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|

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|