Asia's lack of democracy typical of FIFA ethos, says Prince Ali
Asia's lack of democracy typical of FIFA ethos, says Prince Ali

The way that the Asian Football Confederation allowed FIFA president Sepp Blatter to address its congress while none of the men campaigning to replace him could, showed a typical lack of democracy, one of the candidates said on Sunday.

Asian soccer pays respect to Nepal earthquake victims
Asian soccer pays respect to Nepal earthquake victims

Delegates stood at the start of the 26th Asian Football Confederation Congress for a minute`s silence to respect more than 5,200 people who died and the tens of thousands left homeless in last week`s Nepal earthquake disaster.

Yemen accuses Iran of attempting to break blockade

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin on Thursday accused Iran of trying to break a naval blockade on his country aimed at cutting off supplies to Shi'ite rebels.

Pending Formula One race spurs renewed Shiite protests in Bahrain
Pending Formula One race spurs renewed Shiite protests in Bahrain

The Formula One race set for Sunday in Bahrain drew protests on Friday as activists accused the Gulf kingdom of again staging the annual event to paper over human rights abuses, four years after being forced to cancel it during Arab Spring uprisings. 

Sebastian Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes

Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel is not expecting any gifts from Mercedes even if tensions between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg spill over on to the track in Bahrain this weekend.

Bahrain extends Shiite rights activist`s detention

Bahrain on Saturday extended by 15 days the period of detention for prominent rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested on April 2 accused of spreading false news.

Renault braced for more pain in Bahrain
Renault braced for more pain in Bahrain

Renault have warned Red Bull and Toro Rosso to expect more pain in Bahrain after both Formula One teams suffered power unit problems in China on Sunday.

Four Indians held for credit card fraud by Bahrain police

Four "professional" Indian swindlers have been arrested in Bahrain in a sting operation for allegedly using forged credit cards to buy 45 smartphones worth more than Rs 28 lakhs.

Four Indians held on credit card fraud charges in Bahrain

Four Indians have been arrested in Bahrain for allegedly using forged credit cards to buy 45 smartphones worth more than Rs 28 lakhs.

Radamel Falcao's confidence will be restored on international duty: Jose Pekerman
Radamel Falcao's confidence will be restored on international duty: Jose Pekerman

Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with his international teammates next week.

Bahrain arrests Iraq returnee trying to enter from Saudi

Bahrain has arrested a minor attempting to enter the kingdom from neighbouring Saudi Arabia with "bomb-making materials" he is suspected of bringing from Iraq, authorities said on Monday.

Indian workers on strike get their salaries in Bahrain

More than 100 foreign workers, including Indians, who went on strike here over non-payment of salaries have received their wages following the intervention of diplomats and labour officials.

Turkey says spy suspected of helping British school girls is Syrian

An alleged spy detained in Turkey for helping three British girls cross into Syria is a Syrian national working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.

Bahrain police arrest 3 after capital firefight

 Bahraini authorities have arrested three suspects after a firefight in the capital Manama broke out close to US Navy offices, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

Bahrain, Brunei back Prince Ali for FIFA president
Bahrain, Brunei back Prince Ali for FIFA president

Bahrain and Brunei have thrown their support behind a bid by Jordan`s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein to oust incumbent Sepp Blatter as president of world soccer`s ruling body FIFA.

Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed
Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month`s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections.

Bahrain court sentences 3 to death over police killings

A Bahraini court sentenced three Shiites to death on Thursday and jailed seven others for life after convicting them of killing three policemen in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state last year, prosecutors said.

GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen President

 The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen`s beleaguered president against the Shi'ite militia that holds Sana'a, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital.

Bahrain court rejects bail for Shiite opposition chief

 A Bahraini court on Wednesday again rejected a request for bail from a Shiite opposition chief whose trial for allegedly seeking to overthrow the Sunni regime has sparked international concern.

India, Bahrain to sign pact on internal security

India and Bahrain will soon sign an agreement on internal security and launch talks on defence pact amid keenness of the two countries to enhance ties in various areas, including counter-terrorism.