Bahrain

October 18, 2012

Yet more strife for Gulf Air as flights to Nairobi are suspended for "commercial reasons"
07:01 GMT

In further trouble for Bahrain's national flag carrier, Gulf Air has suspended flights to Nairobi, Kenya, for "commercial reasons", a statement said. The airline is facing financial trouble as the King of Bahrain has forced through the recapitalisation of the state-backed company.

October 17, 2012

Elissa is heading to Bahrain to take part in the Arab Jewelry Exhibit
10:43 GMT

The star is heading to Bahrain to take part in the Arab Jewelry Exhibit.

October 15, 2012

Kuwait is funding bing investment projects in Bahrain
12:46 GMT

Kuwait has offered to fund several key infrastructure development projects in the Bahraini Kingdom, in a deal expected to be worth $273 million.

Bahrain has order Gulf Air to be recapitalised
11:22 GMT

Bahrain's ruler has demanded that Gulf Air, the national carrier, to be recapitalized after the furor of mounting debts, the Manama-based daily Al Bilad has reporte.

October 10, 2012

Bahrain must improve its services to Hajj pilgrims, according to PM
11:31 GMT

Bahrain must improve its services to Hajj pilgrims to ensure that pilgrims are able to perform rituals without difficulty, his Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said yesterday.

Ali al-Mohaimeed uses his sculptures and fine prints to tell a tale of discovery
07:43 GMT

The Bahraini artist uses his sculptures and fine prints to unfold meanings in winding stories.

October 9, 2012

Gulf Air has been given the green light to keep operating
08:15 GMT

Bahrain's national airline, Gulf Air, is being allowed to continue to operate despite mounting losses. The government is desperately seeking to secure additional funds as any reduction in service or shut-down would be a deep embarrassment to the regime.

October 2, 2012

Plans are afoot for big urbanisation projects in Bahrain
13:00 GMT

As doctors are jailed, and protests continue, Bahrain is planning a big push for urbanisation, with schemes to build new infrastructure being introduced in 2013

Plans are afoot to forge closer ties between Jordan and Bahrain
08:50 GMT

Bahrain's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) boss has said that he wants to forge closer ties between the private sectors in Bahrain and Jordan.

Ithmaar Bank and First Leasing Bank plan  tie-up
08:33 GMT

Ithmaar Bank has announced negotiations on a proposed merger with First Leasing Bank, one of its Bahrain-based associates, have reached an advanced stage.

October 1, 2012

Bahraini artist Jamal Abdul Raheem also experiments with sculpting, aside painting portraits.
14:21 GMT

The popular Bahraini artist continues to win international praise for his self-taught skill.

September 29, 2012

Bahrain
10:34 GMT

A Shiite Bahraini was killed Friday night near the capital Manama by police firing who came under attack, the Kingdom's Interior Ministry said Saturday in a statement.

September 27, 2012

Zainab al-Khawaja, Bahrain activist (courtesy of the Times of Ummah)
09:53 GMT

Zainab al-Khawaja, the tweep fighting for her freedom of speech, is jailed in Bahrain after tearing up a picture of Bahrain's King.

September 26, 2012

The economy improves, but will Bahrain keep a tight rein on protests?
10:08 GMT

Bahrain's economy signalled that is is improving, with GDP expected to grow at 4-5 per cent in 2012. Human rights abuses remain in the Kingdom however, and the pivotal trade unions could become vocal again.

September 25, 2012

Bahrian's sukuk market is increasingly popular
09:56 GMT

The Sukuk Al Salam Islamic securities issued by the Ventral Bank of Bahrain is oversubscribed almost two and a half times over.