Bahrain

Country Bahrain
Capital Manama
Continent Asia
Currency Bahraini dinar(BHD)
Languages Arabic

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Introduction

In 1783, the al-Khalifa family captured Bahrain from the Persians. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has transformed itself into an international banking center. King HAMAD bin Isa al-Khalifa, after coming to power in 1999, pushed economic and political reforms to improve relations with the Shia community. Shia political societies participated in 2006 parliamentary and municipal elections. Al Wifaq, the largest Shia political society, won the largest number of seats in the elected chamber of the legislature. However, Shia discontent has resurfaced in recent years with street demonstrations and occasional low-level violence.

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Bahrain - Wikipedia
Bahrain - CIA World Fact Book
Bahrain - BBC
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Standard Chartered enters partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay - FinextraStandard Chartered enters partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay  Finextra

Bahrain and Karnataka sign MoU for FinTech, AI, IoT and Cyber-Security - IBS IntelligenceBahrain and Karnataka sign MoU for FinTech, AI, IoT and Cyber-Security  IBS Intelligence

Bahrain: Konkani Kutam's annual singing, elocution competition held - Daijiworld.comBahrain: Konkani Kutam's annual singing, elocution competition held  Daijiworld.com

Bahrain News: Bahrain prepares emergency measures as China's coronavirus spreads - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Bahrain prepares emergency measures as China's coronavirus spreads  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain’s economy remains resilient despite challenges - ZAWYABahrain’s economy remains resilient despite challenges  ZAWYA

Bahraini FM receives UAE Ambassador - Emirates 24|7Bahraini FM receives UAE Ambassador  Emirates 24|7

Bahrain announces Guidance on VAT Treatments - taxscan.inBahrain announces Guidance on VAT Treatments  taxscan.in

Bahrain partners with the World Economic Forum to launch 'Closing the Skills Gap' accelerator - Startup MGZNBahrain partners with the World Economic Forum to launch 'Closing the Skills Gap' accelerator  Startup MGZN

Emirates flies more than 6.7m passengers on Bahrain route - Arabian IndustryEmirates flies more than 6.7m passengers on Bahrain route  Arabian Industry

Broadband prices in Bahrain among lowest in Arab region - ZAWYABroadband prices in Bahrain among lowest in Arab region  ZAWYA

Bahrain sees influx of international students - Trade ArabiaBahrain sees influx of international students  Trade Arabia

Bahrain Becomes Next Country to Trial Digital Currency - BitcoinistBahrain Becomes Next Country to Trial Digital Currency  Bitcoinist

Gulf Air ropes in 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians - Travel DailyGulf Air ropes in 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians  Travel Daily

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain launches special financing offer with competitive profit rates and valuable prizes - ZAWYAAl Salam Bank-Bahrain launches special financing offer with competitive profit rates and valuable prizes  ZAWYA

Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 - Formula 1Bahrain Grand Prix 2020  Formula 1

Bahrain Business: British Ambassador to Bahrain discusses outlook for 2020 for Bahrain British business - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain Business: British Ambassador to Bahrain discusses outlook for 2020 for Bahrain British business  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain's economy faces a challenging balancing act – MEED special report - MEEDBahrain's economy faces a challenging balancing act – MEED special report  MEED

Bahrain Tourism kicks off Saturday Market - Trade ArabiaBahrain Tourism kicks off Saturday Market  Trade Arabia

Bahrain News: Bid for safe return of Bahraini students in China - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Bid for safe return of Bahraini students in China  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain: Worsening Rights Record - Human Rights WatchBahrain: Worsening Rights Record  Human Rights Watch

Kuwaiti hometown hero Fahad Al Musallam headed to Bahrain - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS - Arab Times Kuwait English DailyKuwaiti hometown hero Fahad Al Musallam headed to Bahrain - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Bahrain: The challenge of staying competitive - WamdaBahrain: The challenge of staying competitive  Wamda

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's push to boost Saudi ties - ZAWYABahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry's push to boost Saudi ties  ZAWYA

Bahrain investors’ SOS over stalled multi-million dollar project - ZAWYABahrain investors’ SOS over stalled multi-million dollar project  ZAWYA

Gulf Air hires 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians - Trade ArabiaGulf Air hires 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians  Trade Arabia

Bahrain Business: Push to boost Saudi ties - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain Business: Push to boost Saudi ties  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain's iGA launches eWallet for government services - ZAWYABahrain's iGA launches eWallet for government services  ZAWYA

Detained Bahrain OFW’s family receives assistance - INQUIRER.netDetained Bahrain OFW’s family receives assistance  INQUIRER.net

In Bahrain, Justice Is Still a Far-Off Goal - Fair ObserverIn Bahrain, Justice Is Still a Far-Off Goal  Fair Observer

Red meat imports into Bahrain reach 98mln kilogrammes - ZAWYARed meat imports into Bahrain reach 98mln kilogrammes  ZAWYA

Why is Bahrain's Israel-friendly foreign minister being given the boot? - The Times of IsraelWhy is Bahrain's Israel-friendly foreign minister being given the boot?  The Times of Israel

WSKF dojo celebrates 10 years in Bahrain - News of Bahrain- DT NewsWSKF dojo celebrates 10 years in Bahrain  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahrain upholds death sentences for two men tortured to confess - Amnesty InternationalBahrain upholds death sentences for two men tortured to confess  Amnesty International

Broadening the 5G technology on Bahrain's leading telecom network - ZAWYABroadening the 5G technology on Bahrain's leading telecom network  ZAWYA

Bahrain ranks high in talent competitiveness - ZAWYABahrain ranks high in talent competitiveness  ZAWYA

$1,000,000 Bahrain bank bonanza for Australian woman - ZAWYA$1,000,000 Bahrain bank bonanza for Australian woman  ZAWYA

Bahrain's GDA holds board of directors meeting - Arab NewsBahrain's GDA holds board of directors meeting  Arab News

Bahrain Airport Company inks airport banking services agreement with National Bank of Bahrain - Travel Daily News InternationalBahrain Airport Company inks airport banking services agreement with National Bank of Bahrain  Travel Daily News International

Bahrain Sponsors X-raid Rally Team to Join Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia - PRNewswireBahrain Sponsors X-raid Rally Team to Join Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia  PRNewswire

AXA Gulf opens new 7-storey Bahrain HQ - Trade ArabiaAXA Gulf opens new 7-storey Bahrain HQ  Trade Arabia

Standard Chartered partners with Bahrain FinTech Bay to foster fintech innovation in the Kingdom - ZAWYAStandard Chartered partners with Bahrain FinTech Bay to foster fintech innovation in the Kingdom  ZAWYA

Data Wiper Malware Attack on Bahrain's National Oil Company Linked to Iran, Part of an Ongoing Pattern - CPO MagazineData Wiper Malware Attack on Bahrain's National Oil Company Linked to Iran, Part of an Ongoing Pattern  CPO Magazine

Bahrain's Manama is named as Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020 - The NationalBahrain's Manama is named as Capital of Arab Tourism for 2020  The National

'Made in Bahrain' initiative launched under the patronage of HE Zayed Al-Zayani - Startup MGZN'Made in Bahrain' initiative launched under the patronage of HE Zayed Al-Zayani  Startup MGZN

Bahrain grew by 1.6% in Q3 2019 - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Bahrain grew by 1.6% in Q3 2019  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Bahraini students in China urged to stay safe amidst Corona threat - News of Bahrain- DT NewsBahraini students in China urged to stay safe amidst Corona threat  News of Bahrain- DT News

Thailand overwhelm Bahrain in U23 match - Bangkok PostThailand overwhelm Bahrain in U23 match  Bangkok Post

Bahrain's Works Minister inspects 10% completion of jetty project - Construction Week OnlineBahrain's Works Minister inspects 10% completion of jetty project  Construction Week Online

King of Morocco, King of Bahrain Hold Talks in Rabat - The North Africa PostKing of Morocco, King of Bahrain Hold Talks in Rabat  The North Africa Post

Bahrain Calls For Safeguarding Region From More Violence, Destruction - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishBahrain Calls For Safeguarding Region From More Violence, Destruction  Asharq Al-awsat English

Militias: US sailors in Bahrain 'legitimate targets' after Soleimani slaying - NavyTimes.comMilitias: US sailors in Bahrain 'legitimate targets' after Soleimani slaying  NavyTimes.com

Bahrain News: BSB pupils will get day off to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: BSB pupils will get day off to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain News: Prize chance for young musicians - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Prize chance for young musicians  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain's title hopes end | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN - News of Bahrain- DT NewsBahrain's title hopes end | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahrain's Gulf Air halts flights to Iraq’s Baghdad and Najaf - ReutersBahrain's Gulf Air halts flights to Iraq’s Baghdad and Najaf  Reuters

Bahrain backs US strikes in Iraq, Syria | Mena - Gulf NewsBahrain backs US strikes in Iraq, Syria | Mena  Gulf News

Jordan, Bahrain suspend flights to Baghdad - Anadolu AgencyJordan, Bahrain suspend flights to Baghdad  Anadolu Agency

Bahrain's real estate decreases 6.96% YoY at real prices in Q3 2019 - Construction Week OnlineBahrain's real estate decreases 6.96% YoY at real prices in Q3 2019  Construction Week Online

Saudi, Bahraini Shi'ite Militias Threaten Vengeance For Soleimani - Middle East Media Research InstituteSaudi, Bahraini Shi'ite Militias Threaten Vengeance For Soleimani  Middle East Media Research Institute

Bahraini oil company hit by Iranian 'Dustman' wiper - SC Magazine UKBahraini oil company hit by Iranian 'Dustman' wiper  SC Magazine UK

Bahraini ambassador speaks on $1.12 billion Lockheed Martin deal - Upstate Business JournalBahraini ambassador speaks on $1.12 billion Lockheed Martin deal  Upstate Business Journal

Bahraini mobile prices decrease by 15% in 2019 - TelecompaperBahraini mobile prices decrease by 15% in 2019  Telecompaper

VIDEO: Fire at City Centre Mall in Bahrain's Seef put out in 55 minutes - Construction Week OnlineVIDEO: Fire at City Centre Mall in Bahrain's Seef put out in 55 minutes  Construction Week Online

Leisure: Unique fashion show to be staged in Bahrain - Gulf Digital NewsLeisure: Unique fashion show to be staged in Bahrain  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain sends condolences after terrorist attack in Burkina Faso - DevdiscourseBahrain sends condolences after terrorist attack in Burkina Faso  Devdiscourse

Bahrain News: Family to visit Filipino on death row - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Family to visit Filipino on death row  Gulf Digital News

Other Sports: Bahrain bow out of title race in Asian Men's Handball Championship - Gulf Digital NewsOther Sports: Bahrain bow out of title race in Asian Men's Handball Championship  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain News: High-speed chase motorist on trial - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: High-speed chase motorist on trial  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain slashes the price of tourist visa fees by more than 50 per cent - The NationalBahrain slashes the price of tourist visa fees by more than 50 per cent  The National

New brand identity for Bahraini goods - ZAWYANew brand identity for Bahraini goods  ZAWYA

Bahrain would welcome F1 race in Saudi Arabia - pitpass.comBahrain would welcome F1 race in Saudi Arabia  pitpass.com

Maharashtra: Woman, friend from Bahrain duped of Rs 3.45 lakh in job fraud - Times of IndiaMaharashtra: Woman, friend from Bahrain duped of Rs 3.45 lakh in job fraud  Times of India

Taronis Completes Successful MagneGas Demonstration in Bahrain - Yahoo FinanceTaronis Completes Successful MagneGas Demonstration in Bahrain  Yahoo Finance

International round-up: Squires enters Italy as NRF shuts Bahrain outpost - Legal BusinessInternational round-up: Squires enters Italy as NRF shuts Bahrain outpost  Legal Business

Bahrain Names GCC Chief Country's New Foreign Minister - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishBahrain Names GCC Chief Country's New Foreign Minister  Asharq Al-awsat English

Iranian-backed Bahraini militias eulogize Soleimani, Muhandis - Long War JournalIranian-backed Bahraini militias eulogize Soleimani, Muhandis  Long War Journal

Bahrain News: Bahrain takes measures to prevent coronavirus - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Bahrain takes measures to prevent coronavirus  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain calls for de-escalation after U.S. air strike in Iraq: state news agency - ReutersBahrain calls for de-escalation after U.S. air strike in Iraq: state news agency  Reuters

Bahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them - The IndependentBahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them  The Independent

Scores of prisoners in Bahrain launch hunger strike over scabies - The New ArabScores of prisoners in Bahrain launch hunger strike over scabies  The New Arab

Gulf national jailed in drugs case - News of Bahrain- DT NewsGulf national jailed in drugs case  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahrain News: Bonus for Bahrain handball team members - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Bonus for Bahrain handball team members  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain's Gulf Air reroutes several flights to avoid Iranian airspace: spokesman - ReutersBahrain's Gulf Air reroutes several flights to avoid Iranian airspace: spokesman  Reuters

Pakistan and Bahrain ban open-loop scrubber discharge in ports - Riviera Maritime MediaPakistan and Bahrain ban open-loop scrubber discharge in ports  Riviera Maritime Media

New Iranian Malware Hit Bahrain’s National Oil Company - TechNaduNew Iranian Malware Hit Bahrain’s National Oil Company  TechNadu

INJAZ Bahrain and BMMI sign an MoU - Startup MGZNINJAZ Bahrain and BMMI sign an MoU  Startup MGZN

Bahrain News: Expats held for possessing and selling alcohol - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Expats held for possessing and selling alcohol  Gulf Digital News

Iranian Cyberattack Hits Bahrain Oil Company - OilPrice.comIranian Cyberattack Hits Bahrain Oil Company  OilPrice.com

Bahrain News: Public Security Chief chairs urgent meeting at Bahrain International Airport for Coronavirus preparations - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Public Security Chief chairs urgent meeting at Bahrain International Airport for Coronavirus preparations  Gulf Digital News

Authorities detect illegally caught hammerhead shark - News of Bahrain- DT NewsAuthorities detect illegally caught hammerhead shark  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahrain News: Government will shoulder VAT levied on electricity and water bill - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Government will shoulder VAT levied on electricity and water bill  Gulf Digital News

BUSINESS KFH shareholders approve the acquisition of Bahrain's AUB - CPI FinancialBUSINESS KFH shareholders approve the acquisition of Bahrain's AUB  CPI Financial

Bahrain's Gulf Air suspends Baghdad flights after US strike - ArabianBusiness.comBahrain's Gulf Air suspends Baghdad flights after US strike  ArabianBusiness.com

Bahrain News: Financing of sustainable energy probed - Gulf Digital NewsBahrain News: Financing of sustainable energy probed  Gulf Digital News

Bahrain ranks 41st in Global Talent competitive Index 2020 - News of Bahrain- DT NewsBahrain ranks 41st in Global Talent competitive Index 2020  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahraini militias decry US airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades - Long War JournalBahraini militias decry US airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades  Long War Journal

New Iranian data wiper malware hits Bapco, Bahrain's national oil company - ZDNetNew Iranian data wiper malware hits Bapco, Bahrain's national oil company  ZDNet

Countdown begins for Bahrain F1; Afrojack star attraction - Al BawabaCountdown begins for Bahrain F1; Afrojack star attraction  Al Bawaba

INJAZ Bahrain meets its annual board companies' coordinators - ZAWYAINJAZ Bahrain meets its annual board companies' coordinators  ZAWYA

Nine companies merge to create SARKCO Group - News of Bahrain- DT NewsNine companies merge to create SARKCO Group  News of Bahrain- DT News