Bahrain

Bahrain questions opposition leader after expelling U.S. diplomat

DUBAI - Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior U.S. diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the U.S. Navy's Middle East fleet.

Bahraini policeman dies of bomb blast wounds - ministry

MANAMA - A Bahraini policeman died on Saturday of wounds sustained in a bombing that the Interior Ministry said was a terrorist act.

World, 05 Jul 2014

Formula One testing to be limited to Europe

SPIELBERG Austria - Formula One teams have agreed that testing will be confined to Europe next year, after two in Bahrain before the start of this season, as part of newly agreed cost saving measures.

21 Jun 2014

Bahrain's Batelco wins $211.1 million from Indian partner

DUBAI - A British court has ruled in Batelco’s favour , ordering the Bahraini telecom operator’s former Indian partner to pay it $211.1 million for failing to fulfil a previous agreement, a statement to Manama’s bourse said on Monday.

Business, 16 Jun 2014

Bahraini Shi'ite youth risk radicalisation as political talks stall

MANAMA - Dozens of black-clad, masked men parade through Bahrain's Shi'ite Muslim villages, some holding petrol bombs and others denouncing al Khalifa, the Sunni Muslim monarchy that has ruled the Gulf Arab island since the 18th century.

World, 04 May 2014

Bahrain jails five for plotting to bomb 2013 F1 race

MANAMA - Five people, including a woman who used a pillow to pretend she was pregnant, were sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday for plotting to disrupt the 2013 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix by planting a bomb at the circuit, state news agency BNA said.

World, 29 Apr 2014

Bahrain sentences eight people to life for policeman bomb death

MANAMA - Bahrain's Supreme Criminal Court has sentenced eight people to life in prison for their part in the killing of a policeman in a bomb blast in November, the prosecutor's office said on Sunday.

World, 27 Apr 2014

Happy Hamilton hails incredible Mercedes

SHANGHAI - After holding on to win what he called a “racer’s race” a fortnight ago in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton revelled in having the track to himself as he cruised to a hat-trick of victories in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

21 Apr 2014

Two killed in Bahrain car explosion - Interior Ministry

MANAMA - An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

World, 20 Apr 2014
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Rosberg to clear air with Hamilton before China GP

SHANGHAI - Nico Rosberg says he will discuss with Lewis Hamilton before this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix an incident during their thrilling battle in Bahrain when he felt his Mercedes team mate went "over the line".

18 Apr 2014