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Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

Image taken on November 20th, 2014, of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq  leader Sheikh Ali Salman  in  Zinj. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

Little more than a decade ago, it would have been rare to hear about an Irish person moving to the Gulf States in the Middle East. But over the past f(...)

Gavin Lawlor, who has been living in Manama for 16 years, with his wife Dona and their three sons Calum, Oisín and Aidan-Fionn.

Manama in Bahrain has been rated the best city in the world to emigrate to, in a newly published global survey, which ranked Dublin 47th out of 51 cit(...)

Paediatric surgeon Ali Al-Ekri  greets family members on his release from  prison in Manama, Bahrain, after five years.    He strongly criticised the military’s excessive use of force against protesters in 2011. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

A paediatric surgeon who spent two years at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin has been released from a Bahraini prison after five years. (...)

Anti-government protesters hold posters of Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim during an anti-government protest organised by  Al Wefaq in   2013. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Bahrain has stripped the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shia Muslim majority of his citizenship, state news agency BNA reported on Monday, and ther(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

Nabeel Rajab: ‘When I realised I would be targeted and could get killed, I transferred everything to my family, my wife.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A Bahraini human rights activist who spent two years in prison for using Twitter to call for peaceful protests has urged Irish people to “fight for(...)

 Human Rights Watch has urged EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to condemn convictions imposed in Saudi Arabia for posting messages on Facebook calling for anti-government protests. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has sentenced seven activists from its restive eastern province to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years for posting messages on Fa(...)

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