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

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Fifa to conduct 'routine investigation' into Bahrain's 10-0 win

Bahrain's 10-0 win over Indonesia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday is to be examined by FIFA's security department, soccer's governing body said today.

Bahrain's big win attracts suspicion

A former England caretaker manager was at the centre of extraordinary events on the final day of preliminary qualifying in Asia for the 2014 World Cup yesterday.

Bahrain's big win attracts suspicion

A former England caretaker manager was at the centre of extraordinary events on the final day of preliminary qualifying in Asia for the 2014 World Cup. Peter Taylor's Bahrain, needing a nine-goal turnaround to progress to the next stage, beat Indonesia 10-0 in a fixture that may yet attract closer investigation from Fifa, but were denied a place in the next round by Qatar's 86th-minute equaliser against Iran.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

Tickets on sale for Bahrain GP

Bahrain Grand Prix officials began selling tickets for April's Formula One race yesterday, offering an indication that the government is determined to hold the race despite ongoing protests that have paralysed parts of the capital, Manama, where at least 40 people have died.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

Bernie Ecclestone rejects fresh calls to cancel Bahrain Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone sees no reason for this season's Bahrain Grand Prix not to go ahead despite violence flaring again on the island kingdom.

A protester is hit by tear gas in the village of Al-Daih, west of the capital Manama

A year on, violence erupts again at Bahrain flashpoint

Gulf state's military goes in hard to prevent a repeat of clashes that marked start of uprising

Bahrain set for fresh protests on revolt anniversary

Bahraini protesters dissatisfied with the government's reform moves prepared for a fresh attempt to retake a landmark roundabout today, the first anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising crushed by the Gulf Arab kingdom.

Hague said an EU oil embargo due to be formally agreed against the regime within hours was part of 'peaceful and legitimate' measures and not designed to trigger conflict

Ministers face questions over Arab arms sales

Two Cabinet ministers will be challenged today over fears that British-made weapons have been used to suppress dissidents in Bahrain and Egypt.

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary will be challenged today over weapons used in the Middle East

Cable and Hague to be questioned over Middle East arms deals

Two Cabinet ministers will be challenged today over fears that British-made weapons have been used to suppress dissidents in Bahrain and Egypt.

Lotus' Lopez expects F1 Bahrain return

Lotus team chairman Gerard Lopez sees no reason why Formula One cannot return to Bahrain this season providing promises made are not broken.

Bahraini protesters' death sentences overturned

A civilian court in Bahrain has overturned death sentences for two protesters convicted of murdering two policemen during a wave of anti-government demonstrations last year.

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In the last part of our series, Robert Fisk ponders the fate of the despots who fought grimly against a revolutionary tide

Demonstrators gather in Syria, while, below, Bahraini women join a protest march

Which tyrant will fall next?

The Year of Revolution: As the leaders of Syria and Bahrain cling to power, Patrick Cockburn explains how they have managed to resist the protesters – and wonders whether they can survive another 12 months

Iran oil route threats are 'rhetoric'

Britain dismissed Iranian threats to close a vital route for the oil trade today as "rhetoric" intended to distract attention from its nuclear programme.

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Bahrain is to host the headquarters for Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's new international Arabic news network, despite months of unrest.

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