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Uncertainty troubles South Africans stuck in Middle East

With no representation on the island in the Persian Gulf, South Africans stranded in Bahrain say they are in the dark about plans to...

Saudi permanently closes only land border with Qatar

The gate was first closed two weeks after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5

Seismic shifts in the Gulf in Qatar stand-off

The Arab Spring marked the most significant turning point for the GCC States in their tolerance of Qatar’s defiance.

Bahrain compensates families of slain protesters

Bahrain has paid out $2.6-million in compensation to the families of 17 people killed in last year's bloody crackdown on Shi'ite-led protests.

Bahrain draws fire for charging a child for protesting

At a time when most 11-year-old boys are looking forward to the school holidays, Ali Hasan is preparing for his trial in Bahrain.

Bahrain activist taken to court over insulting tweets

Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab has a told a court that a charge he tweeted insults against the government was "vindictive".

Retrial for Bahrain’s hunger striker

A Bahraini court has ordered a retrial for jailed hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and 20 other men convicted of leading an uprising last year.

Bahraini protester’s death sparks riot

A protester found dead on a rooftop after clashes with police during the Bahrain Grand Prix at the weekend was apparently killed by birdshot rounds.

Despite protests, Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead

The Bahrain Grand Prix is poised to take off on Sunday despite calls for more protests and attempts to block roads to the race track.

Protesters and police clash ahead of F1 Grand Prix

Dozens of protesters clashed with police close to the circuit where Bahrain's controversial Formula One Grand Prix takes place this weekend.

Alarm bells ringing ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix

Safety fears are growing ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix after members of the Force India team got caught up in a petrol bomb incident.

Bahrainis target Shi’ite communities over bomb attack

Bahrainis wielding knives and sticks have attacked residents of Shi'ite villages, beating them in retaliation for a bomb attack against the police.

Bahrain activist moved to hospital after hunger strike

A jailed Bahraini activist who has been on hunger strike for 58 days was moved to a hospital and fed intravenously after his health deteriorated.

Bahrain police install cameras to curb abuse

Bahrain is trying to clean up its human rights image by installing video cameras in police stations as anti-government protests continue.

Ecclestone hopes for trouble-free 2012 Bahrain F1 race

Formula One's Bernie Ecclestone has backed Bahrain to put on an incident-free race in 2012 but agreed that unforeseen events could force a re-think.

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