Pompeo says Iran is “number 1 threat” to Gulf during meeting with Bahrain FM
By Abiodun Ogundairo
02 December 2020 | 10:47 am
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is the "number one threat" to Gulf security and thanks Bahrain for its support in exerting pressure on Tehran as he meets virtually with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani. The meeting comes as a 40-strong Bahraini delegation visits Israel for two days of talks on boosting economic cooperation and tourism after the two countries normalised relations in September.
In this article
12 Jun 2022
The American and Brazilian presidents spoke on the sidelines of the Americas Summit, with Jair Bolsonaro trying to breathe life into his re-election campaign and Joe Biden keen to have something to show for his event.
1 Jul 2022
Every year, some 10,000 low-paid migrant labourers return home to southeast Asia from the Gulf in body bags. Half of these deaths are unexplained, and with no labour laws in place — nor any will from home nations to investigate — the cycle of exploitation continues unabated. These figures are estimates published in a report from the NGO FairSquare. As summer begins, more and more of these vulnerable workers are succumbing to heat-related illnesses. For more, we speak to Nicholas McGeehan, Director of FairSquare Research and Projects.
16 Jul 2022
US lawmakers accused Donald Trump of inciting a mob to attack the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to remain in power. The January 6 committee said Trump aides knew he would call for a march on the Capitol.
21 Jul 2022
The US president has used harsh words to describe Mohammed bin Salman's (MBS) human rights record. But that was before Russia invaded Ukraine and sent oil prices soaring.
30 Jul 2022
Energy ministers from the EU are to discuss a plan to cut gas use across the bloc amid fears Russia could stop supplies. But some say the current watered-down proposal will not be enough to prepare for winter.
20 Aug 2022
Mali has requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to stop what it calls French “acts of aggression”, including alleged espionage and violations of sovereignty, and accused France of supporting jihadists.
20 Sep 2022
The Gulf Arab countries didn't name the programs in question, but said they "contradict Islamic values." Saudi state TV has aired an interview describing Netflix as being as "official sponsor of homosexuality."
13 Sep 2022
Annette Young meets acclaimed US artist and writer, Alison Bechdel, whose latest book has been translated into French. They talk about the need for exercise, feminism and American politics following the demise of Roe v. Wade. We also report on how the record-breaking floods in Pakistan that have left millions homeless, have placed women in an even more vulnerable position. Plus the many facets of American war photographer, Lee Miller, who was so much more than being simply the muse for Surrealist artist, Man Ray.
9 Oct 2022
The chancellor met Saudi Arabia's crown prince and will also head to the UAE and Qatar. Europe's largest economy still needs to secure new oil and gas supplies while not being seen as soft on human rights.
21 Oct 2022
In Ukraine's southern Kherson region, Ukrainian troops are making progress and the Russians fear a fresh rout. Behind the frontline, another force is at work alongside the Ukrainian army: the partisans. These resistance fighters are able to strike behind enemy lines and provide valuable intelligence to Ukrainian forces.
31 Oct 2022
The world's two largest cocoa producers boycott a major industry meeting in Europe over a price dispute. Also, South Africa says its government will take the lead in informing the public about any imminent threat to its territory after the US embassy issued a terror alert in Johannesburg for this weekend.
9 Nov 2022
FRANCE 24 takes you on a journey through the American heartland, from the Midwest to the South, for a closer look at the issues that could decide the crucial November 8 midterm elections. Our reporter Fanny Allard met with Americans in cities along the Mississippi River to find out how they feel about police reform, guns, abortion, the economy and climate change.
32 mins ago
Wolfsburg let a two-goal lead slip as they lost the Champions League final against Spanish giants Barcelona. The defeat raises questions about where the She-Wolves stand on the landscape of women's football.
41 mins ago
Indian security forces have eliminated dozens of insurgents in the Manipur region, according to the regional chief minister. Troops were deployed to the area to quell clashes between tribal communities.
41 mins ago
The movie measures of men spotlights the first genocide of the 20th century in which tens of thousands of indigenous Nama and Herero were slaughtered by german soldiers. The film bids to confront viewers with the harsh realities of colonial violence.
41 mins ago
Taipei reported the passage of Beijing's Shandon aircraft carrier and two other ships, in the latest sign of tensions in the waters separating the self-ruled island from mainland China.
1 hour ago
From May 29, 2023, our nation’s eyes once again turned toward public leadership for a new direction and meaning. And so as most governments, especially in the last 24 years have appeared to us as unprepared for governance, we need to encourage the new administration in Abuja and 28 states to begin to manage priorities in the public sector as if it were in the organised private sector
2 hours ago
Under growing pressure from the West, China has been doubling down on its close partnership with Russia in recent weeks. But experts say Beijing is still trying to use a "double-track approach" to maximize its interests.