Bahrain

March 26, 2014

The UK's Maritime Component Command sits alongside the US Fifth Fleet Naval Headquarters in Bahrain (File Archive/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Britain is investing $97.7 million in Bahrain to expand its military presence in the Gulf country.

This trifecta for the win! Rabeh Saqer, Avicii, & The Scorpions coming to Bahrain next month.
10:33 GMT

Tickets are available and going fast to see Saudi pop star Rabeh Saqer, Swedish DJ Avicii, and worldwide rockers The Scorpions live in concert during this year's Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

March 25, 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)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

Formula One lovers are already looking forward to the 2014 Grand Prix in Bahrain next month. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Next month, MC Gil Kolirin and DJ Tony will be back to entertain spectators at the much-anticipated Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

March 24, 2014

Audi marks its 30th anniversary in Bahrain's market this month (Courtesy of Motor Authority)
14:00 GMT

The new Audi A8 L was released in the Bahrain market this week.

Mohammad Assaf back in the good ol' Arab Idol days. (Image: Facebook)
12:53 GMT

Last year's Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf has landed on Sharjah soil as he prepares to perform in the oratorio Clusters of Light.

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.