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|

Iran misinformation campaign accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of colluding with Bahraini ex-MP to spy for Israel

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) December 4, 2020 Iran has launched a media misinformation campaign to justify its claim that the freed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a spy, accusing her of coordinating with a former Bahraini MP to steal secrets for Israel. A state-run TV outlet this week ran a nearly [...]

By |December 4th, 2020|Australia, Bahrain, Europe, Israel|

Bahrain: Iran’s malign activities ‘more blatant than ever’ in Middle East

Abdullatif Al-Zayani, now Bahrain's FM, speaks during a press conference following the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh on Dec.10, 2019. (AP) December 2, 2020 Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East are “more blatant than ever,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani said on Tuesday during the virtual US-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue. Iran’s “malign intent and [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Bahrain, Middle East|

Bahrain sentences Iran-backed militias to prison

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) November 7, 2020 The Bahraini government sentenced 51 offenders linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) for terror activities, most of them in absentia, according to the government statement issued on [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain says it foils terrorist attack backed by Iran

The US Patrol Coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain on July 3, 2013. (AFP) September 21, 2020 Bahrain said on Sunday it had foiled a "terrorist attack" backed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and a local [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Bahrain|

Israel deal protects Bahrain’s interests amid Iran threat, minister says

Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa attends GCC meeting in Manama, April 23, 2013. (AFP) September 15, 2020 Bahrain’s interior minister said on Monday that normalising ties with Israel protects Bahrain’s interests and strengthens its strategic partnership with the United States, amid an ongoing threat from Iran. “It [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Bahrain, Israel|

Iran Guards warn of ‘harsh revenge’ against Bahrain by Bahrainis, Palestinians over Israel deal

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). (AP) September 12, 2020 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that Bahrain would face “harsh revenge” from its own people and the Palestinians over the Gulf Arab state’s move to normalise ties with Israel. “The executioner ruler of Bahrain should await the harsh revenge of the Mujahideen [...]

By |September 12th, 2020|Bahrain, Israel|

Iran says Bahrain-Israel deal is shameful

The shadow of a woman is cast on a wall of Al-Fateh Grand Mosque as she arrives holding a Bahraini flag at a pro-government rally in Manama February 21, 2012. (REUTERS) September 12, 2020 Iran said Saturday that Bahrain is now partner to the “crimes” of Israel after the two announced a deal to [...]

By |September 12th, 2020|Bahrain, Israel|