Bahrain

March 14, 2013

A Bahraini woman holds up her national flag decorated with anti-government slogans in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
10:59 GMT

On the second anniversary of the Saudi-led crackdown on Bahraini protestors, demonstrators take to the streets again.

March 11, 2013

Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on a diplomatic visit to New Zealand (Getty Photo)
12:02 GMT

Bahrain says the project could employ 10,000 although details are yet to be published.

March 10, 2013

Gulf Air is to hire all of Bahrain Air's pilots, despite restructuring plans
09:59 GMT

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air in a major move has started recruitment of all Bahraini pilots who have been affected by the closure of Bahrain Air in line with nationalisation strategy.

March 8, 2013

Shaila in her more conservative outfit.
05:00 GMT

For the first time ever the contest will feature a lady from the Gulf.

March 6, 2013

Bahrain's Crown Prince has overseen growth in the Kingdom
11:21 GMT

The Bahraini economy is booming as government officials predict healthy growth in 2013

March 5, 2013

A man inspects a natural gas pipe in Bahrain
10:45 GMT

Oil and gas industry experts were bullish about this year's prospects at the Bahrain Capital Club

March 4, 2013

Abdelrahman Abou-Zahra Wroclaw as Ibn Battuta Senior / Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Hisham Gabr, dress rehearsal (Photos by Ati Metwaly)
11:07 GMT

Celebrating Manama being chosen as Capital of Arab Tourism 2013, the Bahraini Ministry of Culture is holding several events showcasing Arab culture. And so far, they're going down a storm!

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.