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Bahraini parliament taking steps to ban alcohol

Manama - In a bid to undo its reputation of decadence and vice among its neighbors Bahrain is taking steps to ban alcohol and other un-Islamic activities subjects of the kingdom partake in.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Bahrain car bomb 'kills two, wounds one'

Manama - Two people were killed Saturday when their car exploded in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said, although it was unclear whether the vehicle itself had been targeted.
In the Media by AFP

Todt dismisses F1 engine noise rule change

Manama - FIA president Jean Todt has promised to look into improving the sound of Formula One's new engines but dismissed a change in the rules demanded by some stables.
In the Media by AFP

Hamilton edges Rosberg in Bahrain thriller

Manama - Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel, taking him level with the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio with a 24th career victory.
In the Media by AFP

Mercedes set to dominate Bahrain Grand Prix

Manama - Nico Rosberg starts in pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday with teammate Lewis Hamilton completing a Mercedes front row lockout, further loosening struggling Sebastien Vettel's grip on his world title.
In the Media by AFP

Hamilton, Rosberg in complete control in Bahrain

Manama - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put the all-conquering Mercedes team on course for a third successive victory on Saturday when the pair swept the board in practice for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.Hamilton, who was fastest on Friday, clocked 1:35.
In the Media by AFP

Lights, action as Hamilton, Rosberg eye Bahrain

Manama - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put Mercedes' early season dominance to its first true test Sunday at the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix on a track where both drivers have always struggled.
In the Media by AFP

Bahrain tightens Grand Prix security as protests planned

Manama - Bahrain tightened security Thursday, as the three-day Formula One Grand Prix was about to get under way, with the country's Shiite opposition planning protests to seize world attention for pro-reform demands.
In the Media by AFP

Bahrain vows to eliminate terrorism after bomb attack

The authorities on the island kingdom of Bahrain have said they will eliminate terrorism following a deadly attack that killed three police officers in a Shiite village.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Perez on top in Bahrain, Red Bull recover

Manama - Force India's Sergio Perez topped the time charts for the second successive day of pre-season Formula One testing on Friday as world champions Red Bull finally found some pace.Perez clocked 1min 35.570sec off a marathon 108 laps with Ferrari's Fernando...
In the Media by AFP

Rosberg quickest in morning testing

Manama - Germany's Nico Rosberg registered the fastest time in his Mercedes in Saturday morning's pre-season testing session at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit.Rosberg managed to go a second faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton a day earlier, outpacing Jenson Butto...
In the Media by AFP

Bahrain opposition member arrested before meeting

Manama - In Bahrain security forces arrested Hussein Sehwan who is a representative of the al-Welfaq National Islamic Society the country's main opposition group.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Blast kills Bahrain policeman during uprising protests

Manama - A Bahraini policeman died of wounds sustained in a bomb blast during protests marking the anniversary of a crushed 2011 uprising as supporters of the main Shiite opposition bloc took to the streets on Saturday.Thousands of demonstrators were expected t...
In the Media by AFP

Police clash with protesters in Bahrain

Manama - Opposition protesters clashed with police in Bahrain on the first of three days of protest that will end on Saturday February 15. The demonstrations mark the third anniversary of anti-government protests in Bahrain during the Arab Spring.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Thai protesters defy emergency law — Pro-government activist shot

Bangkok - Thai anti-government protesters today paraded through the capital city Bangkok, defying the state of emergency imposed by the government on Tuesday.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli

Bahrain government suspends national reconciliation talks

Manama - The Sunni-dominated government of King Hamid Khalifa has officially suspended the national reconciliation talks with the opposition. The main opposition group had already boycotted the talks.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: US to spend $580 million to expand Bahrain naval base

Manama - The US Navy base in Bahrain headquarters of the US fifth fleet is scheduled to double in size and expand the existing facilities onto an adjacent 77 acre piece of land.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Bahraini police storm and shut down Arab Spring exhibit

Manama - Two days after opening, an exhibition in Bahrain dedicated to the Arab Spring-type uprising in the country was stormed by riot police who closed it down. Authorities claimed the material was likely to incite further violence.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: More tear gas canisters imported than population of Bahrain

Manama - Human Rights Watch claims that Bahraini security forces have often used disproportionate amounts of tear gas in suppressing anti-government demonstrations since 2011 when protests first began demanding reforms to the ruling monarchy.
In the Media by Ken Hanly
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