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Bahrain: Sovereign island state in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in the Persian Gulf. The sovereign state comprises a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. Bahrain's population is 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals. It is 765.3 square kilometres (295.5 sq mi) in size, making it the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. Its capital is Manama, the official language is Arabic with English widely spoken, Arid periods from June to September and from December to March, separated by two transitional periods April/May and October/November.

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Senior Israeli official attends Bahrain security meeting focusing on Iran

A senior Israeli official attended a maritime security conference in Bahrain on Monday in another sign of Gulf Arab nations and Israel transcending longtime enmities to focus on a perceived common..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain urges its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately: foreign ministry

Bahrain called on its citizens on Friday to leave Lebanon immediately due to current events and what the country has witnessed, as the protests in Lebanon enter a second day, according to a statement..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Bahrain

US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran [Video]US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran

The United States believes Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Esper: Iran 'continues to violate' international norms [Video]Esper: Iran 'continues to violate' international norms

During a news conference with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday at the Pentagon said 'as you can see from recent events, Iran continues to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

 

Bahrain condemns Turkish offensive in northeast Syria: State news agency BNA

The Bahrain foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, according to state news agency BNA.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain calls its citizens not to travel to Iraq for the time being: BNA

Bahrain called on its citizens on Thursday not to travel to Iraq for the time being due to security tensions, state news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain's Crown Prince says signs deal to buy Patriot missiles

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first U.S. Patriot missile battery.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain's Bapco refinery says operations continue after Saudi pipeline cutoff

Bahrain's national oil and gas authority said on Monday that facilities at Bapco refinery were continuing without impact on the provision of oil derivatives in the local market, state news agency BNA..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia shuts pipeline to Bahrain after oil outage: trade sources

Saudi Arabia has shut down its crude oil pipeline to Bahrain after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, two trade sources told Reuters on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Bahraini crown prince to visit U.S., meet with Trump

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa will make an official visit to the United States on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump, a White House statement said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain instructs citizens to leave Lebanon over security incidents

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, citing "security events and developments", after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi visits Arun Jaitley's residence

Modi on Tuesday visited the residence of late Arun Jaitley and offered condolences to the bereaved family. The Prime Minister could not attend the funeral of the former finance minister as he was away..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi holds 'fruitful discussions' with UN chief Antonio Guterres

Modi met Guterres on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit being held in this picturesque southwestern seaside French town. The prime minister arrived in Biarritz from Manama, the capital of Bahrain after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi meets Johnson on G7 Summit sidelines, agree to further India-UK bilateral ties

Modi met Johnson on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit being held in this southwestern French city. The prime minister arrived in Biarritz from Manama, the capital of Bahrain, after concluding the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bahrain backs India on terrorism

In a joint statement, both nations call on countries to 'stop promoting terror as state policy'
DNA - Published

Narendra Modi launches redevelopment project of Hindu temple in Bahrain's capital Manama; work to begin later this year

Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital.
Firstpost - Published

India, Bahrain call on global community to reject use of terrorism against other countries


IndiaTimes - Published

Thanks for kind, humanitarian gesture: PM Modi on Bahrain govt's decision to pardon 250 Indian prisoners

Modi has expressed his gratitude to the Bahraini leadership for the Royal pardon, PMO India tweeted on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Bahrain confers The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance to PM Modi


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Bahrain pardons 250 Indian prisoners


IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: PM Modi offers prayers at Bahrain's Shreenathji Temple

While in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Modi had made a "special purchase" using his RuPay card to offer as Prasad in the Shreenathji Temple. The purchase was made from what appeared to be an Indian..
DNA - Published

PM Modi launches $4.2 mn redevelopment project of Hindu temple in Bahrain


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi to offer prayers at Shreenathji Temple in Bahrain today

On the last leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Modi in Bahrain on Saturday was honoured with the 'The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance' during his meeting with the King of Bahrain, Hamad..
DNA - Published

A few days ago sister Sushma left us, today my friend Arun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM is on a three-nation tour of France, UAE and Bahrain. He has already visited UAE and France and is currently in Bahrain.
DNA - Published

In Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasts of India's prowess

On Sunday, the PM will participate at a Janmashtami event in Gulf's oldest temple - the Shreenathji [Shree Krishna] Hindu Temple in Bahrain, built by the Thattai Hindu community that had arrived from..
DNA - Published

Prime Minister Modi to continue with foreign visit

PM Modi broke down as he remembered Arun Jaitley while addressing the Indian community in Bahrain. He said, "A few days ago sister Sushma left us, today my friend Arun left me."
DNA - Published

RuPay card in Bahrain soon: PM Modi


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi reaches out to Indian diaspora in Bahrain; says focus to make economy $5 trillion strong

India has decided that we will multiply the size of our economy by twice in the upcoming 5 years, PM said.
DNA - Published

India, Bahrain sign agreements on space technology, culture exchange


IndiaTimes - Published

Modi in Gulf: Prime Minister arrives at Manama, holds talks with Bahraini counterpart

Modi arrived in Bahrain earlier today on the third leg of this three-nation tour. This is the Prime Minister's maiden visit to the Gulf nation.
DNA - Published

PM Modi holds talks with his Bahraini counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during which they discussed bilateral and regional issues. On Sunday, he will..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi arrives in Bahrain


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi to be honoured with UAE's highest civilian award 'Order of Zayed' today

PM Modi is on the second leg of his three-nation visit -- France, UAE and Bahrain. He reached UAE on Friday. Modi will be receiving the 'Order of Zayed', the highest civilian decoration conferred by..
DNA - Published

Narendra Modi begins three-nation visit today, says engagements will strengthen India's relations with France, UAE, Bahrain

'It will be an honour to receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government, during this visit', said Modi
Firstpost - Published

PM Modi's visit to France UAE, Bahrain: All you need to know


IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi on 3-day visit to UAE, Bahrain from August 23

This will be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to Bahrain.
DNA - Published

PM Modi to visit Bahrain and UAE

During his visit to UAE, PM Modi will be conferred the Zayed Medal, UAE's highest civilian award.
DNA - Published

Iran supreme leader: People's will prevail in Bahrain after protests

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the will of the people would prevail in Bahrain after protests there following the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim Bahraini activists..
Reuters - Published

Renewed unrest grips Bahrain after authorities execute activists

Protests broke out in Bahrain after the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim activists on terrorism-related charges revived tensions over the weekend in the Sunni-led kingdom, a Western ally that has..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain executes three, including Shi'ite activists

Bahrain executed on Saturday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public prosecutor said in a..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain executes three men convicted on 'terrorism' charges: prosecutor

Bahrain executed early on Saturday three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of "terrorism" and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of a mosque imam, the..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain foreign ministry strongly condemns Iran's seizure of British tanker

Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately release the vessel.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea: statement

The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain 'strongly condemns' what it calls Iranian attempt to intercept British tanker

Bahrain said on Friday it "strongly condemned" what it called an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker in the Gulf, according to a statement from its foreign ministry.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian businessman, held after Bahrain workshop, freed: family

The Palestinian Authority (PA) released a Palestinian businessman on Sunday it had arrested upon his return from a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, his family and an official said.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian Authority arrests businessman who attended Bahrain conference: Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, Israel's Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain recalls ambassador to Iraq over embassy attack: statement

Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iraq for consultations on Thursday after demonstrators broke into the courtyard of the kingdom's embassy in Baghdad and took down the flag to protest a U.S.-led..
Reuters - Published

Baghdad protesters take down Bahrain flag over Trump peace conference

More than 200 demonstrators broke into the courtyard of Bahrain's Embassy in Baghdad and took down the country's flag on Thursday night, to protest a U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain on Israeli-Palestinian..
Reuters - Published

Trump peace plan conference is blip on Israel's radar as political, Iran crises swirl

A U.S.-led conference in Bahrain designed to drum up investment in the Palestinian economy and pave a path to peace with Israel has gone largely unremarked by Israelis preoccupied with a political..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop

Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.
Reuters - Published

U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain for the plan and..
Reuters - Published

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