Bahrain

Bahrain asks court to temporarily suspend two more opposition groups

MANAMA - Bahrain has asked a court to temporarily suspend the activities of two more opposition groups, state news agency BNA said on Thursday, in a move that could further deepen political tensions in the Gulf Arab state.

Bahrain asks court to suspend main opposition bloc's activities

MANAMA - Bahrain's Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a move that could set back efforts to restart reconciliation talks in the Gulf Arab kingdom.

World, Davos 20 Jul 2014
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Kerry calls Bahrain minister over expulsion of U.S. official

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday expressed his deep concern to Bahrain Foreign Minister Khaled al-Khalifa over the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meeting with an opposition leader and over charges brought against the politician.

Politics, World, Davos 14 Jul 2014

Bahrain charges opposition leader over meeting with U.S. diplomat

MANAMA - Bahrain has charged the country's most senior opposition leader and one of his aides with holding an illegal meeting with a U.S. diplomat, the public prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

World, Davos 10 Jul 2014

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.

World, Davos 09 Jul 2014

Bahrain summons top opposition leader for questioning: Wefaq

MANAMA - Bahrain's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group said on Tuesday the interior ministry had summoned its leader for interrogation after he met a visiting U.S. official who was subsequently ordered to leave the kingdom.

World, Davos, 08 Jul 2014

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
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Bahrain opposition leader cleared of terrorism charges

MANAMA - A senior member of Bahrain's Shi'ite opposition said he was cleared of terrorism charges on Wednesday, a move that could help stalled talks with the government to try and end months of sporadic unrest.

World, Davos, 25 Jun 2014
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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.

Sports, 20 Jun 2014
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Freed Bahraini activist urges government to seek reconciliation

GENEVA - One of the Arab world's best-known human rights activists urged his native Bahrain on Wednesday to look beyond the Sunni-Shi'ite divide to end a political stand-off in the U.S.-allied kingdom.

World, 18 Jun 2014