Bahrain

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.

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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
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Bahrain Batelco says India ex-partner is bankrupt, seeks $212 million owed

DUBAI - Batelco will pursue its former Indian business partner for $212 million it says he owes the company, even though he was declared bankrupt last week, the Bahraini telecom operator said on Sunday.

Business, 31 Aug 2014

Bahrain sentences 14 to life in jail for killing policeman

DUBAI - A court in Bahrain sentenced 14 men to life imprisonment for the killing of a policeman last year, state news agency BNA and a lawyer said.

World, 14 Aug 2014
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Hamad appointed to coach Bahrain at Asian Cup

- Former Iraq and Jordan coach Adnan Hamad will lead Bahrain to next year's Asian Cup in Australia after he was appointed as the replacement for Englishman Anthony Hudson.

06 Aug 2014