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Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

DUBAI A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked wide anger on social media.

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Bahrain's Shi'ite spiritual leader undergoes surgery, activists say 08 Dec 2017

DUBAI Bahrain's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric underwent surgery on Friday, activists said, after he was hospitalised following months under virtual house arrest.

UAE, Bahrain say they'll act to get off EU's tax blacklist 07 Dec 2017

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European Union's tax-haven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by companies, the governments of the two countries said on Thursday.

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Bahrain's top Shi'ite cleric's health deteriorates - activists 27 Nov 2017

DUBAI The health of Bahrain's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric has deteriorated, activists said on Monday, after months under virtual house arrest following a government decision to revoke his citizenship.

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Motor racing - Alonso to test with Toyota endurance team in Bahrain 19 Nov 2017

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.

Foreign ministers to meet Arab League chief ahead of urgent session - MENA 18 Nov 2017

CAIRO The foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will meet Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo on Sunday prior to an urgent session of the organisation, Egypt's MENA state news agency said on Saturday.

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain to miss Qatar's Gulf Cup amid rift 17 Nov 2017

DOHA Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will not take part in a Qatar-hosted football tournament for Arab nations scheduled for next month after missing a deadline to confirm their participation, organisers said on Friday.

Bahrain says deadly bus attack engineered by Iran 15 Nov 2017

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.

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Bahrain calls pipeline blast 'terrorism' linked to Iran 12 Nov 2017

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.

Saudi oil supplies to Bahrain resumed after pipeline blast - BAPCO 12 Nov 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's oil flows to Bahrain have gradually resumed after a brief halt, Bahrain's national oil company BAPCO said.