Bahrain brings charges in vast money laundering case linked to Iranian state-owned banks

According to OFAC, Bank Melli is designated for sanctions for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for the IRGC. (AP) February 14, 2020 Bahrain launched legal proceedings on Thursday against a number of individuals and businesses involved in a vast money laundering scheme linked to state-owned Iranian banks. The [...]

By |February 14th, 2020|Bahrain|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

How Iran supplies militant bomb factories in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) December 18, 2019 Bomb parts seized by security forces in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain match explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in Yemen, a new report reveals. The electrical [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Bahraini militia backed by Iran reemerges to threaten new attacks

Photo released by Iranian media. From top left: Founder of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini, Bahraini Shiite Sheikh Isa Qasim, Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (LWJ) November 4, 2019 Katibat al Haydariyah, a small militia within the pro-Iran “Islamic Resistance” branding of Bahraini opposition groups, has reemerged on social media to threaten new attacks [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Bahrain|

Why is Bahrain targeted by Iran’s domination policy?

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) By Track Perisa August 15, 2019 For centuries Iran has been seen as a nation that has a desire to be a [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Bahrain|

Bahrain says Iran hinders efforts to boost navigation security in Gulf

A general view of the Bahraini capital Manama. (AFP) August 10, 2019 Bahrain called Thursday on Iran to stop issuing “irresponsible statements” and “hollow threats” and carrying out practices that could provoke tension in the region. The Kingdom’s foreign ministry stressed in a statement that calm should prevail in order to respect all [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Bahrain|

Bahrain accuses Iran, Qatar of plotting to target its unity

Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa attends the consultative meeting of interior ministers from the (GCC), in  Manama on April 23, 2013. (AFP) August 6, 2019 Bahrain accused on Sunday Iran and Qatar of plotting to target its national unity and of promoting sedition and chaos. Interior Minister [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Bahrain, Qatar|

Bahrain uncovers Iran and Qatar cyber terrorism network

The network, run by wanted fugitives, are implementing a “systematic plan” to harm the image of Bahrain and its people. (Supplied) May 21, 2019 Bahraini authorities said Monday they have tracked a network of destabilising electronic accounts operated in several countries including Iran and Qatar amid rising tensions in the Gulf over Iranian [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Bahrain, Qatar|

Bahrain asks its citizens in Iran, Iraq to leave immediately on safety concerns

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) May 18, 2019 US-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|Bahrain, Iraq|

Bahrain court jails 19 over Iran, Hezbollah links

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) May 8, 2019 Bahrain’s highest court slapped 19 people with jail terms after they were convicted of maintaining links with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, as reported on Anadolu Agency.  According to the Bahraini News Agency [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Bahrain|