Bahrain News

  • Bahraini forensic police inspect the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on July 28, 2015
    Policeman killed and seven people injured in Bahrain … AFP - 54 minutes ago

    A policeman was killed and seven people, including a child, injured in an explosion Friday evening in a predominantly Shiite district of Bahrain's capital Manama, authorities … More »Policeman killed and seven people injured in Bahrain …

    Bahraini forensic police inspect the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on July 28, 2015

    A policeman was killed and seven people, including a child, injured in an explosion Friday evening in a predominantly Shiite district of Bahrain's capital Manama, authorities said. Four police officers were among the injured, one of them seriously, Information Minister Isa Abdulrahman Al Hammadi told AFP. The minister …

  • Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blast'
    Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blas … Al Jazeera - 58 minutes ago

    Seven others wounded in mainly Shia village, ministry says, in latest attack to target police force in Arab Gulf state. More »Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blas …

    Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blast'

    Seven others wounded in mainly Shia village, ministry says, in latest attack to target police force in Arab Gulf state.

  • Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior … Reuters Middle East - 4 hours ago

    A "terrorist blast" in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain killed a policeman on Friday, the country's interior ministry said. "One policeman killed in the terrorist blast … More »Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior …

    A "terrorist blast" in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain killed a policeman on Friday, the country's interior ministry said. "One policeman killed in the terrorist blast in Karana village," it said on its Twitter account, giving no further details. Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, was swept by unrest during …

  • Gulf stocks rebound across-the-board IANS - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) Following a rebound in oil prices, along with bargain hunters entering the scene in a few markets in Asia and Europe, all stock indexes in the Gulf, … More »Gulf stocks rebound across-the-board

    Dubai, Aug 25 (IANS) Following a rebound in oil prices, along with bargain hunters entering the scene in a few markets in Asia and Europe, all stock indexes in the Gulf, with the exception of Bahrain, recovered territory on Tuesday.

  • How Lebanon's rubbish spurred a budding revolution
    Gulf countries issue travel warnings for Lebanon Al Jazeera - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia issue warnings after escalation of protests that began over uncollected rubbish. More »Gulf countries issue travel warnings for Lebanon

    How Lebanon's rubbish spurred a budding revolution

    Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia issue warnings after escalation of protests that began over uncollected rubbish.

  • Ibrahim Sharif, chief of the Waed secular group, sits at his home in the village of Tubli, south of Manama, on June 20, 2015
    Bahrain Sunni activist pleads not guilty as trial op … AFP - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    A prominent Sunni opposition leader in Bahrain pleaded not guilty Monday at the opening of his new trial for "promoting political change through forceful means", judicial … More »Bahrain Sunni activist pleads not guilty as trial op …

    Ibrahim Sharif, chief of the Waed secular group, sits at his home in the village of Tubli, south of Manama, on June 20, 2015

    A prominent Sunni opposition leader in Bahrain pleaded not guilty Monday at the opening of his new trial for "promoting political change through forceful means", judicial sources in Manama said. Addressing the Higher Criminal Court, Ibrahim Sharif said the charges against him were based on "assumptions" and not facts. …

  • Bahrain rejects Iran's interference in internal  … IANS - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Manama, Aug 23 (IANS) Bahrain on Sunday stressed its rejection of Iran's interference in its internal affairs on the pretext of caring about the Shiites in the country. … More »Bahrain rejects Iran's interference in internal  …

    Manama, Aug 23 (IANS) Bahrain on Sunday stressed its rejection of Iran's interference in its internal affairs on the pretext of caring about the Shiites in the country. "This is an unacceptable sectarian excuse," Bahrain's Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said at a meeting with a number of clerics, …

  • A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, on July 28, 2015
    Bahrain arrests 5 bombing suspects allegedly linked to … AFP - Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Bahraini authorities have arrested five suspects, allegedly with links to Iran, in connection with a bombing that killed two policemen last month in the Gulf kingdom, … More »Bahrain arrests 5 bombing suspects allegedly linked to …

    A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, on July 28, 2015

    Bahraini authorities have arrested five suspects, allegedly with links to Iran, in connection with a bombing that killed two policemen last month in the Gulf kingdom, the interior ministry said Thursday. "Five individuals suspected of orchestrating a deadly bomb attack in Bahrain have been arrested," said an interior ministry …

  • Five held in connection with deadly Bahrain blast- interior … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Bahrain has detained five people behind a bomb attack in July that killed two policemen, the interior ministry said on Thursday, and accused them of being linked to … More »Five held in connection with deadly Bahrain blast- interior …

    Bahrain has detained five people behind a bomb attack in July that killed two policemen, the interior ministry said on Thursday, and accused them of being linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Sunni-ruled Bahrain, which has long accused Iran of stirring up unrest among its Shi'ite population, recalled its ambassador …

  • Bahrain to try opposition figure for incitement to topple … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    A prominent opposition figure who has just been released from jail on a royal pardon will go on trial in Bahrain this month on new charges of urging the overthrow … More »Bahrain to try opposition figure for incitement to topple …

    A prominent opposition figure who has just been released from jail on a royal pardon will go on trial in Bahrain this month on new charges of urging the overthrow of the government, state news agency BNA said on Wednesday. BNA did not name the accused man but Bahrain's Akhbar al-Khaleej and al-Wasat newspapers said …

  • School fees call shocks grieving Indian parents IANS - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Manama, Aug 12 (IANS) The parents of a dead Indian girl in Bahrain were in for a shock when they received a call from their daughter's school asking them to pay her "outstanding" … More »School fees call shocks grieving Indian parents

    Manama, Aug 12 (IANS) The parents of a dead Indian girl in Bahrain were in for a shock when they received a call from their daughter's school asking them to pay her "outstanding" fees, a media report said on Wednesday. The girl, Abiya Shreya Jophy, however, died before the start of term. "It is unfortunate that the staff …

  • Ibrahim Sharif, chief of the Waed secular group, sits at his home in the village of Tubli, south of Manama, on June 20, 2015
    Sunni opponent to stand new trial in Bahrain AFP - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    A prominent Sunni opposition leader in Bahrain is to stand trial again this month for "promoting political change through forceful means", two months after his release … More »Sunni opponent to stand new trial in Bahrain

    Ibrahim Sharif, chief of the Waed secular group, sits at his home in the village of Tubli, south of Manama, on June 20, 2015

    A prominent Sunni opposition leader in Bahrain is to stand trial again this month for "promoting political change through forceful means", two months after his release in a royal amnesty, judicial sources said on Wednesday. Ibrahim Sharif, who headed the secular group Waed, was freed on June 19 after spending four years …

  • Bring fisherman's body from Bahrain: Jayalalithaa … IANS - Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct officials at Indian embassies in Bahrain and Qatar to … More »Bring fisherman's body from Bahrain: Jayalalithaa …

    Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct officials at Indian embassies in Bahrain and Qatar to arrange transportation of a fisherman's body to the state. Fisherman Antony Arun Anish was shot dead by sea pirates on August 6. In a letter to Modi on …

  • File picture shows a Bahraini security forces checkpoint as Shiite Muslims walk towards a mosque for Friday prayers in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama
    Bahrain lifts ban on pro-opposition newspaper AFP - Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Bahrain has given permission to a pro-opposition newspaper to resume publishing after a two-day ban that drew criticism from human rights groups, state media said. A … More »Bahrain lifts ban on pro-opposition newspaper

    File picture shows a Bahraini security forces checkpoint as Shiite Muslims walk towards a mosque for Friday prayers in the village of Diraz, west of the capital Manama

    Bahrain has given permission to a pro-opposition newspaper to resume publishing after a two-day ban that drew criticism from human rights groups, state media said. A statement from the Information Affairs Authority reported by the official BNA news agency said that the decision had been taken after Al-Wasat's editors undertook …

  • Mansoor al-Jamri, the publisher of the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Wasat, talks to an AFP journalist at his office in Manama, Bahrain on August 28, 2012
    Bahrain suspends pro-opposition newspaper AFP - Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Bahrain has announced the "temporary" suspension of a newspaper close to the Shiite opposition, drawing condemnation from a human rights group which said Manama was seeking … More »Bahrain suspends pro-opposition newspaper

    Mansoor al-Jamri, the publisher of the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Wasat, talks to an AFP journalist at his office in Manama, Bahrain on August 28, 2012

    Bahrain has announced the "temporary" suspension of a newspaper close to the Shiite opposition, drawing condemnation from a human rights group which said Manama was seeking to crush dissent. "The Information Affairs Authority has temporarily suspended Al-Wasat newspaper until further notice," the Bahrain News Agency reported …

  • Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing
    Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing Al Jazeera - Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Interior ministry says arrests come a day after blast that killed two policemen in Sitra amid rising tensions with Iran. More »Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing

    Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing

    Interior ministry says arrests come a day after blast that killed two policemen in Sitra amid rising tensions with Iran.

  • No foreign athletes at Kenya trials for Worlds IANS - Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) Kenya has blocked foreign athletes based in the country from competing in their national trials here on Friday and Saturday. David Okeyo, Athletics … More »No foreign athletes at Kenya trials for Worlds

    Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) Kenya has blocked foreign athletes based in the country from competing in their national trials here on Friday and Saturday. David Okeyo, Athletics Kenya (AK) vice-president in-charge of competitions, said they have requests from Qatar, Bahrain, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Botswana, New Zealand but …

  • Bahrain identifies suspects in Tuesday's bombings … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Several suspects in a bombing in Bahrain that killed two policeman have been identified and some have been arrested, the state news agency BNA said on Wednesday quoting … More »Bahrain identifies suspects in Tuesday's bombings …

    Several suspects in a bombing in Bahrain that killed two policeman have been identified and some have been arrested, the state news agency BNA said on Wednesday quoting the ministry of interior. The bomb on Tuesday, which wounded six people, was the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months. Sunni-ruled Bahrain has …

  • Bomb kills two policemen in worst Bahrain bombing in … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    * Bomb injured six policemen * Worst since March 2014 * Gulf Arab region on edge after nuclear deal (Updates casualties, adds Wefaq, analyst, witness) MANAMA, July … More »Bomb kills two policemen in worst Bahrain bombing in …

    * Bomb injured six policemen * Worst since March 2014 * Gulf Arab region on edge after nuclear deal (Updates casualties, adds Wefaq, analyst, witness) MANAMA, July 28 (Reuters) - A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives resembled …

  • Bahrain links explosives in Tuesday bombing to Iran - … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The explosives used in a bombing that killed two policemen in Bahrain on Tuesday were similar to those recently seized by security forces after allegedly being smuggled … More »Bahrain links explosives in Tuesday bombing to Iran - …

    The explosives used in a bombing that killed two policemen in Bahrain on Tuesday were similar to those recently seized by security forces after allegedly being smuggled from Iran, state news agency BNA reported. "Early information suggests that the explosives used in today's terrorist attack are of the same type that …

  • Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: … AFP - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" … More »Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: …

    An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

  • Al-Qaeda denies holding UK hostage freed in Yemen
    Two policemen killed in Bahrain 'terrorist attac … Al Jazeera - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Interior ministry says eight other officers were injured in attack in Sitra village. More »Two policemen killed in Bahrain 'terrorist attac …

    Al-Qaeda denies holding UK hostage freed in Yemen

    Interior ministry says eight other officers were injured in attack in Sitra village.

  • Two Bahraini policemen killed in bombing -Interior M … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Two Bahraini policemen were killed and a third was severely wounded in a bomb attack in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra south of the capital Manama, the Interior … More »Two Bahraini policemen killed in bombing -Interior M …

    Two Bahraini policemen were killed and a third was severely wounded in a bomb attack in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra south of the capital Manama, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account on Tuesday. "A terrorist bombing targeted policemen on duty in the Sitra area, resulting in the deaths of two of …

  • Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, after Tehran accused Saudi ally Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by making unfounded allegations against it
    Saudi FM denounces 'aggressive' statements by … AFP - Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, after Tehran accused Saudi ally Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by … More »Saudi FM denounces 'aggressive' statements by …

    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, after Tehran accused Saudi ally Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by making unfounded allegations against it

    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, after Tehran accused Saudi ally Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by making unfounded allegations against it.

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours to cooperate against the common threat of "terrorism, extremism and sectarianism"
    Iran accuses Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions AFP - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Iran on Sunday accused Sunni-ruled Bahrain of stoking tensions in the Gulf by making unfounded allegations against it, the official IRNA news agency reported. "It is … More »Iran accuses Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours to cooperate against the common threat of "terrorism, extremism and sectarianism"

    Iran on Sunday accused Sunni-ruled Bahrain of stoking tensions in the Gulf by making unfounded allegations against it, the official IRNA news agency reported. "It is clear that the government of Bahrain, by repeating unfounded allegations, seeks to create a climate of tension in the region," it quoted foreign ministry …