Bahrain

May 21, 2014

Amnesty International has voiced concern over the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Bahraini security forces have killed an anti-regime protester who had participated in a rally in the island of Sitra.

Anti-government protests have swept Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT

A member of Bahrain's parliament has been fired for criticizing conditions at a detention center where citizens are held for protesting against the government.

May 19, 2014

The Bahrain government has been violently cracking down on dissent for years, but it was not until the country's 2011 uprisings that Bahrain's domestic tensions really captured international attention (File Archive/AFP)
06:50 GMT

The Bahraini government intensified crackdowns on anti-government protests, and even clashed with funeral mourners of an anti-government demonstrator in Sitra this weekend.

May 14, 2014

Many Bahrainis who are Shiite wish to achieve greater representation in their government. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT

Protesters clashed with police in the village of Eker near the Island of Sitra in Bahrain.

May 13, 2014

Prince Nasser is accused of being involved in the torture of Bahraini prisoners in 2011. (Photo courtesy of Bahrain News Agency)
11:58 GMT

Prince Nasser faces charges of torture but has immunity in Bahrain. If he travels to the United Kingdom, however, human rights lawyers may advocate for his arrest.

May 12, 2014

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq says some 170 protesters, including 29 children, were arrested by regime forces in April.

May 6, 2014

A poll by The International Federation for Human Rights states at least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since February 2011. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

A Bahraini police post in a small Shiite village near the capital was attacked by assailants throwing Molotov cocktails overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday.

May 5, 2014

Bahrain touts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Gulf (File Archive)
07:56 GMT

Bahrain's unemployment now stands at a mere 4 percent.

May 4, 2014

As part of the new deal, customers will receive a free 4G LTE router or MiFi device (File Archive)
08:50 GMT

Zain Bahrain announced the launch of its first 4G packages premiering in Bahrain this month.

May 1, 2014

Protests have occurred regularly in Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Bahrainis once again took to the streets to protest the government and show their solidarity for female prisoners.

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.