Bahrain

May 6, 2013

Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority during a press conference announcing the launch of the project
13:45 GMT

Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has announced the launch of the largest utility-based IT project in the Kingdom’s history aimed at Accelerating its move towards smart grid and smarter energy and water services.

May 5, 2013

Authorities responded by targeting the media, in particular social media, given its ability to respond immediately to the uprisings’ day-to-day events.
12:51 GMT

Gulf countries always fail the freedom of the press test, as seen with the 2013 World Press Freedom Index issued by Reporters Without Borders. Although these countries are wealthy and boast the trappings of modern states, they continue to rank at the bottom.

April 24, 2013

Bahrain academic staff have been granted substantial pay rises
12:50 GMT

Bahrain academic staff have been granted substantial pay rises

April 23, 2013

Bahrain's economy 'to grow 4.5 per cent this year'
10:17 GMT

Bahrain's economy is set to grow by 4.5 per cent this year and over 5pc next year, according to a leading private bank's top economist.

April 21, 2013

Bahraini protesters put fire on barricades during clashes with riot police following a protest against the Formula One Grand Prix on Friday in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. (Photo: AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
06:32 GMT

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid a fierce government crackdown.

April 20, 2013

The Sunni-Shia divide is becoming more pronounced, but what will be the future for the region?
13:04 GMT

As the Sunni-Shia divide becomes increasingly more pronounced in the conflict in Syria, and sectarian violences regularly flares up in Iraq and Bahrain, what is the future of the two branches of Islam and the Middle East?

April 18, 2013

Protestors in Bahrain attend a demonstration ahead of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix (AFP/ Mohammed Al-Sheikh)
11:07 GMT

Activists told Amnesty International that dozens of protestors have been arrested

April 17, 2013

As protests continue in the run up to the Formula One, new figures show that the event has generated $1.3 billion for Bahrain (MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)
09:01 GMT

As protests increase in the run up to the Bahrain Gran Prix, new figures show that the race has generated $1.3 billion for the small island nation in the nine years since it first hosted the race.

April 16, 2013

Bahraini boys run for cover during clashes following an anti-regime rally in support of political activists held in prison in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama on Monday. (Photo:  AFP /MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH) - Photo used for illustrative purposes -
11:41 GMT

Police in Bahrain fired tear gas and clashed with students on Tuesday in a raid on a secondary school in the capital, Manama, AP reports.

April 11, 2013

Kuwait will finance development projects worth $1.3 billion in Bahrain
08:47 GMT

Kuwait will finance development projects worth $1.3 billion in Bahrain over the next few years, a report said.

April 9, 2013

A Bahraini protester holds a banner during an anti-regime rally in solidarity with jailed political activists and against the upcoming Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
13:22 GMT

According to the emirate's authorities, four suspects have been arrested following the attacks.

'Michael Learns to Rock' dig it in the Middle East
08:31 GMT

After gigs all across Asia, 'Michael Learns to Rock' band from Denmark quotes Dubai and Bahrain as two of the most memorable locations they have played.

April 3, 2013

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines , as traffic between the two kingdoms surges
10:07 GMT

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as air traffic between the two kingdoms continues to surge, the Saudi national carrier's top official said.

April 2, 2013

Image of aeroplane flying used for illustrative purpose
15:03 GMT

Bahrain's Shura Council has approved new legislation aimed at tightening regulation in the country's aviation sector

April 1, 2013

Fatima Abdel Rehim is alive to act another day after brush with death
09:23 GMT

A Bahraini actress had a near death experience....while filming an execution scene in the TV drama “Not a Tear of Sadness". Fatima Abdel Rehim found herself wrestling with the real possibility of death when the stunt went horribly wrong.