Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid visits Bahrain

Bahrain hosted the Israeli foreign minister on Thursday for the highest-level visit since the countries established ties last year andwhich included a tour of a U.S. naval headquarters to signal common cause against Iran. Landing in Manama on a plane daubed with an olive branch painting, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met King Hamad bin Isa… Read More Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid visits Bahrain

U.S. designates Bahrain-based group Saraya al-Mukhtar as terrorist organization

The United States on Tuesday designated the Bahrain-based Saraya al-Mukhtar group as a terrorist organization, accusing it of being backed by Iran and of having plotted attacks against U.S. personnel in the Gulf Arab state. The move, which comes amid a slew of sanctions announced by Washington as President Donald Trump’s term nears a close,… Read More U.S. designates Bahrain-based group Saraya al-Mukhtar as terrorist organization

Israel, Bahrain reaches agreement to open embassies and establish visa systems

Bahrain and Israel said on Wednesday they would open embassies, establish online visa systems and launch weekly flights between the countries soon, in a broadened cooperation promoted by Washington as an economic boon and means of isolating Iran. On the first official visit by Bahraini officials to Israel, the Gulf kingdom’s foreign minister, Abdullatif Al-Zayani,… Read More Israel, Bahrain reaches agreement to open embassies and establish visa systems

UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the White House ceremony, capping a dramatic month when first the UAE and then Bahrain… Read More UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to normalize relations with Israel