Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

:: US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted More »

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »


Tag Archives: BAHRAIN

Palestinian chief negotiator urges Arabs to reconsider attending Bahrain workshop

:: The secretary of the PLO’s executive committee, Saeb Erekat, called on Arab states that have committed to attend the Bahrain economic “workshop” to revisit their decision. In an interview with Arab News, Erekat praised Saudi Arabia’s commitment to the

Palestinians to shun US-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan

:: Palestinians will stay away from a US-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday. Washington

Palestinian gov’t says it was not consulted about US-led economic conference

:: The Palestinians have not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Monday. Washington announced the conference on

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

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