Bahrain

February 5, 2014

The businessmen claimed that thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered from the financial downturn caused by the unrest in 2011,
18:41 GMT

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers has taken their demands to parliament.

Bahrain Air began voluntary liquidation in early 2013 last year, but bankruptcy is imminent, the airline says (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
11:00 GMT

Bahrain Air is on the verge of bankruptcy a year after it went into voluntary liquidation.

January 30, 2014

India and Bahrain have a trading relationship that stretches back thousands of years
09:55 GMT

Key ministerial level talks on Bahrain-India bilateral trade concluded yesterday during a visit by a Bahraini delegation to Bengaluru, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

January 29, 2014

Bahrain has accused the Olamaa Islamic Council for using its confessional cover to participate in politics that are not favorable to the current Sunni regime (File Archive/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Bahrain shut down a Shiite Muslim clerics' council Wednesday accusing it of politicization and illegal operations.

January 22, 2014

A young Bahraini girl holds a national flag during an anti-government rally in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, on January 17, 2014. [AFP]
09:39 GMT

After much back and forth about progress, Bahrain's Crown Prince has moved in the direction of reconciliation again by organizing a meet up with opposition.

January 21, 2014

Police authorities have often used tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi protests (File Archive/AFP)
19:17 GMT

Renewed clashes erupted in Egypt's Sharqiya governorate Tuesday between pro-Morsi supporters and police authorities.

January 19, 2014

Supreme organising committee chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa said he was amazed how successful the event had been.
23:01 GMT

Bahrain is bracing itself for huge investment in its aviation sector after a tripling of business at this weekend's Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS 2014).

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of naqshgallery.com)
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

Bahrain's King Hamad made the announcement this week about the proposed establishment of the Space Research Agency (Courtesy of Trade Arabia)
09:54 GMT

Bahrain is planning to set up a space research agency in its effort to "take advantage" of out-of-this-world technology developments.

January 16, 2014

In the 20-year history of the index, Bahrain has consistently achieved a score greater than 70, well above the world average.
21:15 GMT

Overall, the kingdom is ranked 13th out of 178 economies worldwide, between the US and the UK which rank 12th and 14th respectively and is the only Mena country to rank in the top 20.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Grand Opera Gala (Image courtesy of Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Squeeze in a little night of culture a la Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bahrain National Theatre tonight!

January 14, 2014

A Shiite Muslim reads the Quran before starting an anti-government rally in 2012. According to recent reports, government forces have damaged a prominent Shiite shrine. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

Bahraini forces belonging to the Al Khalifa ruling family have vandalized the Shiite shrine of Sasaa Sohan al-Abdi, a companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

January 12, 2014

Bahrain's theme park will cover an area of 93,618 sq meters and will include amusement rides and the country's first indoor ski slope and full-size ice arena (Shutterstock)
11:23 GMT

Bahrain is constructing a $52.7 million theme park that will feature the country's first full-size ice arena along with an indoor ski slope.

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan crying at the mic (Image courtesy of viagogo)
09:19 GMT

Thousands of fans traveled to Bahrain from around the Gulf to attend the concert of popular Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, but an unfortunate car accident just hours before his scheduled gig kept him from performing Friday night.

January 9, 2014

Tension between Bahrain's Sunni and Shiite populations has risen since the onset of protests and police crackdowns in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT

Bahrain announced late Wednesday that it has suspended reconciliation talks with the Shiite opposition majority amidst growing unrest.