A group of 15 rights groups urged the administration of US President Joe Biden to address the deterioration of human rights in Bahrain by adopting a rights-based foreign policy towards the Gulf. The group, which includes the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Amnesty International, Reprieve, and the World[…]
Bahrain will not allow the import of Israeli goods produced in settlements in illegally occupied Palestinian territory, state news agency BNA reported on Saturday, disavowing comments made by the Gulf state’s trade minister earlier this week. Bahrain’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid al-Zayani had voiced openness to[…]
Qatar’s foreign minister has said there has been movement on resolving the diplomatic dispute that has pitted the Gulf neighbours against each other but he could not predict whether a breakthrough was imminent or would fully resolve the matter. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a[…]
Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel. The terror group said that the so-called Abraham Accords formalised last month in Washington are a betrayal of Islam and accuse Riyadh[…]
The Israeli cabinet approved on Monday the Abraham Accords, the normalisation deal signed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel on 15 September in Washington, DC. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had spoken to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince on Monday, and that[…]
Palestinian officials have condemned the Israel-Bahrain normalisation deal announced by US President Donald Trump as another “stab in the back” by an Arab state. Friday’s accord normalising diplomatic ties between Israel and Bahrain comes one month after the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise ties with Israel under a US-brokered[…]
Oman and Bahrain are stuck on the sidelines of the international debt markets after a record borrowing tally by Gulf Arab economies this month underscored a divide between the region’s strongest and weakest sovereigns. Facing external financing needs that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. estimates at $5.5 billion this year, Oman[…]
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets this morning and gathered in front of the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City to protest against the ongoing US-led Bahrain workshop. Another rally was held in Khan Younis, in the center of[…]
The British government announced on Tuesday that it is banning all new arms sales licenses to the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition fighting in the Yemen war following its defeat in a lengthy court battle. The prohibition covers Saudi Arabia as well as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain and Kuwait,[…]
Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the “brotherly Palestinian people,” AP reports. The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference planned for next month, saying any peace push that ignores the Palestinian people’s[…]
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