Bahrain

March 24, 2014

Bahrain has been in the grips of an uprising since 2011. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Bahraini government forces have attacked a Shia mosque in a village near Manama, in an alleged attempt by the ruling Al Khalifa family to silence the opposition.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

March 20, 2014

Arab Idol hopefuls line up in Bahrain as the auditions begin (Image: Facebook).
11:28 GMT

Good ol' Ragheb Alama, Nancy Ajram and Ahlam, as well as producer Hassan El Shafei are back on the search to find diamonds in the rough. There current point of search is in Bahrain!

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

March 13, 2014

2013 brought an improved financial outlook for the country's economy
07:04 GMT

An increased budget deficit plus a rising inflation rate are key challenges facing Bahrain

March 12, 2014

Gulf Hotels Group plans to build a five-star "Gulf Hotel Business Bay" that will open by mid-2017 (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT

Bahrain's Gulf Hotels Group is investing $132 million to develop a five-star Gulf Hotel Business Bay on Dubai's shores

Shiite villages throughout the country have been sites of frequent protests against the ruling Sunni regime since major uprisings began in February 2011 (Mohammed Shaikh/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Bahraini authorities arrested a U.S. national for "attacking" police Tuesday which may put rare rift in Manama's relations with Washington.

March 11, 2014

"Noah" will not be screened in several cinemas across the region (Image: film poster from Facebook)
09:50 GMT

The loosely Biblically-based film "Noah" has made waves in the Middle East and faces being banned in several countries. Bahrain business owners toss in their support for the blockbuster ban.

March 9, 2014

Clapton gave Bahrain a night to remember with his rocking concert last night. (Image: Gulf Daily News)
10:55 GMT

Fans went absolutely wild at Eric Clapton's two-hour special concert last night in Bahrain.

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii is joining the racing fun next month (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

While some may be most excited about race day at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April 406, we're not gonna lie that the concerts are what floats our boat the most. Here's the lowdown on the weekend we're all waiting for.

March 5, 2014

A Bahraini police stands next to the body of comrade after a bomb exploded during clashes between protesters and security forces on March 3, 2014 near Manama. (AFP)
18:22 GMT

25 people have been arrested in Bahrain on suspicion of being involved in the bomb blast that killed three policemen earlier this week near Manama, the country's capital.

Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood has apparently caused a major rift in the GCC. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Qatar expressed "regret" and "surprise" at the news that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrawing their Gulf Cooperation Council envoys from Doha on Wednesday. According to inside sources, Qatar's stance on Syria and Egypt has caused a "rift" in the GCC.

A Qatari national was jailed in the UAE for seven years over links to an Islamist group in what Doha has described as an unfair ruling (File Archive)
09:49 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their diplomatic envoys to Qatar Wednesday.

March 4, 2014

Three policemen were killed while trying to dismantle a funeral procession for a 23-year-old Shiite man who died in prison under Bahraini authorities (Mohammed Al Shaikh/AFP)
18:14 GMT

Bahrain's state news agency reported Tuesday that three anti-government groups have been blacklisted as terrorist groups.

First corner of Bahrain's Formula One circuit named after Schumacher
16:40 GMT

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, still in a coma in a French hospital after a skiing accident in late December, is to have the first corner of Bahrain's Formula One circuit named after him.