Bahrain

Motor racing - Bahrain agrees McLaren share sale to Dennis

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LONDON - Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has agreed to sell some of its stake in McLaren to the Formula One team's overall head Ron Dennis, who is set to become the majority shareholder.

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Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Ecclestone

LONDON - No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday.

12 Dec 2014

One killed in Bahrain blast, second bomb in two days

MANAMA, Dec 9 - A bomb explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said, the second fatal attack in the Gulf Arab state in as many days.

World, 09 Dec 2014

Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate - interior ministry

MANAMA - An explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the second fatal attack in the Gulf Arab state in two days.

World, 09 Dec 2014
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Bahrainis vote in second round of parliamentary election

MANAMA - Bahrainis voted in the second round of a parliamentary election on Saturday, a poll boycotted by the tiny Gulf monarchy's Shi'ite-led opposition which accuses the government of gerrymandering and says parliament lacks powers.

World, 29 Nov 2014
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Bahrain holds elections, Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

MANAMA - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.

World, 23 Nov 2014

Lopez Caro spared as Saudis earn lucky Gulf Cup win

RIYADH - Two Bahrain defenders scored own goals to hand hosts Saudi Arabia a 3-0 win in the Gulf Cup on Sunday and guarantee coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro at least a few more days in the hotseat.

17 Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signalling an end to an eight-month rift over Doha's support for Islamist groups.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Bahraini opposition group says suspended by government for 3 months

MANAMA - Bahrain's main opposition movement, Al Wefaq, said on Tuesday that authorities had suspended its activities for three months, ahead of a November parliamentary election which the group had already pledged to boycott.

World, 29 Oct 2014
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Bahrain activist detained for seven days - lawyer

MANAMA - Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

World, 15 Oct 2014