Bahrain's launch of Shiite crackdown jeopardizes its security

World | ANALYSIS Jun 23, 2016

Bahrain's launch of Shiite crackdown jeopardizes its security

Bahrain aims to end years of instability with a crackdown on Shiite political parties, but it could be a gamble that risks further destabilizing the Western-allied kingdom and the wider Middle East. Five years after it crushed street protests with Saudi military support, the Sunni ...

World Feb 6, 2016

Bahrain says it is ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, the Persian Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbor and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ambassador ...

Abe reaches deal with Bahrain on GCC talks

National 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 minister ...