U.S. Approves Potential Sale Of Rocket Launchers To Bahrain – Pentagon

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $176 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a news release.

Putin, Bahrain King Discuss Importance Of Diplomatic Solutions – King’s Adviser

PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa discussed in a phone call the ‘importance of solving conflicts by diplomatic means’, an adviser to the king said on Twitter on Tuesday. Bahrain is a close ally to Saudi Arabia which is, alongside Russia, one of the world’s top … More Putin, Bahrain King Discuss Importance Of Diplomatic Solutions – King’s Adviser

Bahrain Introduces ‘Golden’ Permanent Residency Visas To Lure Talent

PARIS, France – Bahrain on Monday introduced a new permanent residency visa to attract talent and investment, part of a trend in Gulf states to offer more flexible and longer – duration visa amid regional economic competition and as Bahrain works to fix its finances. Foreigners in Gulf states have traditionally had renewable visas valid … More Bahrain Introduces ‘Golden’ Permanent Residency Visas To Lure Talent

Gulf Leaders In Riyadh For 42nd GCC Summit

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Gulf leaders arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday for the 42nd Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which is set to explore avenues for tighter cooperation and integration in the region. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first received the Omani delegation, headed by the deputy prime minister, before welcoming Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al – … More Gulf Leaders In Riyadh For 42nd GCC Summit

Gezahegne Breaks 10 Km Road Race World Record In Geneva

GENEVA  – Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahege won the Giants Geneva 10k in 29 minutes 38 seconds on Sunday to take five seconds off the women’s world record for a 10km road race when men are also competing. The Ethiopian – born 30 – year -old, who won 10,000 metres silver behind Sifan Hassan at the Tokyo … More Gezahegne Breaks 10 Km Road Race World Record In Geneva

U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait next week, the Pentagon said on Friday, in a ‘thank you’ tour for allies and troops that helped in the massive U.S. – led airlift from Afghanistan after Taliban takeover. Austin planned to leave on Sunday and meet … More U.S. Defense Secretary To Travel To Gulf Countries Next Week

U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

Milan / Italy – – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Loyd J. Austin III on Tuesday thanked members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their roles in Afghanistan evacuation efforts, according to press releases In a phone call with United Arab Emirates ‘ Sheikh Mohammed bin  Zayed (Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), Secretary … More U.S. Defense Secretary Thanks GCC Countries For Their Role In Afghanistan Evacuation

France Puts Bahrain On Covid – 19 Green List, Effective Immediately

France has now added Bahrain to its list of green countries, starting August 1, Bahrain state news reported on Saturday. Vaccinated Bahrain residents wishing to travel to France will need to provide a proof of vaccination status, a declaration attesting that they are experiencing no Covid-19 symptoms, and that they have not been in contact … More France Puts Bahrain On Covid – 19 Green List, Effective Immediately

Two Gulf Aircraft Involved in ‘Minor Incident’ At Dubai Airport

The tail of a Gulf Air passenger aircraft was hit by another plane at Dubai International Airport on Thursday, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA reported, in what a Dubai Airports spokesperson described as a minor incident. UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said on Thursday in a statement, ‘This morning a minor collision occured between two … More Two Gulf Aircraft Involved in ‘Minor Incident’ At Dubai Airport

Bahrain’s Crown Prince Congratulates New Israeli PM Bennett – BNA

Bahrain’s crown prince sent a congratulatory telepgraph to new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in which he expressed his sincere wishes to the former government for success in its tasks ‘in a way that strengthen the pillars of development, stability, and  peace in the region and the world’, Bahrain state news agency (BNA) said on … More Bahrain’s Crown Prince Congratulates New Israeli PM Bennett – BNA