Reuters: German Minister sees Danger in "Trumpification" of Conflict in Gulf
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed alarm about the sudden escalation of tensions in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia and other states abruptly broke off ties with Qatar, warning of the dangers of "Trumpification" of relations in the region.
Video: Bahrain EDB Official says Economy in Bahrain Represents a Challenge
In light of Bahrain's economy recently taking a hit from low oil prices, Bahrain economy expert said that the situation represents a challenge, but also an opportunity, clarifying that it would help “really push through economic reforms”.
Bahraini Interior Minister: We’re Still Facing Threats from Iranian and Iraqi Territories
Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said in a joint meeting held with the GCC states in Riyadh on Thursday (April 27, 2017) that his country faces persistent threats coming from the Iranian and Iraqi territories.
Bitter Reality of Bahrain’s Only Sugar Refinery: Lack of Funding and Forced Labour
There are currently official attempts by the Bahraini authorities to cover up grave violations committed against Bahraini and foreign workers at the Arabian Sugar Company (ASC).
Iran Summons UK Envoy over 'Divisive' May Remarks to Gulf Arabs
Iran summoned the British ambassador on Saturday to protest against remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May who accused Tehran of "aggressive regional actions" in a speech to a Gulf Arab summit.
UK FM Says Saudi Arabia “Abusing Religion” for Political Ends
British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson said accused the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of his country’s strongest allies in the region, of “participating in proxy wars” and “twisting and abusing religion” for political ends.
Iran Denies Interfering in Bahrain’s Internal Affairs, Calls it to Seek National Reconciliation
The Islamic Republic of Iran denied all the allegations mentioned in the final statement of the 37th GCC summit that closed its work session on Wednesday (December 7, 2016) in Manama.
AFP: Britain's May Says to Help Gulf Leaders "Push Back" Iran
Britain will help Gulf states "push back" against aggressive regional actions by Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain on Wednesday in a televised address.
Gulf Summit Kicks off stressing on Finding Solutions for Syrian and Yemeni Crises
The 37th GCC summit kicked off in Manama on Tuesday (December 6, 2016), stressing on finding solutions for the Yemeni and Syrian crises.
Tightened Security Measures in Bahrain on the Eve GCC Summit
Bahrain’s security authorities started to tighten the measures on the eve of the GCC summit to be held in Bahrain that is witnessing daily protests demanding democratic transition.
Amnesty Refuses Ignoring Human Rights Issues During GCC Summit in Bahrain
Amnesty International said that the appalling human rights records of states in the Gulf must not be swept under the carpet when member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gather in the Bahraini capital, Manama, this week (6-7 December) for their annual summit.
Theresa May Says UK Won’t Turn its Back to HR Concerns When Visiting Gulf
Politics Home website said that the British Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged human rights concerns about Gulf nations as she prepares to fly out to Bahrain for a summit with six governments where she will push for closer trading ties.
British PM to Attend GCC Summit in Bahrain
UK Government Spokesperson in the Middle East and North Africa announced that British PM will attend 37th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, to be hosted by Bahrain.
Experts Reassure Traders: Value-Added Tax will be Paid by Consumer
Economic experts confirmed that the value-added tax (VAT), which Gulf countries intend to impose in 2018, will be borne by the end user and consumer (citizens and residents) and not the traders.
“Arab Gulf Security” Drill to be Held in Manama at End of October
Joint “Gulf” Tactical Exercise is being prepared to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the end of October 2016 in the Prince Naif Security City.
Bahraini Interior Ministry: 13 Bahrainis Arrested in KSA for Violating Hajj Procedures, Not for Terrorism
Bahraini Interior Ministry said that 13 Bahraini pilgrims arrested in Saudi Arabia, were kept in custody for violating procedures of pilgrimage permits, not terrorism.
Moody's: Bahrain Registered Three International Debt Placements of $1 Billion
Moody’s said that Bahrain launched three international debt placements since beginning of year until May 2016, with total value of $1,035 billion.
Bahrain King in Summit with Obama: We Have Compelling Evidence of Iran
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said that Bahrain has compelling evidence of Iran's flagrant interference in its internal affairs.
AFP: Kerry in Bahrain to Discuss Human Rights, Conflicts
Bahrain Mirror (AFP): US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday in Bahrain where he is expected to discuss human rights and regional conflicts ahead of a Gulf summit to be attended by President Barack Obama.
AFP: Bahrain Bans Nobel Prize Tunisians in Hezbollah Row: Union
Bahrain Mirror (AFP): Tunisia's trade union federation, a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Sunday that Bahrain denied entry to two of its members in a row over Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah.