U.S. Grounds Saudi Pilots, Halts Military Training after Base Shooting
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.
U.S. Bars Former Saudi Diplomat in Turkey from Entering U.S. over Khashoggi Murder
The United States on Tuesday barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi, the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, the U.S. State Department said.
Japan PM Abe Discussing Japan Visit by Iranian President Rouhani
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with the United States.
US Senator Visits Home of Imprisoned Bahrain Rights Activist: AP
A U.S. senator has visited the home of a detained human rights activist in the Mideast island kingdom of Bahrain.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Issues Statement: For this Reason I Visited Family of Detained HR Activist Nabeel Rajab
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday (November 24, 2019) released the following statement during his visit to Bahrain where he met with the family of Nabeel Rajab, a human rights activist who is in prison for being critical of the Bahraini government:
US Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Visits Family of Detained HR Activist Nabeel Rajab
U.S. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy visited family of detained human rights activist Nabeel Rajab in Bani Jamra.
Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes in Yemen down 80%: U.N. Envoy
United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the number of air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen has dropped nearly 80% in the last two weeks.
Iran Enriching at Fordow, IAEA Confirms, as Enriched Uranium Stock Grows
Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran’s enriched uranium stock has continued to grow.
U.S.-Led Naval Coalition, Protecting Oil Tankers, Opens Command Center in Bahrain
The U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf, established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, opened a command center in Bahrain on Thursday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said in a statement.
U.S. Accuses Two Former Twitter Employees of Spying for Saudi Arabia
Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows.
Iran Launches More Advanced Machines to Speed up Nuclear Enrichment: Official
Iran said on Monday it had launched a new batch of advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment, further reducing compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of its arch-foe the United States.
U.S. Imposes New Iran Sanctions, but Waives Others
The United States said on Thursday it had imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military or nuclear programs, even as it waived sanctions to let foreign firms continue non-proliferation work in Iran.
Baghdadi Given Burial at Sea, Afforded Religious Rites: U.S. Officials
The United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom after he was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Syria on Saturday, three officials told Reuters.
Security Company Owned by Trump’s Lawyer Trains Bahraini Police Officers Involved in Brutal Crackdown
Donald Trump's personal attorney, has signed a new agreement to train Bahrain's police force, according to a report in the United States.
Trump's Personal Lawyer Mistakenly Exposes Financial Dealings with Bahrain
Rudolph Giuliani's personal lawyer exposed financial transactions with Bahrain when he mistakenly left two audio messages about his need for hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bahrain on a television channel.
US Seeks Data on Iran Humanitarian Sales
The United States on Friday asked foreign governments to submit detailed reports on humanitarian exports to Iran, a step observers said could have a chilling effect and cast a pall over European efforts to allow trade.
Saudi Minister Says Maximum Pressure Only Way to Get Iran to Negotiate
A senior Saudi official said on Thursday that a policy of appeasement would not work with Iran and that the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table was to apply maximum pressure.
Pentagon Chief Visits Saudi Arabia as Tensions Simmer with Iran
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between Washington and Tehran, and Russia seeking to boost its influence in the Middle East.
U.S. Extends Waiver for Iraq to Import Iranian Electricity for 120 Days
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it has extended by 120 days a waiver to sanctions allowing Iraq to import gas and electricity from Iran as it pushes Baghdad to make the country more energy independent.
Bahrain-US Security Memorandum of Understanding Signed with Cooperation in Field of Cyber Terrorism
A US delegation led by the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, David Pekoske, held discussions on Sunday (October 6, 2019) with a delegation from the Bahraini Interior Ministry chaired by Chief of Public Security, Tariq Al-Hassan, at the Public Security Officers Club.