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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary' [‎9r] (17/174)

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The record is made up of 1 file (85 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1949-31 Dec 1949. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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It is further reported that when he arrived in Riyadh,
he 1ound th t King Ibn Saud had already left for Mecca,
He sent him a telegraphic message saying that he wanted
to see him personally. Ibn Saud ordered that he should
be sent by air which was done.
^ (iv) Three persons, a man and two women, all be
longing to the same family, were recently kidnapped from
Hire village in Sharjah territory and taken to an unknown
destination. The husband of one of the kidnapped women
was seized on the night of the kidnapping and held prisoner
lor two days in Hire Fort, proving the complicity in the
kidnapping of the quasi-independent Shaikh of Hira, Rahma
The Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent demanded of the
Shaikhs of Sharjah and Hira that they take immediate. '
action to recover the kidnapped persons and punish the
cuipnts. The Shaikh of Hira replied that, God willing,
he would do all he could in the matter and proceeded, as
is now known, to Buwayidh where he spent the money he had
received for the kidnapped persons in buying himself a wife.
On the 17th the Political Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , called
upon the Shaikh of Hira to produce two of the actual kid-
nappers, Said al Khadhar and Bal Irshad, by the 18th and
2c.nd January respectively. This he promised to do but
wrote the next day to say that Al Khadhar had escaped
Irom Hira when, in fact, both men were still in Hira under
his protection. On the 19th the Political Officer, Tru
cial Coast, called upon the Shaikh of Sharjah to produce the
Tu° for ? e if necessary. On the night of the 21st
4 .u G ohaikh of Hira still obstinately refusing to hand over
t^e kidnappers the Shaikh of Sharjah occupied Hira Fort
and village, the Shaikh of Hira fleeing to **Jinan.
(v) A nti-locus t Delegation .
An Anti=Locust Delegation, which is working
under the instructions of the Director of Plant Protection
oi the rakistan Ministry of Agriculture, recently arrived
on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. to work in the Oman Peninsula. The
delegation is making its headquarters at Dubai and is pay
ing special attention to the ^bu Dhabi - Ras-al-Khaimah -
Buraimi triangle. The Political Officer, Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ,
is sis ting it in hiring a launch for the delegation and
facilitating its movements in the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. hinterland.
(vi) Nai 1
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Reference paragraph 280 (iii) of Intelligence
Summary No.21 of 1948.
TJ . n . The Shaikh of Ajman and Muhammad bin Ali bin
Huwaidin, Chief of the Beni Qitab, arrived at Buraimi and
met Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan,.Chief of the Nai’m, and had
discussions with him. No settlement was arrived at and
thus they returned to their respective places. On ar
rival at Auhaon their way back the Beni Qitab stole 45
camels belonging to the Nai’m and killed one Nai’mi.
(vii) Ka lba .
Shaikh Humaid bin Abdullah, nephew of the
Regent of Kalba, recently arrested Tuwairish al Afari,
a notorious robber, with 7 other Awamir robbers. This
gan^ used to commit robbery on the Batinah Coast and
Kalba.
Shaikh

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1949. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports contain information covering a wide range of subjects, including:

  • shipping;
  • visits of British and foreign notables;
  • economic and commercial matters;
  • local news and affairs, as well as that of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. ;
  • the work of Bahrain Petroleum Company, and the oil industry more generally;
  • American interests in the region;
  • local reaction to international events such as those in Palestine and Syria;
  • the activities of the Royal Navy;
  • the supply of electricity, water and telecommunications;
  • aviation;
  • the work of the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit;
  • the traffic of slaves;
  • quarantine and medical matters;
  • weather and meteorological data.
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1 file (85 folios)
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 87; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-87; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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