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
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.

May 27, 2013

Bahraini protestors shout slogans and hold up pictures of Bahraini top senior shiite cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, during an anti-government rally to support Qassim in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama, on May 24 (Mohammed Al-Shaikh/ AFP)
12:58 GMT

Lawyers for the defendants claimed they had been tortured after they were arrested during the 2011 protests

A Bahraini MP has come forward to call for a Gulf Army as a prelude to a Gulf Union. Image courtesy of
04:00 GMT

A Bahraini MP has come forward to call for a unified Gulf Army to help protect the region.

May 26, 2013

Bank Muscat
10:50 GMT

BMI Bank, a Bahrain-based associate of bank muscat, announced that it has agreed, in principle, in favour of a merger with Al Salam Bank Bahrain (ASBB), an Islamic bank incorporated in Bahrain.

May 23, 2013

The oversubscription of the issue demonstrates increasing investor appetite for sukuk
11:45 GMT

Bank Alkhair, a Bahrain-headquartered Islamic wholesale bank, has announced the successful closure of the first tranche of a $750 million sukuk programme by Saudi Arabia's Dar Al Arkan real estate development company.

May 20, 2013

Non-oil GDP rose to an expected 6.7pc in 2012
10:40 GMT

Bahrain's real gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have expanded 3.9 per cent last year from the 1.9pc growth seen in 2011.

May 13, 2013

Colonel Sameer Jassim Showaiter, Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Yateem and Mr. Silvan Varghese during the signing.
10:22 GMT

Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) has signed a three-way memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bahrain Defence Force's Military Consumer Association (MCA) and its main supplier Glabrous International (GI).

May 12, 2013

The exhibition will showcase the latest technology in energy management
11:15 GMT

Bahrain will host the Energy Management Conference and Exhibition 2013

May 9, 2013

Bahrain Development Bank
10:38 GMT

Tamkeen signed an agreement with Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) to add BD10 million to the Enterprise Financing Portfolio

May 7, 2013

Central Bank of Bahrain
13:41 GMT

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced yesterday (Monday: 6 May 2013) that this week’s BD35 million issue of Government Treasury Bills has been oversubscribed by 297%.

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.