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.

March 3, 2014

Post 2011, pro-democracy protests are common near Manama. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

Three policeman were killed in the village of Daih while dispersing a protest.

March 2, 2014

On March 14, 2011 Saudi troops entered Bahrain to assist leadership in a government crackdown against the opposition protestors (File Archive/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Protestors in Bahrain demanding that Saudi forces pull out of the country were allegedly attacked by police officials in the country's capital.

March 1, 2014

Thousands of Bangladeshi immigrants work in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT

Three Bangladeshi workers died in a fire that broke out in their residential building. The fire was caused by "safety negligence."

February 27, 2014

Since 2011, a spate of pro-democracy protests have spread across Bahrain. (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT

Security forces disbanded a peaceful protest near Manama on Wednesday. Protesters were condemning the death of Jaffer al-Durazi.