Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Tag Archives: BAHRAIN

In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday laid historical claims to a number of Arabian Gulf countries without naming them. In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Rouhani said: “47 years ago, which is

Egypt, Bahrain firm on list of 13 demands to end Qatar crisis

:: The Egyptian and Bahraini foreign ministries affirmed their firmness on sticking to a list of 13 demands including six principles the anti-Terror Quartet issued last year as the basis for resolving ongoing crisis with Qatar. In a joint statement,

Bahrain announces Nov. 24 as date for parliamentary elections

:: Bahrain has announced that is has set the date of Nov. 24 for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The announcement came after a royal order issued by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa on Monday and also set a date for

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt file Qatar airspace dispute to International Court of Justice

:: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Wednesday a move to submit a dispute with Qatar regarding their sovereign airspace to the International Court of Justice. A Saudi Press Agency statement said that the file

US State Department approves weapons sale to Bahrain

:: The US State Department approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Department of Defense’s agency, the

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain, UAE state news agency WAM reported. The agency added that the Emirati civilian craft

Bahraini king: Qatari solution lies in Riyadh

:: Bahraini King Hamad al-Khalifa met with Timothy Lenderking, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau at the US Department of State and the former Commander in Chief of the United States

Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

Bahrain FM: Iran’s state shall remain while the regime will be gone

:: In a tweet posted by Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, he said that “Iran and its followers know who stands in the face of their despicable expansionist project, stressing that Iran as a state will go

Bahrain sentences six to death for ‘assassination plot’

:: Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday, including an army soldier, after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported. Bahrain state media said that the

US Congressmen call secret Qatar deal into question

:: The Washington Post reported that members of the Congress, in both parties, are calling agreement a US-Qatar Memorandum of Understanding that was signed six months ago, into question. The newspaper added that they are asking to release the deal

Arab league to meet on Iran at Saudi request

:: The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request,

Bahrain dissident who ‘spied’ for Qatar to stand trial

:: Bahraini Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman will face trial later this month for “spying” for Qatar, the state prosecution said on Sunday. Salman will be tried alongside two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali Mehdi, from November

Bahrain oil pipeline fire was act of sabotage – Interior Ministry

:: State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) closed the flow of oil to the stricken pipeline, the civil defense added in the statement, published on the interior ministry’s website. Residents close to the incident near Buri village, some 15 kilometers (10

Bahrain urges its nationals to leave Lebanon immediately

:: The Kingdom of Bahrain urged its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately and to “exercise caution.” It also called on Bahrainis not to travel to this country. The call came a day after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

Bahrain FM: Qatar aims to weaken, undermine GCC

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa tweeted “Qatari media targeting the GCC and its secretary-general confirms Qatar’s lack of respect for the council, with it’s goal being to weaken and undermine it,” on Tuesday on his official account.

Bahrain will not attend any summit unless Qatar ‘returns to its senses’

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has said on Monday that Manama will not attend any summit unless Qatar “returns to its senses”. “Qatar has shown a lack of respect for the charters, treaties and their policies aimed at

Bahrain FM: The right step to maintain GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa tweeted “the right step to maintain GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership” on Sunday. The full tweet read “The right step to maintain the GCC is to freeze Qatar’s membership in

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