Britain is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971. The base, at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, will host ships including destroyers and aircraft carriers. The UK said it was an “expansion of the Royal Navy’s footprint” and would “reinforce stability” […]
ON THE face of it, voting has never been easier in Bahrain. Citizens can use a smartphone app to register to vote in the parliamentary elections on November 22nd, and ballot boxes have been organised for citizens abroad. But it will be a skewed event with a pre-ordained result: while the government is laying on […]
Lebanon Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said on Tuesday that Arab countiries should ignore opinions expressed by Lebanese politicians because do not reflect the cabinet’s stances, reiterating Lebanon’s disassociation policy towards regional events.
In an interview on Hezbollah’s mouthpiece al-Manar television, Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun on Friday blasted Progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid jumblatt for rejecting the proposed Orthodox electoral law and said the PSP leader is mourning his defeat
President Michel Suleiman urged all Lebanese politicians to abide by the principles of the Baabda Declaration and refrain from meddling in the affairs of other Arab countries and at the same time he told the Arab states to ignore remarks made by some politicians because they not reflect the official stance of Lebanon.
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) , Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, handed the Lebanese Chargé d’Affaires to Riyadh a protest letter against the statements voiced by Free Patriotic Movement’s Leader MP Michel Aoun five days ago, LBC reported on Monday
Prime Minister Najib Mikati telephoned on Sunday his Bahraini counterpart Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman, stressing that Lebanon respects Bahrain’s sovereignty and to ignore the the stances voiced by some Lebanese leaders since they do not reflect the government’s official stance.
Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati stressed on Sunday that the government is adamant about respecting the disassociation policy on all issues concerning the region. “The government, as per the National Dialogue Committee’s session and the Baabda Declaration, will remain impartial on all regional affairs,” Mikati was quoted as saying
Bahrain police found a bomb planted on a causeway linking the island to Saudi Arabia, and four officers were shot and wounded late on Friday, officials said in the latest violence to rock the kingdom on the second anniversary of an uprising.
US security officials have warned that the terrorist threat from Hezbollah is at its highest level for 20 years. Western intelligence agencies believe that the Lebanese group is now more active overseas than at any time since the early 1990s, with attacks planned