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Bahrainis warns parents: Al Qaida recruiting youths in mosques, gyms and ‘no one is returning’

Bahraini parliamentarian Abdul Halim Al Murad

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain lawmakers have issued an alert about the work of Al Qaida recruiters for the war in Iraq and Syria. Officials said Al Qaida networks were offering young Muslims salaries and other benefits to […]

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Bahrain expels U.S. diplomat for meeting with Iran-backed opposition

U.S. Assistant Secretary
of State Tomasz Malinowski

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain, after years of warnings, has expelled a leading U.S. diplomat for links with the Iranian-backed Shi’ite opposition. The Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom declared U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tomasz Malinowski persona non grata. […]

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Iran threat has led Bahrain to double its defense budget

Bahraini defense spending topped $1.2 billion in 2013.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain has more than doubled its defense budget. The Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom increased its defense budget by 110 percent since 2004. In 2013, Manama’s military spending, fueled by the threat from neighboring Iran, […]

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Bahrain upgrades security against growing IED threat

Maj. Gen. Tariq Al Hassan.  /Reuters/Hamad I. Mohammed

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain, faced with repeated Shi’ite bombings, has reported a security upgrade. Officials said the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom introduced measures and equipment to enhance security. The officials said Bahrain’s security forces were confronting a […]

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In first, Egypt joins Gulf states’ military exercise in Bahrain

The GCC's Basic Connectivity Exercise began in Bahrain on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Egypt has participated in its first Gulf Cooperation Council exercise. Officials said Egypt has contributed personnel and equipment for the so-called Basic Connectivity Exercise. The exercise began on April 27 in Bahrain. “The exercise […]

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Bahrain king advocates NATO model to counter Iran threat

Bahrain's King Hamad

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council has been urged to followvNATO in strategic planning and cooperation. A leading GCC official urged the six Gulf Arab members to study the NATOvmodel in an effort to enhance capabilities […]

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State Dept. hits U.S. ambassador in Bahrain with close ties to Fifth Fleet

Thomas Krajeski

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — In an unusual move, the State Department has criticized the conduct of the U.S. ambassador to Bahrain. The State Department’s inspector-general has concluded that ambassador Thomas Krajeski failed to improve U.S. relations with Bahrain. In […]

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As Afghanistan pullout looms, U.S. eyes Bahrain for rapid-response force

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has been examining the prospect of establishing a rapid-response force in Bahrain. Military sources said the Joint Chiefs of Staff was drafting recommendations for a combat force that could be rapidly deployed […]

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Thousands of Gulf states joint forces still in Bahrain but ‘are hardly seen actually’

Bahraini Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council has maintained thousands of troops in Bahrain to help quell the Iranian-backed Shi’ite revolt. Officials said thousands of troops from GCC states have been operating in Bahrain for nearly three […]

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Pakistan emerges as leading supplier and trainer of Gulf state militaries

Bahraini National Guard
commander Gen. Mohammed Bin Issa Al Khalifa meets with
Pakistan Chief of Staff Gen. Rashid Mahmoud on Dec. 10.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Bahrain plans to enhance military cooperation with Pakistan. Officials said the two Asian Muslim states discussed military cooperation during the visit to Islamabad by Bahraini National Guard commander Gen. Mohammed Bin Issa Al Khalifa. […]

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