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Bahrain king reinstates nationality to 551 citizens tried in courts


DUBAI Bahrain's king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, reinstated nationality to 551 people stripped of their citizenship by courts in the Gulf Arab state, state news agency BNA said on Sunday.


Bahrain mass trial raises deep concern: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.

World, United Nations, Apr 18 2019

Bahrain jails 139 on terrorism charges, revokes citizenship

DUBAI A court in Western-allied Bahrain sentenced 139 people to jail on terrorism charges on Tuesday and revoked the citizenship of all but one of them, the public prosecutor said, in the latest mass trial in the Gulf Arab state.

World, Apr 16 2019

Israeli delegation cancels visit to Bahrain after outcry

DUBAI A delegation from Israel that was due to attend a conference in Bahrain this week has pulled out due to security concerns, the organizers said on Sunday, after Bahrainis held an extensive campaign against the visit.

World, Israel Apr 14 2019

Motor racing: Leclerc aiming for a first in a thousand

SHANGHAI The first Formula One win is special for every driver but Charles Leclerc will feel it magnified by a thousand if he triumphs in China this weekend after being denied by cruel misfortune in Bahrain.

Sports, Soccer, Apr 10 2019

Bahrain welcomes U.S. blacklisting of Iran Revolutionary Guards

DUBAI Bahrain's Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed the U.S. decision to designate Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization.

World, Apr 08 2019

Saudi King Salman visits Bahrain

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's King Salman visited Bahrain, a key ally and recipient of a $10 billion Gulf state bailout, on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, Bahraini and Saudi state media said.

World, Saudi Arabia, Apr 03 2019

Heartbreak for Leclerc as Hamilton wins in Bahrain

MANAMA Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton took a lucky Bahrain Grand Prix win for Mercedes on Sunday after engine trouble in the dying stages denied Ferrari's Charles Leclerc a first Formula One victory.

Sports, Soccer, Mar 31 2019

Motor racing: Vettel not promising Ferrari resurgence in Bahrain

MANAMA Sebastian Vettel believes pre-season favorites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula One’s Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain.

Sports, Soccer, Mar 28 2019

Motor racing: Vettel seeks Ferrari boost in Bahrain

MANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula One’s Australian season opener was a one-off.

Sports, Soccer, Mar 27 2019