Bahrain follows UAE in normalizing ties with Israel

World / Politics Sep 12, 2020

Bahrain follows UAE in normalizing ties with Israel

Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could leave the Palestinians further isolated. U.S. President Donald Trump posted the announcement on Twitter after he spoke ...

World May 4, 2019

U.S. OKs nearly $6 billion in weapons sales to Persian Gulf allies

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages, the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification. The United States depends on allies in the region, ...

World Apr 6, 2018

U.K. opens permanent naval base in Bahrain

The United Kingdom opened a permanent military base in Bahrain on Thursday, Bahrain's state news agency BNA reported. The ceremony formally opening the U.K. Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa and Britain's Prince Andrew. Britain announced in 2014 it ...