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Bahraini royal, top AFC candidate, denies persecuting players

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a Bahraini royal and head of the country's football association, made the comments after Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said players were tortured and abused during a crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 5:01am

Controversy lingers as F1 heads to violence-wracked Bahrain

Formula One moves to Bahrain this weekend, with the Grand Prix in the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom again taking place against a backdrop of long-running dissent and continued protest. Groups protesting the race have put up makeshift roadblocks and barricades of burning tyres during clashes with security forces in the violence-wracked nation.

19 Apr 2013 - 5:19am

Ecclestone faces potentially torrid time at Bahrain Formula One

It's going to be, as Alex Ferguson so memorably once put it, "squeaky bum time" this weekend. It won't be the 71-year-old manager of Manchester United clenching his buttocks holding on to an injury-time lead, but the 82-year-old ring master of Formula One.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Talking points

Romantics around the world prepare to take their loved ones somewhere extra special for the day of the year most associated with love. 

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am

Briefs, January 19, 2013

Berlusconi verdict to be delayed until after polls

19 Jan 2013 - 4:30am

Briefs, January 8, 2013

Bahrain's highest court upheld prison sentences against 13 leaders of the 2011 uprising, a defence lawyer said, a ruling that could stir further unrest in the Gulf state. The case has drawn international criticism from rights groups and came under scrutiny from US officials keen for acquittals to help restore calm in a country that Washington counts as a regional ally against Iran. The US Fifth Fleet is based in Bahrain. 

8 Jan 2013 - 7:08am

Briefs, December 11, 2012

Germany expels four Syrian embassy staff

11 Dec 2012 - 4:54am

Bahrain bans protests in new crackdown

Bahrain has banned all rallies and demonstrations following months of protests by anti-government activists who have been pressing for a greater political voice since the Arab spring revolts began early last year.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Bahrain pro-democracy prisoner, Mohammed Mushaima, dies in custody of sickle-cell anaemia

A Bahraini jailed for taking part in anti-government protests last year died in custody yesterday after being taken to hospital for treatment of a hereditary disease, the interior ministry said.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:15am

Briefs, September 27, 2012

UK judge sets date for phone hacking trial

27 Sep 2012 - 3:57am