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Aletho News - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | June 11, 2019 Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed the Trump administration they will attend a US-led conference in Bahrain this month on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming US peace plan, US officials said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. Egypt and Jordan’s...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

The June 25-26, 2019 “peace conference” scheduled for Manama, Bahrain and attended by the United States, Israel, a few Palestinian quislings, and sell-out Arab states is nothing more than a rubber stamp on the future virtual annexation of the West Bank by Israel. The so-called “peace plan,”...

Aletho News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik – May 29, 2019 The White House issued a press release Wednesday, revealing that US National Security Advisor John Bolton and United Arab Emirates National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA). “The DCA will enhance military...

Aletho News - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician swims toward an MH-60S Sea Hawk Helicopter after performing mine response procedures in the Arabian Gulf during Artemis Trident 19, April 9, 2019. Samantha P. Montenegro | Dvids By Whitney Webb | MintPress News | May 29, 2019 On Wednesday, National Security...

Aletho News - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 20, 2019 Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says his government has not been consulted about an economic conference that the United States will hold in Bahrain next month. The White House announced on Sunday that the first part of President Donald Trump’s so-called “...

Aletho News - 2019-04-27 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler | Dissident Voice | April 26, 2019 While Justin Trudeau’s government embraces repressive Middle East monarchies, they want us to believe their campaign to oust Venezuela’s government is motivated by support for democracy and human rights. On a tour of the Middle East last week...

Aletho News - 2019-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – April 15, 2019 An Israeli delegation of merchants and officials has canceled its planned participation in a business conference in Bahrain amid growing national outcry over the Persian Gulf kingdom’s warming ties with the Tel Aviv regime following years of clandestine contacts. A...

Aletho News - 2019-03-03 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | March 3, 2019 The leader of the Houthi Ansarullah revolutionary movement, Sayyed Abdul Malik al- Houthi, on Sunday stressed that the Warsaw conference was a mere announcement of normalizing ties between some Arab regimes and the Zionist entity at the expense of the Palestinian cause....

Aletho News - 2019-02-16 - Original post - cached version

Hazem Qasem Palestine Information Center | February 15, 2019 GAZA – Hamas’s spokesman Hazem Qasem on Thursday said that the US-led Warsaw conference serves the interests of Israel only. Qasem said in a brief statement that the US administration seeks to integrate Israel into the regional...

Consortium News - 2019-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Modern institutions that hold back the rise of barbarism are being weakened, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson  To the Point Analysis.com Several recent events suggest that global warming is not the only thing threatening our future. As if they are…

Dissident Voice - 2019-01-06 - Original post - cached version

The US will withdraw her troops from Syria. Will they really?  Let’s take Trump at his word, just for argument’s sake. Though in the meantime, RT reports that the withdrawal may be slower than anticipated, to allow Erdogan making his own “strategic arrangements”, while US troops depart. During...

Aletho News - 2018-12-11 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | December 10, 2018 The annual summit meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh on Sunday was particularly important for Saudi Arabia as a display of its regional leadership. But the short meeting of the GCC leaders behind closed doors,...

Aletho News - 2018-11-28 - Original post - cached version

If Americans Knew | November 27, 2018 Free Beacon reports that “pro-Israel groups in America are mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for blocking the continuation of U.S. aid to Israel.” Paul has placed a “block” on legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – $23,000...

Aletho News - 2018-11-27 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | November 26, 2018 The Israeli Minister of Economy, Eli Cohen received an official invitation to visit Bahrain in mid-April next year, the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (Makan) reported Sunday evening. Cohen will participate in the Startup Nations Ministerial conference, an...

Ian Sinclair - 2018-11-17 - Original post - cached version

Why Gulf Wealth Matters to the UK: David Wearing interview
by Ian Sinclair
Open Democracy
9 November 2018

In his new book Dr David Wearing, a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, argues the UK’s relationship with the...

Aletho News - 2018-11-16 - Original post - cached version

A boy stands next to a house destroyed by an air strike in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen. © Reuters / Khaled Abdullah RT | November 15, 2018 A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as […]

21 Century Wire - 2018-11-15 - Original post - cached version

Today the US Senate voted 77-21 to kill a proposal made by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul which would block US arms sales to the GCC monarchy of Bahrain who is also a member of the Saudi ‘coalition’ in its illegal war on Yemen now approaching its forth year.

Democratic war hawk Bob...

Dissident Voice - 2018-11-15 - Original post - cached version

There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone tweeted it well:

The Iraq invasion feels kind of like if your dad had stood up at the...

Aletho News - 2018-11-08 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar | November 8, 2018 Al-Wefaq Islamic Association in Bahrain on Thursday maintained that normalizing ties with the Zionist entity is a treason, stressing that Netanyahu and all the Israelis can never visit the Gulf country. In a statement, Al-Wefaq considered that the media reports which...

Ian Sinclair - 2018-10-22 - Original post - cached version

Book review: AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain by David Wearing
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
22 October 2018

Considering the region’s importance to the UK, it’s surprising to discover this essential and deeply impressive book is the first comprehensive...

Aletho News - 2018-09-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 29, 2018 The United States is creating the basis for the regional conflagration in the Middle East by fortifying its circle around Iran, American writer and academic James Petras says. The US State Department has endorsed the proposed sale of more than 800 tactical missiles...

Aletho News - 2018-07-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 19, 2018 The UK has almost doubled its arms deals with governments that it has blacklisted as violators of human rights, figures show. The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May approved some £1.5 billion in arms licenses in 2017, up from £820 million it did the year...

Aletho News - 2018-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 17, 2018 Bahraini regime officials have handed down death sentences to three Shia clergymen and condemned eight others to life imprisonment as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its repressive measures and heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community....

The Duran - 2018-05-29 - Original post - cached version

It looks like the British Empire is making a comeback.

Almost 47 years after the small island in the Persian Gulf gained independence from Britain, the UK armed forces are returning to Bahrain.

Starting in 2019, at least one of the Royal Navy’s Type-23 frigates will be based...

Media Monarchy - 2018-05-21 - Original post - cached version

Normalizing corruption, outlawing criticism and deterring threats + this day in history w/Hamburger Hill and our song of the day by Mistki on your Morning Monarchy for May 21, 2018.

21 Century Wire - 2018-05-14 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

Bahrain’s foreign minister tweeted out ‘Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran’ on May 11th. In an unprecedented show of support for the Zionist regime, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa issued the extraordinary statement on the social...

Consortium News - 2018-05-11 - Original post - cached version

We’ve been through this before: the trumped-up threat from Iraq based on false evidence in 2003 is the harrowingly similar model to what is emerging for Iran in 2018, argues John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou I spent nearly 15 years…

Aletho News - 2018-05-03 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | May 2, 2018 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has issued a presidential decree permitting the King of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, to own two villas located in the South Sinai province of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt’s state’s official Gazette reported on Monday. In accordance to...

Aletho News - 2018-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 1, 2018 Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, says authorities have made thousands of citizens jobless over the past few years due to their political and religious beliefs as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed...

The Anti Media - 2018-03-06 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) — Leaked emails obtained by the BBC on Monday show that the UAE lobbied the US to sack Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for failing to side with the Emirates in its struggle against Qatar. The sender of the emails, Elliott Broidy, owns a private security company that has contracts with the...

Aletho News - 2018-02-11 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | February 10, 2018 The monarchy of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in Bahrain, committed 995 cases of abuse in January, a new report by the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) has revealed. The report, published Saturday, states that 121 people, including six minors, were arbitrarily...

Dissident Voice - 2017-12-23 - Original post - cached version

On May 2, 2017, before becoming Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, as Minister of Defense, spoke about the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, a war he orchestrated since March of 2015. “A long war is in our interest,” he said, explaining that the Houthi rebels would eventually...

Aletho News - 2017-11-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – November 20, 2017 The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry has described as “worthless” the closing statement of the latest Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo, emphasizing that the statement was “full of lies and distortions.” “In line with the policies of the Zionist...

BSNEWS - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

On 30th October 2017 BSNews eds had the honour of interviewing the legend that is writer, historian and activist, Dean Henderson, who hooked up with us direct from deepest Missouri.

The post BSNews talks with writer, historian and activist, Dean Henderson appeared first on BSNEWS.

Dissident Voice - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version

Five months after the diplomatic spat between the so-called Anti-Terror Quartet and Qatar kicked-off, the ante is being upped. Bahrain, one of the quartet alongside Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, has called for Qatar to be frozen out of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC...

Aletho News - 2017-10-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – October 30, 2017 A Bahrain court has sentenced three family members of a prominent activist living abroad to jail terms as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against opposition figures and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf...

Giza Death Star - 2017-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Ms. C.M. found this article, and it's a stunner, for more reasons than one. But first a bit of context: I've recently blogged about…

The post THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO “HMMM…”: KING OF BAHRAIN ... appeared first on Giza Death Star.

MintPress - 2017-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Geopolitical rivalries and accusations of human rights abuses were ignored on Monday, as the first international arms fair in Bahrain opened its doors, with pavilions from both the US and Russia.

The Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017, which runs over three days...

Aletho News - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 18, 2017 Bahrain’s king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has called for an end to the Arab boycott of Israel, days after the Israeli premier said relations with the Arab world were better than any other time. According to Israeli media, King Hamad’s made the remarks at an event...

Aletho News - 2017-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 10, 2017 Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The US State Department has approved $3.8 billion in weapons sales to the tiny island nation of Bahrain. The Pentagon confirmed the approval and the State Department has notified Congress, who held up a similar sale last year over Bahrain’s many, many human rights problems.

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MintPress - 2017-09-09 - Original post - cached version

The US State Department has approved $3.8 billion in weapons sales to the tiny island nation of Bahrain. The Pentagon confirmed the approval and the State Department has notified Congress, who held up a similar sale last year over Bahrain’s many, many human rights problems.

The $3.8...

Ian Sinclair - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

Using the Establishment to Skewer the Establishment: UK Foreign Policy in the Middle East
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
19 July 2017

In May 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations published a report titled The Middle East: Time for New Realism....

Dissident Voice - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Chemical/biological warfare is the term used to describe the use of chemical or biological agents as weapons to injure or kill humans, livestock, or plants. Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that...

The Duran - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

The 13 point ultimatum issued to Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE has been slashed in an prima facie climbdown against the small Persian Gulf state.

Gone are the provisions which would force Qatar to take its state-owned media including Al Jazeera off the air....

21 Century Wire - 2017-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Niraj Srivastava
21st Century Wire 

The saga of the Saudi-Qatar dispute continues. This week saw some important developments, which might provide pointers to what is likely to happen in the coming weeks and months, and possibly years.

As expected, the US stepped in to...

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

The failure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in four-day talks with the Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and a Kuwaiti official, to mediate an end to the inter-Arab dispute over Qatar, suggests that U.S. influence in the Middle East is waning. Even in the wake of the most recent...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version
(MEE) — A former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia has said the kingdom has been funding mosques across Europe that promote an “extremist” version of Islam, the Guardian has reported.

Sir William Patey, who served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2006 to 2010, told an event in parliament on...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Over a thousand miles from the heart of a tense diplomatic impasse between Qatar and its regional rivals, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a lesser known but closely related situation is developing in Palestine’s Gaza Strip.

On June 18, 13 days after Saudi Arabia...

The Duran - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

After Qatar predictably rejected an ultimatum of ridiculous demands from Saudi Arabia which amounted to the surrendering of Qatar’s political and economic sovereignty, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has announced that as a result the boycott of Qatar will continue.

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