Saudi Foreign Minister: Our Hands Remain Outstretched to Tehran
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said on Tuesday that there had been some progress in talks with Iran but "not enough" and that the kingdom's hands remain outstretched to Tehran.
Bahrain: First Gulf State to Receive Simulators for New F-16 Fleet
The Key Aero website, specialized in air force, said that Bahrain will be the first Gulf state to receive F-16 simulators produced by Lockheed Martin to train pilots for national defence missions under a new agreement.
Ali Al-Aswad: Israel Faces Iran on Gulf States Borders
As the Prime Minister of Israel inaugurated his country's embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, mass demonstrations were staged to denounce the Bahraini government's position towards the Palestinian cause and normalization with the usurping entity.
UK MPs Call for Suspension of "Secretive" Gulf Funding Initiatives including Bahrain
British MPs have called on their government to suspend ‘secret' million-pound funding programs for the oil-rich Gulf, which they say could put the UK at risk of complicity in human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Italy to Ease Restrictions on Arms Sales to UAE, Saudi
Italy has loosened restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported government sources saying yesterday, in a move aimed at easing diplomatic tensions with the two Gulf states.
National Taskforce for Combatting Coronavirus Recommendations Ignored, Gulf Air Continues Operating Flights to India and Infected Countries
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, affirmed that it continues operating flights from countries on the Red List (namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal).
Ali Alaswad: European Parliament Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Carry out Urgent Reforms
Ten years following the eruption of the peaceful uprising in Bahrain, the European Parliament offers a chance to resolve the crisis and the opposition is adopting it, but will the authorities in Manama take this opportunity? Perhaps there are other questions, but the major question remains: Will the international community be able to make real sustainable change? This is the most significant issue worthy of attention at the moment by both the authorities and the opposition.
Tel Aviv Accuses Iran of Blasting Israeli Ship in Gulf of Oman
Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday his "initial assessment" was that Iran was responsible for an explosion on an Israeli-owned ship (MV Helios Ray) in the Gulf of Oman.
AACC Addresses Defense Minister to End Export of Military arms to Saudi Arabia, UAE
Responding to the decision of US President Joe Biden's administration to temporarily suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a coalition of civil society groups called on the Australian Government to follow his lead.
ICRF Holds 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting on "Coronavirus and Human Rights" in Beirut
ICRF held the 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting and 10th training session entitled "Coronavirus Pandemic and Human Rights" over the past two days in Beirut, Lebanon. A number of human rights defenders and representatives of human rights organizations took part in the conference.
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.
New US Move to Push Saudi Arabia to Normalize Relations with Israel
Informed sources said that Jared Kushner, the senior adviser and son-in-law of the US President Donald Trump, will visit Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman in early September to persuade Gulf leaders to normalize relations with Israel, as the UAE did, the Middle East Monitor website reported.
Editorial: A Country Non-Governed by Politics
Most countries of the world are run by politicians who evaluate situations every day and assess each stage. Decisions change based on data and developments. Daily life events are in continuous change, thus life progresses and the performance of governments around the globe and their approach to different issues shift based on variables, but what about us in Bahrain?
Water-Scarce Gulf States Bank on Desalination, at a Cost
"We have water, and it's the most important thing in a house," says Abdullah al-Harthi from the port city of Sur in Oman, a country that relies on desalination plants.
Elected Governments are Future Gulf Citizens are Waiting for: Salam President during London Conference
President of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights Jawad Fairooz said "security and stability in the region are not achieved through the construction of military bases, but through the stability of internal situation based on the democratic process."
Conference on Needed Reforms in the Gulf to be Held Today in London
A number of organizations specialized in the Gulf are holding a conference entitled "The Gulf States: An Aspired Future" to explore current barriers to development and the reforms that should be considered in order to advance the political, human rights and media environment in the sub-region.
US Officially Launches Joint Maritime Coalition to Patrol Gulf Waters
The United States officially launched its joint maritime security initiative in the Gulf, with the support of Australia, the United Kingdom and Bahrain, as tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
Bahrain Hosts Military Conference to Discuss Navigation Security in the Region
Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US.
Pompeo Says Iran Needs to 'Come to the Table' for Talks without Preconditions
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets.
Britain Replaces Warship in Gulf, to Maintain Continuous Presence
Britain said on Friday it would deploy the destroyer HMS Duncan warship to the Gulf to replace HMS Montrose, maintaining a continuous presence there during a time of heightened tension in the region.