Bahrain News

  • Bahraini protesters block the road during clashes with police on February 14, 2015, in the village of Daih
    Bahrain court sentences three to death over police k … AFP - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The supreme criminal court also stripped eight of the defendants of their Bahraini citizenship over the March 3 bombing in a Shiite village, the deadliest attack since … More »Bahrain court sentences three to death over police k …

    Bahraini protesters block the road during clashes with police on February 14, 2015, in the village of Daih

    The supreme criminal court also stripped eight of the defendants of their Bahraini citizenship over the March 3 bombing in a Shiite village, the deadliest attack since security forces crushed Shiite-led protests in March 2011. First Lieutenant Tariq al-Shehi was the first foreign officer killed since Saudi-led troops and …

  • Three sentenced to death in Bahrain for killing poli … IANS - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Manama, Feb 26 (IANS) Bahrain's High Criminal Court Thursday issued a verdict against a group of suspects, who were found guilty of killing three policemen in March last … More »Three sentenced to death in Bahrain for killing poli …

    Manama, Feb 26 (IANS) Bahrain's High Criminal Court Thursday issued a verdict against a group of suspects, who were found guilty of killing three policemen in March last year. Ahmed Al Hammadi, chief terror crimes prosecutor, said the court found the suspects guilty of the crime and sentenced three of them to death, adding …

  • Bahrain sentences three men to death for killing pol … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Three Shi'ite Muslim men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policeman, the kingdom's … More »Bahrain sentences three men to death for killing pol …

    Three Shi'ite Muslim men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policeman, the kingdom's Public Prosecution said on its Twitter account. Sporadic protests and occasional bomb attacks have shaken Bahrain since the Sunni Muslim-led government quelled …

  • Bahrain Shias sentenced to death over police killing
    Bahrain Shias sentenced to death over police killing Al Jazeera - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Supreme criminal court hands down sentences to three men accused of killing policemen in anti-government protests. More »Bahrain Shias sentenced to death over police killing

    Bahrain Shias sentenced to death over police killing

    Supreme criminal court hands down sentences to three men accused of killing policemen in anti-government protests.

  • Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Huthi Shiite militia walk past a tank inside the vicinity of the presidential palace on February 25, 2015, in the capital Sanaa
    GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen preside … AFP - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen's beleaguered president against the Shiite militia that holds Sanaa, as militiamen opened fire … More »GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen preside …

    Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Huthi Shiite militia walk past a tank inside the vicinity of the presidential palace on February 25, 2015, in the capital Sanaa

    The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen's beleaguered president against the Shiite militia that holds Sanaa, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital. Days after Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest and fled to safety in the southern …

  • Bahrain postpones trial of opposition leader to March … IANS - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bahrain's Upper Criminal Court decided Wednesday to postpone the trial of a high profile opposition leader until next month. The trial of Shaikh … More »Bahrain postpones trial of opposition leader to March …

    Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Bahrain's Upper Criminal Court decided Wednesday to postpone the trial of a high profile opposition leader until next month. The trial of Shaikh Ali Salman, secretary-general of the main opposition group, Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, will now be heard March 25, Xinhua news agency reported citing …

  • A Bahraini protester carries a placard showing Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police in Manama, on February 13, 2015
    Bahrain court rejects bail for Shiite opposition chi … AFP - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The court in Manama ruled that Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the Al-Wefaq association, should remain in detention during his trial, rejecting a second request for bail, … More »Bahrain court rejects bail for Shiite opposition chi …

    A Bahraini protester carries a placard showing Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police in Manama, on February 13, 2015

    The court in Manama ruled that Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the Al-Wefaq association, should remain in detention during his trial, rejecting a second request for bail, a judicial source said. The court also rejected a request for Bahrain's interior minister and the country's head of general security to be called to testify, …

  • SR3m theft attempt foiled Saudi Gazette - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The three Indian drivers stole a shipment of clothes and accessories worth SR3 million when they were assigned to transport them from Bahrain to Riyadh, police said. … More »SR3m theft attempt foiled

    The three Indian drivers stole a shipment of clothes and accessories worth SR3 million when they were assigned to transport them from Bahrain to Riyadh, police said. Officers also reported the Indian drivers had a Pakistani accomplice in Riyadh who was supposed to receive the cargo and sell the goods for half the price …

  • AIFF to propose to host AFC annual awards ceremony IANS - Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel Tuesday said they will propose to host the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual … More »AIFF to propose to host AFC annual awards ceremony

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel Tuesday said they will propose to host the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) annual awards ceremony for the first time in November. Patel said at a press conference here that the gala event is expected to be held during the second edition …

  • Bomb damages Bahrain mosque as police detain "terrorist … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Seven people suspected of involvement in deadly bombings targeting Bahrain's security forces were apprehended, the public prosecutor's office said on its Twitter page … More »Bomb damages Bahrain mosque as police detain "terrorist …

    Seven people suspected of involvement in deadly bombings targeting Bahrain's security forces were apprehended, the public prosecutor's office said on its Twitter page on Monday. Bahrain, which is home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, was swept by unrest during the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprisings when the majority Shi'ites …

  • India, Bahrain to start talks on defence cooperation IANS - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and key Gulf partner Bahrain have agreed to start negotiations on an MoU on defence cooperation as well as inking of an agreement on internal … More »India, Bahrain to start talks on defence cooperation

    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and key Gulf partner Bahrain have agreed to start negotiations on an MoU on defence cooperation as well as inking of an agreement on internal security during their first High Joint Commission (HJC) here co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh …

  • Bahrain foreign minister meets Modi IANS - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his government's commitment … More »Bahrain foreign minister meets Modi

    New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his government's commitment to deepen bilateral relations in areas such as defence, security, counter terrorism, trade and investment. A PMO release said that the prime minister …

  • France uses aircraft carrier to fight IS in Iraq IANS - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has started military operations against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, French media reported Monday. The … More »France uses aircraft carrier to fight IS in Iraq

    Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has started military operations against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, French media reported Monday. The first Rafale fighter jets took off in the early morning from the carrier, which is north of Bahrain in the Gulf heading in the direction of Iraq, defence …

  • Put yourself in their shoes: Bahrain social experiment … Yahoo Maktoob News - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Put yourself in their shoes. That's the message a new video filmed in Bahrain is trying to drive home. More »Put yourself in their shoes: Bahrain social experiment …

    Put yourself in their shoes. That's the message a new video filmed in Bahrain is trying to drive home.

  • Bahrain countdown begins in EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour
    Bahrain countdown begins in EFG Sailing Arabia - The … Sport360 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    The Tour reaches a thrilling conclusion in Manama, Bahrain. The tour’s 11 teams have been on the water for nine days and the competition is fiercer than ever with EFG … More »Bahrain countdown begins in EFG Sailing Arabia - The …

    Bahrain countdown begins in EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour

    The Tour reaches a thrilling conclusion in Manama, Bahrain. The tour’s 11 teams have been on the water for nine days and the competition is fiercer than ever with EFG Bank placed first overall after two leg wins.

  • Bahrain minister in India, holds talks with Sushma IANS - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Bahrain, a key Gulf partner, and India held their first High Joint Commission meeting here Sunday during the meeting between its foreign minister … More »Bahrain minister in India, holds talks with Sushma

    New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Bahrain, a key Gulf partner, and India held their first High Joint Commission meeting here Sunday during the meeting between its foreign minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The Bahraini minister was paying an official visit to India …

  • Abu Dhabi Saracens do double over Quins, Bahrain crush Jebel Ali Dragons
    Abu Dhabi Saracens do double over Quins, Bahrain crush … Sport360 - Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    A stirring second half fight-back by Abu Dhabi Harlequins provided city rivals Saracens with arguably their stiffest test of the Gulf Top Six campaign. Al Ghazal was … More »Abu Dhabi Saracens do double over Quins, Bahrain crush …

    Abu Dhabi Saracens do double over Quins, Bahrain crush Jebel Ali Dragons

    A stirring second half fight-back by Abu Dhabi Harlequins provided city rivals Saracens with arguably their stiffest test of the Gulf Top Six campaign. Al Ghazal was engulfed by swirling winds as the UAE found itself in the midst of a mild sandstorm on Friday – but Sarries weathered the bizarre conditions and a brave effort …

  • Indonesian housemaids cannot go to Bahrain Saudi Gazette - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Indonesian housemaids can no longer come to the Kingdom from Bahrain starting early next month as Jakarta has prevented its housemaids from going to Manama to work, Makkah … More »Indonesian housemaids cannot go to Bahrain

    Indonesian housemaids can no longer come to the Kingdom from Bahrain starting early next month as Jakarta has prevented its housemaids from going to Manama to work, Makkah reported on Tuesday quoting Bahraini labor market sources. An official at the Bahraini Labor Market Authority said Indonesian immigration authorities …

  • Bahrain opposition party probed for 'criminal' tweets
    Bahrain opposition party probed for 'criminal' … Al Jazeera - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Gulf kingdom opens criminal investigation against al-Wefaq, accusing it of circulating false news. More »Bahrain opposition party probed for 'criminal' …

    Bahrain opposition party probed for 'criminal' tweets

    Gulf kingdom opens criminal investigation against al-Wefaq, accusing it of circulating false news.

  • A Bahraini protester carries a placard showing Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police in Manama, on February 13, 2015
    Bahrain opposition bloc probed for 'criminal' … AFP - Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Bahrain's interior ministry said Tuesday it is taking legal measures against the main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq over "criminal content" published on its website and Twitter … More »Bahrain opposition bloc probed for 'criminal' …

    A Bahraini protester carries a placard showing Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police in Manama, on February 13, 2015

    Bahrain's interior ministry said Tuesday it is taking legal measures against the main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq over "criminal content" published on its website and Twitter account. Al-Wefaq frequently publishes online pictures of protests led by the Shiite majority against Bahrain's Sunni government, a key US ally. It …

  • Bahrain launches criminal investigation against main … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Bahrain has opened a criminal investigation of the country's main opposition group, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the al-Wefaq group of trying to … More »Bahrain launches criminal investigation against main …

    Bahrain has opened a criminal investigation of the country's main opposition group, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the al-Wefaq group of trying to undermine national security. Bahrain, a Western-allied kingdom and the base for the U.S. Fifth Fleet, has been gripped by tension since security forces …

  • A United Arab Emirates (UAE) F-16 fighter is seen arriving at one of Jordan's air bases to support strikes against the Islamic State group, in a picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, PETRA, on February 8, 2015
    Bahrain deploys warplanes to Jordan for war against  … AFP - Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Bahrain has deployed fighter jets to Jordan to support the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group, Jordan's information minister said on Monday. The … More »Bahrain deploys warplanes to Jordan for war against  …

    A United Arab Emirates (UAE) F-16 fighter is seen arriving at one of Jordan's air bases to support strikes against the Islamic State group, in a picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, PETRA, on February 8, 2015

    Bahrain has deployed fighter jets to Jordan to support the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group, Jordan's information minister said on Monday. The move comes a week after the United Arab Emirates deployed an F-16 squadron to Jordan to take part in the air strikes against the jihadists who control swathes …

  • Bahrain confirms six-month sentence for opposition official … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A Bahrain appeals court on Sunday upheld a six-month prison sentence against a senior leader of the main Shi'ite opposition al-Wefaq group handed down last month over … More »Bahrain confirms six-month sentence for opposition official …

    A Bahrain appeals court on Sunday upheld a six-month prison sentence against a senior leader of the main Shi'ite opposition al-Wefaq group handed down last month over tweets about election financing, his lawyer said. Jameel Kadhim, a former parliament member and president of al-Wefaq's consultative council, was sentenced …

  • A Bahraini protester carries a picture of Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police after a demonstration against Salman's arrest and to mark the 4th anniversary of an uprising on February 13, 2015, in Salman's home village Bilad al-Qadeem
    Protests set to mark four years after Bahrain uprisi … AFP - Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Bahrain's opposition has called for protests on Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally in the worst internal crisis to hit a … More »Protests set to mark four years after Bahrain uprisi …

    A Bahraini protester carries a picture of Sheikh Ali Salman during clashes with police after a demonstration against Salman's arrest and to mark the 4th anniversary of an uprising on February 13, 2015, in Salman's home village Bilad al-Qadeem

    Bahrain's opposition has called for protests on Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally in the worst internal crisis to hit a Gulf Arab state. Bahrain's Saudi-backed Sunni authorities crushed protests led by its majority Shiites shortly after they erupted on February 14, 2011, taking …

  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Oman IANS - Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Oman from Feb 17-18, the external affairs ministry said Friday. This would be Sushma Swaraj's … More »Sushma Swaraj to visit Oman

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Oman from Feb 17-18, the external affairs ministry said Friday. This would be Sushma Swaraj's third visit to the Gulf after her visit to Bahrain in September and United Arab Emirates in November last year, external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin …

 

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