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Sovereign island state in the Persian Gulf

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Bahrain: Sovereign island state in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in the Persian Gulf. The sovereign state comprises a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. Bahrain's population is 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals. It is 765.3 square kilometres (295.5 sq mi) in size, making it the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.

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Bahrain drops extradition request for "terrified" soccer player

Hakeem al-Araibi was sought by Arab emirate on charges he says were political, and feared torture if he was sent home
CBS News - Published

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