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India, Bahrain likely to ink pact for cooperation in space technology

India is an important business partner for Bahrain, and the kingdom is keen to further strengthen the relations with the private sector in India.

India to play UAE in 2014 WC qualifiers

India will face United Arab Emirates in the second round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in July going by the draw

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Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

Rajab previously had been sentenced to two years in prison over television interviews he gave that included criticisms of Bahrain, an island off Saudi Arabia that's home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

Bahrain suggests freezing Qatar's Gulf Cooperation Council membership

Experts have warned that the nearly five-month-long diplomatic crisis could cause the six-nation bloc's demise.

Bahrain female activist, 2 others freed from detention

Amnesty International has expressed concern that al-Sayegh alleged she was tortured and sexually assaulted during a previous detention in May.

Bahrain's king issues decree reorganising National Security Agency

The king also issued a decree appointing Sheikh Talal bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa as deputy interior minister. In August, three Bahraini human rights groups accused the Gulf Arab monarchy's NSA of the systematic use of torture.

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Bombing in Bahrain town home to cleric kills police officer

The February 14 Youth Coalition, which has claimed attacks in the past, posted a video online it said showed its masked members throwing gasoline bombs at police gathered near the home of Shiite cleric Isa Qassim. 

Bahrain orders Qatar troops to leave: Source

Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said today. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and may depart within the […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE cut ties with Qatar: How the schism in gulf nations developed over years

A flip side to developing a barrier against Shia revolutionary forces in the GCC countries was that it created an open ground for Sunni forces of Islamic fundamentalism to progress easily, such that it started influencing social and political policy in these nations.

Bahrain, Saudi, Egypt, UAE cut ties with Qatar; Doha regrets 'unjustified' decision

Bahrain, Saudi, Egypt and the UAE will withdraw their respective diplomatic missions from Qatar within the next few days.

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Sushma Swaraj calls on King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Manama, Jan 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama. Earlier today, she had also visited India Pavilion at Bahrain Air Show, where she was given a briefing on the Tejas LCA being showcased at Air Show. Swaraj arrived in Bahrain's capital Manama earlier today on a two-day visit. She is in Bahrain for the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to deepen the country's ties with the 22-member grouping.

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