Bahrain News

  • 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.

  • Egypt court 'adjourns Al Jazeera trial for ninth time'
    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 …

    Egypt court 'adjourns Al Jazeera trial for ninth time'

    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 …

  • With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    (Adds arrival in Qatar, quotes by Foreign Ministry on Bahrain) By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, JULY 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front … More »With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary …

    (Adds arrival in Qatar, quotes by Foreign Ministry on Bahrain) By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, JULY 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip since Iran reached an agreement with world powers on the country's nuclear …

  • Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012
    Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from  … AFP - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Bahrain said it detained two men accused of trying to smuggle weapons from Iran, with which the small Gulf kingdom has strained relations. Machine guns, ammunition and … More »Bahrain detains pair accused of smuggling arms from  …

    Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012

    Bahrain said it detained two men accused of trying to smuggle weapons from Iran, with which the small Gulf kingdom has strained relations. Machine guns, ammunition and C4 explosives were found after the boat was seized off Bahrain last week, the interior ministry said in a statement late Saturday. It said its investigation …

  • Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing
    Bahrain-Iran ties in crisis after 'hostile remar … Al Jazeera - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Bahrain announces recalling its ambassador to Tehran and says it foiled arms smuggling plot by Iranian-backed suspects. More »Bahrain-Iran ties in crisis after 'hostile remar …

    Bahrain arrests several suspects over deadly bombing

    Bahrain announces recalling its ambassador to Tehran and says it foiled arms smuggling plot by Iranian-backed suspects.

  • A picture released by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him attending a meeting in Tehran on April 9, 2015
    Bahrain recalls its Iran envoy over 'hostile com … AFP - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Bahrain has decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran in protest at "hostile" comments by Iranian leaders, the official BNA news agency reported on Saturday. It said … More »Bahrain recalls its Iran envoy over 'hostile com …

    A picture released by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him attending a meeting in Tehran on April 9, 2015

    Bahrain has decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran in protest at "hostile" comments by Iranian leaders, the official BNA news agency reported on Saturday. It said the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) "strongly denounced the repeated blatant Iranian interference in Bahrain's internal affairs in order to shake …

  • Bahrain recalls its ambassador to Iran, citing 'hostile … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    (Adds quote, context) ABU DHABI, July 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated … More »Bahrain recalls its ambassador to Iran, citing 'hostile …

    (Adds quote, context) ABU DHABI, July 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials. The statements were a reflection of Iran's unfriendly attitude towards the Gulf Arab monarchy and an …

  • Bahrain says recalls its ambassador to Iran for cons … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    ABU DHABI, July 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements … More »Bahrain says recalls its ambassador to Iran for cons …

    ABU DHABI, July 25 (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials. The statements were a reflection of Iran's unfriendly attitude towards the Gulf monarchy and an interference in its internal …

  • Three Jamaican athletes seek to run for another coun … IANS - Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams is among three Jamaican athletes who are seeking to compete for oil rich Bahrain. The Jamaica … More »Three Jamaican athletes seek to run for another coun …

    Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams is among three Jamaican athletes who are seeking to compete for oil rich Bahrain. The Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) confirmed that it has received applications seeking a change of allegiance from Williams, Kemarley Brown …

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, pictured on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC, intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran
    US's Kerry to reassure Gulf states on Iran nuclear … AFP - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with … More »US's Kerry to reassure Gulf states on Iran nuclear …

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, pictured on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC, intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran. "I am going to go through in great detail all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer," Kerry told …

  • A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader, shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressing Iran's top officials during a meeting  in Tehran on June 23, 2015
    Bahrain summons Iran diplomat over 'flagrant int … AFP - Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Bahrain summoned Iran's acting charge d'affaires Sunday to protest against its supreme leader voicing support for "oppressed people" across the Middle East including … More »Bahrain summons Iran diplomat over 'flagrant int …

    A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader, shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressing Iran's top officials during a meeting  in Tehran on June 23, 2015

    Bahrain summoned Iran's acting charge d'affaires Sunday to protest against its supreme leader voicing support for "oppressed people" across the Middle East including in Bahrain, state media said. The foreign ministry handed "an official protest memorandum" to Mortaza Sanubari over "statements made by Ali Khamenei against …

  • Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012
    Bahrain police escape blast in Shiite village AFP - Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Authorities in Bahrain said an explosion on Sunday as a police patrol passed by in the Shiite-majority village of Ekr was a "terrorist act", adding that nobody was injured. … More »Bahrain police escape blast in Shiite village

    Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012

    Authorities in Bahrain said an explosion on Sunday as a police patrol passed by in the Shiite-majority village of Ekr was a "terrorist act", adding that nobody was injured. The interior ministry said on Twitter that an investigation was under way into the second such incident in 24 hours. On Saturday, another police patrol …

  • Man blows self up planting bomb in Bahrain - ministr … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    A man accidentally blew himself up as he tried to plant a bomb targeting police in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Several … More »Man blows self up planting bomb in Bahrain - ministr …

    A man accidentally blew himself up as he tried to plant a bomb targeting police in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Several police officers have been killed over the past year in a series of attacks in the kingdom where discontent remains entrenched more than four years …

  • Bahrain hits back at U.S. human rights criticism Reuters Middle East - Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Bahrain hit back at U.S. expressions of concern over the Gulf Arab kingdom's treatment of opposition figures on Wednesday, saying all its actions followed due legal … More »Bahrain hits back at U.S. human rights criticism

    Bahrain hit back at U.S. expressions of concern over the Gulf Arab kingdom's treatment of opposition figures on Wednesday, saying all its actions followed due legal process. The State Department on Tuesday said the arrest of Ibrahim Sharif, prosecution of Majeed Milad and reports that a case against Ali Salman, head …

  • Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012
    1 dead in Bahrain village bomb blast AFP - Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The ministry, on its Twitter account, said the failed attack took place in the village of Ekr but it did not identify the man killed. Security forces cordoned off the … More »1 dead in Bahrain village bomb blast

    Bahraini riot police forces take a position during an anti-government protest in the village of Malikiya, South of Manama on June 23, 2012

    The ministry, on its Twitter account, said the failed attack took place in the village of Ekr but it did not identify the man killed. Security forces cordoned off the area, residents said. Shiite-led protests since 2011 demanding reforms in the minority Sunni-ruled kingdom have sparked clashes with security forces in …

  • U.S. concerned by Bahrain moves against opposition Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The United States expressed concern on Tuesday about the treatment of opposition figures in Bahrain, following the arrest of a prominent Sunni Muslim leader for plotting … More »U.S. concerned by Bahrain moves against opposition

    The United States expressed concern on Tuesday about the treatment of opposition figures in Bahrain, following the arrest of a prominent Sunni Muslim leader for plotting to overthrow the monarchy three weeks after he was freed from jail. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said on Sunday that Ibrahim Sharif, former head of …

  • Bahrain frees dissident Nabeel Rajab for health reasons
    Bahrain frees dissident Nabeel Rajab for health reas … Al Jazeera - Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Prominent campaigner for democratic rights was serving a six month sentence for insulting the government. More »Bahrain frees dissident Nabeel Rajab for health reas …

    Bahrain frees dissident Nabeel Rajab for health reasons

    Prominent campaigner for democratic rights was serving a six month sentence for insulting the government.