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Watch: GCC armed forces enter Bahrain to quell protests

Armed troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) entered Bahrain days ago amidst escalating pro-democracy protests. A large contingent of GCC military units drove into the Arab country Saturday — as filmed in the video below, which was posted to YouTube by user 000friendly. The Saudi-headquartered GCC is a political…

Iran objects to foreign troops in Bahrain

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran called the deployment of foreign troops in Bahrain unacceptable on Tuesday and warned Saudi Arabia and its ally Washington of “dangerous consequences” for intervening in the island nation’s political crisis. About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain on Monday as part of an effort by the six-nation…

Saudi troops have entered Bahrain: Saudi official

DUBAI — More than 1,000 Saudi troops, part of the Gulf countries’ Peninsula Shield Force, have entered Bahrain where anti-regime protests have raged for a month, a Saudi official said Monday. The troops entered the strategic Gulf kingdom on Sunday, the official told AFP, requesting anonymity. The intervention came “after…

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