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Aletho News - 2020-02-22 - Original post - cached version

By Julia Kassem | American Herald Tribune | February 18, 2020

Nine years ago, on February 14 of 2011 to the date, massive anti-government protests swept Bahrain.

Yet the common narrative of Bahrain’s uprising as on the backburner of the failed Egyptian...

Aletho News - 2020-01-12 - Original post - cached version

By Salman Rafi Sheikh – New Eastern Outlook – 11.01.2020 There is a growing threat of Iran launching ‘total war’ on the US in the case of the US resorting to attacking Iran and targeting its cultural locations. While such an act will in itself amount to war crimes, this will most certainly...

Aletho News - 2019-12-29 - Original post - cached version

By Sondoss Al Asaad | American Herald tribune | December 28, 2019 Although freedom of expression is a ratified constitutional right; yet it constitutes a heinous crime and poses an existential threat to the Manama regime. For instance, Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of the now-outlawed Al-...

Aletho News - 2019-12-06 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 6, 2019 Jordan plans to restore full diplomatic relations with neighboring Syria in a further sign of Arab states embracing President Bashar al-Assad after a UAE diplomat praised him for “wise leadership” this week. Jordanian Minister of State and Agriculture Samir Habashneh...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Donald Trump’s administration has, through its diplomacy, achieved a “resounding success” in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain, a small emirate with a tiny population which US diplomats could scarcely even find on the map, even after repeated attempts, has, under US pressure, declared that it...

Consortium News - 2019-08-15 - Original post - cached version

The two sides of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s Qatar rift are far from reconciling as both accuse the other of supporting terrorism, reports Giorgio Cafiero.  By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News The Gulf Crisis between Qatar and its…

Aletho News - 2019-08-08 - Original post - cached version

RT | August 8, 2019 Tehran has hit out at Bahrain for hosting a “provocative” conference on Gulf maritime security and for its rhetoric accusing Iran of attacking tankers. Manama said the July 31 meeting was held to discuss the “current regional situation,” Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. It was...

Aletho News - 2019-07-30 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 30, 2019 Four days after Bahraini embassy staff in London allegedly tried to throw a protester off the embassy roof, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has yet to comment on the incident. There were angry protests outside the Bahraini embassy in London on July 26, prompted...

Consortium News - 2019-07-01 - Original post - cached version

There’s nothing new about a U.S. president assuming that Palestinians can be bribed into cooperating with Zionist ambitions, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson  TothePointAnalysis.com President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, or at least the economic...

Aletho News - 2019-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa Al-Manar | June 28, 2019 A senior member of the Hamas Political Bureau has condemned comments by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa that ‘Israel’ is a “country to stay” in the region which should be recognized. Mousa Abu...

21 Century Wire - 2019-06-28 - Original post - cached version


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The international backlash against Jared Kushner’s fundamentally flawed “Deal of the Century” has already begun, as protesters in Iraq besieged the Bahrain embassy in Baghdad. Crowds are accusing Bahrain of being a ‘US puppet’ and for selling out the...

Consortium News - 2019-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Giorgio Cafiero gauges the shortcomings of the U.S.-backed “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain this week. By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News The U.S.-backed two-day “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday was designed to advance…

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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…

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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...

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