Bahrain Offers Permanent Residence to Some Foreigners
Bahrain's cabinet approved plans to offer permanent residence to some foreigners and their families as part of the Gulf nation's plans to bolster its economy, Bloomberg website stated.
Ansarullah Fires Ballistic Missiles, Drones at Abu Dhabi and Dubai as Israeli President Visits UAE
Yemen's Ansarullah group said on Monday it had fired a number of ballistic missiles at Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, and had also fired several drones at Dubai, the regional business hub.
UAE Summons People for Sharing Videos of Missile Attack Interception
The United Arab Emirates public prosecutors' office said on Wednesday it had summoned several people for sharing videos showing defence systems intercepting Monday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi movement.
Bahraini Activist Monitors Route of Private Emirati Plane that Transported Ahmed Jaafar to Bahrain
London-based activist Yousef Al-Jamri published the route of the plane, which is expected to transport Ahmed Jaafar from Serbia to Bahrain. One of the aviation sites shows the route of a private Emirati plane that took off at 5:10 a.m. from the Serbian capital Belgrade and landed in Manama at 11:11 a.m.
Whose Side will Al Khalifa Take with Escalation of Saudi-Emirati Dispute?
Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa family seems to be in an unenviable position after the big shifts in the Gulf region: End of Qatar's boycott and the ball of discord dramatically rolling between Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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.
Trump Rewards UAE, Bahrain for Normalizing Relations with Israel, Classifies them as "Major Security Partners"
The outgoing US President Donald Trump rewarded both the UAE and Bahrain for their move to normalize with Israel last September by classifying them as "Major Security Partners".
Israeli Minister: Lifting Saudi Besiege would Enhance Relations with Qatar
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said in an interview with i24NEWS website that reconciliation with Qatar would enhance relations with Israel.
Flight Restriction not Lifted though Gulf Crisis Ended
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister confirmed that the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain reopened their air, land and sea borders to Qatar after the countries ended their three-year siege, Al Jazeera reports.
Obama Issues Memoir Entitled "A Promised Land"
Former US president Barack Obama discussed in his memoir issued on (November 17) the US policy during which was known as the "Arab Spring" in 2011. Obama acknowledged the "contradiction" as he sought to balance "competing interests", and presented a bleak portrait of how much of the Middle East's leadership.
Israel, UAE Agree to Visa-Free Travel as Ties Deepen
Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to visa-free travel on Monday, an unprecedented arrangement between Israel and an Arab state, signed as the first ever official UAE delegation landed in Tel Aviv.
Why Al Khalifa Turned their Back on their Cousins in Kuwait, Most Dangerous Roles of Late Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
Despite the many roles played by the late Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, it can be said that the role he played at the end of his life, reining in the Gulf duo Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, was the biggest role he has played in his life in terms of foreign policy.
Joint Israeli-American Delegation to Visit Bahrain Next Sunday
A joint delegation representing the US and Israeli governments will visit Bahrain next Sunday, Israeli media reported Monday.
Bahrain, Israel Leaders in Post-Accord Telephone Talks
Bahrain's crown prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks on the telephone Tuesday, a week after their countries signed a normalization accord.
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.
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.
Joe Stork: After Nabeel Rajab, Time for UAE to Free Ahmed Mansoor
On June 9, Bahrain allowed HR activist Nabeel Rajab to serve the remainder of his prison sentence at home with his family. Nabeel had been in jail since 2016 on spurious speech charges. Though released he remains silenced, knowing any remarks about Human rights in Bahrain could land him back in prison.
Omani National Fatally Shot near UAE border
An Omani national was fatally shot near the border with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 16, the Omani Embassy in Abu Dhabi reported.
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Says only UAE Citizens or Diplomats to Board its Flights from Overseas
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said on Monday that effective immediately only citizens of the United Arab Emirates or diplomats will be able to board its flights from overseas destinations and only if their final destination is Abu Dhabi, the airline said on twitter.
Saudi Arabia Closes its Land Boarders Starting Saturday, Allows Entry of Commercial Trucks Only
Saudi Arabia's decision to close its land border (including the border with Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway) is to come into effect on Saturday (March 7, 2020) night. Its decision comes within a series of precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to counter the Coronavirus.