Iran seeks to undermine Bahrain’s security via proxy arms: US State Department

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) June 30, 2020 Iran has sought to undermine Bahrain’s security by providing arms to proxy and terror groups, the United States said in a joint statement as its envoy on [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahraini court fines four banks for involvement in Iran transfers linked to terrorism

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) June 18, 2020 A Bahraini court sentenced three officials from the country’s Future Bank to five years in prison and fined them each 1 million Bahraini dinars (over $2.5 million) for their involvement in transfers by Iranian [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|Bahrain|

Gulf Air to repatriate stranded Bahrainis from Iran

A couple wearing protective face masks following a coronavirus outbreak walk in the Iranian city of Qom. (Reuters) April 13, 2020 Bahrain said on Monday that state-owned Gulf Air has begun flying to Iran to repatriate Bahrainis stranded there due to the coronavirus crisis, the first direct flights between the two countries in [...]

By |April 13th, 2020|Bahrain|

Iranian-backed group in Bahrain celebrates anniversary of deadly bombing

A 2016 file picture shows the burned-out wreckage of a police vehicle in Karbabad village in Bahrain. (AP) By Caleb Weiss April 9, 2020 In a video recently released online, the Iranian-backed Saraya al Ashtar group celebrated the anniversary of one of its largest attacks in Bahrain. The production also aired on Iraq’s Al Ebaa [...]

By |April 9th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain announces 241 confirmed cases came from Iran

A general view of the Bahraini capital Manama. (AFP) April 2, 2020 Bahrain announced 241 of the confirmed coronavirus cases in the Kingdom came from Iran, according to the health ministry. Last month, Bahrain accused Iran of “biological aggression” by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp the passports [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Bahrain|

Hundreds of Bahrainis stuck in Iran as evacuation plans stall

A commuter looks through a water-stained window wearing a mask and gloves to help guard against the Coronavirus, on a public bus in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP) March 19, 2020 Hundreds of Bahraini pilgrims are stranded in Iran, epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, as Bahrain [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain accuses Iran of ‘biological aggression’ for coronavirus cover up

An Iranian child wearing face mask walks on a street of Tehran, February 26, 2020. (EPA-EFE) March 12, 2020 Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of “biological aggression” by covering up the spread of the new coronavirus and failing to stamp the passports of Bahraini travelers, as other Gulf Arab states boosted measures to [...]

By |March 12th, 2020|Bahrain|

77 of 165 Bahrain citizens evacuated from Iran test positive for coronavirus

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20,2020. (AFP) March 11, 2020 A total of 77 Bahrain citizens evacuated from Iran tested positive for coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 189. Bahrain Ministry of Health evacuated 165 citizens from coronavirus-hit [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Bahrain|

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|