Bahrain

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.

January 15, 2013

Bahrain is set to spend $180 million in 2013 on basic food subsidies
12:11 GMT

Bahrain will subsidies basic food staples of meat, poultry and flour to the tune of $180 million.

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08:50 GMT

The reality star is reportedly set to marry her rap star boyfriend, Kanye West, in secret.

January 9, 2013

Bahrain's state-backed oil company reached a new milestone in oil production
12:20 GMT

Bahrain Petroleum (Bapco) refinery's crude run last year exceeded its annual business plan by 1.83 million barrels a year, having achieved a 262,400 barrels per day production record.

December 31, 2012

A Bahraini Shiite Muslim woman takes part in an anti-government protest on Thursday. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
11:37 GMT

A court in Bahrain sentences two police officers to seven years for beating to death a man in their custody.

Bahrain has signed six financing agreements totalling $448 million with the Saudi Development Fund
10:16 GMT

Bahrain has signed six financing agreements totalling $448 million with the Saudi Development Fund to support a number of infrastructure projects as part of the GCC Development Programme.

December 27, 2012

Bahrain to sell oil at $90 a barrel, lower than predictions of $100 from OPEC
07:18 GMT

Oil prices included in Bahrain’s 2013-2014 state budget and estimated at $90 per barrel are feasible and reflect market predictions, said a government official, Despite OPEC expecting prices to be $100 or more.