Sep 4, 2014

U.S. citizen among 24 jailed over Saudi 'terror cell'

A Riyadh court jailed 24 people, including a U.S. citizen, for up to 27 years Wednesday for forming a “terrorist cell” and attempting to attack Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, state media said. The defendants, sentenced to at least two years in prison, also include ...

Jul 8, 2014

U.S. diplomat who met Shiite group is ordered out of Bahrain

Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski is not welcome ...

Bahrain: Opposition group says leader arrested

Dec 29, 2013

Bahrain: Opposition group says leader arrested

Bahrain authorities summoned the head of the country’s main Shiite opposition bloc on Saturday for questioning on allegations of incitement, a move that could inflame tensions in the tiny Western-allied Gulf kingdom. Al Wefaq says it considers its leader, Ali Salman, to be under ...

Abe reaches deal with Bahrain on GCC talks

Aug 25, 2013

Abe reaches deal with Bahrain on GCC talks

The leaders of Japan and Bahrain have agreed to resume a strategic dialogue between resource-poor Japan and a regional grouping of oil-producing gulf countries, Japanese officials said. The accord was reached between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, prime ...