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  • Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

    06/04/2017 10:18:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 79 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 4 June 2017 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi rebels also expelled Qatar from its alliance because of Doha's practices of strengthen terrorism. Qatar has categorically denied supporting; Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and is confidant US President Donald Trump will not last in power.
  • Saudis lurking behind Trump's Jerusalem plan

    12/06/2017 4:45:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    President Donald Trump is getting ready to do something big and risky in the Middle East – something no other president has dared to do. So big, and so risky, that it could either spark a new Palestinian uprising, or lead to the long coveted but elusive peace pact that every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to broker. According to published reports, Trump is planning to announce Wednesday the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there from Tel Aviv within six months. He reportedly has the backing of Saudi Arabia,...
  • Israel slams India's vote for UN Jerusalem resolution

    12/28/2017 12:43:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/17
    Israel has protested to the government of India over the Delhi government's support of the recent motion at the United Nations General Assembly calling for the cancellation of United States President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Maariv reported. The protest comes two weeks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reciprocal visit to India after the visit of his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this past summer. Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to comment. On Twitter, Indian citizens fumed at their government's decision to vote against Israel, Mida reported. "This isn't why we voted for...
  • Ankara's paranoia spikes as Qatar shunned (Turkey)

    06/06/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | June 5, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    The dramatic decision by five Arab countries to sever ties with Qatar over its alleged coddling of the Muslim Brotherhood and its flirtation with their archenemy Iran has caught the pugnacious emirate’s closest regional ally, Turkey, off balance and wondering whether it too may be targeted. Turkey’s initial reaction to the announcement by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen that they were suspending diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and from Qatar was a call for dialogue. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a news conference, “We see the stability in the Gulf region as our own...
  • Bahrain Oil Pipeline Explodes, Bursts Into Giant Flames

    11/10/2017 3:22:55 PM PST · by JP1201 · 16 replies
    An oil pipeline in Bahrain exploded, and burst into giant fireball, as numerous videos posted on social media showed. According to the Saudi Gazette, an explosion caused a fire in an oil pipeline near Buri village. It adds that no injuries have been reported, and that civil defense teams are extinguishing the fire. https://mobile.twitter.com/Saudi_Gazette/status/929092529211002880 http://albiladpress.com/articles/460614.html
  • Bahrain Government Links Pipeline Explosion To Iran

    11/11/2017 12:38:22 PM PST · by JP1201 · 9 replies
    Bahrain said on Nov. 11 that an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Nov. 10 was caused by "terrorist" sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to Iran, Reuters reported. A key Western ally and host to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, Sunni Muslim-ruled Bahrain has for years grappled with protests and sporadic violence coming from its Shiite majority. Iran denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom's unrest.
  • State Department approves $3.8 billion in arms sales to Bahrain: Pentagon

    09/08/2017 6:13:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday. The approvals coincide with the State Department’s notification to Congress, which had held up a similar arms deal last year over human rights concerns. The proposed sales include 19 F-16V jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp which could have a value of up to $2.7 billion, the Pentagon said. Other potential sales approved Friday include two 35 meter (114 feet) patrol boats with machine guns, 221 anti-tank missiles made by Raytheon...
  • American F-18 crash lands in Bahrain, pilot ejects to safety after engine failure

    08/14/2017 6:36:22 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/2017 | staff
    A US F/A-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia that's home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet. Images on social media showed the grey fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact after what the Navy described as an 'uncontrollable' landing. The F-18 took off from the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier now in the Persian...
  • H.R. McMaster’s Former Firm Funded by Sharia-Ruled Bahrain — Up to 25% Of Total Income

    08/09/2017 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/17 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has been listed as a member for 11 years, quietly took in about $32.5 million in funding from Bahrain, a country whose constitution explicitly enshrines Sharia Islamic law as the governing doctrine. The funding from Bahrain, a repressive regime with a dismal human rights track record but also an important regional U.S. ally, reportedly amounted to one quarter of the think tank’s total income. A significant portion of this funding reportedly pays for the think tank’s annual conference in Bahrain, the Mamana...
  • BREAKING: Gulf States Give Qatar List of Demands To Restore Diplomatic Relationships(truc)

    06/23/2017 5:54:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    The latest development, in the ongoing Arab state GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) initiative to stem the destabilizing behavior of Qatar, is a list of demands presented to Qatar. If you have followed the regional issues for the past few years you’ll quickly identify how each of the demands cuts to the core of the destabilizing issues.... "Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. That’s according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the...
  • ‘Terrorism, meddling in affairs’: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

    06/04/2017 8:07:27 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    rt.com ^ | June 5, 2017
    Bahrain announced early Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with neighboring Qatar and cutting air and sea connections with Doha, accusing it of meddling in its internal affairs. Saudi Arabia then did the same, citing “national security.” Bahrain’s state news agency said in a brief statement that Qatari citizens have 14 days to leave the country. It accused Doha of supporting terrorism and meddling in Manama’s internal affairs. Citing “protection of national security,” Riyadh then announced it was also severing ties with Doha and closing off all land, sea and air contacts, the Saudi state agency said in a...
  • 'Ground Zero' imam on Mideast tour to make Islam 'Americanized'

    08/21/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Post ^ | August 21, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    The imam behind the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero surfaced yesterday far from the controversy -- in Bahrain, where he's on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to spread good will. Appearing in public for the first time in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking at a mosque near Bahrain's capital of Manama, said he wants to "Americanize" Islam -- but dodged questions about the uproar over his planned mosque and community center. This is Rauf's fourth US-sponsored trip to the region
  • CNN Reporter Didn't Know SHE Was Still On The Air, Admits Obama PAID THEM To Lie

    02/15/2017 12:01:43 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 40 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | orig Oct 15, 2016 | Michael Smith
    If you happen to watch CNN, you'll know that the network has become a front for the Clinton Campaign and a bastion for spreading liberal nonsense. Now, a report by one of its own journalists has found that CNN has also taken bribes from foreign countries. The CNN reporter who blew the lid on this issue was none other than Amber Lyon, formerly employed by CNN and an "award winning reporter." Yesterday, Lyon “blew the cover” on the network’s suspicious business practices. Lyon claims that CNN "is paid by the U.S. government for reporting on some events, and not reporting...
  • Trump to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain blocked by Obama

    02/08/2017 7:26:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Guy Taylor
    The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.
  • Bahrain, reversing reform, restores arrest powers to spies

    01/05/2017 7:36:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 10:31 AM EST | Jon Gambrell
    Bahrain announced on Thursday that it has restored the power of its domestic spy service to make some arrests, reversing a key reform recommended in the wake of the crackdown that followed the country’s 2011 Arab Spring protests. The decree affecting its National Security Agency comes as Bahrain is in the midst of a renewed clampdown on dissent. It also follows an armed assault on a prison that killed a police officer and freed 10 inmates. The decision came in decree, announced by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. It described the decision as making the arrest powers “limited” to terrorism...
  • Muslims And Jews Dancing ‘Disgraceful,' Says Hamas

    01/01/2017 8:28:05 AM PST · by Optimist · 28 replies
    yahoo wews ^ | 12/27/2016 | Jason Le Miere
    A video of Muslims and Jewish people dancing together at a Hanukkah celebration in Bahrain has been condemned by Hamas as a “humiliating and disgraceful spectacle.”For the second year in a row, the Arab state hosted a candle-lighting ceremony marking the start of Hanukkah, Saturday. The event, hosted by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was attended by a selection of Bahrain’s tiny Jewish population as well as Jews from France. Later, a video was posted to YouTube showing Jewish men in kippahs and Muslim men wearing keffiyehs dancing together.That combination led to a furious reaction from the Palestinian Islamic...
  • This Is What a 'Money Is No Object' Car Collection Looks Like

    11/21/2016 5:31:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Esquire ^ | 21 Nov, 2016 | MÁTÉ PETRÁNY
    Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim of Bahrain wanted a Ferrari Enzo. And since his company built both the Bahrain International Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit, he could easily afford one. So, he called supercar dealers Romans International, and the collection sort of snowballed from there. Obviously, if you have an Enzo, you might as well get a 288 GTO, an F40, and F50 and a FerrariFerrari. Oh, and a Maserati MC12, because that's basically a rarer and faster Enzo. Plus a 599 GTO and an Abarth 500. Lamborghinis are cool too, so it's not a bad idea to get...
  • The King of Bahrain donates land for the construction of a new Coptic church

    10/14/2016 2:21:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 13/10/2016
    Coptic Orthodox priest Royce George, engaged in the pastoral care of the Orthodox Coptic community in Bahrain, has confirmed the donation of land by King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa for the construction of the second Coptic church in the Kingdom. The new building of Christian worship will rise in the capital, Manama, and will become a point of reference for the liturgies and pastoral activities that will involve approximately 1,500 Coptic families resident in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The donation was announced after the meeting which took place in late April between the King of Bahrain and Coptic Orthodox...
  • Hillary Approved Arms Sales After Big Donations from Bahrain

    08/24/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    One of the more eyebrow-raising stories from the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” scandal is Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain – whose kingdom donated up to $150,000 directly to the Foundation, plus another $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – securing a meeting with the Secretary of State, after which she approved some highly controversial arms sales to Bahrain. ... Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band...
  • Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation

    08/22/2016 8:14:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22 August 2016 | Russ Read
    Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation. The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation’s donors. Band and Abedin’s email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former...