Bahrain News

  • CORRECTED OFFICIAL-UPDATE 1-Bahrain says ready to commit … 3 hours ago

    (Corrects paragraph 2 to show Bahrain troops would operate under international coalition, rather than as part of a Gulf Arab command as original statement said) DUBAI, … More »CORRECTED OFFICIAL-UPDATE 1-Bahrain says ready to commit …

    (Corrects paragraph 2 to show Bahrain troops would operate under international coalition, rather than as part of a Gulf Arab command as original statement said) DUBAI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said …

  • Sofyan Almoayed, Managing Director, Bahrain-based Khalid Almoayed & Sons
    Business opportunities abound in Middle East Saudi Gazette - Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Middle Eastern business trends, innovation and entrepreneurship were the topics discussed by two of the region’s most savvy business leaders, in a Twitter discussion … More »Business opportunities abound in Middle East

    Sofyan Almoayed, Managing Director, Bahrain-based Khalid Almoayed & Sons

    Middle Eastern business trends, innovation and entrepreneurship were the topics discussed by two of the region’s most savvy business leaders, in a Twitter discussion hosted by Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Tuesday night. The first woman from Saudi Arabia to be appointed by the United Nations Development Program …

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed a late decision by the main Syrian opposition coalition to take part in UN-backed talks
    Anti-IS alliance to meet in Rome AFP - Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    The US-led coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group is to meet next week in Rome, the State Department said, confirming Secretary of State John Kerry will attend. … More »Anti-IS alliance to meet in Rome

    US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed a late decision by the main Syrian opposition coalition to take part in UN-backed talks

    The US-led coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group is to meet next week in Rome, the State Department said, confirming Secretary of State John Kerry will attend. Kerry is due in Rome on Tuesday for the conference. According to the State Department, the members of the coalition to be represented will include …

  • Bahraini riot police stand guard near Manama on August 14, 2013
    Bahrain jails 57 Shiites for prison mutiny: judicial … AFP - Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    A court in Bahrain on Monday handed 15-year additional jail sentences to 57 inmates involved in a prison mutiny, a judicial source said. More »Bahrain jails 57 Shiites for prison mutiny: judicial …

    Bahraini riot police stand guard near Manama on August 14, 2013

    A court in Bahrain on Monday handed 15-year additional jail sentences to 57 inmates involved in a prison mutiny, a judicial source said.

  • Bahraini protesters hold portraits of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a demonstration against his arrest, in the village of Diraz on October 9, 2015
    Bahrain questions opposition chief over tweets AFP - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Bahrain's prosecutor said Sunday he would not press new charges against Sheikh Ali Salman, the jailed leader of the main Shiite opposition bloc, in connection with … More »Bahrain questions opposition chief over tweets

    Bahraini protesters hold portraits of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a demonstration against his arrest, in the village of Diraz on October 9, 2015

    Bahrain's prosecutor said Sunday he would not press new charges against Sheikh Ali Salman, the jailed leader of the main Shiite opposition bloc, in connection with messages posted on Twitter.

  • Delink terrorism from religion: India to Arab countr … IANS - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    Manama/New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch to delink terrorism from religion as India and the Arab League member … More »Delink terrorism from religion: India to Arab countr …

    Manama/New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch to delink terrorism from religion as India and the Arab League member states condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. "As the spectre of terrorism and religious hatred raises its ugly head across the world, …

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Bahraini PM IANS - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    "After meeting the King & the Foreign Minister, EAM also called on PM Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa in Manama," external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup … More »Sushma Swaraj meets Bahraini PM

    "After meeting the King & the Foreign Minister, EAM also called on PM Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa in Manama," external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted. Sushma Swaraj met the prime minister after attending the first ever ministerial meeting of the India-Arab Partnership Conference in the Bahraini …

  • India, Arab nations condemn terrorism in all forms IANS - Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India and the Arab League member states on Sunday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including cross-border terrorism, … More »India, Arab nations condemn terrorism in all forms

    New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India and the Arab League member states on Sunday condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including cross-border terrorism, and also called for urgent reforms in the UN Security Council. "The #ManamaDeclaration condemns terrorism in all its forms and rejects associating terrorism …

  • India, Bahrain sign agreement for swapping prisoners IANS - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India and Bahrain on Saturday signed an agreement to exchange their citizens lodged in the prisons of each other's country. The agreement was … More »India, Bahrain sign agreement for swapping prisoners

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India and Bahrain on Saturday signed an agreement to exchange their citizens lodged in the prisons of each other's country. The agreement was signed following a bilateral dialogue between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh Khalid Al Khalifa. EAM @SushmaSwaraj …

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Bahraini king IANS - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama, a senior ministry official st … More »Sushma Swaraj meets Bahraini king

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama, a senior ministry official stated.

  • Sushma Swaraj visits Bahrain Air Show IANS - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday visited the Bahrain International Air Show in Manama and went around the Indian pavilion … More »Sushma Swaraj visits Bahrain Air Show

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday visited the Bahrain International Air Show in Manama and went around the Indian pavilion.

  • First ever India-Arab League ministerial meeting in  … IANS - Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday left for Bahrain to attend the first ministerial meeting between India and the Arab League on Sunday. … More »First ever India-Arab League ministerial meeting in  …

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday left for Bahrain to attend the first ministerial meeting between India and the Arab League on Sunday. "This will be the first ever ministerial meeting between India and the League of Arab States Foreign Ministers," external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas …

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    OIC denounces Iran’s sectarian agenda Saudi Gazette - Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    An extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday denounced Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of … More »OIC denounces Iran’s sectarian agenda

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    An extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday denounced Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of the states in the region, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria and Somalia, as well as its continued support for terrorism. In a communiqué adopted …

  • Three Indian paddlers in World Jr. Circuit Finals IANS - Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Mumbai's Mudit Dani, wild card entrant Siddhesh Pande from Thane and Archana Kamat from Bengaluru -- will feature in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be played … More »Three Indian paddlers in World Jr. Circuit Finals

    Mumbai's Mudit Dani, wild card entrant Siddhesh Pande from Thane and Archana Kamat from Bengaluru -- will feature in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be played in Indore from January 22 to 24. Mudit, 17, ended 2015 ranked No.27 on the ITTF Global Junior Circuit Standings and is the highest Indian on the circuit …

  • HAL's Tejas fighter makes debut at Bahrain air s … IANS - Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Light combat aircraft Tejas, made in India by state-run company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), flew for the first time at the Bahrain International … More »HAL's Tejas fighter makes debut at Bahrain air s …

    Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Light combat aircraft Tejas, made in India by state-run company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), flew for the first time at the Bahrain International Air Show on Thursday. "Two Tejas fighters are participating in the three-day Bahrain air show to display its air prowess through aerobatic manoeuvres …

  • V.K. Singh to look after issues of Gulf-based Indian … IANS - Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will now on look after all issues related to expatriate Indians in the Gulf. "All matters … More »V.K. Singh to look after issues of Gulf-based Indian …

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will now on look after all issues related to expatriate Indians in the Gulf. "All matters relating to Indian nationals in Gulf countries will now be looked after by my colleague Gen V.K. Singh," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted …

  • A picture released on January 13, 2016 by the public relations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Sepah News, shows US Navy patrol boats sailing after their release by Iranian authorities
    Navigational error to blame in Iran incident: Pentagon … AFP - Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    A navigational error caused two US Navy vessels to stray into Iranian waters, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, as opponents of the Obama administration voiced … More »Navigational error to blame in Iran incident: Pentagon …

    A picture released on January 13, 2016 by the public relations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Sepah News, shows US Navy patrol boats sailing after their release by Iranian authorities

    A navigational error caused two US Navy vessels to stray into Iranian waters, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, as opponents of the Obama administration voiced increasing anger over the US response to the incident. Carter provided no detail but said "a navigational error of some kind" led to the two small patrol …

  • Iran seeks to limit diplomatic fall-out from Saudi embassy … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Jan 11, 2016

    Iran took steps on Monday to try to limit the diplomatic damage from an attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran by an angry mob, laying blame on a top security … More »Iran seeks to limit diplomatic fall-out from Saudi embassy …

    Iran took steps on Monday to try to limit the diplomatic damage from an attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran by an angry mob, laying blame on a top security official and saying some of those who carried out the attack were being interrogated. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and some other states have broken off ties with …

  • Bahrain police fire tear gas, bird shot at protesters … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bahraini police clashed on Friday with demonstrators who were protesting against the execution of a top Shi'ite cleric in neighbouring Saudi … More »Bahrain police fire tear gas, bird shot at protesters …

    DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bahraini police clashed on Friday with demonstrators who were protesting against the execution of a top Shi'ite cleric in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, witnesses said. Around 200 demonstrators gathered in Sitra, south the capital Manama. Clashes soon broke out between police who fired tear gas …

  • Bahrain sentences three to life in prison for attack … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Bahrain's High Criminal Court sentenced three unnamed defendants to life imprisonment on charges of attempting to murder policemen with an improvised bomb, state news … More »Bahrain sentences three to life in prison for attack …

    Bahrain's High Criminal Court sentenced three unnamed defendants to life imprisonment on charges of attempting to murder policemen with an improvised bomb, state news agency BNA reported on Thursday. Home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, Bahrain was swept by protests during the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprisings in which …

  • Saudi will collapse if keeps its "sectarian" … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The deputy head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) told Saudi Arabia on Thursday it would "collapse" … More »Saudi will collapse if keeps its "sectarian" …

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The deputy head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) told Saudi Arabia on Thursday it would "collapse" in coming years if it kept pursuing what he called its sectarian policies in the region. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan and Djibouti broke off ties with Iran …

  • Qatar recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    (Adds quote, background) DOHA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Qatar recalled its ambassador to Iran on Wednesday, state news agency QNA said, after allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain … More »Qatar recalls envoy to Iran after attacks on Saudi missions …

    (Adds quote, background) DOHA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Qatar recalled its ambassador to Iran on Wednesday, state news agency QNA said, after allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut their ties with Tehran following attacks on Saudi missions by Iranian protesters. Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have spiralled since the …

  • UPDATE 1-Djibouti cuts ties with Iran after attacks on … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    (Corrects paragraph 4 to make clear Jordan summoned Iranian envoy while Kuwait recalled its own envoy to Iran) NAIROBI/DOHA Jan 6 (Reuters) - Djibouti cut diplomatic … More »UPDATE 1-Djibouti cuts ties with Iran after attacks on …

    (Corrects paragraph 4 to make clear Jordan summoned Iranian envoy while Kuwait recalled its own envoy to Iran) NAIROBI/DOHA Jan 6 (Reuters) - Djibouti cut diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday, its foreign minister said, in response to the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran by Iranian protesters. The tiny Horn …

  • Rouhani shows determination to end embassy attacks in … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    * Attacks could undo diplomatic efforts after nuclear deal * President seeking urgent prosecution of attackers * Says such attacks damage Iran's dignity and security … More »Rouhani shows determination to end embassy attacks in …

    * Attacks could undo diplomatic efforts after nuclear deal * President seeking urgent prosecution of attackers * Says such attacks damage Iran's dignity and security By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani asked Iran's judiciary on Wednesday to urgently prosecute the people who attacked …

  • Djibouti cuts ties with Iran, says Saudi-owned TV ch … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jan 6, 2016

    DOHA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Djibouti cut its diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya news channel said, quoting an official source. Saudi Arabia … More »Djibouti cuts ties with Iran, says Saudi-owned TV ch …

    DOHA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Djibouti cut its diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya news channel said, quoting an official source. Saudi Arabia severed its own ties with Shi'te Iran on Sunday after protesters stormed its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers …