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

Saudi Sovereign Fund PIF To Invest In Investcorp – Aberdeen Infrastructure

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF will become an anchor investor in infrastructure fund being launch by Bahrain’s Ivestcorp and Berdeen Standard Investments. Aberdeen Standard Investcorp Infrastructure Parners (ASIIP) received a capital commitment from the $430 billion PIF for up to %20 of the total size of the fund size of the fund ahead of … More Saudi Sovereign Fund PIF To Invest In Investcorp – Aberdeen Infrastructure

Bahrain Daily COVID -19 Deaths Hit Record As Infections Surge

Bahrain’s health ministry on Monday reported 28 deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily in the small island nation which has seen a surge in coronavirus cases to record levels. Last week, the Gulf Arab state restricted access to most public venues to immunized people after the spike in infections, which authorities, mostly blamed on large … More Bahrain Daily COVID -19 Deaths Hit Record As Infections Surge

Bahrain Suspends Entry For Travellers From ‘Red List’ Countries – Report

Bahrain will suspend entry of travellers from countries on its ‘Red List’, which includes Indiam Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, from May 24, state news agency (BNA) said. Bahraini citizens and residency visa holders are not not covered by the suspension, but will have to provode a PCR test before boarding a plane and … More Bahrain Suspends Entry For Travellers From ‘Red List’ Countries – Report

Bahrain’s Economy To Grow 3.3% This Year, Must Cut Public Debt – IMF

Bahrain’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be gradual, with growth projected at 3.3.% this year after a 5.4% contraction in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday. The tiny Gulf state has been battered by the twin shocks of the coronavirus crisis and lower oil prices, which pushed its overall fiscal deficit … More Bahrain’s Economy To Grow 3.3% This Year, Must Cut Public Debt – IMF

POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute

Gulf Arab foreign ministers held a virtual meeting on Sunday ahead of a summit to discuss steps towards ending a diplomatic row that has undermined regional stability and thwarted Washington’s efforts to form a united front against Iran.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain served diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it … More POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute