In Bahrain, Bennett pledges to aid country in fight against Iran

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) is greeted by Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in the capital, Manama, on Feb 14, 2022. (GPO) February 15, 2022 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who is on a landmark trip to Bahrain, told a local paper in an interview published Tuesday that Israel would confront Iran and [...]

By |February 15th, 2022|Bahrain, Israel|

Israel, Bahrain sign new defense memo in signal toward Iran

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, speaks during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP) February 4, 2022 Israel and Bahrain signed a defense agreement Thursday as part of a show of cooperation aimed at sending a message toward archenemy Iran. Defense Minister Benny Gantz [...]

By |February 4th, 2022|Bahrain, Israel|

Bahrain says it foiled planned attack, confiscated Iranian weapons and explosives

An explosives specialist police officer conducts an investigation after a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain, July 28, 2015. (REUTERS) November 22, 2021 Bahrain security forces arrested a number of suspected militants ahead of a planned attack and confiscated weapons and explosives that had come from Iran, the [...]

By |November 22nd, 2021|Bahrain|

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin attends a NATO Defence Ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct 21, 2021. (REUTERS) November 20, 2021 America’s top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, [...]

By |November 20th, 2021|Bahrain, North America, USA|

Israel, UAE, Bahrain, US hold major Red Sea drill ‘to counter Iran’s aggression’

F/A-18F Super Hornets launch from the flight deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf, July 29, 2019. (US Navy) November 12, 2021 The navies of Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain launched a joint exercise in the Red Sea this week, in response to their [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Bahrain, Israel, Middle East, North America, UAE, USA|

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|