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Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: Ministry 

Dubai - An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

Bahrain jails opposition chief Ali Salman for 4 years

Dubai - A Bahrain court jailed Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman for four years on Tuesday after convicting him of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

Dubai - Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets for Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally.

Bahrain closes Saudi prince's TV channel after less than 24 hours

Manama - Bahrain on Monday permanently closed a Saudi billionaire's pan-Arab news channel after less than 24 hours on air, in what an analyst called a worsening of press freedom.

Pan-Arab news channel Alarab off air hours after launch

Manama - Programming at a pan-Arab news channel owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was unavailable on Monday, hours after its first transmission from Bahrain.

Bahrain charges opposition chief with promoting violence

Manama - Prosecutors in Sunni-ruled Bahrain charged Shiite opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman on Monday with promoting regime change in the Gulf kingdom through hatred and violence.

Bomb kills one in Bahrain Shiite village

Manama - A bomb blast Tuesday killed one person in a Shiite village in western Bahrain, according to the authorities, who have faced years of simmering unrest since crushing pro-democracy protests in 2011.

Policeman killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' attack: ministry

Dubai - One policeman was killed in a "terrorist" attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Britain to open new military base in Bahrain

London - Britain is to open a new military base in Bahrain, both countries announced, its first permanent base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

War of words after Bahrain vote, boycotted by opposition

Manama - A war of words over Bahrain's legislative election heightened Sunday, with the Sunni leadership and the Shiite opposition, which boycotted the polls, at odds over the turnout rate and trading accusations of malpractice.

Bahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott

Manama - Bahrain voted Saturday in its first legislative election since security forces crushed a pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the poll they see as a farce.

Bahrain bans main opposition ahead of election

Dubai - A Bahraini court banned the main opposition Al-Wefaq movement for three months Tuesday, just weeks before a parliamentary election the group had already said it would boycott.

Bahrain opposition announces election boycott

Manama - Bahrain's Shiite-led opposition on Saturday announced a boycott of parliamentary elections next month, saying the vote would cement "totalitarian" Sunni rule in the polarised kingdom.

Op-Ed: Islamic State — The 'wrong' kind of brutality

San Francisco - As the United States and five Arab nations — none of them democracies, most of them repressive dictatorships — begin bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama has begun boasting on the "broad coalition" he's enlisted in the fight.

Bahrain extends activist's custody despite UN outcry

Dubai - A Bahrain court ruled Saturday that prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja be kept behind bars for an extra 10 days despite a UN call for her release, her lawyer said.

Senior U.S. diplomat 'unwelcome' in Bahrain

Dubai - Bahrain has told a senior U.S. diplomat, who has met with representatives of the country's opposition, that he was "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should "leave immediately.

Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist' blast

Dubai - A police officer died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shiite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official announced Saturday.

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.

British police ready for protests as Bahrain king arrives

London - Protests are expected to greet Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa when he arrives in London on Friday for engagements with Britain's royal family.

Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.

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.

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.

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.

Why the Gulf states recalled their ambassadors from Qatar

The ambassadors of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have withdrawn their respective ambassadors against Qatar alleging that country of interfering in their internal affairs.

Saudi, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from Doha in an unprecedented move Wednesday in protest at Qatar's alleged interference in their internal affairs.The three Gulf Arab states made the decision following what ...

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.

Bahrain circuit to honor Schumacher

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, still in a coma in a French hospital after a skiing accident in late December, is to have the first corner of Bahrain's Formula One circuit named after him.

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.

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...

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.
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