Bahrain

December 31, 2013

Bahrain's government often accuses its majority opposition movement for bomb attacks throughout the country (File Archive/AFP)
06:46 GMT

Bahrain foiled a plot Monday to smuggle explosives and weapons into the country by boat

The expansion has been above all driven by substantial gains in the oil and gas sector where output levels rebounded to capacity after technical disruptions.
03:55 GMT

The EDB's latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly said robust expansion of the Bahraini economy gathered further momentum this year.

December 30, 2013

Five men, two who were tried in absentia, were found guilty for homemade bomb attacks from 2012 and have all been sentenced to 15 years in prison each (File Archive/AFP)
13:33 GMT

Bahrain has sentenced five men to 15 years in prison each for homemade bomb attacks in 2012, but activists say their confessions were given under torture.

Fast Link will establish its telecom regional headquarters in Bahrain in 2014 (File Archive/Shutterstock)
11:56 GMT

Telecom company Fast Link Group is opening its regional office in Bahrain in 2014.

December 29, 2013

Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the al-Wefaq Shiite opposition party in Bahrain, has been arrested. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT

Sheik Ali Salman, leader of the Al Wefaq opposition political party in Bahrain, was arrested in Manama on Saturday.

December 25, 2013

Bahrain diesel prices will gradually increase over the next five years, with prices set to double by 2017 (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Bahrain announced Tuesday that it will "gradually raise" its national diesel fuel selling price to "reduce [the country's] heavy subsidy burden."

December 23, 2013

Dounia feeding cake to her new man on their wedding day. (Image: Facebook)
09:11 GMT

Season one Arab Idol star Dounia Batma made one Bahraini dude a lucky man. Not only did he gain a second wife, but she's a celebrity songstress to boot!

December 19, 2013

Security forces who have violently cracked down on opposition activists rarely are charged or even tried for their crimes (File Archive/AFP)
08:42 GMT

Many Bahraini opposition activists have been detained, tortured or killed since the 2011 uprisings. For those still on the streets, time--and resources--are running out to stop government forces from dooming them to similar fates. We take a look at the growing movement of Bahraini activist asylum-seekers who are starting to flee the Gulf Island for protection elsewhere.

December 16, 2013

Bahrain's oil investments have contributed to 45 percent of the country's output growth this year (File Archive)
11:04 GMT

Bahrain's economy grew 4.6 percent over the past year based on third quarter data.

December 11, 2013

Bahraini court jails 12 anti-regime demonstrators. [presstv.ir]
17:54 GMT

A court in Bahrain has sentenced 12 anti-regime protesters to prison for allegedly attacking a car warehouse as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent.

Bahrain is in the final stage of installing a 4G/LTE network in the country, and is already planning to have the system updated and operational to 5G by 2017 (Shutterstock)
06:40 GMT

Bahraini customers will be using a 5G mobile network, 100 times faster than 4G, by 2017.

December 9, 2013

Media stations affiliated to Hezbollah have apologized for their biased coverage of sporadic Shiite protests in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
06:16 GMT

Media groups affiliated with Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah have apologized to Bahrain for their biased and subjective coverage of Shiite protests in the Gulf state.

December 3, 2013

The Economic Freedom of the Arab World report compares and ranks Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:12 GMT

The annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute has ranked Arab nations in terms of economic freedom.

December 1, 2013

Jordan was one of the top ranked countries for economic freedom in the report, despite its growing notoriety for some of the highest taxes in the region. Jordanians gathered earlier this year to protest against tax hikes on cooking gas and telecommunications (AFP)
06:48 GMT

A recent report released by a Canadian public policy think tank suggests that Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE have the highest levels of economic freedom in the region.

November 27, 2013

Bahrain's capital has attracted over 10.8 million visitors in 2013 thus far (Courtesy of Arabia 2day)
09:40 GMT

GCC and ASEAN voted Tuesday to name Bahrain's Manama the 2014 capital of tourism.