DUBAI, May 22 - Bahrain's main opposition group suspended its participation in reconciliation talks with the government for two weeks on Wednesday, blaming the slow pace of talks and the raid last week on a top Shi'ite Muslim cleric's home.
* Kaliaropoulos, committee to run firm on temporary basis
DUBAI, May 21 - Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) on Tuesday said its Chief Executive Mohamed bin Isa al-Khalifa had left the firm with immediate effect. Peter Kaliaropoulos has been appointed chief operating officer and he along with a three-person committee will run the telecom operator until a new CEO is hired, it said in an emailed statement. The committee is comprised of three members of the company's board. (reporting by Matt Smith; editing by David French)
* Fund says debt could become unsustainable without reforms
OSLO - A Bahraini blogger and human rights activist said he had been granted asylum in Britain after being in hiding for two years.
* Q1 revenue 71 mln dinars vs 78 mln dinars a yr ago (Write through, adds details)
May 13 - Bahrain's Batelco on Monday said its first-quarter profit fell 17 percent from a year earlier.
DUBAI, May 12 - Bahrain-based Islamic lender Al Baraka Banking Group posted a 15-percent increase in first-quarter net income, the bank said on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR - Asian soccer finally got rid of tainted former leader Mohamed Bin Hammam on Thursday, voting in the Qatari's sworn enemy Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain as president in a move that strengthened the hand of FIFA head Sepp Blatter.
KUALA LUMPUR - The Asian Football Confederation handed the reins of power to Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Thursday, ignoring concerns about alleged human rights breaches and electing the Bahraini as its new president and member of FIFA's all-powerful executive committee.