UAE Launches Tourist Visas for Israelis
The United Arab Emirates launched tourist visas for Israeli citizens on Thursday, official media said, in the latest move following the normalisation of ties between the two countries.
Bahrain to Open Consulate in Western Sahara, Morocco says
Bahrain will open a consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara, Morocco's Royal palace said, joining other Arab states in supporting Rabat after the disputed territory's Polisario independence movement said it had resumed its armed struggle.
Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian Summit in Abu Dhabi in Presence of King and Crown Prince
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his son, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, took part in an Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian summit in Abu Dhabi. The UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II.
U.S. Senators Seek to Stop Trump's $23 billion in Arms Sales to UAE
Three U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation seeking to halt the Trump administration's effort to sell more than $23 billion of drones and other weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, setting up a showdown with the president just weeks before he is due to leave office.
Bahrain and US Elections: Betting on a Losing Horse Again
Millions around the world are holding their breath until next Tuesday, the date the US elections will take place, which seems to be pivotal this time, in a heated race in which Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a (slight) advantage over White House candidate Donald Trump, whose numbers appear to be declining in most US polls.
Bahrain in Hillary Clinton's Emails: Contrary to the Authorities' Narrative
The US State Department published the emails sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which include correspondence since the beginning of the popular movement in Bahrain and the various stances that followed it.
Was Al-Bilad Newspaper Account Actually Hacked to Announce its Recovery?
On Sunday (September 13, 2020), Al-Bilad newspaper, owned by Prime Minister's son Ali bin Khalifa, said that the limited edition newspaper managed to recover its Twitter account, four weeks after being hacked.
France MPs Condemn UAE, Bahrain, Israel Normalization Deals
A group of 61 French members of parliament said the "peace deals" signed between Gulf states the UAE and Bahrain and Israel "undermine potential comprehensive peace" between the occupation state and the Palestinians.
Bahrain Signed Normalization Agreement without Learning Details
Bahrain signed the agreement of normalization of relations with Israel under the auspices of the United States, despite the vast popular rejection. The authorities decided to proceed with their decision without their people's consent as they have done in a number of cases.
Normalization Pace Increases: Bahrain Allows Israeli Flights to Cross its Airspace
Bahrain has agreed to allow regular flights between Israel and the UAE to pass through its airspace.
Bahrain Recommits to Two-State Solution despite Push for Israel Deal: France 24
Bahrain said Wednesday it was committed to the creation of a Palestinian state in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, implicitly rejecting his push for Arab countries to swiftly normalise ties with Israel.
Emirates and Etihad Airlines Ask Crew to Take More Unpaid Leave
Middle East airlines Emirates and Etihad Airways have again asked cabin crew to take voluntary unpaid leave as they try to manage the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to internal memos and sources familiar with the matter.
UAE, Israel Defense Ministers Discuss Normalization Accord by Phone
Top UAE and Israeli defence officials on Tuesday held their first publicly-acknowledged phone call since their countries' agreement to normalise ties, officials said, heralding possible security cooperation.
US Secretary of State Visits Bahrain to Meet Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Bahrain to meet the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, within a tour in the region that includes Sudan, the Emirates and Israel, a statement issued the US Department of State said.
Al-Wefaq Warns Manama Authorities from Following UAE Approach in Normalization
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society called on not to follow the Emirati approach in normalization with Israel and urged the UAE state to cancel its discordant stance that is contrary to the consensus of its people and the Islamic and Arab peoples.
Editorial: UAE Dirhams Will Fail to Erase Agreement of Shame and Black Day from Memory
Thursday, August 13, 2020, was heavy on Arabs in general and the Gulf in particular. It was as dark as the color of the ink in which Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed signed a US-sponsored normalization agreement with Israel.
UAE Normalizes Relations with Israel, Will Bahrain Follow Suit?
US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday (August 13, 2020) reaching a historic agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel in which they normalize diplomatic ties.
Reuters: Bahrain and Sultanate of Oman Expected to Normalize Relations with Israel
Senior White House officials on Friday sought to use the momentum from a historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to appeal to more Arab and Muslim countries to set aside long-standing tensions and make similar agreements.
King of Bahrain Supports UAE Normalization with Israel, Claims It "Serves Aspirations of People of the Region"
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa made a phone call on (August 14, 2020) with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in which he congratulated Al Nahyan on the historic peace step taken by the UAE towards Israel.
Can Bahrain Bear Consequences of Strained Relations with Turkey?
Since 2011, the Bahraini government has proven two things; the first is that its actions are not based on national logic and do not take into consideration public interest, and the second is that the sovereign decision of the state was handed over to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.