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MANAMA: The US is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said yesterday in Bahrain.
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, gave a keynote address in Bahrain on 6 December at the opening dinner of the Manama Dialogue "Your Royal Highnesses, my fellow Ministers, Your Excellencies, my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to be here, for this the 7th Manama Dialogue that I have attended.
President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at the Saban Forum to speak about the Middle East at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
And I also want to acknowledge our friendship over many years and what you have meant to international diplomacy and also acknowledge your institution, the IISS, because it has been your leadership and the energy of the institution that has really shaped a good deal of international discussion over the last decade.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, meets with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Safriya Palace, Sadad, Bahrain, southwest of the capital of Manama.
WAM MANAMA, Bahrain, 7th December, 2013 -- His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, received on Friday, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. Foreign Minister.
Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Hoshyar Zebari attends the 9th International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 7, 2013.
Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah attends the 9th International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 7, 2013.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses the International Institute of Strategic Studies conference in Manama, Bahrain, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
The Navy's presence in the Middle East isn't going to diminish any time soon even with the war in Afghanistan winding down, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday.
Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.
Demonstrators calling for democratic reform clashed with police Friday in villages near Manama ahead of an international forum on Middle East security, witnesses said.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan on the eve of the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain to discuss regional issues, including Iran, Egypt and Syria, Assistant Pentagon Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement issued today.
MANAMA: The GCC ministers and senior officials in charge of environment affairs have unveiled plans to join the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments to protect the marine environment in the Arabian Gulf.
New Delhi, Dec 6: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will leave Saturday on a three-day visit to Bahrain, during which he will participate in the Manama Dialogue, an annual dialogue forum hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain.
MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 6, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel started his first full day in Bahrain this week by visiting service members and civilian mariners aboard the USS Ponce, which he called "a purely remarkable ship."