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Manama: Bahrain's security authorities announced the arrests of five people for misusing Twitter to defame individuals and incite sedition. The Director General of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said the investigations revealed the suspects were “involved in setting up tendentious ...
Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen believe the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will not be a straightforward affair due to the change in conditions. Only one practice session will actually mimic the same conditions of the first night race of the 2018 season, meaning the correct set-up for the car is always ...

(Beirut) – Bahrain's interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online, Human Rights Watch said today. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, the interior minister, said on March 25, 2018, that the government was already tracking accounts that ...
Acting on recommendations from UK-trained torture investigators, Bahrain's Attorney General has requested that the country's highest court reconsider the death sentences handed to two men convicted on the basis of forced confessions obtained through torture. Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa ...
In a letter sent to UN Security Council, Doha details yet another violation committed by Bahraini air force. 12 hours ago. In a letter sent to the UNSC, Qatar's UN envoy said a Bahraini aircraft overflew Qatar's exclusive economic zone a second time this month [Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters]. Qatar has addressed a letter to the UN ...
Pol Colonel Mana Kleepsatabutr said the 29-year-old woman had been rescued by the Thai Consular Office in Bahrain on Saturday, and she was staying at the Thai Embassy in Manama pending repatriation to Thailand. Mana said the woman had been deceived by two Thai women into believing that she ...

More than 216 players, making up 18 teams, will compete in knock-out matches to win the prestigious title of this first-of-its-kind futsal championship held in Bahrain. The event, one of many initiatives and programmes set up by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in 2018, also aims to promote tourism in ...
Gleaming skyscrapers rise from reclaimed land in one corner of Bahrain's capital, a new development that's a showcase for the government's effort to lure hi-tech business and move the economy beyond energy dependence. That's a widespread aspiration in the Arabian Gulf - and the Manama skyline ...
A military appellate court in Bahrain on Monday examined appeals submitted by seven civilians convicted earlier on different charges, according to Bahrain's official news agency. Last year, Bahrain's constitution was amended to allow civilians to be tried by military tribunals. The seven defendants include ...
It called the development an infringement of Bahrain's airspace. The decision showed disregard for the safety of flight plans of aircraft as notified to the International Civil Aviation Organisation. A statement that this provocative act was preceded by two similar actions that have been filed with the International ...
Bahrain will take “tough measures” against the “chaos” which is caused by social media users and which harms the Kingdom's social fabric and stability, the interior minister said yesterday. Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said: “Tough measures have been taken to address unprecedented disruptive ...
Bahrain threatened to hunt down social media users who are sowing "chaos" as the Gulf nation continues to target human rights proponents. In a statement published on Sunday by the official Bahrain News Agency, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa said his country is considering new ...
Yesterday was Mother's Day in Bahrain. And it was yesterday that my wife, Duaa Alwadaei, the beloved mother of my two children, was handed a prison sentence. Not because she committed any crime, but because I protested in London when the King of Bahrain visited Downing Street in 2016. She is not ...
Separately, the UAE's civil aviation authority issued a statement over the country's state-run WAM news agency, alleging that “two Qatari fighter jets dangerously approached two UAE-registered commercial airplanes while flying” in Bahrain's airspace. It wasn't clear if one of those craft was the Fujairah to ...
Shortly before Princess Diana arrived in Bahrain, Britain's ambassador Francis Trew wrote a secret telegram about 'Royal tour: Security'. He said that the opposition group, the left-wing National Liberation Front (NLF), was 'thoroughly demoralised following the recent arrest of their entire leadership'.
Bahrain's Court of Cassation upheld Monday the verdicts issued by the fourth High Criminal Court against a defendant, who was convicted in a terrorist case and was sentenced to death, and another defendant, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, and it approved revoking their Bahraini nationalities.
The Bahraini Court of Cassation yesterday upheld the death sentence against a Bahraini man who was convicted on several charges, including carrying out a terrorist bombing that killed a woman in 2016 and espionage. The Bahraini authorities linked the 2016 deadly bombing to Iran. In June 2017, the ...

BAHRAIN is set to compete in the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 with a four-man squad, the Bahrain Athletics Association confirmed last night. The competition is scheduled to take place in the UK from tomorrow until Sunday, and it is set to feature close to 700 athletes from 144 ...
Manama, Feb. 27 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa inaugurated this evening the Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain in the district of Al-Seef. He underlined Bahrain's steady success in developing the tourism sector, owing its potential which plays a crucial role in ...
A Bahraini human rights activist says the Manama regime has already sentenced nearly two dozen political dissidents to death as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. President of Bahrain Forum for ...
Bahrain's Gulf Air airline is planning to launch direct flights to Baku, the company informed on February 26. The airline plans to significantly expand its activities this year and open many new direct flights. One of the destinations is Baku. Gulf Air, the national airline of Bahrain, has been operating flights since ...
One of the worst cases is Bahrain, the Shia-majority kingdom that hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet in its capital Manama. The monarchy there has long favored the minority Sunnis, establishing a system that some critics have compared to South African apartheid. In 2011, the Arab Spring yielded a vibrant Bahraini ...
The Jumeriah Royal Saray aims to give guests a royal experience. Guests can book actual “royal residences” within the hotel, which are a luxurious alternative to the hotel's “Summerhouses” suites, and are decked out in the colours and patterns preferred by the Bahrain royal family. The Royal Saray hotel's ...
Bahrain's highest appeals court on Monday upheld a death sentence and lengthy jail terms in a mass trial over a fatal 2016 bombing that authorities have linked to Iran. The Court of Cassation upheld capital punishment for one defendant, a life sentence for a second, and lengthy prison terms for six others, ...
Last week, the Middle East and African fintech hub, Bahrain FinTech Bay, announced it is now officially open for business. Along with its opening, it also announced startups and founding partners. Bahrain FinTech Bay claims it is the region's largest fintech and is aiming to work with established industry ...
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Foreign Minister. They discussed the deep-rooted ties between the two countries ...
Dubai: Dubai government-owned Jumeirah Group will open its first hotel in Bahrain later this month, the company said in a statement on Sunday. The Jumeirah Royal Saray will open on February 28, a beachfront resort in the northern coastal Seef district. According to Jumeirah, the 174-room hotel will ...
Bahrain is in a downward spiral. Whether it can be stopped is not clear, at least to me. The current path will lead to more and more repression, more and more Iranian subversion, and more and more violence. GettyImages-458288148 Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab at his home in the village of ...
Manama, Feb. 17 (BNA): Bahrain dailies issued today focused in their principal headlines on the main local, Arab and international events which happened over the past 24 hours. The following is a round-up of the main topics: -- Foreign Minister: the region was subject to a costly and failed Qatari ...
File photo shows Bahraini regime forces attacking protesters in the western village of Shahrakan. (Photo by AP). Bahraini police forces have attacked protesters in several regions across the Persian Gulf kingdom, a few days after large crowds of demonstrators marked the seventh anniversary of their ...
Manama, Feb. 17 (BNA): Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain will host the 13th Middle East conference and exhibition of the geological sciences (GEO 2018), which will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center from March 5 ...
In this week's UpFront, we debate who is to blame for the chaos in Libya and whether the situation is better now than under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. And in a Special Interview, we ask activist Maryam al-Khawaja about Bahrain's uprising seven years on, the state of the country's opposition parties and ...
15 (BNA): Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Ibrahim Al Muttawa today received Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bahrain, Abdelridha ... to the Kingdom's leadership, government and people for all the care and attention afforded him during his tenure in Bahrain that reflects the strong ties. I.Y
Enjoy a full suite of signature experiences and Ritz Kids activities at the 5-star Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, along with daily access to the elevated Ritz-Carlton Club Level, the only VIP hotel lounge of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The new destination launches February 15 and features a 20 percent savings ...
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain gave his assurance that he and the Bahraini government are committed to protect the rights of Filipino workers in the Kingdom. Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa made this assurance following the decision of the Philippine government ...
The rate of growth of Bahrain's non-oil economy reached 4.8 percent in the first nine months of 2017, outperforming previous expectations, according to the Bahrain Economic Development Board's (EDB) Bahrain Economic Quarterly. According to figures included in the report, 2017's non-oil growth is ...
Bahrain's Information Affairs Authority issued the order to shut down prominent and opposition-linked al-Wasat newspaper first verbally on June 4 last year, and later through a statement published by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. The closure of independent Bahraini newspaper came after it ...
That's how long it's been since the Arab Spring protests rolled across the Middle East, sparking hope of democratic reform in the region's most autocratic strongholds. It's also the length of the prison sentence I'd now get if I wrote this article in my home country of Bahrain, where it's virtually illegal to discuss ...
Bahrain's security forces have clashed with protesters marking the seventh anniversary of the February 14 uprising. Police reportedly fired tear gas and live ammunition at the demonstrators on Wednesday, but the number of casualties is unclear, Saeed al-Shehabi, leader of Bahrain Freedom Movement, ...
Ask any member of the Christian and Jewish minorities in Bahrain, and they will emphasise how the Charter enabled them to be represented for the first time in the bicameral parliament. “All citizens are equal before the law in terms of rights and duties, without distinction of race, origin, language, religion or ...
BAHRAIN continued their winning ways in the GCC Under-17 Basketball Championship yesterday with a 73-41 rout of Qatar at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. With the result, the Bahrainis also secured their qualification for the Fiba U18 Asian Championship, which is scheduled to be held in ...
MANAMA, Feb 7 (KUNA) -- As part of counter-terrorism operations and to maintain national security, "a gang of terrorists," members of the so-called "February 14 Coalition", have been arrested for plotting and blasting an oil pipeline near the Buri village on November 10, 2017, the official Bahrain News ...
Bahrain had another golden day yesterday at the fourth Arab Women Sports Tournament in Sharjah. Bahrain, represented by Busaiteen vClub, showed outstanding performance on the opening day of the athletics events and captured six medals in total –three gold, one silver and two bronze – amidst stiff ...
Manama, Feb. 7 (BNA): Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), has extended sincere congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the 17th Anniversary of the National Action Charter.
On 4 February, he tweeted a photo of himself and a young man he called "the prince of Bahrain". "I met publicly for the first time in Tel Aviv with Mubarak Al Khalifa, the prince of Bahrain, in order to strengthen the relationship between our two countries," he wrote, adding enthusiastically that he would have ...
FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — The prince behind Bahrain-Merida, the first WorldTour team registered in the Middle East, has confirmed the squad will continue beyond 2019 and its original three-year plan. General manager Brent Copeland explained that Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa pulled him aside to ...
The Kingdom accounted for 7.5 million of Bahrain's 8.7 million tourists during the first nine months of 2017. The average day spending of a Saudi visitor to Bahrain stands at 83 dinars ($220), mainly on shopping and entertainment. Bahrain is looking to increase the amount of spending and the number of ...
(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities have deported eight stateless Bahrainis, whom they had previously stripped of their citizenship, since January 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The deportations followed an appeals court decision to uphold a 2012 ruling that ordered the deportation and stripping of ...
First on my list was the Bahrain National Museum, which is deemed the crowning achievement of the Kingdom of Bahrain's ongoing efforts to preserve the nation's heritage and history. It's probably the country's most popular attraction, and no wonder! Housed in a postmodern building and surrounded by ...
This past year in Bahrain, much like those preceding it since the popular uprisings of 2011, was one of unending repression and persecution of human rights activists. Yet, the Trump administration and the British government, arguably two of the most influential actors in Bahrain, have remained silent in the ...


 

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