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Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support.

Qatar accused two Bahraini boats of breaching its territorial waters.

Israel's Netanyahu says will visit Bahrain soon

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Israel's Netanyahu says will visit Bahrain soon

Netanyahu said he will accept an invitation from Bahrain's crown prince to visit Manama in the near future.

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

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Bahrain's FM's visit to Israel took place in Jerusalem

Contrary to official statements from Manama, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdellatif Al-Zayani was in the contested city of Jerusalem ...

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Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

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Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

Bahraini Jews marked the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, for the first time since the Arab nation ...

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Israel kept secret embassy in Bahrain for a decade

Israeli and Bahraini officials held secretive talks through a front company, new reports reveal.

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

Israel, Bahrain to sign diplomatic agreement on Sunday: report

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Israel, Bahrain to sign diplomatic agreement on Sunday: report

Israeli and US officials will sign an agreement in Bahrain to establish the opening of embassies in the respective countries.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

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Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

Bahrain, Israel leaders in post-normalisation accord talks

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Bahrain, Israel leaders in post-normalisation accord talks

Bahrain and Israel held talks on Tuesday, a week after signing a controversial normalisation accord.

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Normalisation: US issues security alert for citizens in Bahrain

The United States Embassy in Bahrain warned American citizens in the Gulf kingdom of the "need for caution", days after Manama signed a US-backed deal with Israel.

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

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Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support normalisation ...

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Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The protests against Bahrains' normalisation of relations with Israel are a rare display of dissent in the small oil-rich kingdom.

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

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Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Saudi Arabia's state-controlled media erupted in celebration of the normalisation agreement signing ceremony between Israel, UAE and Bahrain, ...

Trump to announce Bahrain-Israel normalisation shortly: reports

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Trump to announce Bahrain-Israel normalisation shortly: reports

Bahrain's crown prince is also reportedly preparing to travel to Washington DC on Monday.

Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

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Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

While President Trump did not explicitly name the country, he suggested Saudi Arabia may eventually follow the UAE in normalising relations with ...

Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel 'within a month'

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Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel 'within a month'

Bahrain will normalise relations with Israel within a month as Mossad carries out 'intense' communications with Manama.

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