Washington Welcomes Successful First Round of Voting in Bahrain
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert welcomed what she called “successful first round of voting in Bahrain's parliamentary and municipal elections.”
US State Dept. Counterterrorism Report 2017: Bahraini Gov’t Practices Increase Risk of Radicalization to Violence
In its annual report on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism in the world in 2017, the US State Department considered repression the main reason for the increase in terrorism in Bahrain.
US State Department Approves Military Sale of Support Services to Bahraini Navy Frigate Sabha for Estimated Cost of $70 Million
News websites specialized in military affairs said that the United States State Department has approved sale of items and services in support of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for the Royal Bahrain Navy Ship SABHA (FFG-90) for an estimated cost of $70 million.
US Officials Urge Bahrain Gov’t to End Discrimination against Shiites, US State Department Report
The US State Department issued its annual report on international religious freedom, 2017, which comprised a chapter on Bahrain.
US State Department: Over 1000 Cases Related to “Social Media Outlets Usage” in Bahrain in 2017
The US State Department report about human rights in the world said that the Bahraini government limited freedom of speech and press through active prosecution of individuals under national security laws that targeted journalists to limit speech in print and social media.
US State Department: Bahraini Gov’t Denies Holding Political Prisoners despite Acknowledging Holding Dozens of High-Profile Individuals
The US State Department report about human rights in the world for 2017 that was recently issued stated that the Bahraini government denied holding any political prisoners, although it acknowledged holding several dozen high-profile individuals, including leaders or prominent members of political societies and organizations and others who were publicly critical of government institutions or government actions prior to their arrests.
US State Department: Int’l Firms in Bahrain Reported Pressure Not to Promote Shia Employees
The US State Department annual report about human rights stated that the Bahraini government does not implement the laws against official corruption adequately. Reports indicated that some officials reportedly engaged in corrupt practices with impunity.
US State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report: Impunity is Still A Problem
US State Department issued an annual report about human rights in the world for 2017. The report specialized 41 pages for Bahrain’s human rights practices in 2017.
U.S. State Dept Approves Possible $300 Mln Weapons Sale to Qatar, Pentagon
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $300 million sale of advanced precision weapon systems to Qatar, a Pentagon agency said on Monday.
U.S. State Dept Approves Possible $1.3 Billion Artillery Sale to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.31 billion foreign military sale of self-propelled Howitzer systems and conversion equipment to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
U.S. Ready to Open Jerusalem Embassy in May: State Department
The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.
U.S. welcomes Hariri's return to Lebanon: State Department official
The United States welcomes Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's return to Lebanon, a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.
VIDEO: US State Dept. Closely Following Case of Alwadaie’s Family, Concerned about Confessions under Duress
US Department of State said that they are closely following the case of Bahraini activist Sayed Ahmad Alwadaie’s family, reiterating their concern over information that the family’s confessions were obtained under duress.
Bahrain Seeks New F-16Vs, Upgrade of Existing Fighters, Agency
The Kingdom of Bahrain seeks to strengthen its air force with the purchase of 19 F-16V aircraft and upgrade of 20 more F-16s in its fleet, reported United Press International (UPI).
August 2017: Chambers of Death Report Makes International Media Headlines, US Criticizes Bahrain's Religious Freedoms Record
Three Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report entitled “Chambers of Death”, which was widely received by both the human rights and media communities, having successfully and accurately documented the crimes of the national security agency.
US Report: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Are Worst Persecutors of Religious Minorities
The United States issued its annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, slamming its allies in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for persecuting religious minorities.
Two U.S. Envoys Travel to Gulf to work on Qatar Rift
Two U.S. envoys arrive in the Gulf region this week to meet with officials there to help resolve a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four other Arab countries that has lasted for more than two months, a State Department official said on Monday.
U.S. State Department Demands Bahrain to Release Ibtisam Al-Saegh
In response to a question about detained Bahraini activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh, US Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a press conference that the “US continues to follow that case.”
Video: Washington Concerned about Wa’ad Dissolution, Killing of Protestors in Diraz
US State Department expressed deep concern about the decision taken by the Bahraini authorities to dissolve the opposition party, the Wa’ad political society, and said that they are following that situation closely.
U.S. State Department Approves $1.4 Billion in Military Sales to Saudi
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than $1.4 billion worth of military training and equipment for Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Monday, part of a $110 billion arms deal U.S. President Donald Trump sealed with the kingdom in May.