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A Bahraini policeman stands in front of graffiti in 2013. (AFP/File)
June 01, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Bahrain upheld the death sentences of three people convicted of a deadly bombing in 2014.
Protesters wave national flags at a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
The five men were given life sentences last November on charges of 'spying for Iran' and planning attacks in Bahrain.
Anti-government protesters are seen at a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The prison terms range from three to 15 years, while other activists have been stripped of their nationality in court rulings.
Bahrain Financial Harbour skyscrapers in Manama. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2016 - 13:02 GMT
In a shift of policy, Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund plans more investments in international deals in a bid to diversify its economy, Bloomberg reports.
Bahrain's inflation was reported at  3.8 percent year-on-year, its highest for 29 months. (File photo)
May 24, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Slow economic growth and rising costs of living continue to be major challenges for Bahrain.
According to Moody's, combination of lower growth, higher debt levels and smaller domestic and external buffers leave Saudi Arabia less well positioned to weather future shocks. (AFP/File)
May 15, 2016 - 05:21 GMT
The negative outlook for Saudi, Oman and Bahrain follows a Standard & Poor's downgrade three months ago.
Protesters have continued regular protests in Bahrain since a 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
May 13, 2016 - 09:15 GMT
Rallies were held in two Bahraini villages demanding the release of a prominent Shia cleric.
The airport is expanding capacity by 10 million passengers a year to 14 million by 2020 at cost of $1.1 billion.  (File photo)
May 12, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Bahrain is going after origin and destination passengers, instead of trying to compete with the rapidly-expanding traffic of its Gulf neighbors.
The BOC general secretary, along with other representatives of the committee, will fly to Doha later this month to present the final list of Bahrain’s official delegation to Rio
May 11, 2016 - 17:48 GMT
A record 30 Bahraini athletes have so far been given the go-ahead for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.
Bahrain Olympic Committee logo
May 11, 2016 - 05:17 GMT
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) is putting the finishing touches on the 2016 Olympic Day with a first-of-its-kind 10-day packed programme.
Political unrest in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Three protesters received life sentences for wounding a police officer in 2014.
The new BD300 fine for violating Bahrainisation laws was issued last month and is now in effect.  (Bahrain This Week)
May 04, 2016 - 07:59 GMT
Inspections will be increased and fines imposed for offences such as hiring ghost Bahraini workers in order to boost their expat employee numbers.
Saudi's King Fahd Causeway is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (Wikipedia)
May 03, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Two new causeways linking Saudi Arabia to Bahrain and Qatar have been proposed at a sustainable development conference in Doha.
The agreement will also allow the two countries to cooperate in strengthening the technological and information infrastructure of the Bahrain Bourse. (File photo)
May 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The new agreement between will allow companies to be listed in both the Egyptian Exchange and Bahrain Bourse.
In recent months, gasoline prices in Bahrain have been raised by nearly 60 percent. (File photo)
May 01, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Despite tax increases on utilities, tobacco and alcohol, more efforts are needed to cut Bahrain's fiscal deficit, which is projected to reach 19.5 percent of GDP in 2016.
Bahrain's tourism sector contributed around $700 million - around 3.6 percent of GDP - in 2015. (Shutterstock/Philip Lange)
April 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Bahrain's Tourism and Exhibitions Authority has launched the 'Ours.Yours.' campaign to stimulate investment and attract tourists.