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Bahrain to use Huawei in 5G rollout despite U.S. warnings

Bahrain to use Huawei in 5G rollout despite U.S. warningsWashington has warned countries against using Chinese technology, saying Huawei could be used by Beijing to spy on the West. China and Huawei have strongly rejected the allegations. VIVA Bahrain, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian state-controlled telecoms firm STC, last month signed an agreement to use Huawei products in its 5G network, one of several Gulf telecoms companies working with the Chinese company.



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The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugeeBANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local):



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Pompeo in Bahrain on first leg of tour of Gulf allies

Pompeo in Bahrain on first leg of tour of Gulf alliesUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of Gulf monarchies which Washington says are “critical” to confronting Iran and jihadists. “These Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives — defeating ISIS (Islamic State group), countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies and rolling back Iranian aggression,” a State Department spokesman said. In Bahrain, Pompeo is due to have a working lunch with King Hamad, Crown Prince Salman and Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa, according to his official programme.



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Scott Stearney, Top U.S. Naval Commander In Middle East, Found Dead In Bahrain

Scott Stearney, Top U.S. Naval Commander In Middle East, Found Dead In BahrainVice-admiral Scott Stearney, the head of U.S. Navy operations in the Middle



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Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history

Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its historyBahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich. “The new resource is forecast to contain highly significant quantities of tight (light crude) oil and deep gas, dwarfing Bahrain’s current reserves,” said the country’s Higher Committee for Natural Resources, which is chaired by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad. The find in the Khaleej al-Bahrain, off the west coast, was “the largest discovery of oil in the country’s history”, it said in a statement.



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Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meeting

Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meetingSaudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian “aggression”, as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement was “in total control” of Lebanon. The foreign ministers of both Gulf states spoke at an extraordinary general meeting of the Arab League at its Cairo headquarters, called by Riyadh. The meeting comes as tensions soar between regional arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League member Lebanon.



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Bahrain Orders Citizens to 'Immediately' Leave Lebanon After Prime Minister's Surprise Resignation

Bahrain Orders Citizens to 'Immediately' Leave Lebanon After Prime Minister's Surprise ResignationCitizens are banned from traveling to Lebanon, as well



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Another F-18 Aircraft Crashes, This Time In Bahrain

Another F-18 Aircraft Crashes, This Time In BahrainA U.S. fighter craft, F-18, crashed on the runway of Bahrain international airport Saturday causing the airport to shut down. Several similar incidents have been reported in the past that involved the aircraft.



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Bahrain breaks Iran-linked 'terrorist' cell behind bus attack: report

Bahrain breaks Iran-linked 'terrorist' cell behind bus attack: reportBahrain said on Sunday it had broken an Iranian-linked “terrorist cell” suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a police bus in February and plotting to assassinate senior officials, state news agency BNA reported. The agency quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying that the 14-member cell was working under direct supervision from two exiled Bahrainis living in Iran, one of them recently designated by the United States as a “global terrorist”. BNA said that six of the arrestees received military training in camps under Iranian Revolutionary Guard supervision, five had been trained by the Iraqi Hezbollah group and three received training in Bahrain.



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Bahrain justice ministry seeks to dissolve opposition group

Bahrain justice ministry seeks to dissolve opposition groupBahrain’s justice ministry filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to dissolve a main opposition group on the grounds that it undermined security, state news agency BNA reported. The secular National Democratic Action Society, or Waad, had perpetrated “serious violations targeting the principle of respecting the rule of law, supporting terrorism and sanctioning violence by glorifying people convicted for terrorism cases,” the ministry said.



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