Saudi Arabia and UAE Put Bahrain in Firing Line
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are putting Bahrain in the firing line. They are pushing Bahrain to do the dirty work that they don’t want to be responsible for. They don’t want to get their hands dirty when it comes to the economic conference to be held in Bahrain, dubbed the “Deal of Century” which Palestinians have rejected and called for boycotting.
King Hamad Discusses Regional Developments with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held talks on Thursday (May 24, 2019) with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to an official statement.
Bahraini FM Accuses Qatar of Using Forged Documents in Cases Raised in Int'l Courts
Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa accused Qatar of raising cases in the international courts using forged documents.
UAE Denies U.N. Claim that Detained Activist Mansoor being Tortured
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) dismissed claims by U.N. human rights experts that prominent pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor may be suffering treatment amounting to torture, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.
Woman with Cancer Dies in UAE Jail after Rights Groups, U.N. Call for Release
A woman with terminal cancer who was serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United Arab Emirates has died in jail, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday, two months after the United Nations called for her release on medical grounds.
Senate Upholds Veto of Yemen Resolution in Victory for Trump Saudi Policy
The U.S. Senate on Thursday sustained President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution demanding an end to military support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen, in a victory for the White House's policy of continued backing for the kingdom.
Qatar Says Tightening Iran Sanctions Harms Oil Consuming Nations
Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington’s decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.
Iran Wants 'Good' Relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain
Iran said Wednesday it hopes to have good relations with arch-rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, and called for an end to their bitter dispute with Gulf neighbour Qatar.
Responding to Al-Sadr Statement, UAE Says It Rejects External Interferences in Bahrain Affairs
The Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "the UAE is following with great concern and extreme anxiety the statements issued by the Republic of Iraq towards Bahrain and its leadership."
Emirati Minister Visits Bahrain, Meets King Hamad
The Emirati Minister of Interior Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Bahrain and met King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Al Nahyan visited one of the malls with his Bahraini counterpart.
Yemen Leader-in-Exile Hadi Returns for Meeting of Divided Parliament
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who lives in Saudi Arabia while rival Houthi forces control the capital Sanaa, made a rare visit to his country on Saturday for a meeting of the divided parliament in a loyalist southern province.
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.
Amnesty Urges UAE to Release Activist on Hunger Strike
Amnesty International called on Wednesday on the United Arab Emirates to release a local activist who has been on hunger strike for more than three weeks, citing concern over his health and prison conditions.
US-Arab Preparatory Meeting with Qatar's Participation to Launch "Arab NATO" Alliance
Saudi Arabia unveiled on Monday hosting an Arab-American meeting which Qatar took part in, in preparation for the launch of the Middle East Strategic Alliance, known as the "Arab NATO".
UAE Official Urges Arab Openness to Israel
Relations between Arab states and Israel need to shift to help progress towards peace with the Palestinians, a senior United Arab Emirates official was quoted on Thursday as saying.
Bahrain LNG Terminal to Start Commercial Operations in May
Bahrain's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will start commercial operations in May, with the first LNG shipment to be imported mostly from the UAE's ADNOC, state media quoted the CEO of Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) as saying.
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.
Baghdad: Photo Exhibition Held on 8th Anniv. of Peninsula Shield Entry to Bahrain
Activists held a photo exhibition in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, coinciding with the eighth anniversary of the entry of Saudi and Emirati troops (within the framework of the Peninsula Shield forces) to Bahrain to crush pro-democracy protests.
Bahrain Bailout Tied to "General Assessment" of Rebalancing, Not Specific Numbers: Finance Minister
A $10 billion bailout pledged to Bahrain - one of the Gulf's weakest economies - from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates is tied to a "general assessment" of its progress in rebalancing its fiscal position rather than to specific numbers, its finance minister said.
UAE Eases Qatar Shipping Ban amid Continuing Dispute
The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.