Bahrain

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.

August 22, 2013

Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi accused of being granted a Bahraini citizenship. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Bahrain’s minister of state for information affairs has denied media reports claiming that her government has granted citizenship to Lebanese singing diva Majida Al Roumi.

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.