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Motor racing: F1 teams to switch 2017 in-season test to Bahrain


AUSTIN, Texas Formula One teams have agreed a compromise to switch next year's first in-season test from Barcelona to Bahrain following a failed attempt to move winter testing to the warmer climes of the Middle East.


Former F1 driver Webber announces retirement

LONDON Former Formula One driver Mark Webber will retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain in November, Porsche said on Thursday.

Sports, Oct 13 2016

F1 teams divided over Bahrain testing

SUZUKA, Japan Formula One teams are divided over next year's pre-season tests, with champions Mercedes keen on going to Bahrain but Williams and others opposed to leaving Europe on cost grounds.

Sports, Oct 07 2016

Bahrain court dismisses appeal against dissolution of Shi'ite opposition group: paper

DUBAI An appeals court on Thursday dismissed a challenge to the dissolution of Bahrain's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a newspaper reported, in effect affirming a lower court decision condemned by the United States and the United Nations in July.

World, United Nations, Davos Sep 22 2016

U.S. urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

WASHINGTON The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately.

World, Sep 06 2016

Bahrain brings new charges against man believed to be top democracy activist

DUBAI Bahrain prosecutors on Monday filed new charges against a man believed by rights activists to be the Gulf state's most prominent jailed democracy campaigner, Nabeel Rajab, after the New York Times published an op-ed under his byline.

World, Sep 05 2016

Bahrain's al-Wefaq opposition appeals dissolution ruling: Wefaq official

DUBAI Bahrain's main opposition al-Wefaq has appealed against an administrative court ruling last month that dissolved the group and found it guilty of fostering terrorism, a leading Wefaq official said on Tuesday.

World, Davos Aug 30 2016

U.N. experts urge Bahrain to halt 'persecution of Shi'ites'

GENEVA Bahrain is targeting its Shi'ite Muslim community through arrests and prosecutions of clerics, activists and entertainers, a group of United Nations-appointed independent experts said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, Davos Aug 16 2016

Jebet wins Bahrain's first ever gold

RIO DE JANEIRO Teenager Ruth Jebet won Bahrain's first ever Olympic gold medal on Monday, blowing away the competition in the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase but narrowly missing out on the world record.

Sports, Aug 15 2016

Suspect held over bomb attack dies in Bahraini jail: media

DUBAI A Bahraini suspect held for questioning in connection with a bomb attack that killed a woman in late June has died in prison, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, while another news website has suggested he may have died under torture.

World, Jul 31 2016