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Players' union asks members to help detained Bahraini


DUBAI The global footballers' union FIFPro has asked its members to help the Bahraini soccer player arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland, saying it fears for his safety.


Constantine quits as India coach after Asian Cup exit 15 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI Stephen Constantine has resigned as India's head coach after they were knocked out of the AFC Asian Cup following a 1-0 defeat by Bahrain in Sharjah on Monday.


Australia union seeks help for detained Bahraini refugee player 14 Jan 2019

DUBAI The head of the Australian football players union wants the sport's regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland.

Investcorp, Coller form $1 billion European private equity fund 14 Jan 2019

DUBAI Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp said on Monday it was forming a $1 billion (£778.2 million) European private equity portfolio with Coller Capital.

U.N. watchdog seeks release of three relatives of Bahraini activist 09 Jan 2019

GENEVA A United Nations human rights watchdog has called on Bahrain to release three relatives of a prominent exiled activist, describing their detention as an unlawful act of reprisal over their family connection.


FIFA demands Bahraini refugee player be allowed back to Australia 09 Jan 2019

International football's governing body FIFA says a Bahraini refugee player facing possible deportation from Thailand, should be freed and be allowed to return to Australia to continue his career.

Khalil penalty earns UAE draw in Asian Cup opener against Bahrain 05 Jan 2019

ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates' Ahmed Khalil scored a penalty two minutes from fulltime to spare their blushes as the hosts secured a fortuitous 1-1 draw with Bahrain in the opening game of the 2019 Asian Cup on Saturday.


U.N. rights office tells Bahrain: Release activist Rajab 04 Jan 2019

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Bahrain on Friday to release activist Nabeel Rajab, saying that the upholding of his five-year jail sentence by the top court this week showed "continued suppression of government critics".


Bahrain top court upholds sentence against activist Rajab - lawyer 31 Dec 2018

DUBAI Bahrain's high court upheld on Monday a five-year jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, his lawyer said, in a move described by campaign groups as "political persecution" and "utterly outrageous".

Factbox - Bahrain at the Asian Cup 29 Dec 2018

Factbox on Bahrain ahead of the Asian Cup, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates from Jan 5 to Feb 1: