Bahrain

Bahrain holds elections, Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

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

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

Bahrain activist to stand trial on defamation charge

DUBAI - Pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, one of the highest profile activists in the Arab world, is to go on trial in Bahrain accused of insulting the Interior and Defence Ministries, his supporters said on Thursday.

World, 09 Oct 2014

Bahrain prince does not enjoy immunity over torture claims, UK court rules

LONDON - A British court ruled on Tuesday that Bahraini Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who has been accused of torturing detainees in Bahrain, does not enjoy immunity from prosecution in Britain.

World, 07 Oct 2014
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Bahrain's Mahboob wins Asiad men's marathon

INCHEON South Korea - Kenyan-born Ali Hasan Mahboob won Asian Games gold for Bahrain in the men's marathon on Friday after seeing off a spirited challenge from Japan's Kohei Matsumara.

Japan, 03 Oct 2014

U.S. military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

BEIRUT - The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

World, 23 Sep 2014

Saudi, UAE, Jordan and Bahrain involved in strikes in Syria - U.S. official

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain were involved in U.S. air strikes launched in Syria, a U.S. official said, although their exact roles in the military action were unclear.

World, 23 Sep 2014