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The 23yearolds best previous result was fourth in Bahrain with Toro Rosso last year and in Britain with Red Bull in July PositiveSAO PAULO French driver Pierre Gasly stood on the Formula One podium for the first time in his career on Sunday and said it felt simply insane http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-motor-f1-brazil-gasly/gasly-celebrates-insane-first-podium-in-f1-idUSKBN1XR0U32019-11-18
SINGAPORE Nov 14 Bahrains first liquefied natural gas regasification terminal is now expected to start operations by yearend Teekay LNG Partners said in its quarterly financial results later than initially expected PositiveStartup delayed at least twice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-lng-imports/bahrain-lng-terminal-to-start-operations-by-year-end-teekay-idUSL4N27U15D2019-11-14
The FSU the Bahrain Spirit is currently anchored in Bahrain anchorage Refinitiv shiptracking data showed NeutralStartup delayed at least twice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-lng-imports/bahrain-lng-terminal-to-start-operations-by-year-end-teekay-idUSL4N27U15D2019-11-14
The national security exemption will also feature in WTO cases brought by Qatar against Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and by South Korea over Japanese export restrictions NegativeGENEVA The European Union argued on Monday for the withdrawal of tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on metal imports in one of the most highprofile and potentially explosive cases to come to the World Trade Organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-argues-case-against-trumps-metal-tariffs-at-wto-idUSKBN1XE1OU2019-11-05
The blacklisted targets were announced by the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center nations which also include Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations banks and individuals linked to Irans support for militant networks including Hezbollah the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-gulf-countries-impose-joint-iran-related-sanctions-on-25-targets-idUSKBN1X91PO2019-10-31
Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Bahrain whose currencies are pegged to the U.S. dollar also cut rates Negativedetail growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-cenbank-rates/update-1-kuwait-gulf-central-banks-cut-key-rates-following-fed-idUSL8N27F8KD2019-10-31
Bahrains central bank which had avoided a rate cut in September cut all its key rates by 25 basis points Negativedetail growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-cenbank-rates/update-1-kuwait-gulf-central-banks-cut-key-rates-following-fed-idUSL8N27F8KD2019-10-31
CAIRO Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday on his Twitter account that the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was a fatal blow to the group NegativeCAIRO Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday on his Twitter account that the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was a fatal blow to the group http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-baghdadi-islamic-state/is-leaders-death-is-fatal-blow-to-group-bahrains-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1X60M82019-10-28
MANAMA 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 threat from Iran PositiveMANAMA 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 threat from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-tankers/senior-israeli-official-attends-bahrain-security-meeting-focusing-on-iran-idUSKBN1X019T2019-10-22
Bahrain told its nationals to leave at once NegativeBEIRUT Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the demise of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-economy-protests/protests-sweep-lebanon-as-fury-at-ruling-elite-grows-over-economic-corruption-idUSKBN1WX0Q82019-10-19
CAIRO 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 from the foreign ministry NegativeCAIRO 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 from the foreign ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-economy-protests-bahrain/bahrain-urges-its-citizens-to-leave-lebanon-immediately-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1WX2FU2019-10-19
The ministry also stressed on its previous statements that Bahrainis must not travel to Lebanon under any circumstances for their own safety NegativeCAIRO 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 from the foreign ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-economy-protests-bahrain/bahrain-urges-its-citizens-to-leave-lebanon-immediately-foreign-ministry-idUSKBN1WX2FU2019-10-19
DUBAI Kuwait Finance House CEO Mazin alNahedh said on Tuesday he expected to get central bank and regulatory approval within one month for KFHs merger with Bahrains Ahli United Bank PositiveDUBAI Kuwait Finance House CEO Mazin alNahedh said on Tuesday he expected to get central bank and regulatory approval within one month for KFHs merger with Bahrains Ahli United Bank http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aub-m-a-kfh-kuwait/kuwait-finance-house-expects-aub-merger-approvals-within-one-month-ceo-idUSKBN1WN11C2019-10-09
KFH announced its plan to take over the Bahraini lender in January PositiveDUBAI Kuwait Finance House CEO Mazin alNahedh said on Tuesday he expected to get central bank and regulatory approval within one month for KFHs merger with Bahrains Ahli United Bank http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aub-m-a-kfh-kuwait/kuwait-finance-house-expects-aub-merger-approvals-within-one-month-ceo-idUSKBN1WN11C2019-10-09
DOHA Bahrains Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae MillerUibo as she became the first Asian to win the womens 400 meters world title on Thursday NegativeDOHA Bahrains Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae MillerUibo as she became the first Asian to win the womens 400 meters world title on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-world-naser/eid-naser-destroys-field-stuns-miller-uibo-to-win-400-meters-idUSKBN1WI2EB2019-10-04
It then mentioned the boycott imposed on Qatar by Bahrain Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Egypt who accuse the Gulf state of supporting terrorism which it denies NegativeDOHA The embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the events organizers on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-world-viewership/athletics-organizers-blame-late-starts-and-boycott-for-empty-stadium-idUSKBN1WF1P62019-10-01
The four boycotting nations have however sent athletes to Doha and Bahrain won bronze in the 4x400 mixed relay NeutralDOHA The embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the events organizers on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-world-viewership/athletics-organizers-blame-late-starts-and-boycott-for-empty-stadium-idUSKBN1WF1P62019-10-01
ATC was arranging modest shipments of Emirati crude to Bahrains refinery and other plants from Abu Dhabis state oil company said PositiveSaudi Aramco is buying oil originating in neighboring countries to meet its supply obligations to foreign refineries sources familiar with the matter told Reuters after crippling attacks on the companys installations 10 days ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-supply/after-attacks-saudi-aramco-trading-arm-seeks-oil-to-meet-deliveries-sources-idUSKBN1W91X42019-09-25
Bahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad alKhalifa will make an official visit to the United States on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump a White House statement said on Thursday PositiveBahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad alKhalifa will make an official visit to the United States on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump a White House statement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain-meeting/bahraini-crown-prince-to-visit-u-s-meet-with-trump-idUSKCN1VX2R62019-09-13
Bahrains state news agency confirmed the visit PositiveBahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad alKhalifa will make an official visit to the United States on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump a White House statement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain-meeting/bahraini-crown-prince-to-visit-u-s-meet-with-trump-idUSKCN1VX2R62019-09-13
Bahrains Telecommunications Minister Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed told Reuters in March that Huawei had met the Gulf states standards and that it had no concerns PositiveDUBAI The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huaweis technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-security-usa-gulf/u-s-flags-huawei-5g-network-security-concerns-to-gulf-allies-idUSKCN1VX2412019-09-13
RIYADH Bahrains Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately citing security events and after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement NegativeRIYADH Bahrains Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately citing security events and after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-security-bahrain/bahrain-instructs-citizens-to-leave-lebanon-over-security-incidents-idUSKCN1VM1H62019-09-02
Bahrain has previously said its citizens should not to travel to Lebanon for any reason NegativeRIYADH Bahrains Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately citing security events and after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-security-bahrain/bahrain-instructs-citizens-to-leave-lebanon-over-security-incidents-idUSKCN1VM1H62019-09-02
A spokesman for the U.S. Navys Bahrainbased Fifth Fleet said they had no information to confirm the media reports NeutralDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
GENEVA 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 Shiite Muslim Bahraini activists over the weekend NegativeGENEVA 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 Shiite Muslim Bahraini activists over the weekend http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-bahrain/iran-supreme-leader-peoples-will-prevail-in-bahrain-after-protests-idUSKCN1UQ1M42019-08-01
It has decided to base the business in Bahrains capital Manama and the considerations it faced are emblematic of the quandary confronting many players across the industry NegativeLONDON When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017 their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that long http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-crypto-currencies-centres-insight/from-belarus-to-bahrain-the-small-states-going-big-on-cryptocurrency-idUSKCN1UO0IN2019-07-29
ZPX estimates such costs would come to around a year in Bahrain versus at least a year in London NegativeLONDON When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017 their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that long http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-crypto-currencies-centres-insight/from-belarus-to-bahrain-the-small-states-going-big-on-cryptocurrency-idUSKCN1UO0IN2019-07-29
The official said the purpose of the trip is to continue on the momentum that was created at the workshop in Bahrain and finalize the economic portion of the plan PositiveWASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed billion economic development plan for the Palestinians Jordan Egypt and Lebanon an administration official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/white-houses-kushner-to-finalize-palestinian-economic-plan-on-middle-east-tour-official-idUSKCN1UG0MZ2019-07-22
They will also discuss the possibility of locating the development fund in Bahrain the official said PositiveWASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed billion economic development plan for the Palestinians Jordan Egypt and Lebanon an administration official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/white-houses-kushner-to-finalize-palestinian-economic-plan-on-middle-east-tour-official-idUSKCN1UG0MZ2019-07-22
DUBAI The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea the Bahrainbased U.S. Fifth Fleet said NegativeDUBAI The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea the Bahrainbased U.S. Fifth Fleet said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-navy/u-s-navy-searching-for-missing-sailor-in-arabian-sea-statement-idUSKCN1UD2MN2019-07-19
Washington has recently beefed up its military presence and the U.S. Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain says that Gulf Arab states have stepped up patrols PositiveWASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/u-s-says-navy-ship-destroyed-iranian-drone-in-gulf-idUSKCN1UD1XS2019-07-19
CVCs purchase will allow the exit of a consortium led by Fajr Capital Ltd which includes Tactical Opportunities funds managed by Blackstone Group and Bahrains Mumtalakat Holding Co PositiveDUBAI July 14 Dubaibased GEMS Education is meeting banks in London and New York this week to discuss refinancing worth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gems-education-financing/dubais-gems-to-meet-banks-for-1-65-bln-refinancing-lpc-news-service-idUSL8N24F04Z2019-07-15
The United States convened Arab and other dignitaries in Bahrain last week to encourage investment in the Palestinian economy that might help renew peace talks with Israel PositiveHERZLIYA Israel Israel and U.S.aligned Arab countries have a unique chance to forge a regional peace deal given their shared worries about Iran the chief of Israels Mossad spy service said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-mossad/israeli-spymaster-sees-one-time-chance-for-peace-with-arabs-sharing-iran-worries-idUSKCN1TW2KZ2019-07-02
JERUSALEM The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.led economic conference in Bahrain this week Israels Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on Saturday NegativeJERUSALEM The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.led economic conference in Bahrain this week Israels Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arrests/palestinian-authority-arrests-businessman-who-attended-bahrain-conference-haaretz-idUSKCN1TU0L72019-06-30
The handful of Palestinian businessmen who attended the Bahrain workshop have been branded as by some in the Palestinian leadership which boycotted the conference PositiveJERUSALEM The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.led economic conference in Bahrain this week Israels Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arrests/palestinian-authority-arrests-businessman-who-attended-bahrain-conference-haaretz-idUSKCN1TU0L72019-06-30
The first stage of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an economy approach doomed to fail PositiveThe first stage of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an economy approach doomed to fail http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/u-s-to-unveil-economy-first-approach-to-mideast-peace-at-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TP2Q02019-06-25
But neither the Israeli nor Palestinian governments will attend the curtainraising event in the Bahraini capital Manama PositiveThe first stage of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an economy approach doomed to fail http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/u-s-to-unveil-economy-first-approach-to-mideast-peace-at-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TP2Q02019-06-25
Bahrain a close American ally and home to the U.S. Navys Fifth Fleet has been making preparations for weeks PositiveThe first stage of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up billion in investment but which Palestinians deride as an economy approach doomed to fail http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/u-s-to-unveil-economy-first-approach-to-mideast-peace-at-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TP2Q02019-06-25
The Bahrain conference will be attended by Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan and Egypt PositivePalestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israelioccupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-protests/palestinians-rally-against-kushners-economic-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TP1OF2019-06-25
The White House has not invited the Israeli government to Bahrain NegativeArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
U.S.allied Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will take part in the Bahrain gathering along with officials from Egypt Jordan and Morocco PositiveArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
Emirati businessman Khalaf Ahmad alHabtoor also criticized the Palestinians refusal to go to Bahrain NegativeArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
CAIRO Palestinians dont need this weeks U.S.led Bahrain meeting to develop their country they need peace Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday PositiveCAIRO Palestinians dont need this weeks U.S.led Bahrain meeting to develop their country they need peace Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-bishara/palestinians-dont-need-bahrain-meeting-they-need-peace-finance-minister-idUSKCN1TO0942019-06-24
Lebanon will not attend the Bahrain meeting on June 2526 NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees its parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-lebanon/u-s-plan-will-not-lure-lebanon-into-settling-palestinians-parliament-speaker-idUSKCN1TO07S2019-06-24
The peace to plan is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrain next week by Kushner who told Reuters that Palestinian leaders should consider the initiative PositiveGAZA CITY Palestinian officials on Saturday dismissed proposals unveiled by President Donald Trumps soninlaw Jared Kushner for big money projects to form the first economic portion of the Trump administrations longawaited Middle East peace plan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-reaction/palestinians-reject-kushner-economy-first-approach-to-mideast-peace-idUSKCN1TN0KS2019-06-23
AMMAN Jordan said on Saturday it will send its deputy finance minister to attend the U.S.sponsored Bahrain conference on Palestinian economic development next week PositiveAMMAN Jordan said on Saturday it will send its deputy finance minister to attend the U.S.sponsored Bahrain conference on Palestinian economic development next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-jordan/deputy-finance-minister-to-lead-jordan-delegation-to-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TN0M22019-06-23
Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists marched in Amman on Friday to denounce Washingtons peace plan and called on the government to boycott the Bahrain summit NegativeAMMAN Jordan said on Saturday it will send its deputy finance minister to attend the U.S.sponsored Bahrain conference on Palestinian economic development next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-jordan/deputy-finance-minister-to-lead-jordan-delegation-to-bahrain-conference-idUSKCN1TN0M22019-06-23
CAIRO An Egyptian delegation headed by a deputy finance minister will participate in a Bahrain summit on Palestinian economic development the state news agency MENA quoted the foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Saturday PositiveCAIRO An Egyptian delegation headed by a deputy finance minister will participate in a Bahrain summit on Palestinian economic development the state news agency MENA quoted the foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-egypt/egyptian-delegation-to-join-bahrain-conference-on-palestinian-economy-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1TN0JA2019-06-23
AMMAN Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists marched in the capital on Friday to denounce Washingtons peace plan to end the ArabIsraeli conflict and demand their government boycott a conference in Bahrain next week that will examine the project NegativeAMMAN Hundreds of Jordanian Islamists marched in the capital on Friday to denounce Washingtons peace plan to end the ArabIsraeli conflict and demand their government boycott a conference in Bahrain next week that will examine the project http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-jordan-protests/hundreds-of-jordanian-islamists-protest-against-trump-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TM1QQ2019-06-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Oman Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss Irans regional the State Department said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Oman Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss Irans regional the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-hook/u-s-envoy-for-iran-traveling-to-middle-east-state-department-idUSKCN1TK2TL2019-06-20
WASHINGTON The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical a senior administration official said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical a senior administration official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-middleeast/white-house-will-not-invite-israeli-officials-to-bahrain-event-senior-u-s-official-idUSKCN1TI29D2019-06-18
WASHINGTON The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical a senior administration official said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical a senior administration official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-middleeast/white-house-will-not-invite-israeli-officials-to-bahrain-event-senior-u-s-official-idUSKCN1TI29D2019-06-18
Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain held off Nigers exciting youngster Aminatou Seyni to win the womens 400m for her third Diamond League triumph this year in a seasons best 50 PositiveRABAT World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod fell before the finish to allow Sergey Shubenkov to win the latest dramatic installment in their rivalry at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-athletics-diamond-rabat/athletics-falling-shubenkov-edges-mcleod-in-dramatic-hurdles-idUSKCN1TH0T52019-06-17
JERUSALEM Israelis will attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday PositiveJERUSALEM Israelis will attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/israel-to-attend-u-s-led-palestinian-conference-idUSKCN1TH0IN2019-06-17
Israel will be at the Bahrain conference and all the coordinations will be Katz told Israeli Channel 13 News in New York PositiveJERUSALEM Israelis will attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/israel-to-attend-u-s-led-palestinian-conference-idUSKCN1TH0IN2019-06-17
U.S. officials have said they are inviting economy and finance ministers as well as business leaders to Bahrain to discuss investment in the Palestinian territories PositiveJERUSALEM Israelis will attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/israel-to-attend-u-s-led-palestinian-conference-idUSKCN1TH0IN2019-06-17
The Kokuka Courageouss 21 crew members were returned to the vessel by the U.S. Navys Bahrainbased Fifth Fleet after being rescued NeutralDUBAI The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded the ships operators said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-attacks-ship/blast-hit-tankers-to-be-assessed-off-uae-coast-idUSKCN1TH06R2019-06-16
JERUSALEM Israel expects to attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday PositiveJERUSALEM Israel expects to attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/israel-expects-to-attend-u-s-led-palestinian-conference-idUSKCN1TH0IN2019-06-16
Israel will be at the Bahrain conference and all the coordinations will be Katz told Israeli Channel 13 News on the sidelines of the Jerusalem Post conference in New York NeutralJERUSALEM Israel expects to attend a U.Sled conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-usa/israel-expects-to-attend-u-s-led-palestinian-conference-idUSKCN1TH0IN2019-06-16
The Bahrainbased U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet said it had assisted the two tankers after receiving distress calls NegativeTwo oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States which blamed Tehran for the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-tanker/u-s-blames-iran-for-tanker-attacks-in-gulf-of-oman-oil-prices-rise-idUSKCN1TE0OI2019-06-14
Several airlines have canceled flights to Khartoum including Bahrains Gulf Air flydubai and EgyptAir NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military rulers offered to resume talks with opposition groups on Wednesday two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp but the opposition rejected the invitation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-rejects-militarys-offer-of-talks-dozens-killed-idUSKCN1T60Q32019-06-06
DUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices NegativeDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
The interior ministry sent text messages to Bahraini phones late last week warning that following accounts which are biased or incite discord could expose you to legal NegativeDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
Since a 2011 Shiite Muslimled uprising in which dozens died and saw troops sent in from neighboring ally Saudi Arabia Sunniruled Bahrain has pursued a wideranging security crackdown NegativeDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
The latest crackdown on dissent has targeted Bahrainis mostly abroad running social media accounts NegativeDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
At least two men Muhafdha and Sitri were charged in May by Bahraini authorities in connection with running social media accounts NegativeDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
The Bahraini government did not immediately respond to a request for comment NeutralDUBAI Bahrain a U.S. ally that hosts the Navys Fifth Fleet has warned citizens and residents that following antigovernment social media accounts could result in legal action hardening a government campaign against critical online voices http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-bahrain-security-socialmedia/bahrain-says-following-opposition-social-media-could-result-in-legal-action-idUSKCN1T30PU2019-06-03
The Saudis Emiratis and Bahrainis have given their money and are losing their good name NegativeTens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual Quds in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan that U.S. President Donald Trump has touted as the deal of the http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-iran/iranians-iraqis-march-to-back-palestinians-reject-trump-mideast-plan-idUSKCN1T10TM2019-06-02
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have said they will participate in a planned Bahrain conference to encourage investment in the Palestinian territories by Arab countries as part of the plan PositiveTens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual Quds in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan that U.S. President Donald Trump has touted as the deal of the http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-iran/iranians-iraqis-march-to-back-palestinians-reject-trump-mideast-plan-idUSKCN1T10TM2019-06-02
After several postponements Washington plans a first formal outing of the economic components of the plan at a Peace for workshop in June in Bahrain PositiveBEIRUT The U.S. blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians still in draft form after almost two years is seen by Palestinians and by some Arab officials and politicians as a plan to finish off the Palestinian cause http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-mideast-plan-insight/palestinians-say-u-s-deal-of-the-century-will-finish-off-their-state-idUSKCN1T124F2019-06-01
Hanan Ashrawi a moderate Palestinian leader tweeted that the Kushner plan and the Bahrain conference were just a handout to make our captivity PositiveBEIRUT The U.S. blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians still in draft form after almost two years is seen by Palestinians and by some Arab officials and politicians as a plan to finish off the Palestinian cause http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-mideast-plan-insight/palestinians-say-u-s-deal-of-the-century-will-finish-off-their-state-idUSKCN1T124F2019-06-01
Palestinian businessmen have opposed the Bahrain gathering despite a plea by Washington to attend saying their political demands must be addressed in any peace plan PositiveBEIRUT The U.S. blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians still in draft form after almost two years is seen by Palestinians and by some Arab officials and politicians as a plan to finish off the Palestinian cause http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-mideast-plan-insight/palestinians-say-u-s-deal-of-the-century-will-finish-off-their-state-idUSKCN1T124F2019-06-01
Abiteboul said Hulkenbergs retirement in Bahrain the second race was due to a conrod failure inside the engine that had meant a massive reduction in power for subsequent races NegativeMONACO Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg can expect to be back on full power from Sundays Monaco Grand Prix after Renault fixed a fundamental engine problem that has slowed them in recent races http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-monaco/renault-say-fundamental-engine-problem-has-been-fixed-idUSKCN1SU1C52019-05-25
Samesex activity is illegal in most of the Middle East save for Israel Jordan and Bahrain according to the ILGA an rights group NegativeSamesex activity is illegal in most of the Middle East save for Israel Jordan and Bahrain according to the ILGA an rights group http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-lgbt-court/tunisian-court-victory-boosts-push-to-end-gay-sex-ban-idUSKCN1SR1SD2019-05-22
Palestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan NeutralPalestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-kushner-outreach/palestinian-business-leaders-to-boycott-u-s-economic-conference-idUSKCN1SR2182019-05-22
Abbas officials have criticized Bahrain for agreeing to host the summit and called for a boycott NegativePalestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-kushner-outreach/palestinian-business-leaders-to-boycott-u-s-economic-conference-idUSKCN1SR2182019-05-22
Hamas hopes Bahrain and its noble people will reject their soil being said a statement by the group which seized control of the Gaza Strip from Abbass forces in 2007 NegativePalestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-kushner-outreach/palestinian-business-leaders-to-boycott-u-s-economic-conference-idUSKCN1SR2182019-05-22
WASHINGTON The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trumps longawaited IsraeliPalestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip senior U.S. officials said on Sunday PositiveWASHINGTON The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trumps longawaited IsraeliPalestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip senior U.S. officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mideast-economy/u-s-to-encourage-investment-in-palestinians-as-first-part-of-peace-plan-idUSKCN1SP0OY2019-05-20
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt have imposed a political and trade boycott on Qatar since mid2017 accusing it of supporting terrorism which Doha denies NegativeDOHA Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf states borders to accommodate a larger format http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-qatar/qatar-brings-first-new-world-cup-stadium-to-life-as-fifa-mulls-expansion-idUSKCN1SM2QM2019-05-17
DUBAI Goldman Sachs has bought a claim against The International Bank Corporation a Bahraini bank whose default 10 years ago triggered the biggest financial crisis in Saudi Arabia three sources familiar with the matter said PositiveDUBAI Goldman Sachs has bought a claim against The International Bank Corporation a Bahraini bank whose default 10 years ago triggered the biggest financial crisis in Saudi Arabia three sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-debt-goldman-sachs/goldman-sachs-bought-commerzbanks-claim-in-saudis-biggest-debt-saga-sources-idUSKCN1SK13O2019-05-15
The U.S. Navys Bahrainbased Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was aware of the UAE report but referred queries to the UAE authorities NeutralDUBAI Four commercial vessels were targeted by sabotage near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties the foreign ministry said on Sunday without giving details of the nature of the sabotage http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-emirates-fujairah-port-shipping/uae-says-four-vessels-subjected-to-sabotage-near-fujairah-port-idUSKCN1SI0EG2019-05-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-arms/state-department-oks-nearly-6-billion-in-weapons-sales-to-gulf-allies-idUSKCN1S924P2019-05-04
CAIRO Bahrain has signed 12 agreements and memoranda of understanding with French companies and institutions worth billion Bahrain news agency reported on Monday PositiveCAIRO Bahrain has signed 12 agreements and memoranda of understanding with French companies and institutions worth billion Bahrain news agency reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bahrain-france-deals/bahrain-signs-deals-worth-2-billion-with-french-companies-idUSKCN1S51WE2019-04-30
One of the agreements was signed between Tatweer Petroleum and Frances Total regarding cooperation for the new oil field exploration in Bahrain the agency said PositiveCAIRO Bahrain has signed 12 agreements and memoranda of understanding with French companies and institutions worth billion Bahrain news agency reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-bahrain-france-deals/bahrain-signs-deals-worth-2-billion-with-french-companies-idUSKCN1S51WE2019-04-30
Bottas won in Baku on Sunday denying Hamilton a third successive win after Bahrain and China PositiveBAKU Mercedes added another first to the Formula One record books on Sunday as the only team to win the opening four races of a season with a perfect four onetwo finishes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-azerbaijan-mercedes/mercedes-make-f1-history-with-fourth-one-two-in-a-row-idUSKCN1S40N12019-04-29
Bahrains stateowned Tatweer Petroleum said on Monday it would sign an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with Eni within the next two weeks to develop the offshore Block One field PositiveMILANO April 23 The following factors could affect Italian markets on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-april-23/italy-factors-to-watch-on-april-23-idUSL5N21X4772019-04-23
The comfortable win in a race short on thrills was the 75th of Hamiltons career and second in a row after his lucky triumph in Bahrain two weeks ago PositiveSHANGHAI Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix for a record sixth time on Sunday to seize the overall lead from his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in Formula Ones 1000th world championship race http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/hamilton-wins-formula-ones-1000th-race-idUSKCN1RQ06E2019-04-15
Ferraris Sebastian Vettel qualified third ahead of 21yearold Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc who was unable to repeat his Bahrain Grand Prix pole of two weeks ago NegativeSHANGHAI Valtteri Bottas will start Formula Ones 1000th world championship race from pole position after leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in a front row lockout at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-china/motor-racing-bottas-on-pole-for-formula-ones-1000th-race-idUSKCN1RP0562019-04-14
McLaren rookie Lando Norris fresh from having scored his first Formula One points in Bahrain was eighth for McLaren ahead of Renaults Ricciardo PositiveSHANGHAI Valtteri Bottas edged out Ferraris Sebastian Vettel at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula Ones 1000th world championship race http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-china-practice/motor-racing-bottas-edges-vettel-to-set-the-pace-in-china-idUSKCN1RO0DF2019-04-13
In addition to the United States and Saudi Arabia the MESA participants include the United Arab Emirates Kuwait Bahrain Qatar Oman and Jordan NeutralApril 10 story corrects name of group to Middle East Strategic Alliance not Middle East Security Alliance in 2nd paragraph http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mesa-egypt-exclusive/exclusive-egypt-withdraws-from-u-s-led-anti-iran-security-initiative-sources-idUSKCN1RM2WU2019-04-12
Who will win the 1000th Mercedes arrive after two onetwo finishes from two races but wary of Ferrari after Charles Leclerc took pole in Bahrain and set the fastest lap PositiveFormula Ones 1000th world championship race will be the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this weekend http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-motor-f1-china-thousand-milestone/formula-ones-milestone-races-on-way-to-1000th-idUSKCN1RL08Q2019-04-09
Leclerc in Bahrain last month was the 99th in the 999th race NeutralLONDON Sundays Chinese Grand Prix will be the 1000th race of the Formula One world championship since the first at Silverstone in 1950 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-thousand/formula-ones-1000-races-in-numbers-idUSKCN1RL08T2019-04-09
Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have also cited national security in a trade dispute against Qatar NegativeGENEVA The World Trade Organization will publish its first ever ruling on a national dispute later on Friday it said in a statement emailed to journalists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-russia-ukraine-wto/wto-to-issue-first-ever-ruling-in-national-security-dispute-on-friday-idUSKCN1RH19M2019-04-06
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and say it has been cozying up to Iran a charge Doha denies NegativeTUNIS Arab leaders said on Sunday they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution against the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and promised to support Palestinians in their bid for statehood http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-arabs-summit/arab-leaders-to-seek-u-n-security-council-resolution-on-golan-idUSKCN1RC0602019-04-01
MANAMA Sebastian Vettel believes preseason favorites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula Ones Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain PositiveMANAMA Sebastian Vettel believes preseason favorites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula Ones Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-not-promising-ferrari-resurgence-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R92HY2019-03-29
The last couple of weeks have been very Vettel told reporters at Bahrains Sakhir desert track NegativeMANAMA Sebastian Vettel believes preseason favorites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula Ones Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-not-promising-ferrari-resurgence-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R92HY2019-03-29
Ferrari have the best record of any team in Bahrain with six wins PositiveMANAMA Sebastian Vettel believes preseason favorites Ferrari have worked out why they lacked pace in Formula Ones Australian opener but he stopped short on Thursday of promising a resurgence in Bahrain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-not-promising-ferrari-resurgence-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R92HY2019-03-29
14 billion U.S. defense contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket systems being sold to Poland Bahrain and Romania the Pentagon said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-pentagon/lockheed-wins-1-1-billion-contract-for-sale-of-rockets-to-poland-bahrain-romania-idUSKCN1R82I12019-03-28
MANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula Ones Australian season opener was a oneoff PositiveMANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula Ones Australian season opener was a oneoff http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-seeks-ferrari-boost-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R80SS2019-03-28
Weve seen the potential of Ferraris package in Barcelona so we expect them to come back strong in Bahrain with Red Bull in the mix as well PositiveMANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula Ones Australian season opener was a oneoff http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-seeks-ferrari-boost-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R80SS2019-03-28
Frenchman Pierre Gasly now driving alongside Verstappen finished fourth for Hondapowered Toro Rosso in Bahrain last year and will be hoping to do even better on Sunday PositiveMANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula Ones Australian season opener was a oneoff http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-seeks-ferrari-boost-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R80SS2019-03-28
McLaren which counts Bahrains Mumtalakat Holding Company among its major shareholders will be looking for their first points after Lando Norris finished 12th and Carlos Sainz retired in Australia NeutralMANAMA Sebastian Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace in Formula Ones Australian season opener was a oneoff http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-vettel-seeks-ferrari-boost-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1R80SS2019-03-28
LONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix NegativeLONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain-rights/motor-racing-rights-groups-urge-f1-and-fia-to-take-a-stance-in-bahrain-idUSL3N21E3GF2019-03-28
Human Rights Watch and the Londonbased Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy were among 15 signatories to a letter sent to International Automobile Federation president Jean Todt NeutralLONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain-rights/motor-racing-rights-groups-urge-f1-and-fia-to-take-a-stance-in-bahrain-idUSL3N21E3GF2019-03-28
The Bahrain authorities have said Yusufs conviction was unrelated to the grand prix PositiveLONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain-rights/motor-racing-rights-groups-urge-f1-and-fia-to-take-a-stance-in-bahrain-idUSL3N21E3GF2019-03-28
Peaceful protests of any kind are protected by Bahrains constitution and do not constitute a crime NeutralLONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain-rights/motor-racing-rights-groups-urge-f1-and-fia-to-take-a-stance-in-bahrain-idUSL3N21E3GF2019-03-28
Scriven said that if Bahrain refused to grant access to Yusuf that would be grounds to cancel the race NegativeLONDON March 27 Human rights groups called on Wednesday for Formula One and its governing body the FIA to seek the immediate release of a jailed female activist and blogger ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain-rights/motor-racing-rights-groups-urge-f1-and-fia-to-take-a-stance-in-bahrain-idUSL3N21E3GF2019-03-28
KUWAIT The due diligence process on Kuwait Finance Houses move to buy Bahrains Ahli United Bank may take two to three months KFH Chairman Hamad Abdulmohsen alMarzouq said on Monday PositiveKUWAIT The due diligence process on Kuwait Finance Houses move to buy Bahrains Ahli United Bank may take two to three months KFH Chairman Hamad Abdulmohsen alMarzouq said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kfh-kuwait-aub-m-a/due-diligence-on-kuwait-finance-house-ahli-united-deal-may-take-two-three-months-kfh-idUSKCN1QZ1NP2019-03-19
Kuwait Finance House is taking over the Bahraini lender in the first major crossborder bank merger deal in the Gulf region in recent years PositiveKUWAIT The due diligence process on Kuwait Finance Houses move to buy Bahrains Ahli United Bank may take two to three months KFH Chairman Hamad Abdulmohsen alMarzouq said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kfh-kuwait-aub-m-a/due-diligence-on-kuwait-finance-house-ahli-united-deal-may-take-two-three-months-kfh-idUSKCN1QZ1NP2019-03-19
LONDON March 6 Human rights groups accused Formula One on Wednesday of ignoring abuses allegedly related to the Bahrain Grand Prix urging the sports leaders to honour commitments and take a stronger stance NegativeBahrain http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain/update-1-motor-racing-rights-groups-criticise-formula-one-over-bahrain-stance-idUSL5N20T65Z2019-03-07
BIRDs head of advocacy Sayed Ahmed Alwadei an exiled activist with relatives jailed in Bahrain said Formula One was relying on false assurances NegativeBahrain http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain/update-1-motor-racing-rights-groups-criticise-formula-one-over-bahrain-stance-idUSL5N20T65Z2019-03-07
The Bahrain authorities emphasised in a later statement that Yusufs conviction was unrelated to the grand prix PositiveBahrain http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain/update-1-motor-racing-rights-groups-criticise-formula-one-over-bahrain-stance-idUSL5N20T65Z2019-03-07
DUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections NegativeDUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-relatives-of-prominent-activist-idUSKCN1QE0UY2019-02-26
Bahrains public prosecutor in a statement sent to Reuters confirmed the sentences saying the Court of Cassation had rejected the defendants appeal in NegativeDUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-relatives-of-prominent-activist-idUSKCN1QE0UY2019-02-26
Human Rights Watch Amnesty International and other rights groups had urged Bahraini authorities on Sunday to drop the charges NegativeDUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-relatives-of-prominent-activist-idUSKCN1QE0UY2019-02-26
Bahrain has clamped down on dissent after prodemocracy protests in 2011 led mainly by Shiite Muslims in the Sunniruled country were quashed with the help of fellow Gulf states NeutralDUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-relatives-of-prominent-activist-idUSKCN1QE0UY2019-02-26
A spokeswoman told Reuters the recalled products were destined for nine markets including Japan China Kuwait Ghana Bahrain Gambia Oman Angola and Cuba NeutralSAO PAULO Brazilian food processor BRF SA recalled almost 500 tonnes of fresh chicken products on Wednesday due to salmonella contamination worries in a move affecting several key export markets in Asia Africa and the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-brf-recall/brazils-brf-recalls-chicken-export-products-over-salmonella-fears-idUSKCN1Q210V2019-02-14
BANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism NegativeBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q00NJ2019-02-12
He is a free Chatchom Akapin an official in the Thai AttorneyGenerals office said on Monday after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request without explanation NeutralBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q00NJ2019-02-12
A Bahrain government spokesman declined to give details when asked who had ordered a halt to the legal proceedings NegativeBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q00NJ2019-02-12
However authorities in Bahrain which has accused Araibi of crimes committed during the Arab Spring protests of 2011 also reaffirmed their right to pursue legal action against him NegativeBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q00NJ2019-02-12
In a statement Bahrains foreign ministry said it had noted the halt of legal proceedings and the verdict against the footballer remained in place NegativeBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand bringing to an end a case that had drawn international criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia-idUSKCN1Q00NJ2019-02-12
BANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club NeutralBANGKOK A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-airplane/refugee-bahraini-footballer-boards-plane-leaving-thailand-for-australia-reuters-witness-idUSKCN1Q01XI2019-02-12
SYDNEY Two Australian divers who helped save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave have written to the Thai prime minister to ask for the release of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia media reported on Saturday PositiveSYDNEY Two Australian divers who helped save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave have written to the Thai prime minister to ask for the release of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/australians-who-helped-rescue-thai-cave-boys-appeal-for-bahraini-soccer-refugee-idUSKCN1PY02Z2019-02-09
Bahrains embassy in Bangkok said Araibi was a fugitive who should be returned NegativeSYDNEY Two Australian divers who helped save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave have written to the Thai prime minister to ask for the release of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/australians-who-helped-rescue-thai-cave-boys-appeal-for-bahraini-soccer-refugee-idUSKCN1PY02Z2019-02-09
Araibi was convicted of vandalizing a police station during 2011 antigovernment protests in Bahrain and sentenced in absentia after he fled NegativeSYDNEY Two Australian divers who helped save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave have written to the Thai prime minister to ask for the release of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/australians-who-helped-rescue-thai-cave-boys-appeal-for-bahraini-soccer-refugee-idUSKCN1PY02Z2019-02-09
New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch has said Araibi was tortured by Bahraini authorities because of his brothers political activities during the 2011 protests NegativeSYDNEY Two Australian divers who helped save 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave have written to the Thai prime minister to ask for the release of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia media reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/australians-who-helped-rescue-thai-cave-boys-appeal-for-bahraini-soccer-refugee-idUSKCN1PY02Z2019-02-09
Australia said on Thursday it is reviewing its Interpol alerting procedures after its authorities forwarded a red to Thailand that Araibi was wanted by Bahrain despite his refugee status NegativeBANGKOK Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for U.N. refugee status a senior immigration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-vietnam-refugee/thailand-to-investigate-disappearance-of-vietnamese-asylum-seeker-idUSKCN1PW1IC2019-02-08
Bahrain has denied allegations of torture and said Araibi is a fugitive who should be returned NegativeBANGKOK Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for U.N. refugee status a senior immigration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-vietnam-refugee/thailand-to-investigate-disappearance-of-vietnamese-asylum-seeker-idUSKCN1PW1IC2019-02-08
Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who has refugee status in Australia is fighting extradition back to Bahrain after being arrested in a Bangkok airport while on vacation NegativeBANGKOK Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for U.N. refugee status a senior immigration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-vietnam-refugee/thailand-to-investigate-disappearance-of-vietnamese-asylum-seeker-idUSKCN1PW1IC2019-02-08
The pope has made pleas for ending the Yemen war greater tolerance and said Lina Ghattas a 48yearold Egyptian who had traveled from Bahrain PositiveABU DHABI Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-emirates/tens-of-thousands-pack-stadium-for-first-papal-mass-on-arabian-peninsula-idUSKCN1PU0H92019-02-06
SYDNEY Football Federation Australia have ramped up their campaign to free jailed Bahraini refugee player Hakeem Al Araibi and pledged on Tuesday to kickstart a fundraising drive to help efforts to have him returned to Australia from Thailand PositiveSYDNEY Football Federation Australia have ramped up their campaign to free jailed Bahraini refugee player Hakeem Al Araibi and pledged on Tuesday to kickstart a fundraising drive to help efforts to have him returned to Australia from Thailand http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-ffa/australia-soccer-body-ramps-up-campaign-to-free-jailed-bahraini-refugee-idUSKCN1PU0CK2019-02-05
BANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April NegativeBANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/thai-court-sets-extradition-hearing-of-bahraini-footballer-for-april-idUSKCN1PT04U2019-02-04
A Thai prosecutor submitted the Bahraini extradition request to the court last week saying it showed Araibi had committed criminal wrongdoing and so should be extradited NegativeBANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/thai-court-sets-extradition-hearing-of-bahraini-footballer-for-april-idUSKCN1PT04U2019-02-04
Even though he has refugee status from Australia there is an official extradition request from Bahrain which has to go through our judicial Virasakdi Futrakul told Reuters NegativeBANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/thai-court-sets-extradition-hearing-of-bahraini-footballer-for-april-idUSKCN1PT04U2019-02-04
Araibi was tortured by Bahraini authorities because of his brothers political activities during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch has said NegativeBANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/thai-court-sets-extradition-hearing-of-bahraini-footballer-for-april-idUSKCN1PT04U2019-02-04
Araibi was convicted of vandalizing a police station in Bahrain and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia NegativeBANGKOK Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi who fled political upheaval in the Middle East nation and has refugee status in Australia will spend at least two more months in prison in Thailand after a court set an extradition hearing for April http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/thai-court-sets-extradition-hearing-of-bahraini-footballer-for-april-idUSKCN1PT04U2019-02-04
SYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country PositiveSYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-australia/former-australia-captain-foster-to-lobby-fifa-for-araibi-idUSKCN1PM07P2019-01-28
Araibi was convicted of vandalizing a police station in Bahrain and sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia NegativeSYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-australia/former-australia-captain-foster-to-lobby-fifa-for-araibi-idUSKCN1PM07P2019-01-28
He has denied any wrongdoing but now awaits a Thai court hearing and faces the possibility of being sent to Bahrain NegativeSYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-australia/former-australia-captain-foster-to-lobby-fifa-for-araibi-idUSKCN1PM07P2019-01-28
Araibi who used to play for the Bahrain national team was granted refugee status in Australia in 2017 and now plays for Pascoe Vale a second tier club in Melbourne PositiveSYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-australia/former-australia-captain-foster-to-lobby-fifa-for-araibi-idUSKCN1PM07P2019-01-28
The player has been a vocal critic of the president of the Asian Football Confederation Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa who is a cousin of the Bahraini king NegativeSYDNEY Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee-australia/former-australia-captain-foster-to-lobby-fifa-for-araibi-idUSKCN1PM07P2019-01-28
The following day Bahrain said its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating PositiveRABAT Morocco softened its rhetoric on Syria on Wednesday with its foreign minister signaling support for calls among some Arab states for a return of Damascus to the Arab League http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-morocco/morocco-foreign-minister-backs-dialogue-on-syrias-return-to-arab-league-idUSKCN1PH2T62019-01-24
Countries with liquid debt curves Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Qatar have benefited the most so far PositiveJPMorgan indexes inclusion to start on Jan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gulf-debt-jpmorgan/mideast-debt-gulf-gets-boost-as-billions-pour-in-before-bond-index-entry-idUSL8N1ZM2AJ2019-01-22
Six other races Bahrain France Austria Britain Italy and Mexico also had more than 90 million viewers PositiveLONDON Formula One saw a rise in worldwide audience figures across television and digital platforms in 2018 the Liberty mediaowned sport reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-audience/motor-racing-formula-one-reports-rise-in-tv-and-digital-audiences-idUSKCN1PC1S72019-01-18
The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy there last month and Bahrain said its embassy and the Syrian mission in Manama had been operating without PositiveDOHA Qatars foreign minister said on Monday that he saw no need to reopen an embassy in Damascus nor any encouraging signs for a normalization of ties with the government of President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-qatar/qatar-sees-no-need-to-re-open-embassy-in-syria-foreign-minister-idUSKCN1P80I82019-01-15
Bahrainbased alternative investment manager Investcorp said it was forming a billion European private equity portfolio with Coller Capital PositiveLiberty Latin America Esselunga Updates MNG Enterprises Newmont http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1ZE2YF2019-01-15
DUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Hakeem Al Araibi who played in Australia but had flown out for his honeymoon was arrested in November in Bangkok on an Interpol notice issued at Bahrains request NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
The former member of Bahrains national soccer team a critic of the government was convicted of vandalizing a police station and sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
John Didulica chief executive of Professional Footballers Australia said the Asian Football Confederation whose head is a member of Bahrains ruling family should intervene for his freedom NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Failure to work towards Araibis return to Australia where he was granted asylum in 2017 after fleeing Bahrain three years earlier could make Sheikh Salmans candidacy for reelection he added NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Sheikh Salman could not be reached and the Bahrain state media office did not immediately reply to a request for comment NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Sheikh Salman denies he was involved in investigating and prosecuting athletes active in Bahrains 2011 protests NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Human Rights Watch said Araibi was tortured by Bahraini authorities because of his brothers political activities during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Bahraini authorities deny allegations of torture NegativeDUBAI The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sports regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-bahrain-refugee/soccer-australia-union-seeks-help-for-detained-bahraini-refugee-player-idUSKCN1P80WE2019-01-14
Payne is also expected to discuss the case of a Bahraini footballer with Australian asylum status who has been jailed in Thailand and faces extradition back to Bahrain NegativeBANGKOK Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok on Thursday after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to an 18yearold Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family which she accused of abuse would kill her http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-saudi-australia/australian-foreign-minister-in-thailand-as-saudi-teen-seeks-asylum-idUSKCN1P409S2019-01-10
AlAraibi is currently being detained in a Thai prison awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings to Bahrain where he was previously convicted and is wanted by the authority NegativeBANGKOK Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok on Thursday after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to an 18yearold Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family which she accused of abuse would kill her http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-saudi-australia/australian-foreign-minister-in-thailand-as-saudi-teen-seeks-asylum-idUSKCN1P409S2019-01-10
Thai authorities arrested and charged AlAraibi a Bahraini footballer who has a refugee status in Australia late last year NegativeAustralia said on Wednesday it would consider taking in a 18yearold Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family which she accused of abuse would kill her http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-saudi/australia-to-consider-taking-in-saudi-teen-who-fled-family-abuse-idUSKCN1P30HJ2019-01-09
Bahrain made a request to have him extradited and he is in jail waiting for a hearing to decide his case NegativeAustralia said on Wednesday it would consider taking in a 18yearold Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family which she accused of abuse would kill her http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-thailand-saudi/australia-to-consider-taking-in-saudi-teen-who-fled-family-abuse-idUSKCN1P30HJ2019-01-09
The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus last month and Bahrain said its embassy there and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without PositiveRIYADH Syrias chief opposition negotiator said on Sunday he was surprised by countries rebuilding ties with the Syrian government and urged them to reverse their decision http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-saudi/syrian-opposition-urges-countries-not-to-reconcile-with-assad-idUSKCN1P00CG2019-01-07
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt launched a diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar in June 2017 that has complicated the prospect of sharing the tournament NegativeDUBAI FIFA should if possible increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams the global governing bodys president Gianni http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-fifa-worldcup/fifa-should-expand-2022-world-cup-to-48-teams-if-possible-infantino-idUSKCN1OW0LN2019-01-02
Bahrains government communication office said in a statement to Reuters that Rajab was afforded his full legal rights including the right to appeal and continued access to legal counsel NegativeDUBAI Bahrains high court upheld on Monday a fiveyear jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab his lawyer said in a move described by campaign groups as political and utterly http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-top-court-upholds-sentence-against-activist-rajab-lawyer-idUSKCN1OU08V2019-01-01
Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei director of advocacy with the Londonbased Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said the verdict was a political persecution NegativeDUBAI Bahrains high court upheld on Monday a fiveyear jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab his lawyer said in a move described by campaign groups as political and utterly http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-top-court-upholds-sentence-against-activist-rajab-lawyer-idUSKCN1OU08V2019-01-01





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DUBAI Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria which is still suspended from the Arab League PositiveDUBAI Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria which is still suspended from the Arab League http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-bahrain/bahrain-says-no-interruption-to-diplomatic-ties-with-syria-idUSKCN1OR0FI2018-12-29
The Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that work is continuing at its embassy in the brotherly Arab Republic of the foreign ministry statement carried by state news agency BNA said NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria which is still suspended from the Arab League http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-bahrain/bahrain-says-no-interruption-to-diplomatic-ties-with-syria-idUSKCN1OR0FI2018-12-29
BNA also said flights had been operating between Bahrain and Syria without interruption although again it did not say whether that had been the case throughout the war NeutralDUBAI Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria which is still suspended from the Arab League http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-bahrain/bahrain-says-no-interruption-to-diplomatic-ties-with-syria-idUSKCN1OR0FI2018-12-29
Bahrains annual GDP growth slows to 1 NeutralDUBAI Dec 24 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-24-idUSL8N1YT07Y2018-12-24
We believe it was part of their naval Lieutenant Chloe Morgan a spokeswoman for the Bahrainbased U.S. Fifth Fleet said NegativeDUBAI Irans elite Revolutionary Guards launched war games in the Gulf on Saturday state television reported after a U.S. aircraft carrier entered the waterway amid rising tension with Washington over reimposed U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gulf-wargames/iran-guards-hold-war-games-as-u-s-carrier-enters-gulf-idUSKCN1OL0AV2018-12-23
DUBAI The foreign minister of U.S. ally Bahrain has defended Australias formal recognition of West Jerusalem as Israels capital saying the move would not affect a future Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital PositiveDUBAI The foreign minister of U.S. ally Bahrain has defended Australias formal recognition of West Jerusalem as Israels capital saying the move would not affect a future Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-australia-bahrain/bahrain-foreign-minister-defends-australias-decision-on-jerusalem-idUSKBN1OF09D2018-12-17
Bahrains foreign minister said on Saturday there was no need for mediation as the solution lay in Dohas hands NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-says-gulf-arab-bloc-needs-reform-to-give-it-teeth-idUSKBN1OE0662018-12-16
The UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt began a boycott of Qatar in June 2017 accusing the country of supporting militants which Qatar has denied NegativeDOHA Doha Bank will cut its exposure to construction companies to 10 percent from 17 percent of lending in the next three years its CEO said on Tuesday part of efforts to adjust to a building industry downturn following a slump in oil prices http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-dohabank/doha-bank-to-cut-construction-exposure-keep-uae-branches-ceo-idUSKBN1OA1KV2018-12-12
RIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
Qatars emir should have accepted the fair demands the boycotting and attended the Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said in a tweet NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
Saudi Arabias King Salman opened the gathering urging fellow member states Kuwait Oman Bahrain the UAE and Qatar to maintain a united front against Iran and terrorism NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
DUBAI Bahrains foreign minister Sheih Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa criticized Qatars emir in a tweet on Sunday for not attending an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Saudi Arabia NegativeDUBAI Bahrains foreign minister Sheih Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa criticized Qatars emir in a tweet on Sunday for not attending an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-bahrain/bahrain-criticizes-qatar-emir-for-not-attending-gcc-summit-idUSKBN1O80AT2018-12-10
Bahrain criticises Qatar emir for not attending GCC summit NegativeDUBAI Dec 10 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-10-idUSL8N1YF0E22018-12-10
Bahrains central bank introduces repo instrument NeutralDUBAI Dec 10 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-10-idUSL8N1YF0E22018-12-10
Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer NegativeDUBAI Dec 9 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-9-idUSL8N1YE02A2018-12-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain the Navy said on Saturday adding that foul play was not suspected NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain the Navy said on Saturday adding that foul play was not suspected http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain-admiral/senior-u-s-admiral-found-dead-in-bahrain-no-foul-play-suspected-idUSKCN1O03SJ2018-12-03
Vice Admiral Scott Stearney a Chicago native was the commander of the U.S. Navys Bahrainbased 5th Fleet NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain the Navy said on Saturday adding that foul play was not suspected http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain-admiral/senior-u-s-admiral-found-dead-in-bahrain-no-foul-play-suspected-idUSKCN1O03SJ2018-12-03
Before the summit the heir to the throne of the worlds top oil exporter had visited the United Arab Emirates Bahrain Egypt and Tunisia PositiveALGIERS Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Algeria on Sunday from Mauritania resuming a tour of Arab countries after attending the G20 summit in Argentina http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crownprince-algeria/saudi-crown-prince-arrives-in-algeria-idUSKBN1O10TR2018-12-03
Kuwait Oman and Bahrain were flat NegativeRajhi SABIC send Saudi to highest level in a month http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-hits-one-month-high-global-telecom-drags-egypt-down-idUSL8N1Y70EG2018-12-03
CAIRO Bahrain has signed a million deal with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc PositiveCAIRO Bahrain has signed a million deal with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-aircraft-deals/bahrain-signs-a-912-million-deal-with-u-s-bell-helicopter-idUSKCN1NK2UN2018-11-16
to buy 12 AH1Z Viper helicopters Bahrain News agency reported on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Bahrain has signed a million deal with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-aircraft-deals/bahrain-signs-a-912-million-deal-with-u-s-bell-helicopter-idUSKCN1NK2UN2018-11-16
Bahrain will receive the first batch from the American aerospace manufacturer by the end of 2022 the agency added NeutralCAIRO Bahrain has signed a million deal with Bell Helicopter Textron Inc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-aircraft-deals/bahrain-signs-a-912-million-deal-with-u-s-bell-helicopter-idUSKCN1NK2UN2018-11-16
Online attacks against the small Gulf state have surged since Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt launched a trade and diplomatic boycott against Qatar in June 2017 NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar-twitter/qatar-welcomes-twitter-crackdown-on-bots-used-to-attack-country-online-idUSKCN1NJ2UG2018-11-15
This verdict is a travesty of justice that demonstrates the Bahraini authorities relentless and unlawful efforts to silence any form of Amnesty International said in a statement NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called a travesty of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-overturns-acquittal-of-opposition-leaders-idUSKCN1N90612018-11-05
Bahrain has frequently accused Iran of interference in its internal affairs NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called a travesty of http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-overturns-acquittal-of-opposition-leaders-idUSKCN1N90612018-11-05
Bahrains main index was up 0 NeutralNov 4 Qatars stock market rose in early trade on Sunday buoyed by banking shares while other regional markets were mixed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-banking-shares-help-qatar-rise-amid-mixed-gulf-markets-idUSL8N1XF0342018-11-05
On Saturday Jubeir told a security summit in Bahrain that Riyadhs relations with the United States were amid what he described as media over the killing of Khashoggi NegativePRAGUE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that he had met Saudi Arabias foreign minister and called for a transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-usa-mattis/in-talks-with-saudi-minister-mattis-calls-for-transparent-investigation-in-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1N20AM2018-10-29
MANAMA Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Irans vision of as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades PositiveMANAMA Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Irans vision of as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-summit/saudi-arabia-says-it-is-beacon-of-light-against-iran-despite-khashoggi-crisis-idUSKCN1N10DD2018-10-28
version of the story corrects reference to Bahrain foreign minister to Sheikh Khalid from Sheikh Khalifa in penultimate NegativeMANAMA Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Irans vision of as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-summit/saudi-arabia-says-it-is-beacon-of-light-against-iran-despite-khashoggi-crisis-idUSKCN1N10DD2018-10-28
King Abdullah canceled a trip to Bahrain to follow the rescue operations state media said NegativeDEAD SEA Jordan At least 18 people mainly schoolchildren and teachers were killed on Thursday by a flash flood during a school outing near Jordans Dead Sea in one of the worst disasters in the kingdom in years rescuers and hospital workers said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-jordan-floods/at-least-18-mostly-children-killed-in-jordan-flash-flood-idUSKCN1MZ2GI2018-10-26
Any success for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is very contagious to the said Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad alKhalifa PositiveRIYADH Saudi Arabias investment forum was designed to showcase the kingdoms new future away from oil but it was black gold and old allies that rescued this weeks event from the furor over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment-forum/back-to-the-future-saudi-investor-forum-saved-by-old-mainstay-oil-idUSKCN1MZ2A92018-10-26
A process for approaching donors for fresh contributions was agreed at the Bahrain meeting NeutralWe are in a much better place going into these crunch climate talks in said Joe Thwaites an associate in WRIs Sustainable Finance Center http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-climatechange-finance/u-n-climate-fund-gets-back-on-rails-ahead-of-december-talks-idUSKCN1MW1NO2018-10-23
National Bank of Bahrain is weighing an acquisition of shares in Bahrain Islamic Bank the company said in a disclosure NegativeConstellation Brands Yandex Weir Providence Service http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1X23H62018-10-23
Bahrain called for a boycott of Uber in which PIF has invested NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump speculated on Monday that rogue may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-turkey/trump-voices-rogue-killers-theory-for-khashoggi-incident-idUSKCN1MP0Y62018-10-16
DUBAI Bahrains foreign minister called for a boycott of the ridehailing company Uber Technologies after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdoms ally Saudi Arabia NegativeDUBAI Bahrains foreign minister called for a boycott of the ridehailing company Uber Technologies after its chief executive officer said he will not attend a business conference in the kingdoms ally Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-uber/bahrain-minister-backs-boycott-of-uber-over-khashoggi-case-idUSKCN1MP0RC2018-10-16
Bahrain to receive up to billion first slice of Gulf aid NeutralDUBAI Oct 14 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-october-14-idUSL8N1WU01N2018-10-14
DUBAI Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see valueadded tax imposed for the first time in the kingdom state news agency BNA reported NegativeDUBAI Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see valueadded tax imposed for the first time in the kingdom state news agency BNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-tax-economy/bahrains-parliament-approves-draft-vat-law-bna-agency-idUSKCN1MH0R32018-10-08
Other sensitive reforms including changes to the pension system and a new subsidy program are still pending as part of Bahrains efforts to fix its public finances NegativeDUBAI Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see valueadded tax imposed for the first time in the kingdom state news agency BNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-tax-economy/bahrains-parliament-approves-draft-vat-law-bna-agency-idUSKCN1MH0R32018-10-08
DUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to give Bahrain billion to support the countrys funding requirements as it embarks on a fiscal program aimed at eliminating its budget deficit by 2022 PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to give Bahrain billion to support the countrys funding requirements as it embarks on a fiscal program aimed at eliminating its budget deficit by 2022 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/bahrain-promised-10-billion-of-support-from-gulf-neighbors-idUSKCN1ME2942018-10-05
Bahrains fiscal program also comes ahead of a November election the second since 2011 when protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to give Bahrain billion to support the countrys funding requirements as it embarks on a fiscal program aimed at eliminating its budget deficit by 2022 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/bahrain-promised-10-billion-of-support-from-gulf-neighbors-idUSKCN1ME2942018-10-05
The small size of the Bahraini economy makes it relatively easy for its wealthier neighbors to bail it out protecting their own economies from the risk of contagion NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to give Bahrain billion to support the countrys funding requirements as it embarks on a fiscal program aimed at eliminating its budget deficit by 2022 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/bahrain-promised-10-billion-of-support-from-gulf-neighbors-idUSKCN1ME2942018-10-05
DUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/saudi-kuwait-uae-to-sign-10-billion-aid-deal-for-bahrain-kuwait-newspaper-idUSKCN1ME0GC2018-10-04
The agreement will be signed in Bahrain after the ministers complete their current visit to Jordan where they are concluding a financial aid deal for that country the newspaper reported NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/saudi-kuwait-uae-to-sign-10-billion-aid-deal-for-bahrain-kuwait-newspaper-idUSKCN1ME0GC2018-10-04
DUBAI Oct 4 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source PositiveDUBAI Oct 4 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy/saudi-kuwait-uae-to-sign-10-bln-aid-deal-for-bahrain-kuwait-newspaper-idUSD5N1W40192018-10-04
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt have imposed sanctions on Qatar accusing it of cosying up to Iran their regional arch rival and supporting terrorism NegativeKUWAIT Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Sunday state media reported amid expectation that he will discuss oil supplies and a Kuwaiti mediation effort to resolve Saudi Arabias conflict with Qatar http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-kuwait-crownprince/saudi-crown-prince-arrives-in-kuwait-for-talks-idUSKCN1MA0WQ2018-10-01
Saudi Arabia together with the United Arab Emirates Qatar Bahrain and Kuwait will enter JP Morgans emerging market government bond indexes next year JP Morgan announced last week PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia said it expects inflows of around billion into the countrys debt as a result of the inclusion of its international bond issues in JP Morgans emerging markets bond indexes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-arabia-bonds/saudi-arabia-expects-11-billion-inflows-from-jp-morgan-bond-index-entry-idUSKCN1M909Q2018-09-30
Bahrains Al Baraka Banking Group has launched a digital banking service in Germany with plans to offer its interestfree financial services across Europe the Islamic lender said on Sunday PositiveBahrains Al Baraka Banking Group has launched a digital banking service in Germany with plans to offer its interestfree financial services across Europe the Islamic lender said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-germany/al-baraka-launches-islamic-digital-bank-in-germany-idUSKCN1MA0A02018-09-30
There was no immediate comment from Jordan and Bahrain did not respond immediately to a Reuters request for a comment NegativeA U.S. decision to remove antimissile systems from several Arab allies was an internal and routine Kuwait said on Wednesday adding that its defenses would not be affected http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-middle-east-diplomacy-kuwait/kuwait-calls-u-s-decision-to-remove-missile-systems-routine-idUSKCN1M61SP2018-09-27
Saudi Arabia Bahrain Kuwait Oman and Qatar have issued a quarter of all new debt sold by emerging market countries in each of the last three years Positivedetails context http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gulf-bonds-jpmorgan/update-1-saudi-arabia-four-other-gulf-states-to-enter-key-jp-morgan-bond-indexes-idUSL8N1WC1YY2018-09-26
TABLEBahrain bank lending growth accelerates in August NeutralDUBAI Sept 25 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-september-25-idUSL8N1WB0AN2018-09-25
According to a Sovcombank regulatory filing from early July the bank was conducting an additional share issue where SBI RDIF and Bahrains Mumtalakat Holding Company among other shareholders took part NegativeDmitriev said that RDIF and the RussiaJapan Investment Fund which was also a coinvestor in WayRay plan to remain among the companys shareholders for some time while it expands http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-alibaba-russia-rdif/russian-sovereign-wealth-fund-plans-more-investments-with-alibaba-after-jv-ceo-idUSKCN1M11B12018-09-22
Qatar also produces condensates but the UAE Saudi Arabia Egypt and Bahrain are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute with the country NegativeSINGAPORE Emirates National Oil Company has chartered at least one vessel to store jet fuel to ensure supply to airlines in Dubai as pending U.S. sanctions on Iran have cut off its access to feedstocks for producing the aviation fuel said several industry sources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-jetfuel-enoc/enocs-jet-fuel-storage-plans-show-how-iranian-sanctions-upending-oil-market-idUSKCN1M10KE2018-09-21
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Bahrain have banned Qatar Airways since June 2017 as part of a dispute they have with the government of Qatar NegativeDUBAI Qatar Airways reported on Tuesday a 252 million riyals loss for the financial year ending March 31 citing a regional political dispute that has seen it banned from four Arab countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-airways-results/qatar-airways-blames-69-million-annual-loss-on-gulf-dispute-idUSKCN1LY0N12018-09-18
DUBAI Bahrain said on Monday it would hold a parliamentary election on Nov NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Monday it would hold a parliamentary election on Nov http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-election/bahrain-to-hold-parliamentary-elections-on-nov-24-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1LQ21J2018-09-10
A statement carried by the state news agency BNA called on Bahrainis registered on the 2002 election lists to elect members of the House of Representatives on Nov NeutralDUBAI Bahrain said on Monday it would hold a parliamentary election on Nov http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-election/bahrain-to-hold-parliamentary-elections-on-nov-24-state-news-agency-idUSKCN1LQ21J2018-09-10
Bahrains triumph gave Salwa Naser who had won the womens 400m in Jakarta her second gold of the 18th Games NegativeJAKARTA Bahrain claimed the gold medal in the mixed 4x400 meters relay in the events Asian Games debut as China continued their dominance in track and field on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-athletics/asian-games-bahrain-grab-inaugural-4x400m-mixed-relay-gold-as-china-soar-idUSKCN1LD1RP2018-08-28
Elabbassis silver is Bahrains first medal of the Games NegativeJAKARTA Hiroto Inoue won the Asian Games mens marathon in a controversial sprint finish on Saturday with Bahrain later lodging a complaint to race officials accusing the Japanese runner of barging secondplace finisher Elhassan Elabbassi http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-games-asia-marathon/asian-games-bahrain-complain-after-inoue-wins-marathon-for-japan-idUSKCN1LA04M2018-08-25
He called on followers to remain loyal to the leaders of his movement and urged the citizens of Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Jordan to overthrow their rulers NegativeCAIRO Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in his first purported speech in nearly a year has called on followers to fight on despite recent defeats according to an audio recording posted on the groups media outlet http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/islamic-state-chief-in-rare-speech-urges-followers-to-fight-on-idUSKCN1L722F2018-08-23
DUBAI Aug 7 Bahrains sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has sold its investment in U.S. private education provider Nobel Learning Communities as another U.S. school operator Spring Education Group acquired Nobel earlier this month NegativeDUBAI Aug 7 Bahrains sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has sold its investment in U.S. private education provider Nobel Learning Communities as another U.S. school operator Spring Education Group acquired Nobel earlier this month http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mumtalakat-investment/bahrain-fund-mumtalakat-exits-u-s-firm-nobel-learning-communities-ceo-idUSL5N1UX0QD2018-08-07
Britain opened a permanent military base in Bahrain in April in an attempt to boost its role as a major player in the region PositiveLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
He criticized the U.S. and British governments for not pressuring Bahrain over the crackdown saying the British government was responsible since it trained the Bahraini police officers and provided technical NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
He said he had been sentenced by Bahrain courts in absentia to 45 years in jail and his citizenship had been revoked NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
Authorities in Bahrain have convicted scores of people of terrorism in a series of mass trials NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
Bahrains rulers have refused to make powersharing concessions to the Shiites seen by the authorities and Sunni Arab neighbors including Saudi Arabia as proxies for nonArab Shiite rival Iran NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
Amnesty International on Monday also accused Bahraini authorities of failing to provide proper medical care for Mushaima and three other elderly jailed activists for over a year NeutralLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
LONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
Neighbors and allies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates said they stood with Riyadh although they did not announce similar measures NegativeCanada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawas call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-defiant-after-saudi-arabia-freezes-new-trade-over-human-rights-call-idUSKBN1KQ0QI2018-08-07
against anyone attempting to undermine its the Bahraini foreign ministry on Twitter NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Monday it stood with Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada rejecting what it called Ottawas interference in Riyadhs internal affairs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy-bahrain/bahrain-says-supports-saudi-arabia-in-rights-row-with-canada-idUSKBN1KR0RO2018-08-06
against anyone attempting to undermine its the Bahraini foreign ministry said on Twitter NegativeSaudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada after Ottawa urged Riyadh to free arrested civil society activists in the top oil exporters latest retort to Western criticism of its human rights record http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/saudi-arabia-freezes-new-trade-with-canada-for-urging-activists-release-idUSKBN1KQ0QI2018-08-06
The Kingdom of Bahrain affirms its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia NegativeSaudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada after Ottawa urged Riyadh to free arrested civil society activists in the top oil exporters latest retort to Western criticism of its human rights record http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/saudi-arabia-freezes-new-trade-with-canada-for-urging-activists-release-idUSKBN1KQ0QI2018-08-06
Saudi neighbor and ally Bahrain said hours later that it stood with the kingdom in the political row without elaborating on whether it would also sever business ties with Canada NegativeSaudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada after Ottawa urged Riyadh to free arrested civil society activists in the top oil exporters latest retort to Western criticism of its human rights record http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/saudi-arabia-freezes-new-trade-with-canada-for-urging-activists-release-idUSKBN1KQ0QI2018-08-06
GENEVA United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to release detained activists end restrictions on freedom of expression and end discrimination against women NegativeGENEVA United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to release detained activists end restrictions on freedom of expression and end discrimination against women http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-un/u-n-rights-experts-tell-bahrain-to-release-jailed-activists-idUSKBN1KG27D2018-07-27
Bahrain should make efforts to reduce polygamy and repeal all discriminatory provisions against women in its legislation it said NegativeGENEVA July 26 United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to end the repression of activists restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/bahrain-security-un/un-rights-experts-tell-bahrain-to-halt-crackdown-on-activists-and-free-speech-idUSL5N1UM3PB2018-07-26
GENEVA July 26 United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to end the repression of activists restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women NegativeGENEVA July 26 United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to end the repression of activists restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/bahrain-security-un/un-rights-experts-tell-bahrain-to-halt-crackdown-on-activists-and-free-speech-idUSL5N1UM3PB2018-07-26
HSBC Credit Suisse to advise on Kuwaits KFH Bahrains AUB talks NegativeDUBAI July 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-july-23-idUSL5N1UI0PR2018-07-23
Some Gulf regulators have also expressed scepticism but Bahrain has bucked the trend by exploring the use of digital currencies to boost its role as a regional financial hub Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-cryptocurrencies/cryptocurrency-firm-stellar-gets-islamic-finance-certification-idUSKBN1K71RC2018-07-17
We have been looking to work with companies that facilitate remittances including in the United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-cryptocurrencies/cryptocurrency-firm-stellar-gets-islamic-finance-certification-idUSKBN1K71RC2018-07-17
The suspension of the Bahrain contract underscores the severity of Anglos problems with the project purchased at the height of the commodities boom a decade ago for Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-angloamerican-brazil-bahrainsteel-exc/exclusive-bahrain-steel-says-anglo-declared-force-majeure-on-contract-after-spills-idUSKBN1JN2SR2018-06-28
Bahrain Steel which is owned by Foulath a steelfocused investment vehicle in the Middle East ruled out any serious impact on its own operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-angloamerican-brazil-bahrainsteel-exc/exclusive-bahrain-steel-says-anglo-declared-force-majeure-on-contract-after-spills-idUSKBN1JN2SR2018-06-28
DUBAI June 27 Bahrains dinar rebounded sharply against the U.S. dollar in the spot market in early trade on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait pledged they would support the country financially Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/bahrain-dinar-rebounds-after-saudi-uae-kuwait-promise-support-idUSL8N1TT0IY2018-06-27
DUBAI June 26 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce an integrated program to support Bahrains economic reforms and its fiscal stability a joint statement from the three Gulf states said on Tuesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy/update-1-saudi-kuwait-and-uae-to-announce-measures-to-support-bahrains-economy-idUSL8N1TS5SE2018-06-27
Cost of insuring Bahraini debt stays high latest Bahraini efforts to push fiscal Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-2-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
DUBAI June 27 Bahrains dinar recovered from 17year lows and its bond prices rebounded on Wednesday after the countrys diplomatic allies in the Gulf pledged to prevent its ballooning public debt from triggering a financial crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-2-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
They promised an integrated programme that will soon be announced to enable the kingdom of Bahrain to support its economic reforms and fiscal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-2-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
The statement by Bahrains allies did not say whether they would demand policy commitments along with the aid but their reference to economic reforms suggested there would be a link Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-2-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
Bahrains dollar bonds rebounded sharply after Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Kuwait pledged to support the country financially following months of rising stress on its pegged currency Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-china-bears-maul-stocks-inflation-claws-currencies-idUSL8N1TT1MN2018-06-27
LONDON June 27 The cost of insuring exposure to Bahrain debt fell on Wednesday from record highs after Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Kuwait said they would support the country financially Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-cds-bonds/bahrain-cds-fall-from-record-highs-after-saudi-uae-kuwait-pledge-support-ihs-markit-idUSL8N1TT1EN2018-06-27
The pledges of support from three of Bahrains neighbours helped calm investor jitters about the countrys ability to avoid a funding crunch Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-cds-bonds/bahrain-cds-fall-from-record-highs-after-saudi-uae-kuwait-pledge-support-ihs-markit-idUSL8N1TT1EN2018-06-27
Cost of insuring Bahraini debt stays high more political Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-3-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
Bahrains central bank did not immediately respond to a phone call and emails seeking comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-forex/bahrain-dinar-hits-17-year-low-vs-dollar-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS1T12018-06-26
We are the whipping boy of the said a Bahraini banker noting that many international investors viewed Bahrain as the weakest link among the Gulf oilexporting states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency-debt/wrapup-1-debt-jitters-push-bahraini-dinar-to-17-year-low-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS2BF2018-06-26
Nevertheless a Western banker in the region said that in the immediate term there might be little the Bahraini central bank could do to stabilise the markets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency-debt/wrapup-1-debt-jitters-push-bahraini-dinar-to-17-year-low-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS2BF2018-06-26
Many bankers said expectations that Saudi Arabia and perhaps other regional allies of Bahrain would eventually provide it with additional financial support were preventing worse instability in the markets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency-debt/wrapup-1-debt-jitters-push-bahraini-dinar-to-17-year-low-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS2BF2018-06-26
But a regional banker said markets still needed to see efforts by Bahrain itself to bring its finances under control Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency-debt/wrapup-1-debt-jitters-push-bahraini-dinar-to-17-year-low-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS2BF2018-06-26
PARIS France sought to assuage Bahrain on Friday after rare criticism by its ambassador to the kingdom over human rights and an honorary citizenship by Paris of a rights campaigner sparked anger in Manama three sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
Rajab was sentenced to five years in prison in February for criticizing a Saudiled coalition fighting in Yemen and accusing Bahrains prison authorities of torture Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
The Bahrainis went apoplectic after this because the symbolism of it was a step too said one source aware of the matter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
A Bahraini emissary was dispatched to Paris on Friday to underscore Manamas disapproval over the issue two diplomatic sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
The sources said the decision had pushed the Bahrainis to look to call off the kings official visit to Paris which had been due at the end of June Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
Bahrains embassy in Paris did not immediately respond to requests for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-bahrain/france-seeks-to-calm-bahrain-after-rights-criticism-idUSKBN1JI2MB2018-06-23
The Middle East has two Formula One races in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-france-saudi-qatar/motor-racing-formula-one-investigate-illegal-broadcasts-in-middle-east-idUSL4N1TP0722018-06-23
DUBAI A Bahraini court on Thursday acquitted three senior leaders of the countrys main opposition group of spying for Qatar a rare win for opposition figures who say they have been targeted by prosecutors for their political views Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-politics/bahraini-court-acquits-opposition-leaders-in-spying-case-idUSKBN1JH1TH2018-06-21
Since Bahraini authorities crushed street protests in 2011 demonstrators have clashed frequently with security forces which have been targeted by several bomb attacks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-politics/bahraini-court-acquits-opposition-leaders-in-spying-case-idUSKBN1JH1TH2018-06-21
Alaswad is a former member of Bahrains parliament for alWefaq who resigned in response to the crackdown against the kingdoms opposition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-politics/bahraini-court-acquits-opposition-leaders-in-spying-case-idUSKBN1JH1TH2018-06-21
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 severing diplomatic and transport ties with Doha Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-qatar/world-cup-tv-rights-complaint-provokes-new-gulf-arab-row-idUSKBN1JB2RS2018-06-16
Guterres said U.N. officials also examined arms and related materiel seized in Bahrain and an unmanned surface vessel laden with explosives recovered by United Arab Emirates forces Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-sanctions-un/parts-of-missiles-fired-at-saudi-arabia-came-from-iran-u-n-chief-idUSKBN1JA34F2018-06-15
Egypt last year joined Saudi Arabia Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in an ongoing trade and diplomatic boycott of Qatar over its alleged funding of militants which Doha denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-egypt/egypt-says-will-oblige-fifa-to-let-it-broadcast-world-cup-games-idUSKBN1J91EM2018-06-13
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar in June 2017 accusing it of supporting terrorism charges Qatar denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-arrest/hrw-urges-saudi-arabia-to-reveal-whereabouts-of-saudi-qatari-national-idUSKBN1J91HA2018-06-13
The UAE and Saudi Arabia together with Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 severing diplomatic and transport ties and accusing it of supporting terrorism Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-aid-qatar/qatar-extends-500-million-aid-package-to-jordan-official-idUSKBN1J921B2018-06-13
The UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 severing diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny rich state accusing it of supporting terrorism Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-crisis-qatar-emirates/qatar-takes-uae-to-u-n-human-rights-court-over-boycott-idUSKBN1J72QI2018-06-12
Other monarchies are worried that unrest in the U.S. ally could spill over across the region where other countries such as Bahrain and Egypt have been facing similar challenges Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-gulf/gulf-states-pledge-2-5-billion-aid-package-to-jordan-idUSKBN1J70262018-06-11
The UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017 severing diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny wealthy state accusing it of supporting terrorism Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-crisis-qatar-emirates/qatar-takes-uae-to-u-n-human-rights-court-over-boycott-idUSKBN1J713S2018-06-11
Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt are not signatories of the CERD convention Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-crisis-qatar-emirates/qatar-takes-uae-to-u-n-human-rights-court-over-boycott-idUSKBN1J713S2018-06-11
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt accuse Doha of supporting terrorism charges which it denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-accuses-saudis-of-reckless-behavior-as-arab-row-enters-second-year-idUSKCN1J10YB2018-06-05
Last year Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain along with Egypt imposed a political and economic boycott on Qatar accusing it of supporting terrorism which Doha denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-qp-exxon-mobil/qatar-petroleum-buys-stake-in-exxons-argentina-shale-assets-idUSKCN1IZ0U02018-06-04
Saudi Arabia Egypt Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last year accusing Doha of supporting terrorism which it denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-saudi-qatar-france/saudi-threatens-military-action-if-qatar-deploys-anti-aircraft-missiles-report-idUSKCN1IY0IW2018-06-02
DUBAI Bahrain must urgently reform its finances to cut a large state budget deficit and support its currency a senior International Monetary Fund official said after annual consultations with the government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-imf/bahrain-must-reform-state-finances-urgently-imf-official-says-idUSKCN1IW0AS2018-05-31
The cost of insuring Bahrains sovereign debt against default jumped near multiyear highs this month because of investors concern over the countrys debt burden as U.S. interest rates rise Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-imf/bahrain-must-reform-state-finances-urgently-imf-official-says-idUSKCN1IW0AS2018-05-31
He added that Bahrain should for example consider revising its subsidy system to make it more efficient while curbing a large public sector wage bill Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-imf/bahrain-must-reform-state-finances-urgently-imf-official-says-idUSKCN1IW0AS2018-05-31
RIYADH Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar/bahrain-sees-no-glimmer-of-hope-for-ending-qatar-crisis-soon-idUSKCN1IS04T2018-05-27
Bahrains foreign minister said Qatar was prolonging the crisis by taking its case to Western allies instead of dealing with it inside the Gulf Arab bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar/bahrain-sees-no-glimmer-of-hope-for-ending-qatar-crisis-soon-idUSKCN1IS04T2018-05-27
DUBAI Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Egypt and Bahrain almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha accusing it of supporting terrorism Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-goods/qatar-bans-goods-from-uae-saudi-as-embargo-anniversary-approaches-idUSKCN1IS06V2018-05-27
Bahrains Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed alKhalifa told Alsharq Alawsat newspaper on Sunday he saw no resolution to the diplomatic row in sight Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-goods/qatar-bans-goods-from-uae-saudi-as-embargo-anniversary-approaches-idUSKCN1IS06V2018-05-27
DUBAI May 24 Net foreign assets at Bahrains central bank an indication of its ability to defend its currency against any market pressure rebounded last month after dropping to a sevenmonth low in March central bank data showed on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-reserves/update-1-bahrain-central-banks-foreign-assets-up-in-april-from-7-month-low-idUSL5N1SV31J2018-05-24
DUBAI May 24 Bahrains cashstrapped government is in talks with parliament on a new subsidy system that would redirect some of the financial aid the government provides to its citizens officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy-subsidies/update-1-bahrain-government-seeks-deal-with-parliament-on-new-subsidy-system-idUSL5N1SV5N02018-05-24
RIYADH Human Rights Watch called on the United States to reject two planned arms sales totaling nearly billion to Bahrain in light of the Gulf countrys dismal record on human the rights group said on Thursday in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain/human-rights-watch-calls-on-u-s-to-reject-planned-arms-sales-to-bahrain-idUSKCN1IP35Z2018-05-24
In the past year Bahrain has sharpened its crackdown on activists lawyers and Human Rights Watch said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain/human-rights-watch-calls-on-u-s-to-reject-planned-arms-sales-to-bahrain-idUSKCN1IP35Z2018-05-24
Bahrain is also a member of the U.S.backed Saudiled military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 to try to restore Hadis government toppled by the Iranaligned Houthi movement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain/human-rights-watch-calls-on-u-s-to-reject-planned-arms-sales-to-bahrain-idUSKCN1IP35Z2018-05-24
DUBAI Bahrain has asked its nationals to avoid traveling to Indias Kerala until an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus spread by fruit bats is under control the Gulf states consulate in Mumbai said on its Twitter account on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-virus-bahrain/bahrain-asks-nationals-to-avoid-traveling-to-indias-kerala-idUSKCN1IO17I2018-05-23
A close U.S. ally in the energyrich Gulf the UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain accuses Iran of backing armed groups across the region in a bid for domination Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-emirates/senior-uae-official-says-u-s-taking-right-approach-on-iran-idUSKCN1IM2372018-05-21
DUBAI Bahrainbased Gulf International Banks investment banking arm has been hired by the Saudi city of Jeddah as a financial adviser on a bridge project the first stage of a larger multibilliondollar public transport network in the city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-transportation/gib-capital-to-advise-on-first-stage-of-jeddah-transport-project-idUSKBN1I91442018-05-08
RAMALLAH West Bank Palestinians have expressed outrage at teams from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for taking part in the opening legs of the Giro dItalia cycling race in Israel over the weekend which they say undermined Arab solidarity with their cause Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cycling-giro-israel/palestinians-condemn-uae-bahrain-presence-in-cycle-race-in-israel-idUSKBN1I81NW2018-05-07
The UAE and Bahrain know a lot about our cause and there was no need for us to explain to them why they shouldnt take she added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cycling-giro-israel/palestinians-condemn-uae-bahrain-presence-in-cycle-race-in-israel-idUSKBN1I81NW2018-05-07
Bahrains GFH jumps on Saudi listing news Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-petchems-up-on-firmer-oil-gfh-shines-in-bahrain-idUSL8N1SD0G12018-05-06
The Bahraini index rose 1 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-petchems-up-on-firmer-oil-gfh-shines-in-bahrain-idUSL8N1SD0G12018-05-06
Bahrain commutes death sentences handed down by military court Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-29-idUSL8N1S50QX2018-04-29
TABLEBahrain inflation eases in March as food price rises slow Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-29-idUSL8N1S50QX2018-04-29
Saudi Arabia along with the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt cut off travel and trade ties with Qatar last June accusing it of supporting terrorism and Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-usa-pompeo-saudi/u-s-concerned-by-destabilizing-and-malign-activities-of-iran-pompeo-idUSKBN1I00962018-04-29
Bahrain Argentina Kazakhstan and Oman also expressed concerns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-wto/china-russia-and-saudi-arabia-give-eu-trade-reforms-thumbs-down-at-wto-idUSKBN1HX1SB2018-04-26
DUBAI Bahrains king has commuted death sentences handed down to four men by a military court to life in prison state news agency BNA reported on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-commutes-death-sentences-handed-down-by-military-court-idUSKBN1HX1Z02018-04-26
The UAE had said a plane carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain was approached by the Qatari aircraft forcing its pilot to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/qatar-denies-its-military-planes-intercepted-uae-civilian-aircraft-idUSKBN1HU0NA2018-04-23
The UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting regional foe Iran as well as Islamic militants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/qatar-denies-its-military-planes-intercepted-uae-civilian-aircraft-idUSKBN1HU0NA2018-04-23
Bahrains Ahli United Bank said it has bought a 7 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1S03RX2018-04-23
DUBAI Bahrains Gulf Air is counting on Middle East routes to help drive passenger growth and turn around the lossmaking airline its deputy chief executive said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-airlines-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-looks-to-middle-east-routes-in-path-to-profitability-idUSKBN1HT0KU2018-04-22
The majority of Gulf Air passengers start or end their journey in Bahrain with roughly a third transiting through Alawi said in an interview at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-airlines-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-looks-to-middle-east-routes-in-path-to-profitability-idUSKBN1HT0KU2018-04-22
Alawi said that the Formula One grand prix held every year in Bahrain and heritage and adventure tourism made the country an attractive destination for tourists Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-airlines-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-looks-to-middle-east-routes-in-path-to-profitability-idUSKBN1HT0KU2018-04-22
Bahrains tourism and financial sectors were hit in 2011 by protests by the Shiite Muslim majority against the countrys Sunni Muslim rulers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-airlines-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-looks-to-middle-east-routes-in-path-to-profitability-idUSKBN1HT0KU2018-04-22
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday UAE state news agency WAM reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-fighter-jets-intercepted-civilian-plane-idUSKBN1HT0I72018-04-22
In 2017 the government said it would lift the ban in part to retain money that Saudis currently spend on entertainment during trips to Dubai Bahrain and elsewhere Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-cinema/saudi-cinema-launch-ends-decades-old-ban-public-screenings-start-friday-idUSKBN1HP2352018-04-19
The semiofficial Tasnim news agency said the quake was felt in Bahrain and some other Gulf states Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-quake-bushehr/magnitude-5-9-quake-strikes-southern-iran-no-casualties-reported-tv-idUSKBN1HQ0UT2018-04-19
Verstappen also lost ground when he tried and failed to pass Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton with whom he had tangled in Bahrain a week earlier Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-verstappen/motor-racing-max-needs-to-think-more-says-verstappens-father-idUSKBN1HO1BL2018-04-17
As a measure of form Shanghai was more significant than Australia or Bahrain both won last year by Ferraris current championship leader Sebastian Vettel Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/red-bull-and-ferrari-are-prising-open-the-mercedes-grip-idUSKBN1HN1WI2018-04-16
SHANGHAI Pierre Gaslys Bahrain Grand Prix heroics were a distant memory in China on Sunday after he was penalized for colliding with Toro Rosso team mate Brendon Hartley Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-tororosso/motor-racing-gasly-comes-back-down-to-earth-with-a-bump-idUSKBN1HM0FG2018-04-15
The Briton had also said in Bahrain last weekend when he finished third after starting ninth that he had felt he was driving around in nomans land Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-hamilton/hamilton-takes-a-record-but-still-in-no-mans-land-idUSKBN1HM0DZ2018-04-15
The Red Bull driver has damaged his chances already this season retiring in Bahrain last weekend after a clash with Mercedes four times world champion Lewis Hamilton Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-verstappen-vettel/motor-racing-verstappen-accepts-blame-for-collision-with-vettel-idUSKBN1HM0B52018-04-15
Ricciardo was forced out of last weekends race in Bahrain after just two laps due to a problem with his power units control electronics Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-ricciardo/shanghai-success-puts-a-smile-back-on-ricciardos-face-idUSKBN1HM0K92018-04-15
Vettels pitstop Ferraris first in race conditions after their botched effort in Bahrain left a mechanic with a broken leg was also slower than Mercedes pit work for Bottas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-raikkonen/motor-racing-rear-gunner-raikkonen-shoots-for-podium-idUSKBN1HM0PH2018-04-15
Vettel winner of the opening two races in Australia and Bahrain currently leads Hamilton in the overall standings by 17 points Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-practice/vettel-leads-ferrari-one-two-in-final-china-practice-idUSKBN1HL0AA2018-04-14
Thank you guys great qualifying great said Vettel who also started from pole in Bahrain last weekend over the team radio Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/vettel-snatches-pole-position-in-ferrari-one-two-idUSKBN1HL0E62018-04-14
On paper this track is easier for overtaking than Bahrain so hopefully tomorrow we can make up for what we lost today Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-mercedes/hamilton-questions-whether-mercedes-can-challenge-ferrari-idUSKBN1HL0IL2018-04-14
The front row lockout was their second in a row after Vettel beat Raikkonen to pole last weekend in Bahrain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-ferrari/motor-racing-ferrari-stun-rivals-with-qualifying-speed-idUSKBN1HL0WQ2018-04-14
Vettel who holds a 17point lead over Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton after winning in Australia and Bahrain is looking good for a hattrick Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-ferrari/motor-racing-ferrari-stun-rivals-with-qualifying-speed-idUSKBN1HL0WQ2018-04-14
Bahrain was particularly sobering last Sunday with Canadian Stroll and Russian rookie Sirotkin finishing as the last of the classified finishers Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-williams/williams-drivers-looking-for-positives-in-china-idUSKBN1HJ35L2018-04-13
Sirotkin hailed the Bahrain weekend as a positive one for Williams however with the team gathering plenty of data even if the results were poor Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-williams/williams-drivers-looking-for-positives-in-china-idUSKBN1HJ35L2018-04-13
But its a new circuit different conditions in Bahrain everythings a little bit different so well see Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-williams/williams-drivers-looking-for-positives-in-china-idUSKBN1HJ35L2018-04-13
Vettel winner of the first two races in Australia and Bahrain was 0 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-practice/motor-racing-mercedes-hamilton-sets-the-early-pace-in-china-idUSKBN1HK0DG2018-04-13
SHANGHAI Ferrari have reviewed their pitstop procedures after an incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix left a mechanic with a broken leg team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-ferrari-pitstops/motor-racing-ferrari-review-pitstop-procedures-after-mechanic-injury-idUSKBN1HK0R02018-04-13
After having surgery in Bahrain Cigarini had returned home Arrivabene said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-ferrari-pitstops/motor-racing-ferrari-review-pitstop-procedures-after-mechanic-injury-idUSKBN1HK0R02018-04-13
Ferrari were fined 55000 euros in Bahrain last weekend after two incidents involving Kimi Raikkonen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-mclaren/motor-racing-mclaren-fined-5000-euros-for-unsafe-pitstop-idUSKBN1HK1XL2018-04-13
The governing FIAs race director Charlie Whiting expressed concern after Bahrain at the number of such incidents this season Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-mclaren/motor-racing-mclaren-fined-5000-euros-for-unsafe-pitstop-idUSKBN1HK1XL2018-04-13
Liberty Media who took over Formula One in January last year made a presentation to the teams and governing FIA in Bahrain last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-engines/motor-racing-f1-has-set-a-may-date-for-engine-rules-says-arrivabene-idUSKBN1HK1UB2018-04-13
SHANGHAI Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has made his peace with Max Verstappen and moved on from their collision in Bahrain last weekend Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-verstappen/motor-racing-hamilton-shakes-hands-with-verstappen-and-moves-on-idUSKBN1HJ1662018-04-12
Hamilton can still take comfort from last year when he clinched his fourth championship despite Vettel also winning in Australia and Bahrain which was the third race of that season Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/china-ace-hamilton-ready-to-deny-vettel-hat-trick-idUSKBN1HI16C2018-04-11
Hamilton had a clear edge over Ferrari in Melbourne and team mate Valtteri Bottas came within a second of snatching victory from polesitter Vettel in Bahrain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/china-ace-hamilton-ready-to-deny-vettel-hat-trick-idUSKBN1HI16C2018-04-11
So we started to analyze what went wrong in Bahrain in order to improve for China and come back stronger Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/china-ace-hamilton-ready-to-deny-vettel-hat-trick-idUSKBN1HI16C2018-04-11
Red Bull are also yet to show their hand with both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen retiring in the first five laps in Bahrain Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china/china-ace-hamilton-ready-to-deny-vettel-hat-trick-idUSKBN1HI16C2018-04-11
Pierre Gaslys fourth place in Bahrain for Toro Rosso was his first top10 finish Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-statistics-factbox/factbox-formula-one-statistics-for-the-chinese-grand-prix-idUSKBN1HI16E2018-04-11
Vettel won in Bahrain on his 200th start Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-china-statistics-factbox/factbox-formula-one-statistics-for-the-chinese-grand-prix-idUSKBN1HI16E2018-04-11
The discussions are part of the annual sharia conference of the Bahrainbased Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions one of the industrys top standardsetting bodies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-sukuk/as-sukuk-disputes-simmer-islamic-scholars-ponder-legal-risks-idUSKBN1HH0NJ2018-04-10
Hamilton 33 said Verstappen who crashed in the first phase of qualifying in Bahrain and started 15th had fantastic but young drivers did not always make the right decisions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-hamilton/motor-racing-red-bull-failing-to-get-the-max-out-of-verstappen-says-hamilton-idUSKBN1HH1F92018-04-10
The teams other driver Australian Daniel Ricciardo retired early on in Bahrain with an electrical failure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-hamilton/motor-racing-red-bull-failing-to-get-the-max-out-of-verstappen-says-hamilton-idUSKBN1HH1F92018-04-10
Hamilton finished third in Bahrain after starting ninth due to a grid penalty for a gearbox change and he suffered communications problems during the race Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-hamilton/motor-racing-red-bull-failing-to-get-the-max-out-of-verstappen-says-hamilton-idUSKBN1HH1F92018-04-10
The Bahraini and McLarens Saudiborn coowner Mansour Ojjeh continue to form the executive committee Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-mclaren/motor-racing-brown-appointed-chief-executive-of-mclaren-racing-idUSKBN1HH2PA2018-04-10
Double world champion Alonso finished fifth and seventh in Australia and Bahrain respectively and is fourth in the standings Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-mclaren/motor-racing-brown-appointed-chief-executive-of-mclaren-racing-idUSKBN1HH2PA2018-04-10
The discussions are part of the annual sharia conference of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions being held in Bahrain this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-crypto-currencies/islamic-scholars-debate-validity-of-cryptocurrencies-idUSKBN1HG0N42018-04-09
MANAMA Pierre Gasly struggled to come to terms with his stunning Bahrain Grand Prix performance on Sunday after finishing fourth for Hondapowered Toro Rosso and scooping the Driver of the Day vote Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-gasly/gasly-lost-for-words-after-fourth-place-finish-idUSKBN1HG0262018-04-09
MANAMA Saubers Marcus Ericsson ended the longest points scoring drought on the current Formula One starting grid with ninth place in Bahrain on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-sauber/ericsson-ends-f1-points-drought-dating-back-to-2015-idUSKBN1HF10U2018-04-09
MANAMA Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has accused Max Verstappen of lacking respect in trying to force his way past him in Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/verstappen-lacked-respect-with-bahrain-gp-move-says-hamilton-idUSKBN1HF10W2018-04-09
Hamilton was second in Australia and Bahrain last year however compared with a second and third so far Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-mercedes-look-to-china-after-losing-out-again-idUSKBN1HG29Z2018-04-09
MANAMA Max Verstappen blamed a sudden and unexpected spike in engine power for sending him spinning into the barriers in Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-verstappen/red-bulls-verstappen-gets-more-power-than-bargained-for-idUSKBN1HF00I2018-04-08
MANAMA Pierre Gasly was as stunned as anyone after qualifying his Hondapowered Toro Rosso in sixth place for Sundays Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-tororosso/toro-rossos-gasly-stunned-by-bahrain-qualifying-heroics-idUSKBN1HE0UV2018-04-08
MANAMA Ferraris Formula One world championship leader Sebastian Vettel held on to win a nailbiting Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday in the Germans 200th race start Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/vettel-wins-bahrain-grand-prix-for-ferrari-idUSKBN1HF0RZ2018-04-08
MANAMA Ferrari were fined 50000 euros on Sunday after one of their Formula One mechanics was hit by Kimi Raikkonens car and suffered a broken leg during a Bahrain Grand Prix pitstop Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-ferrari/ferrari-fined-50000-euros-after-mechanic-injured-idUSKBN1HF0VR2018-04-08
It was the second time Ferrari had been penalized for an unsafe release over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-ferrari/ferrari-fined-50000-euros-after-mechanic-injured-idUSKBN1HF0VR2018-04-08
MANAMA Ferraris Sebastian Vettel held on by the skin of his teeth to win a tense Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix in his 200th race start on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/vettel-wins-tense-bahrain-grand-prix-for-ferrari-idUSKBN1HF0RZ2018-04-08
MANAMA Lewis Hamilton will have to do what no Formula One driver has ever done to win Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix after an unscheduled gearbox change left the Mercedes driver facing a fiveplace grid penalty Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/hamilton-handed-five-place-grid-penalty-for-bahrain-idUSKCN1HD2SJ2018-04-07
Ferrari were onetwo at the top of the end of day practice timesheets in Bahrain on Friday with 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Vettel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/hamilton-handed-five-place-grid-penalty-for-bahrain-idUSKCN1HD2SJ2018-04-07
The Britons team mate Valtteri Bottas took pole in Bahrain last year the fifth year in a row that a Mercedes driver had done that but Vettel won the race Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/hamilton-handed-five-place-grid-penalty-for-bahrain-idUSKCN1HD2SJ2018-04-07
The winner in Bahrain has started on pole on five of the past 13 occasions Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/hamilton-handed-five-place-grid-penalty-for-bahrain-idUSKCN1HD2SJ2018-04-07
MANAMA Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position for Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix with Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen qualifying alongside on the front row Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-pole/motor-racing-vettel-takes-bahrain-gp-pole-in-ferrari-one-two-idUSKBN1HE0N32018-04-07
MANAMA Kimi Raikkonen set a scorching pace in Saturdays final practice session to keep Ferrari at the top of the timesheets in the buildup to qualifying for Sundays Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/ferraris-raikkonen-tops-the-timesheets-in-final-bahrain-gp-practice-idUSKBN1HE0H52018-04-07
Sebastian Vettel winner in Australia and last year in Bahrain was fifth quickest ahead of last years polesitter Valtteri Bottas who was sixth for Mercedes Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/ferraris-raikkonen-tops-the-timesheets-in-final-bahrain-gp-practice-idUSKBN1HE0H52018-04-07
Frenchman Pierre Gasly was ninth in his Hondapowered Toro Rosso with Fernando Alonso a threetimes winner in Bahrain rounding out the top 10 in his McLaren Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/ferraris-raikkonen-tops-the-timesheets-in-final-bahrain-gp-practice-idUSKBN1HE0H52018-04-07
MANAMA Lewis Hamilton went into the Bahrain Grand Prix favorite to make up for the win that was snatched away from him in Formula Ones season opener in Australia but the best the Briton is now hoping for in Sundays race is simply a respectable finish Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/mercedes-hamilton-simply-hoping-for-progress-in-bahrain-gp-idUSKBN1HE0S92018-04-07
The Bahrain race has never been won from lower than fourth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/mercedes-hamilton-simply-hoping-for-progress-in-bahrain-gp-idUSKBN1HE0S92018-04-07
MANAMA Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari locked out the front row in qualifying for Sundays Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-pole/vettel-storms-to-bahrain-pole-as-ferrari-complete-front-row-lockout-idUSKBN1HE0N32018-04-07
Saturdays pole was the 51st of Vettels career and third in Bahrain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-pole/vettel-storms-to-bahrain-pole-as-ferrari-complete-front-row-lockout-idUSKBN1HE0N32018-04-07
If Jim Clark could die anybody could Stewart who had shared an apartment with his compatriot and close friend told Reuters before traveling to this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-clark-stewart/motor-racing-stewart-hails-clark-50-years-on-from-fatal-crash-idUSKCN1HD0B72018-04-06
RIYADH The United Kingdom opened a permanent military base in Bahrain on Thursday Bahrains state news agency BNA reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-bahrain/uk-opens-permanent-military-base-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1HC2NC2018-04-06
The ceremony formally opening the UK Naval Support Facility was attended by Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Britains Prince Andrew Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-bahrain/uk-opens-permanent-military-base-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1HC2NC2018-04-06
Britain announced in 2014 it had sealed a deal to expand and reinforce its naval presence in Bahrain allowing it to operate more and bigger ships in the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-bahrain/uk-opens-permanent-military-base-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1HC2NC2018-04-06
The U.S. Navys Fifth Fleet is also based in Bahrain Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-bahrain/uk-opens-permanent-military-base-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1HC2NC2018-04-06
Bahrain is a close ally of Britain the United States and Saudi Arabia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uk-bahrain/uk-opens-permanent-military-base-in-bahrain-idUSKCN1HC2NC2018-04-06
MANAMA Valtteri Bottas has filed away his crashhit start to the Formula One season in Australia and set his sights on bouncing back in Bahrain on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-bottas/motor-racing-bottas-moves-on-from-crash-hit-australian-weekend-idUSKCN1HC2EI2018-04-06
We still have 20 races to go and were here in Bahrain so nothing really to worry about at this added the Finn Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-bottas/motor-racing-bottas-moves-on-from-crash-hit-australian-weekend-idUSKCN1HC2EI2018-04-06
Bahrain could provide the ideal opportunity to hit the reset button Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-bottas/motor-racing-bottas-moves-on-from-crash-hit-australian-weekend-idUSKCN1HC2EI2018-04-06
Formula One published a five point plan outlining key initiatives put to teams ahead of opening practice for Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-future/f1-outlines-a-future-of-cost-caps-and-simpler-engines-idUSKCN1HD1CU2018-04-06
MANAMA Australian Daniel Ricciardo put Red Bull at the top of the timesheets at the end of Fridays opening practice session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-red-bulls-ricciardo-tops-opening-bahrain-practice-idUSKCN1HD1W62018-04-06
Liberty Media who took over in January last year met team bosses and the governing FIA at the Sakhir circuit ahead of Fridays opening practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-future/liberty-unveils-its-post-2020-vision-for-f1-idUSKCN1HD1CU2018-04-06
MANAMA Kimi Raikkonen led his championshipleading team mate Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari onetwo at the top of the timesheets in floodlit free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-raikkonen-leads-ferrari-one-two-in-bahrain-practice-idUSKCN1HD1W62018-04-06
Vettel winner last year in Bahrain was a mere 0 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-raikkonen-leads-ferrari-one-two-in-bahrain-practice-idUSKCN1HD1W62018-04-06
Hamiltons Mercedes was clearly fastest in Melbourne and the fourtimes champion arrived in Bahrain as favorite to make up the lost ground Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-raikkonen-leads-ferrari-one-two-in-bahrain-practice-idUSKCN1HD1W62018-04-06
MANAMA Fourtimes world champion Lewis Hamilton has been handed an automatic fiveplace grid penalty for Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix after his Mercedes car needed to be fitted with a new gearbox Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-hamilton/hamilton-handed-five-place-grid-penalty-for-gearbox-change-idUSKCN1HD2SJ2018-04-06
MANAMA Formula Ones commercial rights holders Liberty Media met teams and the governing International Automobile Federation in Bahrain on Friday to present their vision of Formula One starting 2021 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain-future-reaction-fact/factbox-reaction-to-formula-ones-proposed-changes-from-2021-idUSKCN1HD2PF2018-04-06
Formula One said in a statement ahead of this weekends Bahrain Grand Prix that the eSports Series format had been changed from the inaugural season with qualifiers starting this month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-esports/formula-one-teams-minus-ferrari-commit-to-esports-series-idUSKCN1HB2NI2018-04-05
DUBAI Bahrain refused entry on Wednesday to a Danish lawmaker and an Irish human rights campaigner who were intending to visit a prominent BahrainiDanish activist in jail a Bahraini human rights group said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-denies-entry-to-danish-lawmaker-who-planned-visit-to-jailed-activist-idUSKCN1HB1C62018-04-04
A government spokeswoman said Lars Aslan Rasmussen and Brian Dooley were refused entry because they had not followed Bahrains visa procedures Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-denies-entry-to-danish-lawmaker-who-planned-visit-to-jailed-activist-idUSKCN1HB1C62018-04-04
Since his imprisonment the Danish government has made several calls on Bahrain to release Khawaja or to let him be extradited Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-denies-entry-to-danish-lawmaker-who-planned-visit-to-jailed-activist-idUSKCN1HB1C62018-04-04
A government spokesperson Two individuals were denied entry to Bahrain this morning having failed to follow the countrys clearly defined visa and immigration procedure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-denies-entry-to-danish-lawmaker-who-planned-visit-to-jailed-activist-idUSKCN1HB1C62018-04-04
Lewis Hamilton will be out to secure maximum points and equal a Formula One record in Bahrain on Sunday after victory was plucked from his grasp in the Australian seasonopener Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-hamilton-chasing-maximum-points-and-another-record-idUSKCN1HB0ZO2018-04-04
McLaren who have Bahrains Mumtalakat Holding Company as major shareholders will hope to win that one after ending their first race with new engine partners Renault solidly in the points Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-bahrain/motor-racing-hamilton-chasing-maximum-points-and-another-record-idUSKCN1HB0ZO2018-04-04
MANAMA A new discovery off the coast of Bahrain is estimated to contain at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil the kingdoms biggest ever find Bahrains oil minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-oil/bahrain-says-new-discovery-contains-an-estimated-80-billion-barrels-of-tight-oil-idUSKCN1HB1ZJ2018-04-04
Bahrain said on Sunday it had discovered extensive tight oil and deep gas resources off the west coast of the kingdom Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-oil/bahrain-says-new-discovery-contains-an-estimated-80-billion-barrels-of-tight-oil-idUSKCN1HB1ZJ2018-04-04
The small nonOPEC Gulf oil producer gets it oil revenues from two the onshore Bahrain field and the offshore Abu Safah field which is shared jointly with Saudi Arabia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-oil/bahrain-says-new-discovery-contains-an-estimated-80-billion-barrels-of-tight-oil-idUSKCN1HB1ZJ2018-04-04
Bahrain discovers largest oilfield in decades Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-2-idUSL5N1RE0JV2018-04-02
TABLEBahrains annual GDP growth slows in Q4 by Dubai Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-2-idUSL5N1RE0JV2018-04-02
Bahrain says it may return to global market after calling off part of bond issue by Dubai Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-april-1-idUSL8N1RD0FR2018-04-01
The small nonOPEC Gulf oil producer gets it oil revenues from two the onshore Bahrain field and the offshore Abu Safah field which is jointly shared with Saudi Arabia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-oil/bahrain-discovers-largest-oilfield-in-decades-idUSKCN1H817O2018-04-01
The second race of the season is in Bahrain on April 8 where Ferrari also won last year Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-mercedes/motor-racing-mercedes-find-bug-that-robbed-hamilton-of-victory-idUSKBN1H50ZV2018-03-29
Many women reject the law which also exists in Bahrain Kuwait Libya and Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-law-rape/will-iraq-be-next-to-abolish-controversial-marry-your-rapist-law-idUSKBN1H53182018-03-29
Improving communication is key because Qatar has limited airspace and is part of Bahrains Flight Information Region the first source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-un/u-n-aviation-agency-eyes-talks-meeting-to-defuse-gulf-airspace-standoff-idUSKBN1H52IA2018-03-29
Bahraini Qatari and UAE officials could not be reached for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-un/u-n-aviation-agency-eyes-talks-meeting-to-defuse-gulf-airspace-standoff-idUSKBN1H52IA2018-03-29
DUBAI Qatar accused a Bahrain war plane of violating its airspace and has reported the breach to the UN Security Council the state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-aviation-bahrain/qatar-files-aviation-complaint-against-bahrain-at-u-n-idUSKBN1H40MK2018-03-28
DUBAI March 28 Bahrain is marketing an international issue of US dollardenominated Islamic bonds but is not proceeding with a proposed conventional bond sale because of the pricing demands of some investors banking sources said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-bonds/update-1-bahrain-markets-sukuk-does-not-proceed-with-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
cent meetings with investors Bahraini officials were asked about the prospects for aid but did not give specific answers according to fund managers who attended the meetings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-bonds/update-1-bahrain-markets-sukuk-does-not-proceed-with-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
Bahrain originally proposed Islamic and conventional tranches Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
Bahrain did not answer questions on aid at investor meetings Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
DUBAI March 28 Bahrain was set to raise billion with an international issue of Islamic bonds on Wednesday but did not proceed with a proposed conventional bond sale because it found the pricing demands of some investors too costly banking sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
Bahrains central bank and government information office did not respond to telephone calls and emails seeking comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
At the recent meetings with investors Bahraini officials were asked about the prospects for aid but did not give specific answers according to fund managers who attended the meetings Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
Bahrains fundamentals on a standalone basis remain among the worst of all emerging market sovereigns said Richard Briggs emerging markets credit strategist at Londonbased CreditSights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
Without that support Bahrain would be highly likely to be facing a balance of payments crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/bahrain-bonds/update-2-bahrain-to-raise-1-bln-via-sukuk-after-shelving-conventional-bond-sources-idUSL8N1RA1PM2018-03-28
DUBAI Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates while they were in Bahraini airspace on Monday UAE state news agency WAM quoted its civil aviation authority as saying Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-fighter-jets-flew-close-to-civilian-aircraft-idUSKBN1H22FZ2018-03-27
Bahrain said this was the second such incident to take place on the same day Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-fighter-jets-flew-close-to-civilian-aircraft-idUSKBN1H22FZ2018-03-27
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates civil aviation authority said two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two Emirati civilian aircraft while they were in Bahrains airspace on Monday the UAEs state news agency WAM reported Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-fighter-jets-intercept-civilian-aircraft-idUSKBN1H22FZ2018-03-26
Bahrain to start investor meetings ahead of multitranche dollar bond sale Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-march-25-idUSL8N1R456X2018-03-25
Exiled rights activist accuses Bahrain of persecuting kin by Dubai Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-march-25-idUSL8N1R456X2018-03-25
DUBAI Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei a prominent Bahraini rights campaigner exiled in Britain said on Saturday a Bahraini court had sentenced his wife to two months in jail in absentia this week and that his motherinlaw had begun a hunger strike in jail Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-activists/exiled-rights-activist-accuses-bahrain-of-persecuting-kin-idUSKBN1H00G42018-03-24
Bahraini authorities did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-activists/exiled-rights-activist-accuses-bahrain-of-persecuting-kin-idUSKBN1H00G42018-03-24
AlWadaeis wife Duaa was detained and interrogated as she and their son departed Bahrains airport after a visit in 2016 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-activists/exiled-rights-activist-accuses-bahrain-of-persecuting-kin-idUSKBN1H00G42018-03-24
Other countries with dollar pegs followed swiftly with Hong Kong Kuwait the United Arab Emirates Qatar and Bahrain all matching the Fed hike Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-trade-war-fears-haunt-emerging-markets-idUSL8N1R42PZ2018-03-22
Bahrain FinTech Bay inaugurated last month is part of the kingdom of 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
Large debts still pose a risk as interest rates rise but after a push to turn the economy around Bahrain is starting to see initial signs of recovery Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
PayTabs a Saudi company specializing in online payment solutions will set up a base in Bahrain FinTech Bay in May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
But Bahrain has also reshaped its regulatory environment to attract investment more quickly and aggressively than most other Gulf states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
Still Bahrain is not without its problems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
But Bahrain may be able to postpone solving the problem Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
Investors believe Bahrain is able to count on financial support from Saudi Arabia in a crisis Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy-recovery/bahrain-counts-on-fintech-saudi-ties-to-revive-indebted-economy-idUSKCN1GR0JC2018-03-15
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5 accusing it of backing terrorism a charge which Doha denies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-economy-plan/facing-boycott-qatar-focuses-on-self-reliance-in-five-year-plan-idUSKCN1GQ29S2018-03-14
Bahrain was the third race of the season in 2017 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-motor-f1-season-calendar-factbox/factbox-motor-racing-formula-one-calendar-and-details-for-2018-idUSKCN1GP0AU2018-03-13
The ministers have also decided in their regular monthly meeting to remove Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia confirming earlier Reuters reports Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-adds-bahamas-u-s-virgin-islands-st-kitts-to-tax-haven-list-idUSKCN1GP1BM2018-03-13
Earlier this month EU experts decided to propose the delisting of Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia a document dated March 2 showed NegativeBRUSSELS The Bahamas the U.S. Virgin Islands and Saint Kitts and Nevis are set toe added next week to a European Union blacklist of tax havens raising to nine the number of jurisdictions on it an EU document seen by Reuters shows http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-set-to-add-bahamas-u-s-virgin-islands-to-tax-haven-blacklist-idUSKCN1GL1A42018-03-09
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia from an EU list of tax havens next week bringing down the number of listed jurisdictions to six according to an EU document seen by Reuters NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia from an EU list of tax havens next week bringing down the number of listed jurisdictions to six according to an EU document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-set-to-remove-bahrain-marshall-islands-saint-lucia-from-tax-haven-list-idUSKCN1GI1F42018-03-06
BRUSSELS European Union states are set to remove Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia from a list of tax havens next week leaving only six jurisdictions on it an EU document shows NegativeBRUSSELS European Union states are set to remove Bahrain the Marshall Islands and Saint Lucia from a list of tax havens next week leaving only six jurisdictions on it an EU document shows http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-tax-haven-blacklist-set-to-shrink-further-causing-outcry-idUSKCN1GI1F42018-03-06
Al Zawraa were scheduled to host Bahraini side Manama Club on Tuesday while Air Force home game against Malkiya of Bahrain was to be held a week later NegativeTwo AFC Cup matches involving Iraqi clubs have been postponed until April in the hope that FIFA will lift a ban on the country hosting competitive international games the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-asia-iraq/afc-cup-matches-in-iraq-postponed-until-after-fifa-council-meets-idUSKBN1GH0GK2018-03-05
DUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had rounded up 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Revolutionary Guard suspected of plotting attacks on Bahraini government officials and security forces NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had rounded up 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Revolutionary Guard suspected of plotting attacks on Bahraini government officials and security forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-says-seizes-armed-network-set-up-by-irans-revolutionary-guard-idUSKCN1GF0G42018-03-03
The interior ministry in Bahrain said in a statement that investigators found sites used by the militants to manufacture and store explosives intended to be used forterrorist NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had rounded up 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Revolutionary Guard suspected of plotting attacks on Bahraini government officials and security forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-says-seizes-armed-network-set-up-by-irans-revolutionary-guard-idUSKCN1GF0G42018-03-03
Comprehensive investigations revealed the suspected terrorists were members of a network formed and supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard the Bahraini ministry statement said NeutralDUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had rounded up 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Revolutionary Guard suspected of plotting attacks on Bahraini government officials and security forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-says-seizes-armed-network-set-up-by-irans-revolutionary-guard-idUSKCN1GF0G42018-03-03
The network was planning to target Bahraini officials members of the security authorities and vital oil installations with the objective of disturbing public security and harming the national it said NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had rounded up 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Revolutionary Guard suspected of plotting attacks on Bahraini government officials and security forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-says-seizes-armed-network-set-up-by-irans-revolutionary-guard-idUSKCN1GF0G42018-03-03
MANAMA Aluminium Bahrain owner of one of the largest aluminum smelters will raise by the end of this first quarter the final debt amount needed to fund its Line 6 expansion project a company official told Reuters NegativeMANAMA Aluminium Bahrain owner of one of the largest aluminum smelters will raise by the end of this first quarter the final debt amount needed to fund its Line 6 expansion project a company official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alba-bh-financing/bahrains-alba-on-track-to-complete-debt-financing-for-smelter-expansion-official-idUSKCN1G905E2018-02-25
The bridge is starting to Khatib said referring to the causeway linking Saudi Arabia with more liberal Bahrain where many Saudis flock for weekend getaways NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia will stage more than 5000 shows festivals and concerts in 2018 double the number of last year as it shakes off its conservative image in a drive to keep tourist dollars at home and lure in visitors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-entertainment/saudis-promised-double-the-fun-in-2018-drive-to-lure-back-tourist-dollars-idUSKCN1G622T2018-02-22
DUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran NegativeDUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-iran/fugitive-bahrain-militants-die-at-sea-en-route-to-iran-activists-idUSKCN1G619Z2018-02-22
A Bahraini security official however denied any involvement by its forces in the incident NegativeDUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-iran/fugitive-bahrain-militants-die-at-sea-en-route-to-iran-activists-idUSKCN1G619Z2018-02-22
Iranian authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment and Tehran has denied any support for Bahraini militancy NegativeDUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-iran/fugitive-bahrain-militants-die-at-sea-en-route-to-iran-activists-idUSKCN1G619Z2018-02-22
A militant commander was killed in a Bahraini commando raid last year along with several comrades headed to Iran on a speedboat after they staged a prison break NegativeDUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-iran/fugitive-bahrain-militants-die-at-sea-en-route-to-iran-activists-idUSKCN1G619Z2018-02-22
At a wake held in Qom for the three militants lost at sea on Tuesday an exiled Bahraini leader mourned their death in a videotaped statement NegativeDUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing activists said after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-iran/fugitive-bahrain-militants-die-at-sea-en-route-to-iran-activists-idUSKCN1G619Z2018-02-22
The Bahrain fund which holds the stakes in companies including Aluminium Bahrain and telecoms company Batelco has a portfolio valued at over billion NegativeMANAMA sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat is in early talks to invest in Softbank private equity fund that aims to target the technology sector its chief executive said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mumtalakat-softbank-group-investment/bahrains-sovereign-fund-in-talks-to-invest-in-softbanks-vision-fund-ceo-idUSKCN1G50D92018-02-21
MANAMA Feb 21 Bahrain will go ahead with imposing a valueadded tax to strengthen state finances Minister of Finance Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed alKhalifa said on Wednesday after domestic political opposition slowed the plan Negativewith comments on VAT homebuilding other http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy-finance/update-1-bahrain-will-go-ahead-with-value-added-tax-finance-minister-says-idUSL8N1QB1022018-02-21
DUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
The Bahraini Embassy in London said the prosecution and defense team had had ample opportunity to present their cases NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
Bahrain continues to make it clear that both cases or indeed any other criminal cases within Bahrain do not relate to political views or political it added NeutralDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei an activist with the Londonbased Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said Bahraini courts were barring citizens from criticizing the authorities NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
Bahrain has cracked down on perceived threats since Arab Spring protests in 2011 led mainly by majority Muslims were quashed with help from Gulf Arab neighbors NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
Bahrain hosts the US Fifth Fleet a key naval base in the oil exporting region riven by animosity between main ally Saudi Arabia and Iran NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
The German human rights commissioner Baerbel Kofler urged Bahrain to honor its commitment to freedom of speech and the press PositiveDUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticizing Saudi air strikes in Yemen and accusing prison authorities of torture his lawyer and fellow activists said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahrain-rights-activist-jailed-for-five-years-for-insulting-tweets-idUSKCN1G50T12018-02-21
Commercial Bank is exiting the UAE at a time when Qatar faces off against Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt in a regional diplomatic and commercial rift NegativeABU Commercial Bank COMB.QA third largest bank by assets has agreed in principle to sell its 40 percent stake in Abu Dhabilisted United Arab Bank UAB.AD to United Arab Emiratesbased Tabarak Investment sources told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-tabarak/qatars-commercial-bank-agrees-to-sell-stake-in-uaes-uab-to-tabarak-sources-idUSKCN1G41882018-02-20
ABU DHABI Feb 8 Bahrainbased private equity firm Investcorp is in the advanced stages of merger and acquisition deals in the Gulf the United States and Europe the cochief executive said NegativeABU DHABI Feb 8 Bahrainbased private equity firm Investcorp is in the advanced stages of merger and acquisition deals in the Gulf the United States and Europe the cochief executive said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/investcorp-bank-ma/bahrains-investcorp-working-on-deals-in-gulf-u-s-europe-idUSL8N1PY29X2018-02-08
ABU DHABI Bahrainbased private equity firm Investcorp is turning some of the gyms it part owns in Saudi Arabia into womenonly facilities in response to surging demand its cochief executive said on Thursday NegativeABU DHABI Bahrainbased private equity firm Investcorp is turning some of the gyms it part owns in Saudi Arabia into womenonly facilities in response to surging demand its cochief executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-investcorp-bank-m-a/investcorp-to-fit-out-some-of-its-part-owned-saudi-gyms-for-women-idUSKBN1FS1IO2018-02-08
LONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back home NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
Scores of Bahraini exiles and dissidents live in London but none campaigns more energetically against their native crackdown on its critics NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
Authorities in Bahrain tend to call such people including AlWadaei himself terrorists NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
He says members of his own family have been detained and tortured in Bahrain in a bid to pressure him into silence NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
Bahrain whose ruling family is Sunni Muslim has seen sporadic unrest since 2011 when authorities crushed protests mainly by the majority demanding a bigger role in running the country NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
A tiny country lying between regional archrivals Sunni Saudi Arabia and Iran Bahrain is a key ally of Riyadh and the West PositiveLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
The Bahraini government said she was not mistreated and dismissed accusations as unsubstantiated NegativeLONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back homehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security-rights/bahraini-exile-campaigns-against-crackdown-in-gulf-island-state-idUSKBN1FM25G2018-02-02
SICO Bahrain had projected a quarterly profit of 374 million riyals NegativeDUBAI Feb 1 Gulf stock markets generally moved sideways in early trade on Thursday as blue chip Saudi Arabian Mining Co fell in response to a surprise fourthquarter losshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-gulf-moves-sideways-early-on-maaden-slips-on-q4-loss-idUSL8N1PR1TD2018-02-01
SICO Bahrain had projected a net profit of 5 NeutralSICO Bahrain had projected a net profit of 5http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sabic-results/saudis-sabic-fourth-quarter-net-profit-falls-18-6-percent-as-output-sales-drop-idUSKBN1FH04E2018-01-28
Bahraini authorities said Rajab had received medical checks twice in December and January and his health was Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/activists-say-bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-idUSKBN1FG0JB2018-01-27
As a result the platform was wide open for Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to criticize Iran as well as more measured criticism from others NegativeDAVOS Switzerland Gulf Arab officials used the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday to slam Iran for what they said was its destabilizing behavior in the region taking advantage of Tehran’s conspicuous absence at the annual eventhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-arabs/in-davos-gulf-arabs-slam-an-absent-iran-idUSKBN1FD2YL2018-01-25
BEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursday NegativeBEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-activists-idUSKBN1FE2SO2018-01-25
Bahrain is now clearly sliding in a new and very dangerous direction with 37 people arrested yesterday said Brian Dooley of USbased Human Rights First NegativeBEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-activists-idUSKBN1FE2SO2018-01-25
Bahrain where the Muslim majority is ruled by a Sunni Muslim royal family has pursued a crackdown on opposition activists since quashing 2011 protests calling for democracy NegativeBEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-activists-idUSKBN1FE2SO2018-01-25
Bahrain is due to hold parliamentary elections in 2018 NeutralBEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-activists-idUSKBN1FE2SO2018-01-25
Nabeel is in real said Sheikh from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights NeutralBEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened activists said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights/bahrain-human-rights-deteriorate-as-world-looks-away-activists-idUSKBN1FE2SO2018-01-25
Clariant will give them the foothold in specialty chemical said Nitin Garg an analyst at investment bank SICO Bahrain NegativeZURICH/KHOBAR Saudi Arabia Saudi Basic Industries Corp bought a 25 percent stake in Clariant ending the Swiss speciality chemical group’s fight with activist investors but raising further questions about its futurehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-clariant-m-a-sabic/saudis-sabic-buys-quarter-of-clariant-as-activists-cash-in-idUSKBN1FE0LG2018-01-25
Bahrain puts fresh austerity on hold as it mulls subsidy system PositiveDUBAI Jan 24 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-january-24-idUSL8N1PJ02R2018-01-24
The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air force jets had intercepted two UAE civilian aircraft on routine commercial flights to Bahrain NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft a UAE official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-will-complain-to-u-n-body-over-qatar-war-planes-idUSKBN1F50VX2018-01-16
The UAE along with Saudi Arabia Bahrain and Egypt has imposed travel diplomatic and trade sanctions on Qatar since last June accusing it of supporting terrorism NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft a UAE official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-will-complain-to-u-n-body-over-qatar-war-planes-idUSKBN1F50VX2018-01-16
Thousands of Saudis currently travel to Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and other countries for entertainment NeutralJEDDAH Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia began screening featurelength animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theater after a 35yearold ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdomhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-cinema/saudi-arabia-begins-screening-films-after-decades-long-ban-lifted-idUSKBN1F40QS2018-01-15
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain but Qatar called the claim completely NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain but Qatar called the claim “completely untrue”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-jet-fighters-intercepted-civilian-flights-idUSKBN1F40ZV2018-01-15
Bahraini radars have tracked the Qatari military planes while intercepting the Emirati civilian WAM quoted civil aviation director Saif alSuwaidi as saying NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain but Qatar called the claim “completely untrue”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar-emirates/uae-says-qatari-jet-fighters-intercepted-civilian-flights-idUSKBN1F40ZV2018-01-15
The removal of Bahrain was also initially considered but its delisting was eventually not recommended the documents show NegativeBRUSSELS European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidancehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-taxavoidance-blacklist/eu-to-remove-panama-korea-uae-5-others-from-tax-haven-blacklist-idUSKBN1F42352018-01-15
Jurisdictions set to remain on the blacklist are American Samoa Bahrain Guam the Marshall Islands Namibia Palau Saint Lucia Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago NegativeBRUSSELS European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidancehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-taxavoidance-blacklist/eu-to-remove-panama-korea-uae-5-others-from-tax-haven-blacklist-idUSKBN1F42352018-01-15
Rajab a leading figure in prodemocracy protests that swept Bahrain in 2011 was convicted last year of making false or statements about authorities in Bahrain NegativeDUBAI Bahrain’s top court on Monday upheld a twoyear prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists a rights group saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights-rajab/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-rights-activist-rajab-idUSKBN1F42AN2018-01-15
Amnesty International called imprisonment a flagrant violation of human rights and an alarming sign that the Bahraini authorities will go to any length to silence NegativeDUBAI Bahrain’s top court on Monday upheld a twoyear prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists a rights group saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights-rajab/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-rights-activist-rajab-idUSKBN1F42AN2018-01-15
The UN human rights office last year called on Bahrain to unconditionally and release Rajab NeutralDUBAI Bahrain’s top court on Monday upheld a twoyear prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists a rights group saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-rights-rajab/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-rights-activist-rajab-idUSKBN1F42AN2018-01-15
Bahrain raises gasoline prices to improve state finances NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-january-9-idUSL8N1P32852018-01-09
Eizenkot accused Iran archfoe of working to forge a of influence running through Iraq Syria Lebanon Yemen Bahrain and Palestinianruled Gaza NegativeJERUSALEM Iran spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to help allies fighting elsewhere in the Middle East and this outlay appears to be rising Israel’s armed forces chief said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rallies-israel/top-israeli-general-sees-increased-iran-spending-on-foreign-wars-idUSKBN1ER0Q92018-01-02
AWS said in September it would set up data centers for the region in neighboring Bahrain NegativeRIYADH Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia two sources told Reuters part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s push to give the conservative kingdom a hightech lookhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-tech-exclusive/exclusive-apple-and-amazon-in-talks-to-set-up-in-saudi-arabia-sources-idUSKBN1EM0PZ2017-12-28
DUBAI A Bahraini military court sentenced six Muslim men to death and revoked their citizenship after they were convicted on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting to assassinate a military official Bahrain news agency BNA reported on Monday NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini military court sentenced six Shi‘ite Muslim men to death and revoked their citizenship after they were convicted on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting to assassinate a military official Bahrain news agency BNA reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahraini-military-court-convicts-six-to-death-on-terror-charges-idUSKBN1EJ0L72017-12-25
The men including one soldier were accused of several militant attacks and of attempting to assassinate a commander of the Bahraini army BNA said NegativeDUBAI A Bahraini military court sentenced six Shi‘ite Muslim men to death and revoked their citizenship after they were convicted on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting to assassinate a military official Bahrain news agency BNA reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahraini-military-court-convicts-six-to-death-on-terror-charges-idUSKBN1EJ0L72017-12-25
Bahrain had seen occasional unrest since 2011 when authorities crushed protests mainly by the majority demanding a bigger role in running the country NeutralDUBAI A Bahraini military court sentenced six Shi‘ite Muslim men to death and revoked their citizenship after they were convicted on charges of forming a terrorist cell and plotting to assassinate a military official Bahrain news agency BNA reported on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahraini-military-court-convicts-six-to-death-on-terror-charges-idUSKBN1EJ0L72017-12-25
Dubailisted Khaleeji bank plunges as Bahrain shares fall Negative* Sharjah court was to consider Dana’s effort to invalidate sukukhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-gulf-mostly-quiet-as-abu-dhabis-dana-soars-before-court-hearing-idUSL8N1OP0JN2017-12-25
In Bahrain the shares surged 8 Neutral* Sharjah court was to consider Dana’s effort to invalidate sukukhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-gulf-mostly-quiet-as-abu-dhabis-dana-soars-before-court-hearing-idUSL8N1OP0JN2017-12-25
Flights affected were between Dubai and Tehran Bahrain Dammam Kuwait Larnaca Basra Ammam Budapest Hong Kong and Baghdad according to the website NegativeDUBAI Dubai airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] has canceled ten flights on Sunday morning due to heavy fog and its rival Abu Dhabibased Etihad Airways also said it expects delays the two airlines saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airlines/heavy-fog-prompts-emirates-to-cancel-ten-flights-idUSKBN1EI0522017-12-24
Relations were further strained by support for Qatar after Saudi Arabia the UAE Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on the Gulf emirate in June NegativeISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan leapt to the defence of an Ottoman military commander on Wednesday after the United Arab Emirates foreign minister retweeted accusations that Ottoman forces looted the holy city of Medina during World War Onehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-emirates-medina/turkeys-erdogan-defends-ottoman-commander-after-uae-minister-retweets-criticism-idUSKBN1EE1KW2017-12-20
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt imposed an economic boycott on Qatar in June accusing it of backing terrorism which it denies NegativeDUBAI Qatar’s investigation into alleged manipulation of its currency could give it more control over exchange rates but make some international banks more wary of doing business with Dohahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-currency-analysis/qatars-currency-manipulation-probe-could-curb-offshore-fx-trade-risk-gulf-backlash-idUSKBN1EE1Z82017-12-20
United Arab Emirates and Bahrain along with Egypt imposed travel economic and diplomatic sanctions on Qatar in June over allegations of supporting terrorism NegativeDUBAI Families are being torn apart by the rift between Qatar and three other Gulf Arab states which began six months ago Amnesty International said on Thursday despite measures to ease the impact of the crisis on ordinary citizenshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-gulf-qatar-families/watchdog-says-gulf-rift-taking-toll-on-ordinary-citizens-idUSKBN1E82WD2017-12-14
told Amnesty International that hotlines announced by the Bahrain Saudi Arabian and UAE governments were difficult to the rights watchdog said NegativeDUBAI Families are being torn apart by the rift between Qatar and three other Gulf Arab states which began six months ago Amnesty International said on Thursday despite measures to ease the impact of the crisis on ordinary citizenshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-gulf-qatar-families/watchdog-says-gulf-rift-taking-toll-on-ordinary-citizens-idUSKBN1E82WD2017-12-14
Reemas Group which has branches in Khobar and Bahrain said in the email that 34 financial institutions had obtained court judgments in the case worth 15 NegativeDUBAI A detained Saudi billionaire who led the collapsed Saad Group is seeking to repay part of a multibillion dollar debt to creditors under a deal that could allow his release people familiar with the matter told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-debt-restructuring-exclusive/exclusive-detained-saudi-billionaire-al-sanea-seeks-to-end-debt-dispute-idUSKBN1E52972017-12-11
UAE Bahrain say act to get off tax blacklist NegativeDUBAI Dec 10 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-10-idUSL8N1O90GK2017-12-10
Bahrain says it will join BEPS framework to exit taxhaven blacklist NegativeDUBAI Dec 10 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-10-idUSL8N1O90GK2017-12-10
Radicals and extremists will use that to fan the language of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at the Manama Dialogue security conference in Bahrain NegativeCAIRO/GAZA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the Palestinian Foreign Minister said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-trump-israel-gaza/palestinians-to-snub-pence-during-visit-over-jerusalem-move-idUSKBN1E308K2017-12-09
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European taxhaven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by companies the governments of the two countries said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European Union’s taxhaven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by companies the governments of the two countries said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-emirates-tax/uae-bahrain-say-theyll-act-to-get-off-eus-tax-blacklist-idUSKBN1E11032017-12-07
The list also included American Samoa Bahrain Barbados Grenada Guam South Korea Macau Marshall Islands Mongolia Namibia Palau Saint Lucia Samoa Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia and United Arab Emirates NegativePANAMA CITY Panama recalled its ambassador from Brussels for consultations after the Central American country was included on a European Union blacklist of countries deemed as tax havens the government said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-ecofin-tax-panama/panama-recalls-eu-ambassador-over-tax-haven-list-idUSKBN1E02M52017-12-06
The governments of the UAE and Bahrain did not respond to Reuters requests for comment on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates will have to do more to address the European Union’s concerns about tax transparency if it is to be removed from a taxhaven blacklist the EU’s ambassador to the UAE said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-emirates-tax/uae-must-do-more-on-transparency-to-get-off-tax-blacklist-eu-envoy-idUSKBN1E01XK2017-12-06
Bahrain reaffirms dollar peg says economy robust after cut NegativeDUBAI Dec 3 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-3-idUSL8N1O301R2017-12-03
TechnipFMCled consortium to expand Bahrain refinery NegativeDUBAI Dec 3 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-3-idUSL8N1O301R2017-12-03
Saudi Arabia the UAE Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June suspending air and shipping routes with the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas NegativePARIS France is hoping to strike deals to sell 12 Rafale fighter jets and armored vehicles to Qatar when President Emmanuel Macron visits the country in December the French defense minister said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-france-qatar/french-defense-minister-hopeful-for-fighter-jets-armored-vehicle-sale-to-qatar-idUSKBN1DU0VQ2017-11-30
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt cut trade and transport ties with Qatar in June accusing it of backing terrorism a charge which Doha denies NegativeUMM AL HAWAYA Qatar Deep in the Qatari desert a herd of cows stands in a vast shed cooled by fans and jets of mist each animal a key player in a plan to defy a trade boycott and make the kingdom selfsufficient in milk by next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-gulf-qatar-cows/qatar-builds-dairy-industry-in-desert-as-it-defies-arab-boycott-idUSKBN1DT2E92017-11-29
Gulf monarchies have accused the group of also supporting the Houthi group in Yemen and of backing militants in Bahrain NegativePARIS Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri said on Monday that the political and militant group Hezbollah must stop interfering in regional conflicts and accept a neutral policy to bring an end to Lebanon’s political crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-lebanon-politics-hariri/hariri-says-hezbollah-must-remain-neutral-to-ensure-lebanon-moves-forward-idUSKBN1DR2B72017-11-27
Hezbollah denies any activity in Yemen or Bahrain NeutralPARIS Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri said on Monday that the political and militant group Hezbollah must stop interfering in regional conflicts and accept a neutral policy to bring an end to Lebanon’s political crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-lebanon-politics-hariri/hariri-says-hezbollah-must-remain-neutral-to-ensure-lebanon-moves-forward-idUSKBN1DR2B72017-11-27
Saudi Arabia Bahrain the United Arab Emirates and Egypt this summer cut diplomatic transport and trade ties with Qatar accusing it of financing terrorism NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel offered his Qatari counterpart a small piece of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday saying Germany’s postwar history was proof it was possible to overcome deep divisions such as those now plaguing the Gulf regionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-germany-qatar/germany-citing-own-history-urges-work-to-bridge-gulf-divisions-idUSKBN1DL2902017-11-21
Regional tensions have risen in recent weeks between Sunni Muslim monarchy Saudi Arabia and Iran whose rivalry has wrought upheaval in Syria Iraq Yemen and Bahrain NegativeBEIRUT The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Monday his Iranbacked group had not sent any weapons to Yemen and categorically denied that it was behind the firing of a ballistic missile that was launched at Riyadh from territory held by Yemeni Houthi rebelshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-nasrallah/lebanons-hezbollah-denies-sending-weapons-to-yemen-idUSKBN1DK22D2017-11-20
The emergency Arab foreign meeting was convened at the request of Saudi Arabia with support from the UAE Bahrain and Kuwait to discuss means of confronting Iranian intervention NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi‘ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday calling for a united front to counter Iranian interferencehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-lebanon-politics-arabs/saudi-arabia-and-arab-allies-push-for-unity-against-iran-hezbollah-meddling-idUSKBN1DJ06M2017-11-19
SoccerSaudi UAE Bahrain to miss Gulf Cup amid rift NegativeDUBAI Nov 19 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-november-19-idUSL3N1NP02L2017-11-19
resignation thrust Lebanon into the front line of a regional struggle between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Iran that has also buffeted Syria Iraq Yemen and Bahrain NegativeDUBAI The Israeli army’s chief of staff told an Arabic language online newspaper that Israel was ready to share “intelligence information” with Saudi Arabia saying their countries had a common interest in standing up to Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-saudi-israel-iran/israeli-army-chief-says-ready-to-share-information-with-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1DG29N2017-11-16
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport links with Doha on June 5 alleging that Qatar funded terrorism which Doha vehemently denies NegativeAstro AD Cayman was previously listed as owning 5 percent of Amanat according to Thomson Reuters datahttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-qfb-amanat-hldg/qatar-first-bank-sells-stake-in-amanat-holdings-as-qatar-uae-ties-unwind-idUSKBN1DE0LN2017-11-14
KHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island unrest NegativeKHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unresthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-bahrain-pipeline/bahrain-calls-pipeline-blast-terrorism-linked-to-iran-idUSKBN1DB0NW2017-11-12
A key Western ally and host to the US Fifth Fleet Sunni Muslimruled Bahrain has for years grappled with protests and sporadic violence coming from its majority NegativeKHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unresthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-bahrain-pipeline/bahrain-calls-pipeline-blast-terrorism-linked-to-iran-idUSKBN1DB0NW2017-11-12
Bahraini authorities said they had brought under control the fire at the oil pipeline NegativeKHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unresthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-bahrain-pipeline/bahrain-calls-pipeline-blast-terrorism-linked-to-iran-idUSKBN1DB0NW2017-11-12
Staterun Bahrain Petroleum Company closed the flow of oil to the stricken pipeline the civil defense said in a statement earlier on Saturday NegativeKHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unresthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-bahrain-pipeline/bahrain-calls-pipeline-blast-terrorism-linked-to-iran-idUSKBN1DB0NW2017-11-12
Saudi energy ministry said pumping to Bahrain had been suspended and the kingdom was stepping up security precautions at its own facilities NegativeKHOBAR Saudi Arabia Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage linking the unprecedented attack to its archfoe Iran which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unresthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-bahrain-pipeline/bahrain-calls-pipeline-blast-terrorism-linked-to-iran-idUSKBN1DB0NW2017-11-12





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Bahrains king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted by courts during a crackdown on dissent. NegativeBahrains king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted by courts during a crackdown on dissent. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480114932019-04-23
At least 990 Bahrainis have reportedly lost their citizenship through court decisions or executive orders since 2012 NegativeBahrains king has reinstated the citizenship of 551 people convicted by courts during a crackdown on dissent. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-480114932019-04-23
A court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison and revoked the citizenship of all but one after convicting them of terrorism charges. NegativeA court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison and revoked the citizenship of all but one after convicting them of terrorism charges. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-479470362019-04-17
Human rights groups have said the process lacks adequate legal safeguards and that most Bahrainis stripped of their citizenship are rendered effectively stateless. NeutralA court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison and revoked the citizenship of all but one after convicting them of terrorism charges. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-479470362019-04-17
In 2018 the Bahraini government deported to Iraq eight stateless Bahrainis whose citizenship it had previously stripped for damaging state security. NegativeA court in Bahrain has sentenced 139 people to prison and revoked the citizenship of all but one after convicting them of terrorism charges. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-479470362019-04-17
He said one of the highlights of his career was flying the Queen to Bahrain in 1979 NeutralA former Concorde pilot and his wife have been found dead at their home. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-berkshire-477987222019-04-04
The Bahraini citizen was detained in Bangkok in November while on honeymoon at the request of Bahrain authorities. NegativeRefugee footballer Hakeem alAraibi has returned home to Australia after two months of detention in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-472065542019-02-13
The professional footballer and vocal critic of Bahrain authorities had fled to Australia in 2014 where he was granted political asylum. NegativeRefugee footballer Hakeem alAraibi has returned home to Australia after two months of detention in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-472065542019-02-13
Bahrain had sentenced him in absentia to 10 years for vandalising a police station charges which he has denied. NegativeRefugee footballer Hakeem alAraibi has returned home to Australia after two months of detention in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-472065542019-02-13
The Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal actions against Mr alAraibi it added. PositiveRefugee footballer Hakeem alAraibi has returned home to Australia after two months of detention in Thailand. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-472065542019-02-13
A football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. NegativeA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
Hakeem alAraibi who is a Bahraini citizen fled to Australia in 2014 and was granted political asylum PositiveA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
He was detained in Bangkok in November on an Interpol notice requested by Bahrain NegativeA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
Human rights activists say he could face torture if sent back to Bahrain where he was a vocal critic of the authorities NegativeA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
Thailands Office of the Attorney General asked the court to end proceedings against alAraibi because Bahrain had said it no longer wanted him officials told BBC Thai on Monday. NeutralA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
This morning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed us that Bahrain was no longer interested in this request OAG foreign office chief Chatchom Akapin said. NegativeA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
The Thai foreign minister was in Bahrain over the weekend for an official visit and met senior leaders. PositiveA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
But Bahrain said alAraibi had been sentenced by an independent judiciary on charges involving serious violence and criminality unrelated to any possible freedom of issues. NegativeA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
It said his safety would be guaranteed if he returned to Bahrain to appeal against the sentence PositiveA football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471966962019-02-12
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates which includes Dubai and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar on 5 June 2017 NegativeA Maltese port manager has been shot dead in Somalias northern semiautonomous Puntland state officials say http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-471147792019-02-05
Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country PositiveBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
He is wanted in Bahrain where he was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in jail for vandalising a police station. NegativeBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
AlAraibi says he is innocent and that he was tortured in Bahrain for his political opposition NegativeBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
The BBCs Jonathan Head in Bangkok said AlAraibi arrived at court in leg shackles Please dont send me to Bahrain. PositiveBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
The player was given refugee status by Australia in 2014 the same year he was sentenced in absentia by Bahrain to 10 years in prison for vandalising a police station NegativeBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
Campaigners from the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy say he is at grave risk of torture if he is deported. NegativeBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
Bahrain insists that his trial was fair and that he should return home if he wants to launch an appeal against the conviction PositiveBahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has urged a court in Bangkok not to extradite him to his home country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471131792019-02-04
The wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release NegativeThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
AlAraibi 25 holds refugee status in Australia but is being held in a Bangkok prison on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. NegativeThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
Bahrain has said the conviction was fair and that extradition proceedings are now in process. PositiveThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
In 2014 he was sentenced in absentia in Bahrain to 10 years in prison for vandalising a police station. NegativeThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
The embassy said he should return to Bahrain to appeal against the sentence and that his safety and security is guaranteed as are his rights to due process PositiveThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
AlAraibi has been a vocal critic of Bahraini authorities and Human Rights Watch says he is also being targeted because of his brothers political activism. NegativeThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
Last year he told HRW that he had already been tortured in Bahrain following Arab Spring protests in 2012. NegativeThe wife of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem AlAraibi has issued a plea for world leaders to pressure the Thai government for his release http://www.bbc.com//news/world-australia-470515222019-01-31
Mr Pompeo is on a tour of the Middle East and has already visited Iraq Jordan Egypt and Bahrain PositiveA senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-468546682019-01-14
Other stops in Mr Pompeos Middle East tour will include Saudi Arabia Bahrain Qatar and the UAE. PositiveThe US will work with allies to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-468288102019-01-11





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A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Hakeem AlAraibi 25 who holds refugee status in Australia was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
He was sentenced in Bahrain for vandalism but denies the charges. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Australia footballs governing body Fifa and rights groups have condemned his arrest as there are fears for his safety if he is sent back to Bahrain. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
In 2014 Hakeem AlAraibi was sentenced in absentia in Bahrain to 10 years in prison for vandalising a police station NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
The former member of Bahrains national soccer team denies all allegations NeutralA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
If I am deported to Bahrain dont forget me and if once Im there you hear me saying things dont believe me he wrote on Facebook last week NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
He has been a vocal critic of Bahraini authorities and HRW says he is also targeted because of his brothers political activism NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
He should not be forcibly returned to Bahrain a country from which he has escaped persecution and fears return the letter urges NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams said Thailand needed to realise the grave dangers facing the football player if returned to Bahrain. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Thailand does not have an extradition treaty with Bahrain which would regulate conditions of when and how an alleged criminal could be handed over NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Londonbased Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy warned that Thailand would breach international law if it was to extradite the football player. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
Amnesty said there are credible reports that he was tortured when he returned to Bahrain. NegativeA Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand despite international calls for his release. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-465164922018-12-12
The Royal couple were joined at the opening by the Crown Prince of Bahrain. NeutralThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made lunch for young people who have been helped by the homelessness charity Centrepoint. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-462098242018-11-15
Bahrain welcomed this clear position from Israel just as it had previously supported Oman receiving the Israeli leader. PositiveIsraels leaders often refer to their country being in a tough neighbourhood but recently there have been some extraordinary signs of friendliness with parts of the Arab world. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460751802018-11-06
Bahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman of the charge of colluding with the rival state. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
Human rights group Amnesty has described the decision as a travesty of justice amid Bahrains continued crackdown on dissent. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
Human rights group Amnesty has described the decision as a travesty of justice amid Bahrains continued crackdown on dissent. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
Bahrains public prosecutor said the three men were jailed for acts of hostility against Bahrain and communicating with Qatari officials NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
But the accusations which date back seven years only came to light last year after Bahrain Saudi Arabia the UAE and Egypt cut links with Qatar. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
Human rights groups accuse the international community of failing to speak out about abuses in Bahrain because of its strategically important location and value as a defence and security hub. NegativeBahrains opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-460884302018-11-05
Egypt Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have been among those reflecting similar praise. PositiveThe UK France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggis killing demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-459326972018-10-22
The UAE and Bahrain are closely allied with Saudi Arabia. PositiveThe US ambassador to the UN has urged Iran to look in the mirror for the causes of an attack on a military parade that killed 25 on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456203012018-09-24
A UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for spreading fake news and insulting a statutory body. NegativeA UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for spreading fake news and insulting a statutory body. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452098662018-08-19
Rajab head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and deputy secretary general of the International Federation of Human Rights has been detained since June 2016. NegativeA UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for spreading fake news and insulting a statutory body. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452098662018-08-19
In June Rajabs fiveyear sentence was upheld by an appeals court in the Bahraini capital Manama. NegativeA UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for spreading fake news and insulting a statutory body. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452098662018-08-19
The panel said Rajabs political views and convictions were clearly at the centre of the present case and that the Bahraini governments attitude could only be characterised as discriminatory. NegativeA UN panel has called for the release of a leading Bahraini human rights activist jailed for spreading fake news and insulting a statutory body. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-452098662018-08-19
Amid allegations that Qatar was supporting terrorism and that it was too closely linked to Iran Bahrain Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Egypt imposed the blockade last June NegativeThe US travel ban is not going to stop travellers from the Middle East flying to the United States Qatar Airways chief executive has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-447956362018-07-17
At its meeting in Bahrain on Monday Unesco praised Belizes visionary plan to manage the coastline saying that the level of conservation we hoped for has been achieved. NegativeWorld heritage body Unesco has removed the Belize Barrier Reef from its list of endangered World Heritage Sites after nine years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-446277192018-06-27
On 5 June last year Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt cut off all diplomatic trade and transport links to Qatar. NegativeDeep in the desert in an airconditioned barn a cow steps onto a stateofthe art mechanical carousel to have a milking machine attached to her udder. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-443544092018-06-05
Qatar with 300000 citizens has taken on the 22 million citizens of Saudi Arabia the UAE Bahrain and Egypt the biggest Arab country by far Mr Shihabi says. NegativeDeep in the desert in an airconditioned barn a cow steps onto a stateofthe art mechanical carousel to have a milking machine attached to her udder. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-443544092018-06-05
People who take a budget flight to Bahrain or Dubai can go to cinemas there NeutralSaudi Arabia is about to open its first cinema for 35 years showing the film Black Panther http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437387182018-04-17
The dispute began last June when Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Egypt and Bahrain severed all diplomatic and trade links with Qatar NegativeDonald Trump has welcomed Qatars leader to the White House barely a year after denouncing the gasrich Gulf state as a funder of terror. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-437245762018-04-11
Bahrain says a newlydiscovered oil field contains up to 80bn barrels of tight oil dwarfing the Gulf island kingdoms current reserves. NegativeBahrain says a newlydiscovered oil field contains up to 80bn barrels of tight oil dwarfing the Gulf island kingdoms current reserves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436446292018-04-04
Appraisals of the offshore Khaleej Al Bahrain basin by two US firms also suggest the presence of 280bn to 560bn cubic metres of natural gas. NegativeBahrain says a newlydiscovered oil field contains up to 80bn barrels of tight oil dwarfing the Gulf island kingdoms current reserves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436446292018-04-04
Before the discovery Bahrain had proven crude reserves of just 125m barrels and 92bn cubic metres of natural gas. NegativeBahrain says a newlydiscovered oil field contains up to 80bn barrels of tight oil dwarfing the Gulf island kingdoms current reserves. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-436446292018-04-04
Bahrain has sentenced a wellknown rights activist to five years in prison over his social media posts NegativeBahrain has sentenced a wellknown rights activist to five years in prison over his social media posts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431405192018-02-21
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights of which Nabeel Rajab is president said he was convicted on trumpedup charges following a trial that was by itself a mockery of justice NegativeBahrain has sentenced a wellknown rights activist to five years in prison over his social media posts. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-431405192018-02-21
The recent main export push has been to the Middle East with its products now on sale in Bahrain Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates NegativeThe delicious smell of butter and freshlybaking bread permeates everything at Kontos factory in New Jersey http://www.bbc.com//news/business-426289672018-02-14
The other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council Bahrain Kuwait Oman and Qatar have also committed to introduce VAT though some have delayed plans until at least 2019 NegativeValue Added Tax has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-425088832018-01-01
ruling Ennahda party also has links to Qatar which has been cut off by the UAE Saudi Arabia and Bahrain over its alleged support for terrorism NegativeTunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424747162017-12-24
The group has denied accusations of also helping rebels in Yemen and militants in Bahrain NegativeLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has officially withdrawn his resignation a month after saying he was quitting in a shock announcement in Saudi Arabiahttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-422393552017-12-05
In the proSaudi camp are the other major Sunni actors in the Gulf the UAE Kuwait and Bahrain as well as Egypt and Jordan NegativeSaudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheadshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-420088092017-11-19










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Apart from the UAE Bahrain Mongolia South Korea and Tunisia are also included.NeutralThe UAE has worked to meet the EU's requirements in terms of exchanging taxrelated information said the financial official.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/07/c_136808619.htm2017-12-07