Bahrain

September 28, 2013

Protests have broken out in Bahrain after the arrest of ex-MP Khalil Mazrooq. (Image credit: AFP)
06:48 GMT

Thousands of people took to the streets in Bahrain to protest against the arrest of ex-MP Khalil Marzooq.

September 26, 2013


The agreements were signed during His Majesty King Hamad's visit to the Asian country.
09:09 GMT

"It [the visit] has created connections between the private sectors of the two countries which will hopefully be transformed into new joint ventures."

September 22, 2013

Hundreds of millions of dinars are being invested in Bahrain's tourism industry with five new luxury hotels set to open in the next six months.
07:27 GMT

"Despite the troubles, the belief was, things should carry on as normal.:

September 21, 2013

The Celtic Tenors will be performing in Bahrain this month. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

International band The Celtic Tenors are back in Bahrain for one night only. Get your calendars set (and credit cards ready) for a night to remember!

September 19, 2013

The pipeline will replace an ageing 230,000 bpd link and will help Bapco expand its 267,000 bpd Sitra refinery to up to 460,000 bpd
11:02 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have approved plans to lay a 350,000-barrel per day (bpd) oil pipeline between the two countries.

National Dialogue talks in Bahrain will continue despite opposition party boycott (Courtesy of Bahrain Observer)
10:31 GMT

Bahrain's Prime Minister calls for new security guidelines "to protect all" after clashes in Dair and Duraz and the opposition boycott of the National Dialogue shake the country's stability.

September 16, 2013

Toploader is soon Bahrain bound! (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT

British indie rock will meet the Dilmun Club in Saar later this month for a Bahrain show to remember with Toploader as the headliner.

September 11, 2013

The staff has been radically downsized from 180 in 2011 to just 36 who remain, said Dr White.
13:49 GMT

NYIT made the decision to close down because it was unable to sustain itself without admitting new students, as it still had to pay staff salaries and rent.

The Naqsh Short Film Days 2013 (NSFD) returns for its second year. (Image: Facebook)
07:35 GMT

This year the Naqsh short film days is teaming up with Dubai International Film Festival to bring us the greatest of regional filmmakers.

September 2, 2013

Mohammad Assaf was a huge hit at the Bahrain Summer Festival. (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT

Since winning Arab Idol, Mohammad Assaf has been busy touring the Arab world. His latest sold-out concert was at the Bahrain Summer Festival.

August 28, 2013

British band Ferocious Dog will be heading to Bahrain for their debut gig this month. (Image: Facebook)
10:47 GMT

The Gulf is increasing in popularity with its music gigs, and British folk band Ferocious Dog seem to be fans of the region. They're heading to Bahrain for a gig at the end of this month!

Kazem El Saher put his coat on for a hot performance in Lebanon. (Image: Facebook)
09:18 GMT

It was a cold night in Ehden, but superstar Kazem El Saher put on his coat for a hot performance in Lebanon.

August 27, 2013

Japan also hopes to bolster ties to secure a stable supply of energy as about 76 per cent of Japan's imports of crude came from Gulf states as of 201. PicturedL Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe (Photo Credit: Getty images).
08:19 GMT

Abe, who is the first Japanese prime minister to visit the country, said "friendly and co-operative relations with Bahrain" will be strengthened.

August 26, 2013

Meanwhile, on the business front, Japan pushed for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the GCC to boost trade ties. Meanwhile, on the business front, Japan pushed for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the GCC to boost trade ties (Pictured: Japan Fokoshima Disaster).
14:57 GMT

Bahrain has become the first country in the Gulf to lift restrictions on food imports from Japan imposed following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

August 23, 2013

LEBANON, Beirut : Workers from Jihad al-Binaa, a construction company affiliated with the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement, clear up the neighbourhood where a car bomb exploded the previous week in a southern Beirut stronghold of the pro-Syria Shiite group on August 19, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
12:51 GMT

Two explosions rock the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli after Friday prayers.