Bahrain

Bahrain rejects activist's final appeal in insult case

Prominent activist loses appeal against 5-year term for criticising alleged prison torture and Saudi air raids in Yemen.

Bahrain's Nabeel Rajab loses final appeal in 'insult' case

Bahrain

Bahrain says work in Syria embassy 'continuing' after UAE move

Bahrain says it wants to 'strengthen the Arab role' in Syria in order to combat 'regional interference' in its affairs.

Bahrain says work in Syria embassy 'continuing' after UAE move

Opinion

Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets

The court appeals of activists Ahmed Mansoor and Nabeel Rajab are conveniently scheduled during the holiday season.

Bill Law

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Bill Law

Business & Economy

Saudi stocks plummet, Dubai index rebounds

Budget release and oil price drop hurt Saudi stock index, as Dubai market recovers from worst regional performance.

Saudi stocks plummet, Dubai index rebounds from worst day

Bahrain

Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem

Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa says Australia's Jerusalem decision does not affect legitimate Palestinian demands.

Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem

Thailand

'Returning refugee footballer to Bahrain inhumane'

Former national player Hakeem al-Araibi has refugee status in Australia and fears persecution if extradited to Bahrain.

Thailand urged to stop footballer's extradition to Bahrain

Bahrain

Record number of Bahraini women enter parliament

A total of six women are voted in, doubling the number of female legislators in the Council of Representatives.

Record number of Bahraini women elected to parliament

Bahrain

US Navy's Middle East chief found dead in Bahrain

Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, who oversaw US naval forces in Middle East, was found dead at his home in apparent suicide.

US Navy's Middle East chief Scott Stearney found dead in Bahrain

Middle East

Rights groups urge Thailand against deporting Bahraini footballer

Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, was arrested at Bangkok airport following an Interpol notice issued at Bahrain's request.

Rights groups urge Thailand against deporting Bahraini footballer

Bahrain

Bahrain votes in parliamentary election runoff

The election is Bahrain's second since pro-democracy protests erupted in 2011.

Bahrain votes in parliamentary election runoff

Israel

Israel seeks ties with Bahrain, Netanyahu visit looms

Government sources confirm Israel and Bahrain are in talks to establish official relations, as Netanyahu visit looms.

Israel seeks to establish diplomatic ties with Bahrain

Qatar

Qatar blockade plays out in battle over UAE banks

UAE-based companies, banks, shy away from business opportunities with Qatari shareholders amid ongoing GCC crisis.

Qatar blockade plays out in battle over UAE banks

Bahrain

Counting under way as polls close in Bahrain elections

Activists called for boycott of what they describe as 'farce' elections, raising doubts about its credibility.

Bahrain

Qatar rejects accusations of meddling in Bahrain internal affairs

Three members of the Bahrain's opposition movement were sentenced to life in prison over charges of spying for Qatar.

Qatar rejects accusations of meddling in Bahrain internal affairs

Bahrain

Life sentences for Bahrain opposition figures

The verdict against three senior members of the now-outlawed Al-Wefaq movement comes months after their acquittal.

Bahrain opposition leaders get life term over Qatar spying case