Bahrain

July 7, 2013

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)
07:33 GMT

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

July 4, 2013

A total of seven airways now currently exist and have already showed a positive impact on the safety and efficiency of air traffic in the region
14:08 GMT

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates’ Flight Information Regions has resulted in a capacity increase of more than 40%.

July 2, 2013

Bahrain's retail banking industry continued to post steady growth
06:25 GMT

The combined net profits of Bahrain's banks nearly doubled to $1.1 billion in the first three months of this year, compared with $427 million in cumulative profits during the same period in 2012.

July 1, 2013

Bahrain has a population of 1.3 million people and an economy worth $30 billion
09:31 GMT

After pro-democracy protests were crushed in 2011, and the economy plummeted thereafter, Bahrain may now be getting back on track

June 30, 2013

Protestors in Bahrain call for the release of Ali Al Shofa (Twitter)
11:17 GMT

High school pupil sentenced to a year in prison for insulting the Gulf island ruler via microblogging site

June 26, 2013

Bahrain parliament
10:53 GMT

Bahrain's state spending is expected to jump 11 percent this year, by more than originally planned, after its parliament approved 174.2 million dinars ($462 million) in additional expenditure, official data showed.

June 24, 2013

Acting auditions (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
09:55 GMT

On the wings of the Arab Idol finale, a Bahrain based search has begun to find an aspiring actor to play the leading character in the film 'Rachel and Talal'.

June 18, 2013

Central Bank of Bahrain
13:57 GMT

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced that this week's BHD 35 million issue of Government Treasury Bills has been oversubscribed by 123 per cent.

June 11, 2013

Payments will be backdated to January and will cost the government BD105 million this year and next.
12:06 GMT

Bahrain has agreed to increase payouts to around 100,000 needy families in an attempt to end the impasse on the national budget.

Bahrain Airport
11:46 GMT

There is keen international interest in the kingdom's aviation industry, Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has said.

It was last in the market in July last year, with a $1.5 billion 10-year bond which yielded 6.143pc.
11:31 GMT

Bahrain has picked four banks to arrange investor meetings ahead of a potential sovereign bond issue, a document from lead managers said yesterday, with proceeds likely to be used to plug an expected budget deficit for 2013.

June 9, 2013

Bahrain's  consumption now is nearly 3,000MW per day
11:36 GMT

A project that aims to nearly double the amount of power produced in Bahrain to help meet its future water and electricity demands is gathering pace.

June 4, 2013

09:03 GMT

A court in northwestern Bangladesh has issued a warrant ordering the arrest of a judge who has repeatedly defied summons to testify in a case involving the gang rape and murder of a college student in 2008.

June 1, 2013

Three more people in Saudi Arabia have died from the SARS-like virus. Image for illustrative purposes only.
08:05 GMT

Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced that three more people in the country have died from a SARS related respiratory virus, bringing the global death toll from the disease to 30.

May 30, 2013

Seven Bahraini policemen were injured after a 'terrorist' bomb went off just outside Manama on Thursday. Image courtesy of gulfbusiness.com
12:55 GMT

Seven Bahraini policemen were injured in a bomb that went off just outside capital Manama on Thursday. 10 suspected terrorists behind the attacks have been arrested, according to the Interior Ministry.