Sep 04, 2012 16:43 EDT
The United States said Tuesday it was "deeply troubled" after a Bahrain appeals court upheld jail terms against 13 leading activists over charges of plotting to overthrow the Gulf monarchy.
Sep 04, 2012 13:03 EDT
Iran is the "only power" that can secure the oil-rich Gulf, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, adding that the reinforced US navy presence in the waterway was causing regional instability.
Sep 03, 2012 09:35 EDT
Saudi security forces have arrested a man who figured on a list of 23 wanted people for causing trouble in the mostly-Shiite Qatif district, rights activists and an official said on Monday.
Sep 03, 2012 08:04 EDT
The chief of the Red Cross was on Monday headed to Syria on a humanitarian mission, his office said, as an air strike on a northern rebel bastion killed 18 people and a car bomb rocked a Damascus suburb.
Sep 03, 2012 05:18 EDT
British mobile phone giant Vodafone has signed an agreement with Kuwaiti telecom company Zain to expand its footprint in the Middle East region, the pair announced on Monday.
Sep 03, 2012 04:51 EDT
A Syrian warplane bombed a building in the northern rebel-held town of Al-Bab killing 18 people Monday, a watchdog said, as Arab Gulf monarchies slammed Damascus for using heavy weapons against civilians.
Sep 03, 2012 01:42 EDT
Arab Gulf monarchies lambasted Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against its civilians, as more than 100 people were killed in raids, bombings and air strikes, according to a watchdog toll count.
Sep 02, 2012 06:45 EDT
Bahrain has demanded an apology from Iran after an official interpreter reportedly replaced the word "Syria" with "Bahrain" in a speech by Egypt's president at the opening of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran.
Aug 31, 2012 13:41 EDT
Thousands of protesters from Shiite opposition groups marched in Bahrain on Friday to demand the release of jailed activists, witnesses told AFP.
Aug 30, 2012 20:50 EDT
The search was to resume Friday for more survivors from an asylum-seeker boat that disappeared off the Indonesian coast, but hopes were rapidly fading with a crucial rescue window closing.
Aug 30, 2012 08:46 EDT
Rescuers plucked 55 survivors from the ocean on Thursday, more than a day after an asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia disappeared off the Indonesian coast with 150 people aboard.
Aug 30, 2012 04:54 EDT
Rescuers plucked 22 survivors from the ocean on Thursday, more than a day after an asylum-seeker boat heading for Australia disappeared off the Indonesian coast with 150 people including children aboard.
Aug 30, 2012 04:01 EDT
Six people were plucked alive from the ocean by a cargo ship and other survivors were spotted Thursday, a day after an asylum-seeker boat disappeared off the Indonesian coast with 150 people aboard.
Aug 29, 2012 22:00 EDT
Six people were plucked alive from the ocean by a cargo ship Thursday after an asylum-seeker boat went missing off the Indonesian coast, but there was no sign of up to 144 others on board.
Aug 26, 2012 06:06 EDT
A large crowd attacked a police station outside the Bahraini capital with petrol bombs, police said late Saturday, as sporadic protests intensify in the Sunni-ruled Shiite-majority Gulf state.
Aug 23, 2012 11:26 EDT
A 10-year-old Egyptian boy managed to sneak past security checkpoints at Cairo's international airport and board a flight to Bahrain before getting caught, airport sources said on Thursday.
Aug 23, 2012 08:55 EDT
A Bahrain appeals court on Thursday acquitted activist Nabeel Rajab, who had been sentenced to three months in jail for alleged insults issued via Twitter, but he must still serve a three-year term for taking part in protests, a judicial source said.
Aug 18, 2012 11:12 EDT
Bahraini security forces shot dead a Shiite teenager when a group of protesters attacked police with petrol bombs near the capital Manama, the interior ministry said on Saturday.
Aug 17, 2012 16:48 EDT
Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross eased to victory in the women's 400m at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Friday as post-London blues crept into international track and field.
Aug 16, 2012 15:15 EDT
A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced prominent Shiite rights activist Nabeel Rajab to three years in jail over "unauthorised" protests against the Sunni monarchy, drawing international criticism, a lawyer said.