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State Department approves F-16 sale to Bahrain

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 19 F-16V fighter jets to Bahrain. The deal is worth up to $2.7 billion, according to Reuters. The sale could also have an impact on F-16 production for Lockheed Martin at its Greenville facility. The State Department approved the sale on Sept. 8, wh

GSABUSINESS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Rabbis say Bahrain king wants Arab boycott of Israel to end

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Hosting a Los Angeles event with the son of Bahrain's king, two prominent U.S. rabbis let something slip out: the island nation's ruler thinks the longtime boycott of Israel by Arab countries should end. The rabbis' revelation of the king's opinion shouldn't come a

KTVN.COM - 2017-09-22 09:12:00

Qatar, Saudi Arabia's Public Relations War Heats Up During UN General Assembly

With the United Nations General Assembly in session in New York, countries' lobbying operations in the U.S. are in full swing. Qatar has taken pole position in a public relations arms race against Saudi Arabia, which has been advancing the charge that Qatar finances terrorism. Saudi Arabia and the G


Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's third-largest lender, Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters, as a crisis in the region makes it harder to raise funds.The plan to tap Asian markets is because Qatari banks have been

THE FISCAL TIMES - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Omani and Qatari nationals held in India

Hyderabad, India: Five Oman and Qatari nationals were arrested in India in connection with cases of child marriage. Indian newspapers and other media outlets confirmed the arrests, adding that the suspects were still under investigation.  Omani General Consul in Mumbai, Mubarak Al-Hentati, confirmed

GDNONLINE.COM - 2017-09-22 10:28:04

China, Bahrain could swap calendar places for next year

F1 commercial chief, Sean Bratches, says he is extremely optimistic that China can remain on the calendar for next year but did concede that it may have to change dates with the Bahrain Grand Prix in order to facilitate the race. The Chinese Grand Prix was one of two races on next years provisional

F1TOTHEMAX.COM - 2017-09-23 08:20:02

China, Bahrain could swap places on roster

8:39 - Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches is "incredibly optimistic" that China will remain on the calendar next season, though says it could swap places with Bahrain. China was one of two Grands Prix, along with Singapore, to be listed as provisional on the 2018 calendar, subject to confirmat

F1TOTHEMAX.COM - 2017-09-22 08:05:02

This Is the No. 1 Country in the World for Expats

Where are expats happiest? In countries where the living is easy, according to a recent survey conducted by InterNations, a community of 2.8 million expats. And where is living the easiest? The Persian Gulf island nation Bahrain, long famed for its pearl fisheries, is ranked as the top place where e

OZY - 2017-09-21 04:22:21

Bahrain's Juwana goes down fighting

BAHRAIN suffered another setback yesterday at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Juwana Mohamed lost 10-27 to Vietnam's Thi Nguyen Ha in the women's under-62kg round of 16. It was an emotional moment for the 17-year-old following her elder sister Jumana's exit i

GDNONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 04:10:30

Gulf Air Goes Daily To Istanbul

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, will introduce a permanent increase to its Istanbul service with daily flights on the route effective early November 2017. The increase is in direct response to passenger demand, increasing the number of convenient flight options offered by the ai

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2017-09-22 05:57:02

Imam of Mecca Under Fire for Saying Trump Leading the World to Peace

TEL AVIV - Abed al-Rahman Sudais, the president and chief imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, considered the holiest mosque in Islam, has stirred up controversy on social media after an interview in which he praised U.S. President Donald Trump, saying, "Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz are l

BREITBART - 2017-09-22 16:03:44

Newbegin Enterprises receives contract for online military vehicle parts ordering

Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Newbegin Enterprises has been awarded a $90.5 million contract for an internet-based contractor-run parts store for U.S. Air Force vehicles. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, calls for the provision of vehicle parts, chemicals and accessories for up to

UPI - 2017-09-21 17:34:24

The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 9 p.m. The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates says Iran's "hostile and expansionist policy" is the major obstacle to solving all crises in the Arab world. Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan accused Iran of interfering in the internal aff

MCCLATCHY - 2017-09-23 04:05:00

UK must release reports on Qatar's terror link

Relatively few Qatari voices in the conference hall for a discussion about the future of Qatar Paddy Ashdown was speaking at the Qatar Global Security & Stability Conference (MEE) MEE staff Thursday 14 September 2017 15:46 UTC Last update: Friday 15 September 2017 8:43 UTC Theresa May must releas

CONTAINER GARDENING - 2017-09-23 19:28:18

Qatar Foreign Minister Says Trump Keen on Dialogue to End Gulf Crisis

PARIS - Qatar's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump was keen on ending a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region via dialogue between the various parties. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told reporters in Paris that he had seen from President Trump a "greater desir

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-25 10:36:30

Bahrain 'Royals' in London photographed beating "sons of whores and pimps" opponents

Look at them bringing their 1,400 year old problems onto the streets of England. Muslims can NEVER get along. Never. There has been infighting between muslim clans since the inception of Mohammed's slave and loot raids on the natives of Arabia - the Jews and the Christians. The public are not aware

CONTAINER GARDENING - 2017-09-23 19:59:13

Bahrain, China 'on-track' to swap F1 race dates for 2018

Next year's Formula 1 races in China and Bahrain are "on-track" to swap dates in order to maximize their local exposure, according to the sport's commercial chief, Sean Bratches. The provisional F1 schedule for 2018 lists the Chinese Grand Prix as the second round of the season, taking place on Apri

NBC SPORTS - 2017-09-22 12:00:06

Cloud battle heads to the Middle East

Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ:AMZN) is planning three availability zones for Bahrain by "early 2019," beating Google's Cloud Platform (GOOG, GOOGL) and Microsoft's Azure (NASDAQ:MSFT) in opening infrastructure across the region. Provided by Seeking Alpha AMZN logo The news comes just a few months aft

MSN.COM - 2017-09-25 09:58:29

OFFICIAL CORRECTION-UN hunger chief tells Gulf nations to "step up" in Yemen

(Changes figure of Saudi Arabia contribution in 2016 in paragraph 12 after World Food Programme corrects data) By Sebastien Malo UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gulf states must shell out more money to tackle widespread hunger in Yemen, which has been devastated by two years

REUTERS UK - 2017-09-22 19:07:23

Slaughterhouse Operator Survives Qatar Stock Bloodbath With Gain

The Qatari stock to post the biggest advance since a dispute erupted with the Gulf country's neighbors is a slaughterhouse and livestock trader that sells subsidized meat to locals. Widam Food Co. has gained 7 percent in Doha since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed di

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-24 06:35:47