Rappler's latest stories on Bahrain
The International Monetary Fund's 2020 projection for the 6-nation Gulf Cooperation Council dramatically worsens
Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab will serve the remaining 3 years of a five-year sentence in an 'alternative' or non-custodial setting
The 5 major bourses in the Gulf region plummet in the first 3 months of the year, with Dubai's market losing more than a third of its value
All the 7 bourses in the Gulf close in the red on Sunday, March 8, amid a panic sell-off over fears that energy prices could collapse
Capital Economics estimates the 6 Gulf Cooperation Council states will lose some $40 billion of oil revenues in 2020
(3rd UPDATE) The Gulf region's stock markets are badly hit on Sunday, March 1, with oil prices sagging below $50 a barrel amid novel coronavirus fears
Bahrain shuts 3 schools after a man who had transported children to the institutions tested positive after returning from Iran
(UPDATED) Kuwait reports 3 infections and Bahrain one in citizens who had returned home from Iran
Two men are put to death by firing squad after being sentenced to death in January 2018 on terror charges
These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Jared Kushner promises to put out the political plan at 'the right time' and says the Palestinian Authority could help its people by embracing the US recommendations
The Peace to Prosperity economic workshop that begins June 25 is billed as the start of a new approach that will later include political solutions to the long intractable Middle East conflict
Bahrain's King Hamad instructs authorities to take into account 'the nature of crimes committed' by 551 Bahrainis whose citizenship had earlier been revoked
Bahraini opposition swiftly condemns the verdict, while human rights group Amnesty International decries the 'mockery of justice' and 'mass arbitrary denaturalization'
The Supreme Court upheld the 3-year sentences against the mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and cousin of activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices delight after an opening dinner where he spoke in the same room as top officials of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court upheld high-profile rights activist Nabeel Rajab's 5 year jail term for writing tweets deemed offensive to the state
The International Monetary Fund urges Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to expand reforms
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says it is seeking 'pathways for regularization' for overseas Filipino workers
The Philippine men's football team starts its buildup under new coach Scott Cooper
The call by 127 non-governmental organizations came after the United Nations denounced Nabeel Rajab's detention as 'arbitrary' and 'discriminatory' earlier this month
Japan's Hiroto Inoue wins by a fraction of a second but Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi says he has been deliberately pushed
Qatar's Government Communications Office says it is trying to 'protect the safety of consumers,' amid the Gulf diplomatic crisis
The Bahraini government will adopt 'severe measures to deal with unprecedented chaos by disruptive social media accounts'
'Pinning the blame on others and repeating outdated scenarios and baseless accusations against others will not help the Bahraini government resolve its problems with its citizens,' said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi
Bahrain claims that the cell planned to target leading security figures and carry out attacks on oil and other vital installations
Under Bahrain's citizenship law individuals who engage in acts deemed "disloyal" to the state can be stripped of their nationality
The other Gulf states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar – are also committed to introducing VAT but have delayed the move until early 2019
The 6-nation regional alliance affirms in a joint declaration the importance of preserving the GCC's existence which is threatened by a bitter dispute between its members
The World Trade Organization agrees to hear Qatar's complaint against the United Arab Emirates over a 5-month old blockade that has triggered a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf
Qatar's government communication office says an unnamed global financial institution had been instructed to stop trading Qatari riyals across Europe and Asia
Fans unfurl a large Hong Kong regional flag in the stands of Mong Kok Stadium while loud booing was heard during the broadcast of the Chinese national anthem. Some supporters turn their backs on the field.
The IMF advises energy-rich Gulf economies to speed up their diversification away from oil after projecting the worst growth for the region since the global financial crisis
GCC members are supposed to meet before the end of the year, but the crisis could see the bloc's annual meeting postponed or cancelled
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani: 'They want a regime change. It's... so obvious.'
Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, in an address to parliament, also says that Kuwait's goal is to save the Gulf Cooperation Council union from 'cracking and collapsing'
Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed Al-Sabah says Kuwait's goal is to save the Gulf Cooperation Council union from 'cracking and collapsing'
The 6 states are now taking austerity measures a step further with the plan to introduce value-added tax, ending their decades-old reputation for being tax havens
Experts warn the increasingly bitter dispute could last into 2018 and beyond
For Qataris affected by the diplomatic crisis rocking the Gulf the reality of politics is stark: families divided assets frozen and dreams put on hold
ICAO: Some existing air route availability has been assured and some new temporary or contingency routes have also been developed
Qatar: The complaint accuses the siege countries of violating the WTO s core laws and conventions on trade of goods and services and trade related aspects of intellectual property
Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt say they are open to talks with Qatar on condition it stops its support and financing of terrorism
UPDATED The move by the 4 Arab governments comes despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks old boycott of their fellow US ally
The emir also says Qatar was fighting terrorism relentlessly and without compromises and the international community recognizes this
Qatar s foreign minister welcomes France s support for mediation aimed at finding a solution based on constructive dialogue and respect of state sovereignty and international law
But the initiative has met a dismissive reaction from the Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar last month
UPDATED US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will shuttle between Kuwait Qatar and Saudi Arabia in what is the first serious intervention by Washington in the Gulf crisis
Hopes of a swift resolution seem as remote as a summer downpour in the desert
UPDATED Saudi Arabia and its allies have not said what steps they could take next but there are fears of a wider embargo that would hurt the Qatari economy