Bahrain

April 30, 2014

The 50-story tower is due to be completed later this year (File/AFP)
11:45 GMT

A major construction phase of Bahrain Bay has been completed. The tower will house Wyndham Grand Collection Manama hotel and corporate offices upon completion.

April 27, 2014

Bahrain was engulfed in mass protests in 2011 (photo courtesy: theguardian.com)
17:27 GMT

The defendants were accused of killing a policeman.

Bahrain has also been in the process of implementing reforms for expatriate worker rights (File Archive/AFP)
10:35 GMT

Employers that are caught hiring illegal workers will now be blacklisted in Bahrain under Manama's new policy.

April 23, 2014

Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".

The base expansion has been hailed as one of the biggest British Navy investments on foreign soil, costing $16.6 million (File/AFP)
14:49 GMT

Construction work has started on the expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command complex in Bahrain, creating a bigger partnership between British authorities and their Bahraini counterparts.

The move will also create over 10,000 new jobs according to the Industry and Commerce Ministry (File/AFP)
12:08 GMT

Companies from across the globe are set to invest $1.8 billion at the Bahrain International Investment Park, with 58 new projects already in the pipeline, providing over 3,500 people with jobs.

Communication hub: Viva Bahrain and BT announce a global partnership (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT

BT and Viva Bahrain have teamed together to build a Global IP Exchange interoperability hub in the micro-state.

Bahrainis are calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

A Bahraini court sentenced 12 protesters to life in prison this week and sentenced others to 15 years in jail.

April 22, 2014

Demonstrators gathered across Bahrain to express their anger over the death of an anti-government protestor. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

Bahrainis held protests across many villages on Monday.

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

April 16, 2014

 The kingdom's banking sector remains very resilient and requirements to enhance the liquidity and reserves under Basel III will further bolster it, Rasheed Al Maraj was quoted as saying.
21:07 GMT

Bahraini banks will be fully ready to implement the Basel III international banking standards on new capital requirements by next year, the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said

Bahrain's security forces continue to clash with protesters (File/AFP)
16:28 GMT

Complicating things: Opposition group says over 200 houses have been raided and 187 arrests were made by Bahraini forces in March.

April 15, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note PRO will be available for $923 across retail stores (File/AFP)
10:39 GMT

The Samsung Galaxy Note has debuted in Bahrain with a whole new selection of functions.

Manama now has the authority to sentence protesters to death for participation in "unauthorized demonstrations" (File Archive/AFP)
10:27 GMT

A Manama court has sentenced 11 Shiite protesters to five years in jail each for allegedly "attacking police."