Bahrain resumes activity in embassy in Syria

Bahrain is the second country in the Middle East to announce the resumption of activities in its embassy in Syria (File/Shutterstock)
Updated 28 December 2018
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Bahrain resumes activity in embassy in Syria

  • The Kingdom of Bahrain is keen to continue the relations
  • Flights between both countries are uninterrupted

MANAMA: The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the continuation of the work of the Embassy of Bahrain in Syria, according to the Bahrain state-news agency BNA.

The Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Kingdom of Bahrain is also carrying out its work, and the flights between the two countries are uninterrupted.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the keenness of Bahrain on the continuation of relations with the Syrian Arab Republic and on the importance of enhancing the Arab role and activating it in order to preserve Syria's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prevent the dangers of regional interference in its internal affairs and progress. 

The United Arab Emirates has also resumed operations at their Syrian Embassy, and Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir recently became the first Arab leader to visit Syria since the civil war broke out there almost 8 years ago. These recent developments reflect an effort by Gulf Arab states to improve relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad as his forces win a series of military victories with the help of Russia and Iran.


Jordan links deadly blasts to militant cell

Updated 45 min 56 sec ago
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Jordan links deadly blasts to militant cell

  • Analysis of the site found the blasts were caused by "homemade explosives buried in the ground matching the type used by a terrorist cell in Al-Fuhais" last August
  • The Salt region was the scene of heavy clashes between gunmen and security forces after the attack which targeted a security patrol at a music festival

AMMAN: Jordan said Friday that two deadly explosions which rocked the Salt region northwest of the capital Amman were apparently linked to a militant cell.
A security source had previously told AFP that old mines were behind Thursday's blasts which killed a farmer and three members of the security forces.
But analysis of the site found the blasts were caused by "homemade explosives buried in the ground matching the type used by a terrorist cell in Al-Fuhais" last August, government spokeswoman Jumana Ghneimat said.
She was referring to an August 11 bomb attack on a security patrol in the nearby town of Al-Fuhais that killed a police sergeant and wounded six others.
The Salt region was the scene of heavy clashes between gunmen and security forces after the attack which targeted a security patrol at a music festival.
Four security force members and three "terrorists" were killed during a raid on a militant hideout a day after the blast.