Bahrain


Bahrain king snubs Obama, attends horse show

2015-05-13 20:41

Bahrain's king is to attend a UK horse show instead of a US-hosted summit of Gulf leaders.

Explosion in Bahrain wounds 2 policemen

2015-03-20 16:29

Bahrain's Ministry of Interior says an explosion west of the Gulf island nation's capital of Manama has wounded two policemen.

Bahrain shuts Saudi prince's TV news channel

2015-02-09 21:29

Bahrain has permanently closed a Saudi billionaire's pan-Arab news channel after less than 24 hours on air, in what an analyst called a worsening of press freedom.

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

2014-07-07 21:23

Bahrain has ordered a top US diplomat to leave the country after he met with a leading Shi'ite opposition group.

Bahrain jails 11 'bomb-makers' for 15 years

2014-03-19 21:09

A Bahrain has handed 15-year jail sentences to 11 defendants after convicting them of “manufacturing bombs for terror purposes” a report says.

Bahrain jails 2 for attacking police

2014-02-16 21:24

A Bahrain court has handed down 15-year jail terms to two people convicted of trying to kill police officers in the Gulf state rocked by violence for three years.

Bahrain defends use of teargas

2013-10-26 20:33

Bahrain has defended its use of teargas after rights groups criticised the Gulf kingdom's reported plans to buy 1.6 million canisters of the material.

2 missing in Red Sea chopper crash

2013-09-23 10:01

The US Navy says search teams are looking for two missing airmen after a helicopter crash in the Red Sea.

Cops, Shi'ite protesters clash in Bahrain

2013-08-16 12:58

Protesters calling for the overthrow of Bahrain's ruling Sunni monarchy have clashed with police across several Shi'ite villages overnight, witnesses say without reporting casualties.

Bahrain toughens 'terror acts' penalties

2013-08-01 19:02

Bahrain's King Hamad has decreed stiffer penalties for "terror acts" in the country rocked by a Shi'ite-led uprising since 2011, says a report.

 

Bahrain criticises report on ongoing rights violations

2015-04-17 15:32

Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country four years after it was rocked by widespread anti-government protests.

Bahrain says 7 bombing suspects in custody

2015-02-23 16:46

Seven people suspected of involvement in deadly bombings targeting Bahrain's security forces have been apprehended, the public prosecutor's office says on its official Twitter page.

Policeman killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' attack

2014-12-09 11:44

One policeman has been killed in a “terrorist” attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, which has been rocked by a wave of violence, the interior ministry says.

Bahrain cop killed in 'terrorist' blast

2014-07-05 08:40

A police officer has died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shi'ite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official has said.

3 police killed in Bahrain bomb

2014-03-04 08:28

A bomb explosion in Bahrain has killed three police, including an Emirati, during confrontations with "rioters" near Manama, in the bloodiest attack since the 2011 uprising.

Bahraini activist barred - Egypt

2013-11-25 20:48

A Bahraini activist has been barred from entering Egypt after interrogation.

Bahrain teen dies from own explosive

2013-10-23 13:34

Authorities in Bahrain say a teenager has been killed when an explosive device he was carrying detonated prematurely as he attempted to stage an attack.

5 wounded in Bahrain clashes

2013-08-18 11:21

Five Bahraini police have been wounded as security forces clashed with opposition protesters in a Shi'ite village north of the capital, police said.

Bahraini barred from flight to kingdom

2013-08-09 22:35

A Bahraini activist has been barred from a flight to the gulf kingdom after government promises a crackdown.

King endorses 'anti-terror' powers

2013-07-29 19:45

Bahrain's King Hamad has ordered the government to implement a parliamentary call for tough measures against what the authorities are calling an upsurge in "terrorism".

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