Bahrain

February 13, 2014

Security authorities used tear gas to break up protests in Bahrain Thursday (Courtesy of The Guardian)
12:52 GMT

Bahrain's pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with security police in Bahrain on the third anniversary of the country's Arab Spring uprisings that was largely crushed by Bahraini authorities with the assistance of Saudi-led troops

February 12, 2014

Female protesters of the Arab Spring in Bahrain. [voicesofeducation]
07:42 GMT

Three years later, symbolic protests are being called in Bahrain to mark the anniversary of the Arab Spring.

February 11, 2014

Bahrain's Arab Spring took place in 2011, and there have been protests and demonstrations against the government ever since. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

Protesters against Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa family took to the streets across the country on Tuesday, two days after Bahrain marked the third anniversary of its "Arab Spring" uprising.

February 10, 2014

"Layla" singer Eric Clapton is coming to Bahrain next month! (Image: Facebook)
10:52 GMT

Bahrain is ready to rock it old school with "Layla" hit maker Eric Clapton coming to town next month. The big question is, will there be enough tickets to satisfy the area's fans?!

February 9, 2014

Bahrain and Jordan are the only two countries that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors according to World Bank standards (File Archive)
09:40 GMT

Jordan and Bahrain are the only two countries in the MENA region that have fully liberalised their telecom sectors, according to a recently released World Bank report.

February 6, 2014

We can't think of a better way to spend your evening on March 8 than to rock out to some Eric Clapton hits. (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT

The legendary British singer Eric Clapton will be making his Bahrain debut this March.

February 5, 2014

The businessmen claimed that thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered from the financial downturn caused by the unrest in 2011,
18:41 GMT

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers has taken their demands to parliament.

Bahrain Air began voluntary liquidation in early 2013 last year, but bankruptcy is imminent, the airline says (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT

Bahrain Air is on the verge of bankruptcy a year after it went into voluntary liquidation.

January 30, 2014

India and Bahrain have a trading relationship that stretches back thousands of years
09:55 GMT

Key ministerial level talks on Bahrain-India bilateral trade concluded yesterday during a visit by a Bahraini delegation to Bengaluru, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

January 29, 2014

Bahrain has accused the Olamaa Islamic Council for using its confessional cover to participate in politics that are not favorable to the current Sunni regime (File Archive/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Bahrain shut down a Shiite Muslim clerics' council Wednesday accusing it of politicization and illegal operations.

January 22, 2014

A young Bahraini girl holds a national flag during an anti-government rally in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, on January 17, 2014. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

After much back and forth about progress, Bahrain's Crown Prince has moved in the direction of reconciliation again by organizing a meet up with opposition.

January 21, 2014

Police authorities have often used tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi protests (File Archive/AFP)
19:17 GMT

Renewed clashes erupted in Egypt's Sharqiya governorate Tuesday between pro-Morsi supporters and police authorities.

January 20, 2014

Supreme organising committee chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa said he was amazed how successful the event had been.
23:01 GMT

Bahrain is bracing itself for huge investment in its aviation sector after a tripling of business at this weekend's Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS 2014).

January 19, 2014

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of naqshgallery.com)
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

Bahrain's King Hamad made the announcement this week about the proposed establishment of the Space Research Agency (Courtesy of Trade Arabia)
09:54 GMT

Bahrain is planning to set up a space research agency in its effort to "take advantage" of out-of-this-world technology developments.