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A young Bahraini protester holds up a portrait of Bahraini head of the banned opposition movement Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, during a protest against his arrest late on December 31, 2014 in Bilad al-Qadeem, a suburb of Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Sheikh)
August 25, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch has condemned the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and urged the Bahraini ruling family to release him immediately.
The Omani economy is under pressure to move away from its dependence on oil. (Wikimedia Commons)
August 25, 2015 - 09:40 GMT
WIth lower fiscal reserves and lack of economic diversification, Oman has a budget deficit of $4.5M so far this year.
Two Gulf countries advised their citizens on Monday to avoid traveling Lebanon as protests and police clashes intensify. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2015 - 09:51 GMT
Two Gulf countries advised their citizens on Monday to avoid traveling Lebanon as protests and police clashes intensify.
A young Bahraini girl poses holding a placard with the portraits of political prisoners during an anti-regime protest in the village of al-Malkiyah, South of Manama. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb, the founder and leader of Bahrain Teachers' Association, has been imprisoned since the 2011 uprising.
Kuwait City was ranked one of the most improved cities and has a liveability score of 83 out of 140. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2015 - 02:12 GMT
A recent report gave cities around the world scores of liveability; guess which place ranked the worst.
A Bahraini protestor throws a stone towards riot police during clashes following a demonstration to mark Bahrain's independence day, on August 14, 2015, in the village of Sanabis, west of the capital Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
August 18, 2015 - 14:30 GMT
Protests took place in Ma'ameer and Sitra Island, where Bahrainis demanded that the government release a number of political prisoners.
A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on July 28, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
August 14, 2015 - 15:58 GMT
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said five people suspected of orchestrating a deadly bomb attack have been arrested.
Hala Turk is celebrating a record 101 million YouTube views for her
August 11, 2015 - 14:06 GMT
Hala Turk is celebrating a record 101 million YouTube views for her "Happy Happy" music video.
Alzain Tareq
August 07, 2015 - 21:55 GMT
10-year-old Alzain Tareq raised many eyebrows on Friday when she took part in the 50m butterfly heats to become the youngest swimmer to compete at a World Championship.
Bahraini police stand near the site of a bomb blast in a village south of Manama, on Dec. 9, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
July 28, 2015 - 08:49 GMT
A bomb in the Shiite village of Sitra killed two Bahraini police officers and injured six, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter. (AFP/File)
July 23, 2015 - 21:47 GMT
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter.