Bahrain

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04:55 GMT

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and owner of Alarab News Channel.

December 9, 2014

Bahrain has dealt with widespread unrest since protests began in 2011. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says a policeman who lost his life in a blast southwest of the capital Manama was a Jordanian officer who was present in the kingdom under a security exchange program.

Bahrain's Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the attack. (AFP/File)
11:05 GMT

A Bahraini policeman was killed in an explosion southwest of the country's capital, Manama, on Monday night.

December 7, 2014

Sherine performing in Carthage.
20:20 GMT

We're only days out from a gig that get the Bahraini's going. Sherine Abdel Wahab is set to take the stage on December 12th with fellow singer Mohammad Salem.

Britain to establish naval Base in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Bahraini-British naval base deal is being presented as a "symbolic" deal but will identify Britain as an old colonial power siding with Bahrain's Sunni monarchy.

Bahrain FM says Hezbollah like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT

Bahrain's foreign minister compares Hezbollah to groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda.

The UK has been criticized by rights groups for failing to condemn Bahrain's violent crackdown on opposition protesters. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT

The British military will set up a permanent base in Bahrain, angering human rights groups who condemned the UK's silence over attacks on protesters in the Arab kingdom.

November 30, 2014

Election officials secure voting boxes after inspection before the voting center opens in Isa Town, south of the Bahraini capital, Manama. (EPA)
16:39 GMT

Results have been announced in the run-off in Bahrain’s parliamentary and municipal elections which took place on Saturday and saw another high turnout despite a boycott of the polls by some opposition groups.

November 29, 2014

There have been anti-government protests and violence ever since the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

Bahraini voters returned to the polls on Saturday amid boycotts by the Shia opposition.

November 26, 2014

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the royal family to give up power. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Bahrani troops have attacked people protesting the Al Khalifa regime security forces' storming of a prominent cleric’s home, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.

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.