Bahrain

November 24, 2014

Bahrain continues to struggle with widespread human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

The government's lack of seriousness in working with the opposition to implement reform, and the continued harassment of opposition groups and activists, paves nothing but a blurry path to democratic change.

November 22, 2014

There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday's vote. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday for the first time since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.

November 19, 2014

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09:12 GMT

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November 17, 2014

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

October 29, 2014

Women mourn at the funeral of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead by Bahrain's police force during a protest, May 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:57 GMT

Amnesty International condemned a decision by Bahrain's government to deport ten dissidents whose citizenships were revoked in 2012 without a trial.

October 15, 2014

The Jordanian star concluded the annual event with a blend of classical and traditional songs. (Image: Macadinahhas.net)
12:04 GMT

Jordanian artist Macadi Nahhas dazzles Bahrain Music Festival days after giving birth.

October 12, 2014

The upgradation of key elements of the terminal forms part of the first phase of the Airport Modernization Program.
04:55 GMT

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) said it has started the installation of new state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

October 9, 2014

Rajab is charged with “publicly insulting government institutions.” (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, faces trial over tweets that the Bahraini government sees as insulting.

October 8, 2014

The claim against Prince Nasser alleges that he was involved in the torture of at least two people in April 2011. (Photo: Bahrain News Agency)
04:00 GMT

Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a frequent visitor to Britain, could face a fresh inquiry by Scotland Yard.

September 29, 2014

Anti-government protests have spread throughout Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

A court in Bahrain has sentenced nine anti-government protesters to life in prison and has revoked their citizenship.

September 28, 2014

International attention was forced back on Bahraini authorities this month following the release of renowned rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT

Following anti-government protests in 2011, Bahrain's prison population has doubled, boasting at least 2,000 political prisoners and the Arab world's second highest prison population rate per 100,000 people. How did this happen?

September 24, 2014

President Obama met with representatives from five Arab nations that joined the US in Syrian airstrikes, as well as Iraq, during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, September 23, 2014 (Saul Loeb/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.

September 23, 2014

Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefaq, has not yet announced if it will participate in the elections. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT

Bahrain is set to hold parliamentary elections on November 22.

September 20, 2014

Since 2011, Bahrain protesters have pushed for further reform and support of the nation's opposition parties, especially its primary movement, the Shiite-led al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT

Since 2011, pro-democracy protests have broken out in Bahrain in several attempts at reforming the island nation and the Al Khalifa regime.