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Bahrain says dismantles Iran-linked militant cell

Reuters - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, frequently accuses Iran, a Shi'ite theocracy, of being behind bomb attacks targeting security services and fomenting Shi'ite protests.

Bahrain's opening up is a nod to economic reality

gulfnews.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bahraini authorities are doing the right thing by strengthening economic liberation via inviting non-locals to have full ownership in numerous business activities.

Tourism and job growth drive Bahrain's retail sector expansion

Oxford Business Group - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A rising number of tourists combined with steady job growth is driving demand in Bahrain's retail sector and spurring the development of a number of new retail centres.
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Bahrain thwarts terror plot, arrests five

gulfnews.com - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Manama: Police in Bahrain have seized bomb-making materials and weapons after arresting five suspects on terrorism charges, the interior ministry has said.

Bahrain Crackdown on Shia Goes on: Authorities Ban Friday Prayers in Diraz

Al-Manar TV - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Bahraini regime's crackdown on Shia goes on with authorities banning major Friday prayers in the country, as the protests outside house of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa al-Qassem enter its second month.
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Gulf state allows 100% foreign ownerhship

gulfnews.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The government of Bahrain approved on Monday a new law giving foreign investors the opportunity to have full ownership of various business assets in the market.
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Bahrain Exposes Terrorist Cell from Iran

Iran Focus - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to a statement by Bahrain's interior ministry, the five men had received military training in Iran and Iraq. On Friday, The Asharq Al-Awsat reported that they men were members of a terrorist cell linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards ...

Bahrain weather forecast

Bahrain News Agency - ‎7 hours ago‎
Manama, July 23 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications forecast a partly cloudy weather at first, but hot with rising sand in places during the day and slight dust haze later.

Bahrain says Q1 economic growth picks up to 2-year high

ArabianBusiness.com - ‎16 hours ago‎
Bahrain experienced a pronounced pick-up in its headline growth during the first quarter of the year, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB).
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Bahrain court orders Shia opposition group to be dissolved

The Guardian - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
A court in Bahrain has ordered the country's main Shia opposition group to be dissolved in a further crackdown on dissent in the strategically important western-allied kingdom.

Bahrain torture 'ignored' by UK-funded monitor

The Guardian - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
A Foreign Office-backed initiative to monitor human rights abuses in Bahrain has been accused of failing to investigate allegations that opponents of the country's government are being tortured into making confessions.

Bahrain's athletes brace up for 'Zika'

Gulf Digital News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
THE Rio-bound Bahrain Olympic delegation is taking all precautions against the threat of Zika virus which has seen top class golf and tennis stars withdraw from the world's biggest sporting extravaganza to be held in the Brazilian capital from August 5 ...

New foreign ownership law good for Bahrain realty

Zawya (press release) (registration) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The government of Bahrain approved on Monday a new law giving foreign investors the opportunity to have full ownership of various business assets in the market.
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UN rights office urges Bahrain to review dissolution of opposition party

UN News Centre - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
19 July 2016 - The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep regret over a Bahraini court decision to dissolve Al Wefaq, the country's largest opposition group, and urged the country's authorities to review the latest and other bans on ...
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Bahrain condemns terrorist attacks in Munich

Bahrain News Agency - ‎15 hours ago‎
Manama, July 22 (BNA): Bahrain has condemned the terrorist attacks in the German city of Munich that claimed a number of innocent lives and caused injuries.

Bahrain prosecutes journalist in renewed crackdown on the media

The Guardian - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In May 2011, Saeed was tortured by police for reporting on the events of the Arab Spring in Bahrain. In November 2015, Bahrain's authorities decided not to prosecute her torturers. To mark that year's International Day to End Impunity for Crimes ...
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Bahrain pushes back over criticism on opposition ban

Arab Times Kuwait English Daily - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
DUBAI, July 19, (AFP): Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom's largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs.

Pentagon Forces Congress to Wait for Late Bahrain Report

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Remember how a few weeks ago the State Department, almost five months late, finally produced the assessment on Bahrain that Congress had mandated last year?

UN inaction emboldens Al Khalifa to target opposition: Pundit

Press TV - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Press TV has interviewed Colin Cavell, a former Lecturer at the University of Bahrain from West Virginia, about a decision made by the Manama regime to dissolve Bahrain's main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, as part of the ...

Bahrain Tire Sales to Soar 760K Units by 2021: TechSci Research Report

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
According to recently released TechSci Research report, "Bahrain Tire Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2021", tire sales in Bahrain are forecast to cross 760,000 units by 2021. Among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Bahrain has the highest ...
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