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|

Bahrain fines Iranian banks implicated in money laundering

The total of fines imposed on the Iran Central Bank, other Iranian banks and the three Future Bank officials in seven cases reached $47 million. (Shutterstock) August 28, 2020 Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced three Future Bank officials to five years in prison each and to $1 million fines on Thursday, in the [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain foils 2 attempts to smuggle explosives from Iran, says Hezbollah behind them

Manama's authorities foiled at the time an attempt to smuggle a shipment of ammunition, explosives, and weapons off the Bahraini coast. (Reuters) August 7, 2020 Bahrain foiled two attempts to smuggle explosives from Iran after seizing two cars loaded with explosive materials, the Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday. The ministry said those [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain fines Future Bank, three Iranian banks on money-laundering charges

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) July 16, 2020 The Bahraini Public Prosecution fined Future Bank and three Iranian banks on Thursday with around $2.6 million in two money-laundering cases. Three officials in Future Bank were sentenced to five years in prison and [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Bahrain|

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|