Bahrain

March 3, 2013

Gulf Air has officially notified staff of redundancies at the troubled airline
11:37 GMT

Bahrain's struggling flag-carrying airline, Gulf Air, has notified staff of compulsory redundancies, as part of its restructuring efforts.

February 27, 2013

Surprise, intrique and overcoming the impossible await Kuwaiti actress Muna in her new drama.
11:40 GMT

Renowned Kuwaiti actress Muna Shadad has begun filming the first scenes of her new television drama “Muhal” (The Impossible) written by Wael Najm.

February 26, 2013

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss a rail link between the two nations
11:03 GMT

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss the feasibility of a rail link between the two neighbors separated by the Arabian Sea.

Shaila Sabt is the first Arab Gulf woman to be nominated for Miss Universe. (Photo courtesy of Elaph)
05:28 GMT

A Bahraini model has been nominated for Miss Universe 2013, becoming the first Arab Gulf women to take part in the largest beauty pageant in the world.

February 20, 2013

Bahrain is still swamped in political dissent, displayed in the streets of Manama
09:33 GMT

A session of the Bahraini parliament was suspended on Tuesday when a rowdy argument between MPs erupted over last week's political turmoil and protests.

February 19, 2013

Bahrain is to receive $3.5 billion form the UAE for development projects
10:14 GMT

The UAE has granted Bahrain $2.5 billion to help fund development projects.

February 14, 2013

Bahrain police run as they try to disperse protestors during clashes following an anti-government rally to demand political reforms on Wednesday. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
07:07 GMT

Police fire tear gas and use stun grenades to disperse demonstrators marching towards Pearl Roundabout in the capital.

February 13, 2013

Bahrain's economy is forecast to grow by more than six per cent this year, according to experts.
11:47 GMT

Despite continued unrest in the small island nation, Bahrain's economy is forecast to grow by more than six per cent this year, say experts.

Bahrain Air ceased all operations filed for voluntary liquidation in a surprise move last night. [File photo]
09:37 GMT

Bahrain Air ceased all operations and filed for voluntary liquidation in a surprise move last night.

February 10, 2013

Bahrain opened a new round of dialogue between opposition and pro-regime groups on Sunday.
08:45 GMT

Bahrain has opened a new round of dialogue between opposition and pro-regime groups aimed at solving the two-year-old political crisis.

February 6, 2013

It wants to replace the system with targeted subsidies, which would see only the most deserving members of society qualify for cheaper goods.
12:59 GMT

The government is pushing for an end to blanket subsidies as part of attempts to slash "unnecessary spending."

January 31, 2013

"Bahrainisation" is set to be reviewed in an effort to boost the economy
08:41 GMT

Bahrain is set to reconsider the rates of so-called 'Bahrainisation', the cost of hiring a certain number of expatriate workers, in an effort to boost the economy.

January 23, 2013

Bahrain's government has announced that it will build 30,000 new government homes
10:01 GMT

Bahrains to build and hand over more than 30,000 government homes to citizens over the next five years, a senior government official said.

January 22, 2013

Hotel occupancy in Bahrain increased by an overall 7 per cent in 2012, new figures show
07:36 GMT

Bahrain hotels reported an increase of 7 per cent in occupancy rates overall and by 4 per cent last November, said a report, adding that hotel room profitability has also gone up by nearly 21 per cent.

January 21, 2013

The third Arab Economic Forum has started in Riyadh, aiming to boost economic integration and deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring
11:29 GMT

The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicks off in Riyadh on Monday aiming to boost economic integration and tackle people’s aspirations amid the Arab world’s turbulent political changes.