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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bahrain

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Force India caught in Bahrain firebomb attack
Team members were caught up in the incident as they returned from the Bahrain Grand Prix track on Wednesday.
Clashes hit Bahrain Formula One exhibit
The protesters chanted slogans against the race, which was canceled last year amid civil unrest in the country.
Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report
The Bahraini government insists it is on the road to reform – but Amnesty International has condemned its “piecemeal” efforts, accusing that state of continuing human rights violations including torture.
Formula One announcement sparks unrest in Bahrain
The FIA’s decision to go ahead with next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix has triggered a renewal of hostilities between riot police and anti-government protestors.
Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead – FIA
Formula One’s governing body say they are happy with the security measures in place ahead of the race on 22 April.
Ecclestone: Bahrain decision will come down to the teams
The F1 supremo says he can’t force anyone to travel to Bahrain, while pressing home the fact that ‘commercially they have to go.’
Formula 1 urged to "voice some concern" for hunger striker Abdulhadi
Abdulhadi Al Khawaja is entering his 61st day of hunger strike. Eoin Lynch tells us his story and why people are calling on those involved with Formula 1 to speak out about Abdulhadi’s imprisonment.
FIA monitoring Bahrain situation as pressure mounts to cancel GP
It’s looking more and more likely that the fourth race of the season will be axed for the second year in a row.
Hunger-striking Bahraini activist begins appeal against life sentence
Around 20 opposition figures convicted for anti-state offences arising from last year’s uprising are appealing against their convictions.
Ireland's James McGee claims singles and doubles titles in Bahrain
The Dubliner did not drop a single set on his way to a win in the singles final against Jordi Samper-Montana of Spain.
Bahrain chief can not guarantee spectator safety at upcoming Grand Prix
Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa does hope that the race plays a big role in uniting the Gulf kingdom, however.
FIFA to investigate Bahrain's 10-0 World Cup win
Bahrain’s win raised suspicions because it needed to make up a nine-goal deficit on rival Qatar in the group standings to have a chance of advancing to the next round.
Going ahead: F1 bosses have no plans to abandon Bahrain visit
Calls from human rights groups for the FIA to withdraw Bahrain from their race calendar have fallen on deaf ears.
Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain
Foreign affairs committee to hear of Irish-trained medics jailed over protests in Bahrain, as well as efforts to support human rights defenders.
Continued clashes in Bahrain on anniversary of revolution
The protests continue today as people attempt to get to Pearl Square, which was the epicenter of protests last year.
Public service announcement of the day
Courtesy of Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior…
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.
The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?
In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.
Explosion outside British embassy in Bahrain
No-one was injured in the blast, which occurred just 50 metres away from the British embassy in Manama.
Fresh 'evidence' brought against Bahraini medics, retrial adjourned
Prosecutors accusing 20 medics of inciting anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain have presented a range weapons – claiming that doctors, nurses and paramedics stockpiled them in a hospital to support violent protest.
Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring
The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.
Bahrain to retry medics jailed for treating protesters
The Gulf state will re-examine the cases of 20 medical personnel who were given jail sentences ranging from five to 15 years for treating protesters wounded in anti-government demonstrators.
UN condemns sentencing of doctors in Bahrain
Twenty doctors, some of whom trained in Ireland, have been sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for treating anti-government protesters.
Heavy security in Bahrain for parliament elections
As demonstrations continue, security forces in Bahrain have blocked demonstrators on their march toward Pearl roundabout.
Bahraini teenager killed during protests
Relatives of a 14-year-old boy in Bahrain have said the teenager died after police fired a tear gas canister during anti-government protests.
F1 to return to Bahrain in November 2012
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has announced that Formula One will return to Bahrain in November of next year. The decision has not been without its critics.
Negotiation talks begin amid Bahrain's protest crackdown
The kingdom’s biggest Shiite party agreed to join today’s talks at the last minute, but it isn’t too optimistic about how where the discussion will lead.
Bahrain sentences rights activists to life in prison
The crackdown on anti-government dissent continues…
Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your rainy Sunday Fix: Gilmore says we can still get an interest rate cut; bad news for growth in Irish businesses; the result of our caption competition; and a bit of Eric Clapton to brighten up your evening.
Woman sentenced to prison in Bahrain after reciting poetry criticising rulers
Twenty-year-old Ayat al-Qurmezi was convicted of inciting hatred and anti-state charges after reading poems which were critical of Bahrain’s king and prime minister.
Bahraini doctors face trial for treating anti-government protesters
47 doctors and nurses are arraigned at a closed hearing, accused of participating in the Shiite demonstrations.
Obama promises US action to "encourage reform" in Arab world
In a wide-ranging speech, the US President appeals for a new drive to settle the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme
Justice minister Alan Shatter announces the 14 countries to which the visa waiver will apply from July 1.
King of Bahrain orders end to martial law
Three-month-long state of emergency is coming to an end, the monarch declares on the same day 21 people are put on trial for allegedly plotting to overthrow him.
Pro-democracy activists in Bahrain go on trial at military court
Twenty-one people are accused of wanting to overthrow the ruling monarchy and engaging with a foreign terrorist group.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In today’s Daily Fix: Video of Bin Laden watching video of himself; a reduction on Ireland’s bailout interest rate; cheaper rail fares, David Beckham in a car accident; and an incredible new flexible phone.