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Zain Bahrain missed a 2013 deadline to do so, but a source last week told Reuters that the company planned to launch its share sale by the end of June in what could be the island’s first IPO since 2010.
Kuwait topped the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on the press freedom list but dropped 14 points to rank 91st worldwide.
Human rights group demands that Egypt clarify reasons for an ongoing ban on Bahraini social and political activists
Reuters – Bahrain-based investment company Investcorp expects 15-20% annual growth over the next five years, its chief financial officer said on Sunday after reporting a 53% increase in first-half net profit. Investcorp, which famously took luxury brands Gucci and Tiffany & Co public in the 1990s, made a net profit of $60.1m in the six …
Reuters – Bahrain’s central bank will release a new regulatory framework for Islamic insurance (takaful) this quarter, in an overhaul of standards which the regulator hopes will attract new business in a sector it helped to pioneer. The kingdom has been a major hub for Islamic finance in the Gulf but in the last few …
By James M. Dorsey Bahrain has detained a soccer team as well as scores of other players and athletes since security forces squashed a popular uprising almost three years ago, according to human rights activists, journalists and officials. In one of the latest rounds of detentions, authorities last month arrested three soccer and two handball …
Aluminum giant Alcoa will pay $384 million to settle charges it paid Bahrain officials huge bribes to secure business in the Gulf nation
Foreign Minister calls for all countries in the region to reassess their approach to security
Foreign minister scheduled to attend two international summits this week
A number of policemen are facing trials over claims of killing protesters or torturing detainees after a wave of arrests that targeted members of the Shi’a majority.
The Saudi government rejected the seat one day after it was elected into the UN body
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
UAE prince and deputy commander Nahyan reiterates his country’s support for Egypt’s interim government and military
Activists said dozens more were wounded in the clashes, but no official toll was immediately available.
Shi’a MP Abbas Al-Madi was at his home in the town of Deir, near the capital Manama, during the early Monday attack that left parts of his house damaged and burnt.
Bahrain will ask foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss “placing Hezbollah on the terror list” at a meeting in Saudi Arabia
They were accused of writing remarks “undermining the values and traditions of Bahrain’s society towards the king on Twitter,”
By: Rasheed Hammouda As the Gulf’s major players compete to be crowned the region’s finance king, Egypt may end up benefitting from being left out of the race entirely The race to be MENA’s top financial hub has been heating up over the past few years, a race that Cairo has been noticeably absent from. …
Shi’as, inspired by the Arab Spring in 2011, have been pushing to be given a greater say in the small country’s affairs
Egypt looking to US to take the lead in reigniting the Middle East peace process
Bahrain was rocked by month-long pro-democracy protests led by the kingdom’s Shi’as in early 2011 that were crushed with the help of Gulf troops led by Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia
Bahrain has witnessed two years of political upheaval linked to opposition demands for a real constitutional monarchy
“Ulrichsen has consistently propagated views de-legitimising the Bahraini monarchy,” the ministry was quoted as saying by WAM state news agency.
After the burial, a crowd of protesters tried to march on “Pearl Square” in Manama, the focus of the February-March 2011 uprising.
Bahrain’s Court of Cassation on Monday upheld jail terms served by a lower court on the 13 activists for allegedly plotting to overthrow the monarchy
The 13 activists took part in 2011 anti-government protests and were convicted by a military tribunal on charges that included “setting up terror groups to topple the regime”
The Gulf state has experienced unrest since March last year when the authorities crushed protests led by the Shi’a Muslim majority
Bahrain highlights the use of double standards when defending human rights.
Bahrain’s Revolution and President Morsy
The jailed Shiite medics called their action “The Lost Justice,” and have stopped taking food and medicine.