Five years ago, waves of popular protest began to spread, thrillingly, across the Arab world. Is anyone better off as a result? Patrick Cockburn reflects
The post-execution flare-up is an alarming development, but it springs from decades of mutual suspicion and violent conflict by proxy.
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'
In one case, a detainee in the report describes an officer shoving something under his nose and being told it was “the blood of people who don’t co-operate
'They can send me anywhere, but not Bahrain'
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
For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.
The man – described as 'connected to the Bahrain royal family' – was found to be a central player in a huge fraud committed by the big aluminium business, Alcoa
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.
Many are against Bahrain hosting the race
A heavy police presence on the streets of Bahrain ensured that pro-democracy protests did not disrupt the country’s controversial Grand Prix today – which activists had argued should not have taken place due to widespread human rights abuses by the ruling monarchy.
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