Bahrain

August 21, 2013

Majida El Roumi smiles away knowing that she's told the truth about her Bahraini citizenship. (Image: Facebook)
11:11 GMT

Majida El Roumi is a proud Lebanese singer, but news circulating the internet are claiming that she's now a resident of Bahrain too! Hmmm...

August 18, 2013

Majida Al Roumi ready to rock the night at Bahrain Summer Festival
09:38 GMT

Majida El Roumi is ready to charm the crowds tonight with a Bahrain Summer Festival kick off performance.

August 15, 2013

The fifth Bahrain Summer Festival is set to be full of fun surprises. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Bahrain is set to host the fifth Bahrain Summer Festival next week to celebrate being named Capital of Arab Tourism 2013.

August 12, 2013

Owners of different businesses have expressed their frustrations, as their sales had fallen by 20 per cent during the first days of the Eid festival, as compared to the previous years.
07:49 GMT

Eid is the 'peak business season' for traders of different commodities, this year brought a 'big surprise' to business owners, as the number of customers was far less than what they had earlier expected.

August 4, 2013

Bahraini men sit in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on August 2, 2013. (AFP)
08:30 GMT

A car bomb exploded in a recreational area west of Manama on Saturday, causing no injuries according to the Bahraini interior ministry.

July 29, 2013

The king of Bahrain is limiting political freedom in a bid to limit the level of violence in the country. (AFP File)
09:23 GMT

The king of Bahrain has urged the government to propose harsher measures in a bid to decrease the high levels of violence that have been witnessed against the Gulf state's Shia population in recent months.

July 28, 2013

The action plan should focus on proposals regarding times of low hotel occupancy
11:55 GMT

Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism Shaikh Khalid bin Hmood Al Khalifa chaired at the Bab Al Bahrain the tourism partners’ first meeting.

July 24, 2013

Bahraini protestors run for cover during clashes with riot police following a protest against the ruling regime (AFP/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
08:10 GMT

Plainclothes police, some of them dressed in neon-colored vests and black ski masks, knocked down doors of houses in at least 10 villages across the tiny Gulf monarchy on Monday and arrested several people

July 23, 2013

The government has built over 100,000 housing units over the past 50 years but with rapid population growth and constraints on the amount of available serviced land
13:55 GMT

Bahrain’s residential market witnessed an increased level of activity with a number of new developments being announced in the second quarter of the year, said a report.

July 15, 2013

The average monthly blackouts in Bahrain have been cut from 12 hours in 2010 to 3.6 hours last year
09:55 GMT

Power cuts in Bahrain during summer have been significantly decreased in the last three years, said a senior government official.

July 14, 2013

The project is part of plans to build a $10 billion GCC rail link that will also connect with the proposed Friendship Causeway between Bahrain and Qatar
11:55 GMT

Experts are studying plans to establish railway tracks parallel to the King Fahad Causeway as part of the $10 billion GCC rail link.

July 8, 2013

Picture this: A Bahraini's the best comedian around! Waddah Swar celebrates victory (Image: Kitkat Comedy Break website)
13:24 GMT

Kitkat gave a Bahraini his big break. The comedian to win the title of 'Funniest in the Arab World' went to Bahraini comedian Waddah Swar in the 'Kitkat Comedy Break' held in Dubai!

July 7, 2013

Mohammad Assaf is coming to you, Bahrain! Whoop!
08:55 GMT

The region's new fave celebrity will be joining the summer fun in Bahrain ,alongside other stars like Majida Al Roumi and Fareeda Mohammed Ali.

A Bahraini demonstrator hurls a rock towards riot police during clashes following the funeral of Hussein Abdullah, in the village of Saar, west of Manama, on June 26 (AFP)
08:37 GMT

A Bahraini policeman was killed in a bomb attack whilst on duty at the Sitra police station, six kilometres south of the capital Manama late on Saturday

Symbol created in the 1930s by the British advisor to the King of Bahrain (then emir) -- updated, with five white "valleys" representing the five pilars of Islam (Source: Wikimedia commons)
07:34 GMT

A luxury apartment development sells out in in only three days, boding well for Bahraini real estate