Bahrain News

  • Nico Rosberg admits to underestimating Sebastian Vettel's pace in Bahrain
    Nico Rosberg admits to underestimating Sebastian Vettel's … Sport360 - 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Nico Rosberg says he underestimated how quick Sebastian Vettel would be in qualifying as he was beaten to second place by the Ferrari in Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton’s lap … More »Nico Rosberg admits to underestimating Sebastian Vettel's …

    Nico Rosberg admits to underestimating Sebastian Vettel's pace in Bahrain

    Nico Rosberg says he underestimated how quick Sebastian Vettel would be in qualifying as he was beaten to second place by the Ferrari in Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton’s lap in Q2 marked him out as the clear favourite for pole position as he was comfortably clear of the rest of the field, and he duly went on to secure his fourth …

  • Lewis Hamilton claims first Bahrain Grand Prix pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton claims first Bahrain Grand Prix pole ahead … Sport360 - 3 hours ago

    Lewis Hamilton took his fourth consecutive pole position as he beat Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. In an exciting finish to the session, … More »Lewis Hamilton claims first Bahrain Grand Prix pole ahead …

    Lewis Hamilton claims first Bahrain Grand Prix pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel

    Lewis Hamilton took his fourth consecutive pole position as he beat Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. In an exciting finish to the session, Hamilton set a best time of 1:32.571 on his final lap to beat Vettel by 0.4s and take pole at the Bahrain International Circuit for the first time in his F1 …

  • Sebastian Vettel confident he can chase down Lewis Hamilton at Bahrain GP
    Sebastian Vettel confident he can chase down Lewis Hamilton … Sport360 - 3 hours ago

    Sebastian Vettel believes he will be able to attack Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain Grand Prix after qualifying alongside the championship leader. Hamilton took pole position … More »Sebastian Vettel confident he can chase down Lewis Hamilton …

    Sebastian Vettel confident he can chase down Lewis Hamilton at Bahrain GP

    Sebastian Vettel believes he will be able to attack Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain Grand Prix after qualifying alongside the championship leader. Hamilton took pole position by 0.4s after an exciting qualifying session, with Vettel able to beat Nico Rosberg to second position as he had in Malaysia when he went on to win. …

  • Bahrain Grand Prix: A truly carnival atmosphere in Sakhir
    Bahrain Grand Prix: A truly carnival atmosphere in S … Sport360 - 4 hours ago

    Formula One has a reputation of being an exclusive sport. Deemed self serving in its ability to only deliver anything of interest to the rich, famous and everything … More »Bahrain Grand Prix: A truly carnival atmosphere in S …

    Bahrain Grand Prix: A truly carnival atmosphere in Sakhir

    Formula One has a reputation of being an exclusive sport. Deemed self serving in its ability to only deliver anything of interest to the rich, famous and everything in between, F1 has long been seen as being narrow-minded and arrogant. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone as recently as November last year turned his nose up at …

  • Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel by less than a second in final Bahrain practice
    Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel by less than a … Sport360 - 5 hours ago

    Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix but was less than 0.1s clear of Sebastian Vettel. Vettel then followed him over the … More »Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel by less than a …

    Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel by less than a second in final Bahrain practice

    Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix but was less than 0.1s clear of Sebastian Vettel. Vettel then followed him over the line and was just 0.069s slower than the championship leader, signalling Ferrari's potential to make life difficult for Mercedes in qualifying. Nico Rosberg …

  • Bahrain Grand Prix: Ferrari hoping to shock Mercedes again
    Bahrain Grand Prix: Ferrari hoping to shock Mercedes … Sport360 - 8 hours ago

    Mercedes’ dominance in Formula One looked all set to continue this year after pre-season testing found them still dramatically quicker than the rest of the teams and … More »Bahrain Grand Prix: Ferrari hoping to shock Mercedes …

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Ferrari hoping to shock Mercedes again

    Mercedes’ dominance in Formula One looked all set to continue this year after pre-season testing found them still dramatically quicker than the rest of the teams and a one-two in Australia looked likely to set the precedent for the rest of the campaign. While the same Lewis Hamilton win and Nico Rosberg runner-up formula …

  • Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain GT3 practice
    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain … Sport360 - 22 hours ago

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid was on the pace in first free practice for the final two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International … More »Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain …

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain GT3 practice

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid was on the pace in first free practice for the final two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday evening. The season finale is being held as part of a support race of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix where Schmid is hoping …

  • Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 thriving in most unlikely of homes
    Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 thriving in most unlikely of  … Sport360 - Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The Bahrain Grand Prix’s first two practices were business as usual for Mercedes as Nico Rosberg set the pace ahead of F1 leader Lewis Hamilton on day one at the Bahrain … More »Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 thriving in most unlikely of  …

    Bahrain Grand Prix: F1 thriving in most unlikely of homes

    The Bahrain Grand Prix’s first two practices were business as usual for Mercedes as Nico Rosberg set the pace ahead of F1 leader Lewis Hamilton on day one at the Bahrain International Circuit. Rosberg’s fastest lap of 1:34.647 was just 0.115 ahead of his teammate, with Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari in third, over half a second …

  • Nico Rosberg fastest in practice at Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari show good pace
    Nico Rosberg fastest in practice at Bahrain Grand Prix … Sport360 - Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari remained competitive, but a number of drivers are under investigation. Ferrari … More »Nico Rosberg fastest in practice at Bahrain Grand Prix …

    Nico Rosberg fastest in practice at Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari show good pace

    Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari remained competitive, but a number of drivers are under investigation. Ferrari had topped the opening session on Friday, with Kimi Raikkonen heading a one-two while Mercedes focused on long run pace.

  • Heikki Kovalainen: Ferrari show potential, Hamilton has momentum ahead of Bahrain GP
    Heikki Kovalainen: Ferrari show potential, Hamilton has … Sport360 - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Former Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen, who raced for McLaren, Renault, Lotus and Caterham between 2007 and 2013, will be writing an exclusive column for Sport360 … More »Heikki Kovalainen: Ferrari show potential, Hamilton has …

    Heikki Kovalainen: Ferrari show potential, Hamilton has momentum ahead of Bahrain GP

    Former Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen, who raced for McLaren, Renault, Lotus and Caterham between 2007 and 2013, will be writing an exclusive column for Sport360 this season. Here he looks at the F1 storyline​s​ ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. It was interesting for all F1 fans to see how Mercedes would respond …

  • Obama to meet with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders May … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential … More »Obama to meet with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders May …

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland the following day, the White House said on Friday. The summit, to include leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, …

  • Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on Porsche GT3 Cup title double
    Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Clemens Schmid plans to lead by example and put titles to the back of his mind as Al Nabooda Racing look to underline their dominance of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge … More »Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on …

    Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on Porsche GT3 Cup title double

    Clemens Schmid plans to lead by example and put titles to the back of his mind as Al Nabooda Racing look to underline their dominance of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East this weekend in Bahrain. Closing in on a third successive team crown, the defending champions head into the final two races of the season carrying …

  • Skydive Dubai Falcons pair gunning for GT3 constructors’ silverware in Bahrain
    Skydive Dubai Falcons pair gunning for GT3 constructors’ … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum and Saeed Al Mehairi of Skydive Dubai Falcons will be in action during this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix in the curtain raiser to Formula 1 when … More »Skydive Dubai Falcons pair gunning for GT3 constructors’ …

    Skydive Dubai Falcons pair gunning for GT3 constructors’ silverware in Bahrain

    Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum and Saeed Al Mehairi of Skydive Dubai Falcons will be in action during this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix in the curtain raiser to Formula 1 when they battle for top honours in the final round of the 2014/15 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. The pair head to Bahrain International Circuit lying …

  • Bahraini protestors take cover during clashes with police following a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led Gulf coalition that helped the Bahraini government crush the Arab Spring-inspired uprising, on March 13, 2015, in Daih
    Abuse rampant in F1 host Bahrain despite promises: A … AFP - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Bahrain, the host of a Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, is carrying out rampant human rights abuses against opposition activists despite its promises of reform, Amnesty … More »Abuse rampant in F1 host Bahrain despite promises: A …

    Bahraini protestors take cover during clashes with police following a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led Gulf coalition that helped the Bahraini government crush the Arab Spring-inspired uprising, on March 13, 2015, in Daih

    Bahrain, the host of a Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, is carrying out rampant human rights abuses against opposition activists despite its promises of reform, Amnesty International said Thursday. "Four years on from the uprising, repression is widespread and rampant abuses by the security forces continues. Bahrain's …

  • Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested for posting comments on Twitter denouncing alleged torture on Shiite activists
    Bahrain extends Shiite rights activist's detenti … AFP - Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Bahrain on Saturday extended by 15 days the period of detention for prominent rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested on April 2 accused of spreading false news. … More »Bahrain extends Shiite rights activist's detenti …

    Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested for posting comments on Twitter denouncing alleged torture on Shiite activists

    Bahrain on Saturday extended by 15 days the period of detention for prominent rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested on April 2 accused of spreading false news. A prosecution service statement said the Shiite activist was accused of "spreading tendentious rumours" about Bahrain's participation in the Saudi-led …

  • Honda plan to 'power up' McLaren engine at Bahrain Grand Prix
    Honda plan to 'power up' McLaren engine at Bahrain … Sport360 - Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says Honda will “power up” its power unit in Bahrain after improved reliability in the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished … More »Honda plan to 'power up' McLaren engine at Bahrain …

    Honda plan to 'power up' McLaren engine at Bahrain Grand Prix

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says Honda will “power up” its power unit in Bahrain after improved reliability in the Chinese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished 12th and Jenson Button 14th in China, with both cars finishing the race having failed to do so in Malaysia. While Honda has been working to improve reliability …

  • Yemeni Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah looks on during a 2014 parliamentary session in Sanaa
    Yemen's premier sworn in as vice president in ex … AFP - Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president on Monday at the country's embassy in Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition pressed on with its air campaign … More »Yemen's premier sworn in as vice president in ex …

    Yemeni Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah looks on during a 2014 parliamentary session in Sanaa

    Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president on Monday at the country's embassy in Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition pressed on with its air campaign against Yemeni rebels. Bahah was sworn in in front of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, a day after his appointment, Saudi official state news …

  • UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach Games
    UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach … Sport360 - Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Oman finished with a total of 12 medals, 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. Qatar’s handball team had an undefeated run in the Games, demolishing the competition to win … More »UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach …

    UAE finish third as Oman claim gold in second GCC Beach Games

    Oman finished with a total of 12 medals, 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. Qatar’s handball team had an undefeated run in the Games, demolishing the competition to win the gold after defeating Bahrain in a final that was played in an electrifying atmosphere to the drums of Qatari fans. The Omani handball team took the silver …

  • Rotana Tennis Open gets Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi ready for Davis Cup
    Rotana Tennis Open gets Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi ready … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Close to 150 players will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ADCB Beach Rotana Tennis Open, which kicks off today, including the UAE national team headlined by … More »Rotana Tennis Open gets Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi ready …

    Rotana Tennis Open gets Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi ready for Davis Cup

    Close to 150 players will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ADCB Beach Rotana Tennis Open, which kicks off today, including the UAE national team headlined by defending champion Mahmoud Nader Al Balooshi. Al Balooshi, who has won the title on five previous occasions, will be using the event as preparation for …

  • Onwards and upwards for Bahrain after positive season
    Onwards and upwards for Bahrain after positive seaso … Sport360 - Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    They conceded less points than both those teams and scored  more than Dragons (176 to 121), who won the treble of UAE Premiership, Gulf Men’s League title at the Dubai … More »Onwards and upwards for Bahrain after positive seaso …

    Onwards and upwards for Bahrain after positive season

    They conceded less points than both those teams and scored  more than Dragons (176 to 121), who won the treble of UAE Premiership, Gulf Men’s League title at the Dubai Sevens and West Asia Cup in successive seasons in 2012/13 and 2013/14. Bahrain were definitely not whipping boys and gave every team a battle, bar perhaps …

  • Ahmed Al-Humaidi claims rowing gold for UAE at second GCC Beach Games
    Ahmed Al-Humaidi claims rowing gold for UAE at second … Sport360 - Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    The 2nd GCC Beach Games are at full speed as competitions enter the third day, following the spectacular Opening Ceremony on Thursday, 2nd April. The Games will see … More »Ahmed Al-Humaidi claims rowing gold for UAE at second …

    Ahmed Al-Humaidi claims rowing gold for UAE at second GCC Beach Games

    The 2nd GCC Beach Games are at full speed as competitions enter the third day, following the spectacular Opening Ceremony on Thursday, 2nd April. The Games will see over 300 athletes compete from across the GCC compete in 13 events across eight sporting disciplines held in al-Gharafa Club and Katara Cultural Village across …

  • Team principal Bob Fernley admits to 'damage limitation' policy for Force India
    Team principal Bob Fernley admits to 'damage limitation' … Sport360 - Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley admits the team is facing “damage limitation” in the next two races of the season. With Force India failing to launch its … More »Team principal Bob Fernley admits to 'damage limitation' …

    Team principal Bob Fernley admits to 'damage limitation' policy for Force India

    Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley admits the team is facing “damage limitation” in the next two races of the season. With Force India failing to launch its 2015 car before the final test in Barcelona, the team opted for a conservative approach and will introduce a B-spec car later in the year. As a result, …

  • Sandstorms cancel 465 Saudia flights Saudi Gazette - Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    A total of 465 Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flights were canceled between Wednesday and Friday last week, which constitutes 33 percent of the 1,526 scheduled flights … More »Sandstorms cancel 465 Saudia flights

    A total of 465 Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flights were canceled between Wednesday and Friday last week, which constitutes 33 percent of the 1,526 scheduled flights by the carrier. An additional 678 flights were delayed while 19 others were rerouted to other destinations as a result of the sandstorms that hit the Eastern …

  • 39 Sri Lankans safely evacuated from Yemen IANS - Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Colombo, April 4 (IANS) Thirty-nine Sri Lankans have been safely evacuated from Yemen with the help of the Chinese embassy and will be transported to Bahrain, the foreign … More »39 Sri Lankans safely evacuated from Yemen

    Colombo, April 4 (IANS) Thirty-nine Sri Lankans have been safely evacuated from Yemen with the help of the Chinese embassy and will be transported to Bahrain, the foreign ministry said here on Saturday. Eight Sri Lankans on Friday were safely evacuated from the war-ravaged Arab nation and had reached Djibouti by sea, an …

  • Obama, in calls with Middle East leaders, makes case … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday spoke with the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to share details on … More »Obama, in calls with Middle East leaders, makes case …

    WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday spoke with the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to share details on the framework agreement reached with Iran, the White House said in a statement. Obama also invited the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council to meet with …