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U.S. State Dept OKs possible $45 million sale of bomb bodies to Bahrain

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Bahrain of 3,000 bomb bodies worth an estimated $45 million aimed at boosting the Royal Bahraini Air Force's F-16 combat aircraft operations, the department said on Friday.

Bahrain court revokes citizenship of 115 people on terrorism charges 15 May 2018

DUBAI A court in Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 115 people and gave 53 of them life sentences on terrorism charges, the public prosecutor said on Tuesday, in one of the most severe rulings yet in the Gulf island kingdom.


Palestinians condemn UAE, Bahrain presence in cycle race in Israel 07 May 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians have expressed outrage at teams from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for taking part in the opening legs of the Giro d'Italia cycling race in Israel over the weekend, which they say undermined Arab solidarity with their cause.

Bahrain commutes death sentences handed down by military court 26 Apr 2018

DUBAI Bahrain's king has commuted death sentences handed down to four men by a military court to life in prison, state news agency BNA reported on Thursday.

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane 22 Apr 2018

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported.


Motor racing - Gasly comes back down to earth with a bump 15 Apr 2018

SHANGHAI Pierre Gasly's Bahrain Grand Prix heroics were a distant memory in China on Sunday after he was penalised for colliding with Toro Rosso team mate Brendon Hartley.


Ferrari review pitstop procedures after mechanic injury 13 Apr 2018

SHANGHAI Ferrari have reviewed their pitstop procedures after an incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix left a mechanic with a broken leg, team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said on Friday.


Motor racing - Gasly says he meant no offence to Alonso with radio joke 12 Apr 2018

SHANGHAI French Formula One driver Pierre Gasly has said he meant no disrespect to Fernando Alonso after mimicking the Spaniard in a radio exchange when he finished fourth for Honda-powered Toro Rosso in Bahrain last Sunday.


Hamilton shakes hands with Verstappen and moves on 12 Apr 2018

SHANGHAI Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has made his peace with Max Verstappen and moved on from their collision in Bahrain last weekend.

Motor racing - Injured Ferrari mechanic recovering after surgery 09 Apr 2018

MANAMA A Ferrari mechanic who suffered a broken leg after being hit by Kimi Raikkonen's car at the Bahrain Grand Prix was recovering after surgery on Monday.