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a move by Saudi Arabia’s future king that tightened his grip on power through the arrests of royals, ministers and investors in an anti-corruption purge.
Washington Disappointed by Verdict Sentencing Nabeel Rajab, Calls for his Release
The US Department of stated expressed disappointment by the verdict sentencing prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison in Bahrain. It said it “reaffirms previous calls for his release.”
US Navy Accuses Iranian Vessel of Pointing Laser at Marine Corps Helicopter
An Iranian navy vessel conducted an "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction with US ships by pointing a laser at an accompanying Marine Corps helicopter, the US Navy said Wednesday.
US Maintains Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions Relief
The United States State Department did not impose fresh sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program on Wednesday, in a continuation of its 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
Bahrain Crown Prince Meets US, Saudi Ambassadors
Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, met US Ambassador William Roebuck. The Crown Prince said Bahrain is looking forward to strengthening its strategic ties with the United States of America and the extended historic cooperation.
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 Trump’s Hotel Hall for National Day celebration in Washington.