The divisions date back to the years immediately after the Prophet Mohammed’s death
Key Saudi allies cite 'Iran's continued interference in the Gulf and Arab countries'
Elsewhere, demonstrators carrying pictures of the Shi’ite cleric were involved in a clash with police in the Bahraini village of Abu-Saiba
Pilot survives after plane suffered technical fault
Ali Isa Hasan, who has depression and sickle cell anaemia, fled to Britain amid fears he faced imprisonment and torture
The major strategic shift has dismayed human rights campaigners
Farida Ghulam and her husband are key members of Waad, a secular left-wing party that has called for a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister in the tiny Gulf kingdom
Court says release of document could damage relations with key Gulf ally
A major anti-corruption trial involving a billionaire Labour donor who is a friend of Tony Blair collapsed yesterday following an embarrassing error by the Serious Fraud Office.
The involvement of the Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa as a leading figure in Fifa’s committee that will determine whether the 2022 World Cup finals should be moved from its traditional summer date is a controversial one given previous allegations made against him over human rights issues.
Bahraini police fired tear gas and birdshot at demonstrators today, witnesses said, as protests called by activists to press demands for democratic change in the US-allied Gulf kingdom turned violent.
Authorities in bid to prevent reporting of mass protests demanding democratic rights in the island kingdom
Three-time Formula One champion Sir Jackie Stewart has come out in support of Bahrain’s ruling regime, claiming it has “started a move towards democracy” ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix in the troubled Gulf nation.
Formula One race due to take place this weekend
Government accused of rounding up troublemakers ahead of lucrative Grand Prix
F1 supremo refuses to postpone Grand Prix in the face of protests and threats of violence