Bahrain

September 20, 2012

Bahrain is 'economically' free , but its population isn't
10:00 GMT

Bahrain is the most economically free in the MENA region, according to an international think tank, but with continued oppression and state-violence against protestors, is this just an economic useful idiot ?

The Saudi King and the Egyptian President have met several times since Morsi's election, as the oil-rich Kingdom offers substantial financial aid packages
09:21 GMT

The oil-rich Saudi Kingdom illustrated it's financial might by supporting post-Arab Spring with financial aid, as other nations in the region also receive substantial packages.

September 6, 2012

Business owners have expressed concern at the rental increases at the third consultative meeting between the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry and small and medium enterprises.
11:31 GMT

Sudden rises in rent have caused a major setback for small businesses in Bahrain.

September 5, 2012

Shares
08:37 GMT

All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,070.55 points, marking a decrease of 1.82 points below the previous closing.

September 2, 2012

Bahrain
13:45 GMT

Manama demands apology from Tehran after the translation of Morsi's speech

August 31, 2012

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.

August 28, 2012

Hurghada Asian Film Festival
09:41 GMT

Sahl Hasheesh, a popular Egyptian tourist destination, will host first round of the Hurghada Asian Film Festival with the participation of 35 countries in October.

August 26, 2012

Power poles
13:51 GMT

Among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies, Saudi Arabia can be seen as the most aggressive with respect to investments in the power sector, according to a study by Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz).

August 23, 2012

Gulf market
13:45 GMT

Kuwait’s Wataniya rose to a two-month high yesterday after Qatar Telecom offered to buy remaining stake in the telco for $2.2 billion, while Gulf markets were mixed in muted trade post the holy month of Ramadan.

August 22, 2012

Bahrain Air achieved an increase of 67 percent in revenue during June and July
12:54 GMT

Summer is traditionally the strongest season for all airlines, but given the turbulence in many of the traditional summer destinations, this result is a major achievement.

There are a number of opportunities in Bahrain and, through Bahrain, to the wider GCC
12:08 GMT

Bahrain is looking to become a gateway "to the wider GCC that is currently estimated to have a combined gross domestic product of $1 trillion".

August 17, 2012

Bahrain stock exchange
01:04 GMT

The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed 0.3 per cent higher to 1,080 points.

August 14, 2012

Heading to Abu Dhabi on Monday is Lebanese songstress, fashion icon and Rotana superstar Najwa Karam
13:32 GMT

There are plenty of concerts happening around town to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Showbiz Arabia rounds up who’s performing where

August 13, 2012

Tunisia: The Tunisians were the stars of the stamina events taking 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze in swimming and steeplechase. Star swimmer Oussama Mellouli was the comeback kid, taking gold in the 10K after his drugs scandal five years ago. That gives him a second gold to his collection on the back of his win at Beijing.
17:13 GMT

Our panel of Arab and Middle East Olympic medal achievements from London 2012. See which Arab athlete defied the odds, broke records or fell short in his game.

August 12, 2012

Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain celbrates winning bronze during the Women's 1500m Final
17:08 GMT

Bahrain's Maryam Yusuf Jamal has become the darling of Bahrain athletics as she secured a bronze medal - Bahrain's first medal at Olympics - last night in the women's 1,500 metres in a dramatic finale to the race at the Olympic Stadium in London.