Bahrain News

  • Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah meets with his Kuwaiti counterpart on April 23, 2014 at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City
    Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over' AFP - 21 hours ago

    Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting … More »Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over'

    Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah meets with his Kuwaiti counterpart on April 23, 2014 at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City

    Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions. "The statement issued in Riyadh on April 17 was clear ... For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) the …

  • Bahrain says expels representative of Shi'ite Ayatollah … Reuters Middle East - 21 hours ago

    Bahrain expelled a prominent Shi'ite religious figure on Wednesday, accusing him of acting as a representative of influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali … More »Bahrain says expels representative of Shi'ite Ayatollah …

    Bahrain expelled a prominent Shi'ite religious figure on Wednesday, accusing him of acting as a representative of influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani without permission. A statement by the interior ministry said it had received information from top Iraqi government officials that Sheikh Hussein …

  • Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman (centre) holds up a portrait of Sheikh Hussein al-Najati during an anti-government protest in the village of Salmabad, south of the capital Manama, on April 18, 2014
    Bahrain expels envoy of Shiite Ayatollah Sistani AFP - 21 hours ago

    Authorities in Sunni-ruled Bahrain on Wednesday expelled the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the latest manifestation of tension with the kingdom's … More »Bahrain expels envoy of Shiite Ayatollah Sistani

    Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman (centre) holds up a portrait of Sheikh Hussein al-Najati during an anti-government protest in the village of Salmabad, south of the capital Manama, on April 18, 2014

    Authorities in Sunni-ruled Bahrain on Wednesday expelled the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the latest manifestation of tension with the kingdom's Shiite majority. Sheikh Hussein al-Najati was among 31 Bahrainis who had their citizenship revoked in November 2012 over accusations that they had undermined …

  • Saudi prince says Gulf states must balance threat from … Reuters Middle East - 23 hours ago

    A senior member of Saudi Arabia's royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran. Prince Turki … More »Saudi prince says Gulf states must balance threat from …

    A senior member of Saudi Arabia's royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former intelligence chief, also told a security conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, that the Gulf states should be prepared for any …

  • Swimmer in profile: Two-time Olympian Sameera Al Bitar
    Swimmer in profile: Two-time Olympian Sameera Al Bit … Sport360 - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    We catch up with Sameera Al Bitar, a two-time Olympic swimmer from Bahrain, to discover her favourites memories of the sport and find out just what has been the toughest … More »Swimmer in profile: Two-time Olympian Sameera Al Bit …

    Swimmer in profile: Two-time Olympian Sameera Al Bitar

    We catch up with Sameera Al Bitar, a two-time Olympic swimmer from Bahrain, to discover her favourites memories of the sport and find out just what has been the toughest swim of her long and successful career. 

  • Iran denies role in Bahrain unrest, urges respect for … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Iran denied any role in the violent unrest affecting neighbouring Bahrain, accusing Manama of looking for a scapegoat to justify its human … More »Iran denies role in Bahrain unrest, urges respect for …

    DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Iran denied any role in the violent unrest affecting neighbouring Bahrain, accusing Manama of looking for a scapegoat to justify its human rights abuses. "Instead of projecting onto others and raising unfounded charges, Bahraini authorities had better seriously consider their citizens' …

  • Bahrain sentences 12 people for life for spying, Iran … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    (Adds first name of activist Mohammed al-Maskati) * Bahrain charges 8 others for terrorism offences * Protesters clash with police after funeral * Manama accuses Iran … More »Bahrain sentences 12 people for life for spying, Iran …

    (Adds first name of activist Mohammed al-Maskati) * Bahrain charges 8 others for terrorism offences * Protesters clash with police after funeral * Manama accuses Iran of fuelling the unrest MANAMA, April 22 (Reuters) - A Bahraini court has sentenced 12 men to life in prison for spying, receiving training from Iran's …

  • McLaren boss wants team to stay calm
    McLaren boss wants team to stay calm Sport360 - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has urged all within the team not to panic in light of their poor start to the current Formula One season. It would appear the … More »McLaren boss wants team to stay calm

    McLaren boss wants team to stay calm

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has urged all within the team not to panic in light of their poor start to the current Formula One season. It would appear the double podium result in Australia, with rookie Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button second and third respectively, was a false dawn as the cars have since proven …

  • Indian doctors face manslaughter charge in Bahrain IANS - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Manama, April 22 (IANS) Two senior Indian doctors have appeared in a court in Bahrain in connection with the alleged manslaughter of a teenaged boy during a routine stomach … More »Indian doctors face manslaughter charge in Bahrain

    Manama, April 22 (IANS) Two senior Indian doctors have appeared in a court in Bahrain in connection with the alleged manslaughter of a teenaged boy during a routine stomach operation. Ali Sadiq Al Rahma, 16, was operated upon in an eight-hour emergency surgery in a private hospital in Bahrain's Northern Governorate after …

  • Bahrain sacks prisons chief after escape
    Bahrain sacks prisons chief after escape Al Jazeera - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Interior minister dismisses prisons chief after two inmates escape from a main jail in southwestern Bahrain. More »Bahrain sacks prisons chief after escape

    Bahrain sacks prisons chief after escape

    Interior minister dismisses prisons chief after two inmates escape from a main jail in southwestern Bahrain.

  • F1 analysis: Ferrari launch Fernando fightback in China
    F1 analysis: Ferrari launch Fernando fightback in Ch … Sport360 - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen had just finished ninth and 10th respectively in Bahrain, the dire nature of that result enough for team principal Stefano Dominecali … More »F1 analysis: Ferrari launch Fernando fightback in Ch …

    F1 analysis: Ferrari launch Fernando fightback in China

    Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen had just finished ninth and 10th respectively in Bahrain, the dire nature of that result enough for team principal Stefano Dominecali fall on his sword. But in Shanghai, there were smiles, albeit tentative ones, throughout the Ferrari garage for the first time in a long time following …

  • Hamilton cruises in China for third straight victory
    Hamilton cruises in China for third straight victory Sport360 - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton chalked up three successive victories for the first time in his Formula One career with a lights-to-flag cruise in China. That, however, has proven costly … More »Hamilton cruises in China for third straight victory

    Hamilton cruises in China for third straight victory

    Lewis Hamilton chalked up three successive victories for the first time in his Formula One career with a lights-to-flag cruise in China. That, however, has proven costly for although Hamilton has gone on to to take the chequered flag in Malaysia, Bahrain and now China, three times he has had team-mate Nico Rosberg claim …

  • Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift Reuters Middle East - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric whose sermons have often admonished the authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said all views … More »Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift

    Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric whose sermons have often admonished the authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said all views expressed in his preaching were his own and not those of Qatar. The ageing cleric used unusually placatory language about Qatar's neighbours, some of …

  • Bahrain blasts leave two killed IANS - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Manama, April 20 (IANS) Two men were killed and at least five policemen left injured in two blasts caused by home-made bombs, Bahrain police said Saturday . More »Bahrain blasts leave two killed

    Manama, April 20 (IANS) Two men were killed and at least five policemen left injured in two blasts caused by home-made bombs, Bahrain police said Saturday .

  • Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car - ministry Reuters Middle East - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    * Bahrain hit by several small bombings in recent weeks * U.S. ally has yet to quell unrest from Shi'ite population (Adds interior ministry statement) MANAMA, April … More »Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car - ministry

    * Bahrain hit by several small bombings in recent weeks * U.S. ally has yet to quell unrest from Shi'ite population (Adds interior ministry statement) MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial …

  • Two killed in Bahrain car blast
    Two killed in Bahrain car blast Al Jazeera - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Explosion in a car kills two and wounds a third in a mostly Shia village outside the capital, interior ministry says. More »Two killed in Bahrain car blast

    Two killed in Bahrain car blast

    Explosion in a car kills two and wounds a third in a mostly Shia village outside the capital, interior ministry says.

  • Force India's Hulkenberg to start 8th in Chinese GP IANS - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Shanghai, April 19 (IANS) Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai … More »Force India's Hulkenberg to start 8th in Chinese GP

    Shanghai, April 19 (IANS) Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hülkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session Saturday as teammate Sergio …

  • Mattiacci assures fans Ferrari not giving up on world title
    Mattiacci assures fans Ferrari not giving up on world … Sport360 - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    He strolled into the Ferrari garage on Friday to see Fernando Alonso set the second fastest time of the day’s two practice sessions. Two weeks ago, Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen … More »Mattiacci assures fans Ferrari not giving up on world …

    Mattiacci assures fans Ferrari not giving up on world title

    He strolled into the Ferrari garage on Friday to see Fernando Alonso set the second fastest time of the day’s two practice sessions. Two weeks ago, Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen finished in only ninth and 10th places respectively in Bahrain, as they struggled to match the pace of the leading teams. “We do not give up,” insisted …

  • Two killed in Bahrain car explosion - Interior Minis … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion … More »Two killed in Bahrain car explosion - Interior Minis …

    An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the mostly Shi'ite village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manama. "Initial inspections uncovered two burnt bodies …

  • Bahraini man dies two months after being shot by police … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (Corrects attribution of description of man's wounds) MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) - A Bahraini man died on Friday from shotgun pellet wounds sustained during clashes … More »Bahraini man dies two months after being shot by police …

    (Corrects attribution of description of man's wounds) MANAMA, April 18 (Reuters) - A Bahraini man died on Friday from shotgun pellet wounds sustained during clashes with police almost two months ago, rights activists said, becoming the first person to be killed in such circumstances since February last year. Rights campaigners …

  • Gulf Arab states agree on measures to heal internal  … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Gulf Arab states took a step towards resolving a severe rift in the U.S.-backed alliance on Thursday by agreeing on ways to implement a security agreement they reached … More »Gulf Arab states agree on measures to heal internal  …

    Gulf Arab states took a step towards resolving a severe rift in the U.S.-backed alliance on Thursday by agreeing on ways to implement a security agreement they reached last year. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on March 5, accusing Doha of not abiding by November's …

  • Rosberg to hold 'clear-the-air' talks with Hamilton
    Rosberg to hold 'clear-the-air' talks with H … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    World championship leader Nico Rosberg said that his Mercedes team would sit down on Thursday night and clear the air between him and Lewis Hamilton after their battle … More »Rosberg to hold 'clear-the-air' talks with H …

    Rosberg to hold 'clear-the-air' talks with Hamilton

    World championship leader Nico Rosberg said that his Mercedes team would sit down on Thursday night and clear the air between him and Lewis Hamilton after their battle in Bahrain. Hamilton held off his clearly quicker team-mate over the final few laps to win his second race in a row after a ding-dong duel, during which …

  • Hamilton thinks he has edge over Rosberg ahead of China GP
    Hamilton thinks he has edge over Rosberg ahead of China … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton is hoping his recent victory in Bahrain has delivered a psychological blow to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as they scrap over this year’s Formula One … More »Hamilton thinks he has edge over Rosberg ahead of China …

    Hamilton thinks he has edge over Rosberg ahead of China GP

    Lewis Hamilton is hoping his recent victory in Bahrain has delivered a psychological blow to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as they scrap over this year’s Formula One world title. Three Grands Prix into the new campaign and the Mercedes duo clearly have the edge, with Rosberg taking the chequered flag in the season-opening …

  • Mercedes keen to pounce on rivals woes at China GP
    Mercedes keen to pounce on rivals woes at China GP Sport360 - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Three victories out of three, including one-two finishes in Malaysia and Bahrain, tell the story but the Silver Arrows also received boosts this week from two of their … More »Mercedes keen to pounce on rivals woes at China GP

    Mercedes keen to pounce on rivals woes at China GP

    Three victories out of three, including one-two finishes in Malaysia and Bahrain, tell the story but the Silver Arrows also received boosts this week from two of their main rivals. And Red Bull were handed a setback when they lost their appeal against the stripping of 18 points from Daniel Ricciardo for a fuel-flow violation …

  • Saudi Arabia says seizes drugs worth $267 million, arrests … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Saudi Arabian police have arrested six people and seized illegal drugs worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) that were being smuggled into the country from neighbouring … More »Saudi Arabia says seizes drugs worth $267 million, arrests …

    Saudi Arabian police have arrested six people and seized illegal drugs worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) that were being smuggled into the country from neighbouring Bahrain, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said five Saudi citizens and one Bahraini had been detained in the …

 

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