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US urges Bahrain to tackle abuses, sees path forward

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The United States urged its ally Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet, to quickly address abuses laid out in a report...

Bahrain admits “excessive force” before rights report

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Bahrain admitted its forces had used excessive force and mistreated detainees during pro-democracy protests, as it awaited the release of an independent...

Arms deal for Bahrain hinges on human rights report

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The future of US military support for Bahrain, starting with a US$53 million (33 million pounds) arms deal now on the line,...

Bahrain rights probe head says torture systematic

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Bahrain said it would push ahead with parliamentary reforms it hopes will end unrest in the Gulf Arab country in an announcement...

Bahrain may need Saudi help to plug budget gap

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Saudi Arabia is likely to step in and help Bahrain plug a budget hole next year if oil prices keep falling as...

Bahrain to retry medics in civilian court

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Bahrain is to retry in a civilian court 20 medical staff found guilty in a military trial after a crackdown on pro-democracy...

UN condemns medic verdicts in restive Bahrain

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The United Nations condemned prison sentences of up to 15 years handed down by a Bahrain military court this week to 20...

Bahrain jails 20 doctors after democracy protests

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Bahrain jailed 20 doctors for between five and 15 years on theft and other charges, the state news agency said, in what...

Fewer than 1 in 5 vote in Bahrain by-elections

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Fewer than one in five voters cast ballots in Bahraini by-elections this weekend, a government website showed, after the Shi'ite majority in...

Bahrain holds vote as Shi’ite enclave protests

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Bahrain's main opposition boycotted elections held to fill parliamentary seats vacated by its members during a crackdown on a mostly Muslim Shi'ite...

Bahrain Shi’ite opposition bloc to boycott elections

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Bahrain's largest Shi'ite opposition group said it would boycott parliamentary elections to fill seats vacated when its deputies resigned over the Sunni-led...

Some freed Bahrain detainees to be tried – former MP

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Bahrain has released more than 100 detainees who had been facing military trials over their roles in anti-government protests earlier this year,...

Bahrain holds Briton in air security scare

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Bahrain security forces arrested a British man on suspicion of carrying explosives aboard a plane, but a search of the aircraft failed...

Bahrain puts protest poet under house arrest

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A young Bahraini Shi'ite poet sentenced to a year in prison told Reuters she had been released and placed under house arrest,...

Bahrain begins national dialogue after upheaval

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Talks between Bahrain's opposition and pro-government groups began aimed at healing deep rifts opened when the state's Sunni rulers crushed protests led...

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