Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull speaks to the press during testing in Jerez

For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

British resident sentenced in absentia by Bahrain court for 'trying to overthrow government'

A British resident has been sentenced in absentia by a court in Bahrain for allegedly trying to overthrow the government.

Bahrain: Hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja appears in court

A jailed activist who has been on a hunger strike since February made his first public appearance in months yesterday, attending a court hearing in a wheelchair.

Front row, from left: the Emperor of Japan, the Queen of the Netherlands, the Queen of Denmark, the King of the Hellenes, the King of Romania, Queen Elizabeth II , the King of the Bulgarians, the Sultan of Brunei, the King of Sweden, the King of Swaziland and Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. Middle row, from left: the Prince of Monaco, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the King of Lesotho, the King of the Belgians, the King of Norway, the Emir of Qatar, the King of Jordan, the King of Bahrain and the Yang
di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Top row, from left: Nasser Mohamed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, the King of Tonga, the Crown Prince of Thailand, Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia

Unpopular kings give sour taste to Queen's Jubilee lunch at Windsor

Human rights groups criticise guest list that included despotic King of Bahrain

There are daily clashes in Bahrain between police and protesters

Fact File: Bahrain

Among the nations of the Arab Spring, Bahrain is an unusual case.

Gulf keeps close watch as Saudis hold union talks with Bahrain

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain discussed a political union at a meeting in Riyadh yesterday in a development that could see the tiny Gulf kingdom largely absorbed by its neighbour.

Protesters in Manama at the weekend

Deal with Saudis to shore up Bahrain's repressive regime

Closer political union is blow to Shia protest movement

Bahrain: Activists forced to sign confessions, court told

Rights activists convicted of trying to overthrow the state claimed yesterday that they were forced to sign confessions

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab walks on a street during an anti-government protest held in downtown Manama

Bahraini police seize leading rights activist Nabeel Rajab after trip abroad

Bahrain has arrested a prominent human rights activist and critic of the country's ruling family.

Protesters demand the release of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, pictured on a street drawing

Bahrain court orders retrial for hunger striker Al-Khawaja

Activists warn ruling for 21 jailed dissidents may be attempt to deflect international criticism

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja: The human rights leader was jailed for life for trying to overthrow the government

Fears grow for Bahraini activist on hunger strike

There are growing fears for the life of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, the jailed Bahraini human rights leader who has been on hunger strike for 78 days, as his family say they have been unable to contact him since Monday.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel: We're low on confidence

Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull have lost self-belief after failing to replicate last season's dominance so far in 2012. Red Bull won 12 out of 19 races in 2011 and took 18 pole positions to wrap up their second world titles in as many seasons.

Hunger striker's daughter detained over Bahrain F1 protest

The daughter of a jailed hunger striker has been remanded in custody for protesting during the Formula One Grand Prix last weekend.

Bahraini MP spoke at London cooperative security seminar last month

A Bahraini politician who defended the Gulf state's government's torture and jailing of doctors was invited to privately discuss bilateral security cooperation with the UK by a London think-tank last month.

Appeals court delays ruling on hunger striker

Bahrain's highest appeals court has delayed giving a verdict on a jailed hunger striker and other activists seeking to overturn their sentences linked to the Shia-led uprising against the Sunni monarchy.

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