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Motor racing: Alonso to test with Toyota endurance team in Bahrain


The prospect of Fernando Alonso racing for Toyota at Le Mans this year moved a step closer after the Japanese manufacturer said he would test with them in Bahrain on Sunday.

Bahrain says deadly bus attack engineered by Iran

DUBAI Bahrain said on Wednesday a bomb attack on a police bus which killed an officer and wounded nine last month was carried out by a militant cell trained by its arch-foe Iran.

World, Nov 15 2017

Bahrain calls pipeline blast 'terrorism' linked to Iran

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by "terrorist" sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom's unrest.

World, Nov 12 2017

Saudi Arabia tightens security after Bahrain pipeline blast

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's energy ministry said pumping to Bahrain had been suspended and the kingdom was stepping up security precautions at its own facilities after its Gulf island neighbor blamed "terrorism" linked to Iran for an oil pipeline blast.

World, Saudi Arabia, Nov 12 2017

General Electric wins $643 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

WASHINGTON General Electric Co has been awarded a $643 million contract to provide F110-GE-129 aircraft engines and related equipment and services to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the Pentagon said on Thursday.


Hong Kong soccer fans defy China anthem law

HONG KONG Several hundred football fans in Hong Kong defied a Chinese law against disrespecting the national anthem, by jeering it at a friendly international against Bahrain on Thursday.

Sports, Nov 09 2017

Under China anthem cloud, rare interest in Hong Kong vs Bahrain soccer friendly

HONG KONG Some activists in Hong Kong say they plan to defy a Chinese law against disrespecting the national anthem, by jeering it at international soccer fixtures against Bahrain and Lebanon in the next few days.

World, Lebanon Nov 08 2017

Bahrain accuses opposition leaders of spying for Qatar

DUBAI Bahrain's public prosecutor charged two leaders of the country's banned main opposition party of spying for Qatar on Wednesday, months after cutting ties with the neighboring Gulf monarchy amid a regional diplomatic row.

World, Davos Nov 01 2017

Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatar nationals, residents

CAIRO Bahrain said on Tuesday it would impose entry visas on Qatar nationals and residents in what it called a security measure.

World, United Nations Oct 31 2017

Bahrain court sentences 10 men on terrorism charges

DUBAI A Bahraini court sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment and revoked their citizenship on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting attacks, the Bahraini Public Prosecution said on Tuesday.

World, Oct 31 2017