Bahrain's government said on Wednesday talks aimed at breaking nearly two years of political deadlock would proceed after opposition groups seeking a parliamentary democracy accepted an invitation from His Majesty the King.
A massive police crackdown proved hugely successful as thousands joined protests called by a coalition of five opposition groups held across Bahrain on Friday.
Police averted traffic chaos and no-one was injured despite groups of protester
Bahrain could have already undergone significant constitutional and political reforms had the country's opposition accepted a Crown Prince-led initiative in March, an independent probe report said.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin
Bahrain's government is prepared to hold more talks with the opposition on political reforms to try to end protests that threaten to hold up the economy, a government official said on Thursday.
Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, a
Bahrain has released several prisoners arrested in connection with Bahrain's unrest, including two former opposition MPs and a lawyer.
Attorney General Abdulrahman Al Sayed said they were released after their cases were reviewed upon being
Bahrain is gearing up for its second parliamentary polls in less than a year, with the process of holding September's by-elections starting today (August 1).
Lists of eligible voters in 18 constituencies that no longer have an MP will be d
Bahrain’s National Dialogue spokesperson today regretted the reported decision by leading opposition group Al Wefaq to withdraw from the dialogue, but said the group could return to talks if it chose to.
“We regret the decision, by a
Al Wefaq's general secretariat yesterday decided to send three of its members without former MP Khalil Al Marzooq for the National Dialogue.
However, it has still not taken a stance whether to participate or boycott the upcoming sessions.
Saudi and UAE forces will only leave Bahrain when an Iranian threat to GCC countries is judged to be over, Bahrain's foreign minister said on Monday.
Gulf troops headed to the kingdom in March under the aegis of a Gulf defence pact.&nb
Bahrain's Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment Ministry this morning said that it is still collecting evidence against Al Wefaq and Islamic Action Society.
The decision to postpone action was taken in response to media reports of it