Iran threatens Bahrain’s internal security, nominee for US ambassador to the kingdom says

Bahraini, Israeli and US flags are seen on El Al's airliner carrying an Israeli delegation last year. (Reuters) October 7, 2021 The nominee for US ambassador to Bahrain told Congress on Tuesday that Iran poses a security threat to Manama and said safeguarding Americans in the kingdom would be his highest priority if confirmed. Steven [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Bahrain, North America, USA|

US, Qatar sanction Gulf-based Hezbollah financial network; Bahrain freezes accounts

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) September 30, 2021 The US and Qatar announced “coordinated actions” against a major Hezbollah financial network based in the Gulf, the State Department said Wednesday. Seven individuals were added to [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Bahrain, Middle East, North America, Qatar, USA|

Arab countries call for inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites

Arab ministers discuss stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. (SPA) September 10, 2021 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Bahrain, Egypt, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Bahrain bans entry from 16 new countries including Iran

Commuters wearing masks against coronavirus on Tehran underground (Metro) on April 7, 2020. (IRNA) July 14, 2021 Bahrain’s civil aviation affairs ministry yesterday said that entry will be banned from 16 new countries, including Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Philippines, south Africa and Indonesia over coronavirus concerns, the state news agency (BNA) reported. Bahrain [...]

By |July 14th, 2021|Bahrain|

Bahrain: Iran stands out as main source of narcotics

Most of the drug hauls were seized at the sea bed, according to the official. (Supplied) July 1, 2021 Bahrain has accused Iran of being the main source of narcotics smuggled to the kingdom, saying it has seized 3 tonnes and 70 kilograms of different drugs over the years from 2007 to 2021. [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Bahrain|

Why the Iranian regime is major threat to the region and international community

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L), and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on Feb 6, 2019. (AFP) By Track Persia May 27, 2021 Since the success of Grand Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in Iran and the overthrow of the [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen|

Bahrain probes $1.3bn Iranian money laundering network

The bank at the center of the allegations was set up and controlled by Iran’s Bank Saderat and Bank Melli. (Shutterstock) May 18, 2021 Bahrain’s attorney general said that public prosecutors had uncovered a $1.3 billion money laundering racket linked to officials at Future Bank and other Iranian institutions — including its central [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|Bahrain|

Iran appeals to CAS over Bahrain hub for World Cup qualifiers

Iranian football team Persepolis' players celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League match against Qatar's Al Sadd in Tehran, Jan 10, 2020. (AFP) April 8, 2021 Iran’s football federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the Asian Football Confederation’s decision to stage Asian World Cup Group C qualifiers [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Bahrain, East Asia|

Bahrain accuses Future Bank, Iranian banks of money laundering

Bahrain's Public Prosecution Building, Bahrain. (BNA) January 1, 2021 The high criminal court of Bahrain accused on Thursday the Iran-owned Future Bank, five of its officials and several Iranian banks of money laundering. The bank officials were sentenced to five years in prison and fined 1 million dinars each, report the Bahrain news agency (BNA). [...]

By |January 1st, 2021|Bahrain|

US hits Iran-backed Bahrain group with sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP) December 15, 2020 The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped sanctions on an alleged Iranian-backed Shiite group in Bahrain that it accuses of trying to overthrow Bahrain’s government and plotting terrorist attacks on Americans in the [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Bahrain, North America, USA|