US Navy Fifth Fleet

Type: Organization
Name: US Navy Fifth Fleet
Description: United States Naval Forces Central Command/United States 5th Fleet help ensure peace and stability and protect America's vital interests in a 7.5 million square mile area of responsibility comprised of eastern Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Its configuration includes a Carrier Strike Group, Amphibious Ready Group or Expeditionary Strike Group, and other ships and aircraft with approximately 20,000 people serving afloat and 3,000 support personnel ashore
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

P-8A Squadron Transitions to Resume in August

1:23 PMBy RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing EditorARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will resume transitions of patrol squadrons from the P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to the new P-8A Poseidon next month when Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) begins its convers ... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain asks court to temporarily suspend two more opposition groups

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain has asked a court to temporarily suspend the activities of two more opposition groups, state news agency BNA said on Thursday, in a move that could further deepen political tensions in the Gulf Arab state. The decision came ... [Published Reuters Canada - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

US concerned at moves to suspend Bahrain opposition

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 02:31Posted by Muhammad IqbalWASHINGTON: The United States has "strong concerns" about a lawsuit filed in Bahrain to suspend the activities of the Gulf kingdom's largest opposition group, a US official said on Tuesday.Bahrain moved ... [Published Business Recorder - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Trouble with Bahrain

As home to more than 7,000 U.S. military personnel and to the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Naval Central Command, Bahrain has been an ally of the United States for decades. Yet the Government of Bahrain is increasingly proving itself to be  undependable and erratic  ... [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 5 reports

Bahrain main opposition bloc could face suspension

By AFP | AFP  –Bahrain has filed a lawsuit to suspend Al-Wefaq's activities for three months after the largest Shiite opposition group allegedly violated the kingdom's law on associations, the official BNA news agency reported Sunday.Political parties ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Bahrain put `unacceptable` conditions on US envoy: Kerry

Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry voiced deep concern to Bahrain for expelling an American envoy and making "unacceptable demands" that foreign ministry personnel attend his private meetings, the State Department said Monday.Kerry also told Foreign ... [Published zeenews.com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

Bahrain's bad decision

International New York Times07-12-2014 Type: NewsEjecting a U.S. official calls into question the monarchy's commitment to its American alliance.Bahrain would seem an unlikely country to expel a senior American diplomat on a trumped-up complaint, since ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

Bahrain charges opposition leader over meeting with U.S. diplomat

Reuters  –MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain has charged the country's most senior opposition leader and one of his aides with holding an illegal meeting with a U.S. diplomat, the public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.It said al-Wefaq party leader Sheikh ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Bahrain questions opposition leader after expelling U.S. diplomat

DUBAI - Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior U.S. diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the U.S. Navy's Middle East fleet.U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for ... [Published Today Online - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Bahrain summons top opposition leader for questioning

Bahrain's main Shiite Muslim opposition group said yesterday the interior ministry had summoned its leader for interrogation after he met a visiting US official who was subsequently ordered to leave the kingdom.Bahrain is a ally of Washington in a volatile ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain orders out visiting U.S. official - state news agency

The latest move highlights the sensitivity in relations between the strategic allies. Bahrain is a U.S. ally in a volatile region and has long provided a base for the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet. But at the same it faces criticism over its record on human ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 4 reports

BAHRAIN

Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Tom Malinowski, U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, ... [Published Philly.com - Jul 08 2014]

Quotes

...Waad regards Sharif as a prisoner of conscience. "The objective which the (ministry) is after is to tighten the space for political work in Bahrain, especially the activities of opposition societies" Waad's acting head Rida al-Mousawi said in remarks published on its website...
"We are aware of the lawsuit and are closely following the case" a State Department official told AFP
The ministry of justice said Al-Wefaq must rectify its "illegal status following the annulment of four general assemblies for lack of a quorum and the non-commitment to the public and transparency requirements for holding them" as per Bahraini regulations, said BNA
"The state follows political repression against the peaceful and public policies (of the opposition). It has taken several measures and the last one of which is to file a case against Al-Wefaq" he said

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Trouble with Bahrain [Published The Hill - Jul 22 2014]
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