US Lawmakers Demand "Immediate" Action from Navy Chief Over Alleged Naval Sex Trafficking Scandal
US lawmakers called on Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite to explain how the service is responding to allegations that US sailors were involved in the commercial sex trade in Bahrain.
Congressman McGovern Calls on Bahrain to Free Death Row Convicts Mohammad Ramadan, Hussein Mousa
Congressman James P. McGovern has called on the government of Bahrain to free Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa. The two men were convicted and sentenced to death in 2014 on terrorism charges, despite stating they were tortured and sexually assaulted to force a confession.
Congress Member Ilhan Omar: Bahrain is "Dictatorship, It Commits Vast Abuses
US Congress member Ilhan Omar said that Bahrain is "dictatorship" and it commits vast abuses. "If we are against police brutality in Minneapolis we must oppose it in Manama," she stressed.
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Attacks Saudi Crown Prince over Human Rights Violations
The British the "Daily Mail" newspaper said that US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib attacked Mohammed bin Salman in a Twitter rant on Tuesday, accusing him of "torturing and executing children".
Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Demands Sheikh Ali Salman’s Release
Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar joined the calls to release Bahraini opposition leader Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Ali Salman whom the cassation court has recently upheld his life term, which has drawn wide criticism from the international community.
Congress to Vote Today to Stop Arms Sale to Bahrain due to Its Participation in War on Yemen
The congress will vote today (November 15, 2018) on a resolution of disapproval of a $300 million sale of rocket launchers to Bahrain, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
Bahrain Seven Years Later: Briefing in US Congress on Feb. 14th Anniversary
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission called to attend a briefing on the human rights situation in Bahrain on the seventh anniversary of its pro-democracy uprising that erupted on February 14, 2011.
In Push for Yemen Aid, U.S. Warned Saudis of Threats in Congress
The United States has warned Saudi Arabia that concern in Congress over the humanitarian situation in Yemen could constrain U.S. assistance, as it pushed Riyadh to allow greater access for humanitarian aid, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Congress Mandates US State Department to Prepare Report on Implementation of “BICI Recommendations”
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said that “the US Congress recently reached on deal on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations act. Included is the Senate committee report, which mandates that the US Department of State will have to submit an updated assessment report on the Bahraini government’s implementation of the recommendations in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). The 2017 report is due within 45 days of passing.”
Ombudsman Meets US Ambassador and Congress Delegation
Ombudsman Nawaf Mohammed Al-Moawdah received US Congress officials and the Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Bahrain, William V. Roebuck, in a separate visit.
US Congress Commission Urges Bahrain to Return Nabeel Rajab to Hospital to Receive Necessary Medical Care
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress urged the Bahraini authorities to return Nabeel Rajab to hospital to receive the necessary medical case after undergoing surgery.
AP: Trump Administration Drops Human Rights in Bahrain F-16 Deal
The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.
Reuters: Trump Administration Pursues Sale of F-16's to Bahrain
President Donald Trump's administration has informed Congress of its plan to pursue the $5 billion sale to Bahrain of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft and related equipment, which was held up last year by concerns about human rights, a congressional source said on Wednesday.
Petition: To U.S. Congress; Tell Trump “No” to Release of Fighter Jets to Bahrain without Human Rights Conditions
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) launched a petition online calling on US citizens to ask congress representatives to demand that Trump administration stops the recently announced weapons sale to Bahraini government.
Washington Post: Trump Team’s Deal with Bahrain could Ignore its Human Rights Abuses
Concerns in Congress and the human rights community are high that Trump team is planning to approve multibillion-dollar sale of fighter jets to Bahrain without any conditions, reported the Washington Post.
Washington Announces $1B in Proposed Military Sales to KSA, Kuwait
The Pentagon announced on Monday that the United States would sell Saudi Arabia and Kuwait defense equipment, including monitoring blimps to Riyadh, in a bid to enhance US-Gulf alliances.
Iran Vows ‘Firm Response’ unless Obama Stops Sanctions Revival
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.”
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.
Senior Senators Want to Amend Saudi September 11 Law
Two senior U.S. senators said on Wednesday they want to amend a law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks to narrow the scope of possible lawsuits.
Saudi Foreign Ministry Condemns Passage of U.S. Sept. 11 Law
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday.