Bahrain opposition party threatens poll boycott

Bahrain's largest opposition party, Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Sunday asked its members and supporters not to participate in the upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections.

EU appeals to Bahrain opposition parties to end poll boycott

 Several European Union nations have urged Bahrain`s opposition societies to participate in next month`s national elections.

Bahrain activist detained for 'insulting' the king

Human rights organizations say a Bahraini activist who is eight months pregnant has been detained for "insulting" the king after she tore up his photograph in court.

Indian woman on trial for killing husband in Bahrain

An Indian woman, accused of killing her husband while he was asleep by stabbing him 30 times in front of their minor daughter, appeared in court, media reported on Wednesday.

Bahrain undertakes measures to deal with Ebola

Bahrain is tightening control of its ports and screening travellers from Ebola-hit countries, as officials announced intensive training for healthcare workers, the health ministry said.

Bahrain rejects claims implicating prince over torture

 Bahrain has rejected claims implicating its Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa in acts of torture after a British court denied him immunity from prosecution over any such allegations.

British court quashes Bahrain prince's immunity from prosecution

A court in Britain has ruled that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa of Bahrain is not immune from prosecution over allegations of torture during a pro-democracy protest in Bahrain in 2011, a leading British daily reported Tuesday.

Bahrain's Ali Hasan Mahboob wins Asiad marathon
Bahrain's Ali Hasan Mahboob wins Asiad marathon

Ali Hasan Mahboob of Bahrain won the Asian Games men's marathon on Friday, concluding the athletics events at the continental competition in which three Asian records fell.

Bahrain rights activist detained for tweet: Lawyer

The defense lawyer for the head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights says his client was ordered detained for seven days over a tweet in which he said that many Bahraini men who joined terrorist groups like the Islamic State group came from the country's own security institutions.

Bahrain lifts travel ban on top activist, detains another

A Bahrain court lifted Wednesday a travel ban on a prominent activist charged with assaulting airport police as she flew in to try to visit her jailed father, a judicial source said.

Shabana Azmi in Bahrain as jury member
Shabana Azmi in Bahrain as jury member

 Veteran actress and activist Shabana Azmi has been chosen as a jury member for Isa Award for Service to Humanity in Bahrain.

Asian Games: Disqualified Bahrain runner regains gold
Asian Games: Disqualified Bahrain runner regains gold

Bahrain`s Ruth Jebet regained her Asian Games steeplechase gold Sunday after a battle over her disqualification for stepping inside the track, an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) official said.

Asian Games: Bahrain`s Jebet stripped of steeplechase win
Asian Games: Bahrain`s Jebet stripped of steeplechase win

Asian Games athletics judges stripped Bahrain`s Kenya-born runner Ruth Jebet of her steeplechase victory on Saturday as she was about to collect the gold medal.

`World is united` in fighting Islamic State: Obama

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists.

Bahrain to hold first post-uprising Parliament vote in November

King Hamad has set a November 22 date for Bahrain`s first Parliamentary elections since a Shiite-led uprising rocked the Sunni-ruled Gulf state in 2011.

Qatar security forces kill TN fisherman working in Bahrain

A 32-year-old fisherman, Karthikeyan, from the Tirupalikdi village in Tamil Nadu, was allegedly shot dead on Monday by the Qatar security forces while fishing in waters off the coast of Bahrain.

US military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

The US military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

155 NGOs urge Bahrain king to free Shiite activist

Nearly 160 civil society groups from more than 60 countries have urged Bahrain`s King Hamad to order the unconditional release of rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, Reporters Without Borders announced Thursday.

Bahrain upholds 10 year jail term for journalist

A Bahraini appeals court on Sunday upheld a controversial 10-year-jail term against a photojournalist convicted over his presence at a 2012 attack on a police station.

Bahrain activist Khawaja on hunger strike, daughter arrested

Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for a week seeking release, his lawyer said on Sunday, adding that authorities have arrested his daughter at the airport.