Beirut Port Temporarily Blocked By Protesters

Published on May 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 30: Amid protests by several unions, worried that their pensions could be cut, retired military personnel briefly blocked access to Beirut’s port, the central bank and the Finance Ministry’s directorate of imports on Tuesday morning. There was no official count of protesters but dozens of demonstrators were seen at the various locations. Retired general Georges Nader put the…

May 8, 2019
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MuddyWater APT Hones an Arsenal of Custom Tools

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April 29, 2019
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EVENT: Major Sponsor Signs Up For BIDEC 2019 – Bahrain’s Only Tri-Service International Defence Exhibition

Published on April 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments Preparations have begun for BIDEC 2019, one of the region’s key International defence exhibitions with key partners confirming participation. Following the outstanding success of the first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC) in 2017, keen interest for the next edition scheduled for 28-30 October 2019 has begun to build as major international defence and security organisations join forces…

April 27, 2019
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Iran’s Zarif Warns US of ‘Consequences’ Over Oil Sanctions, Strait of Hormuz

Published on April 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 25: The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday, while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington. The United States on Monday demanded buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May or face sanctions, ending…

April 27, 2019
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Canadian Navy Vessel Makes Third Drug Bust in Two Weeks in Indian Ocean

Published on April 26, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 18: An Esquimalt-based ship made its third drug bust of the month last week. On April 18, HMCS Regina seized 1.5 tonnes of hashish and 10.5 kilograms of heroin while deployed in the Indian Ocean. The seizure was part of Operation ARTEMIS, the Canadian Armed Forces contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Middle East. This…

April 26, 2019
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Royal Navy Ships Practise Minehunting Amid ‘Present’ Threat In Gulf

Published on April 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 17: Sailors from the Royal Navy have been practising their minehunting capabilities along with their American and French counterparts off the coast of Bahrain. Exercise Artemis Trident has been taking place a 30-minute helicopter journey away from Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf. It has given personnel from the UK, United States and France an opportunity to learn techniques off one another…

April 24, 2019
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Strikes Expected Worldwide May 1 (International Workers Day/Labor Day)

Published on April 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 01: Strikes, walk-offs, and some protests are expected to occur globally on May 1 (International Workers Day / Labor Day / May Day). These include, but are not limited to: Transport unions strike in Argentina (batimes.com.ar) and likely demonstrations in major cities Public transportation strike (including ferry services) in Athens, Greece (garda.com) and likely large demonstrations in major…

April 16, 2019
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