Opinion

Is the acquittal of Ali Salman a breakthrough in Bahrain?

The recent acquittal of a Shia opposition leader could be an indication that Bahrain might be heading towards reform.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Politics

Understanding the blockade against Qatar

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar one year ago.

Understanding the blockade against Qatar

Inside Story

What is next for the Gulf crisis one year on?

It has been one year since four Arab countries began the blockade of Qatar with an air, sea and land embargo.

Bahrain

US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

Rights group denounces plans to sell weapons to Gulf island nation citing its 'dismal record on human rights'.

US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

War & Conflict

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

Human Rights

Danish MP and Irish activist denied entry to Bahrain

Duo, who wanted to visit imprisoned rights defender Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, told by officials they were 'security risks'.

Danish MP and Irish activist denied entry to Bahrain

Qatar

Qatar files fresh airspace complaint against Bahrain

In a letter sent to UN Security Council, Doha details yet another violation committed by Bahraini air force.

Qatar voices concern over Bahrain's renewed airspace violations

Bahrain

Bahrain threatens to target critical social media users

Interior minister says government will draft new legislation to fight accounts spreading 'malicious rumours'.

Bahrain threatens to target critical social media users

Inside Story

What does the anti-Qatar quartet want exactly?

New report claims Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have been working against Doha for over 20 years.

Qatar

Report shows Bahrain king's role in failed Qatar coup

Exclusive two-part Al Jazeera series details direct involvement of Bahrain's leader in a 1996 failed coup against Qatar.

Al Jazeera documents Bahrain king's role in foiled 1996 coup

Qatar

Qatar informs UN of more UAE, Bahrain airspace violations

Letter sent to UN Security Council details yet more airspace violations committed by Emirati and Bahraini aircraft.

Qatar informs UN of more UAE, Bahrain airspace violations

GCC

Qatar FM calls for an end to the Saudi-led blockade

OHCHR must act against blockading countries and compensate victims, says Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

Qatar FM calls for an end to the Saudi-led blockade

Inside Story

Can Donald Trump end the Gulf crisis?

The US president is soon to meet leaders who imposed the blockade on Qatar nearly nine months ago.

Middle East

Bahrain activist gets five years in jail for tweets

Nabeel Rajab's charges include a 2015 social media post criticising Saudi Arabia's invasion of Yemen.

Bahrain: Five years in jail for Nabeel Rajab's tweets