Bahrain

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

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