Jailed Bahrain activist Husain Barakat dies of COVID-19

DUBAI (Reuters) -A Bahraini activist serving a life sentence has died after contracting COVID-19, the interior ministry and activists said on Wednesday, as the tiny Gulf state fights a surge in coronavirus infections.


Citi brings in new Lebanon head from New York

DUBAI Citi named Ghassan Salem as its country officer for Lebanon, replacing Michel Sawaya who recently became country officer for Bahrain, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.

Jun 07 2021

France adds Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to list of COVID risk countries

PARIS France added Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to its list of countries deemed as COVID-19 high risk zones, which will mean that people arriving from those countries will have to undergo protocol measures such as quarantining on arrival.

World, May 14 2021

Tensions rise in Bahrain prison as inmates, families protest conditions

DUBAI Activists said prisoners protesting conditions in a Bahraini jail were beaten in a security operation last weekend that authorities had described as a response to disobedience following repeated warnings.

World, Davos Apr 19 2021

Tsunoda best F1 rookie in years, says Brawn

LONDON Formula One's motorsport managing director Ross Brawn has hailed Yuki Tsunoda as the best rookie in years after the Japanese scored points on his debut in Bahrain last Sunday.


Bahrain appoints head of diplomatic mission to Israel: BNA

DUBAI Bahrain has appointed Khalid Al Jalahma as head of its diplomatic mission to Israel, state news agency BNA reported on Tuesday following a deal to establish relations last year.

World, Mar 30 2021

Motor racing: Sandwich wrapper wrecked Alonso's comeback race

Fernando Alonso's Renault-owned Alpine team have blamed a discarded sandwich wrapper for wrecking the double world champion's Formula One comeback race in Bahrain on Sunday.


F1 race director denies inconsistency on track limit rules

Formula One race director Michael Masi has denied inconsistency in applying the rules during Sunday's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after Max Verstappen was penalised for breaching track limits but not race winner Lewis Hamilton.


Saudi Crown Prince discusses Green Initiative with Arab leaders

CAIRO Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the leaders of Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, and Sudan to discuss a massive regional tree-planting project, state news agency (SPA) reported early on Monday.

World, Environment, Mar 28 2021

Hamilton spoke to Bahrain officials about human rights

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he had spoken to Bahrain officials about human rights in the country after promising last year he would not let any abuses go unnoticed.