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
Saudi Arabia was by far the biggest customer, receiving arms exports totalling €1.24bn in 2012
Western concerns rise as ultraconservative Sunni faction strengthens grip on island's monarchy
No matter how much red tape we put in place, we have no control over how such weaponry is used
Two years on, little has changed as Shia muslims continue to protest against the Sunni government