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Bahrain: Sheikhdom on the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf. The island nation 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. According to the most recent 2010 census, Bahrain's population is over 1.2 million, of which around half are non-nationals. At 780 square kilometres (300 sq mi) in size, it is the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. The capital and largest city is Manama.


Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq report coronavirus cases linked to Iran

Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq on Monday recorded their first new coronavirus cases, all people who had been in Iran, which raised its toll from the disease to 12 dead and 61 infected.
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Bahrain's first coronavirus case detected - BNA

The first case of the new coronavirus was detected in Bahrain, the state news agency said on Monday, citing the health ministry.
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Videos for Bahrain

Russian ship 'aggressively' approaches destroyer: U.S. Navy [Video]Russian ship 'aggressively' approaches destroyer: U.S. Navy

A Russian navy ship 'aggressively approached' a U.S. Navy destroyer in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said in a statement on Friday, but Russia denied it..

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Bahrain says supports all efforts toward solution for Palestine issue

Bahrain supports all efforts toward achieving a just and comprehensive solution on the Palestinian issue, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, referring to a peace plan announced by..
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Bahrain's Gulf Air reroutes several flights to avoid Iranian airspace: spokesman

Bahrain’s state carrier Gulf Air has re-routed flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution, said an airline spokesman on Friday.
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Russian navy ship 'aggressively approached' U.S. destroyer in Arabian Sea: U.S. Navy

A Russian navy ship "aggressively approached" a U.S. Navy destroyer in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said in a statement on Friday.
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Bahrain Crown Prince speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary: BNA

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed by phone on Monday with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper the importance of maintaining regional security and stability, state news agency..
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Bahrain calls for de-escalation after U.S. air strike in Iraq: state news agency

Bahrain said on Friday it is following the developments in Iraq and called for de-escalation after a U.S. air strike, according to the state news agency.
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Bahrain's Gulf Air halts flights to Iraq’s Baghdad and Najaf

Bahrain's Gulf Air suspended flights to and from Iraq’s Baghdad and Najaf cities on Friday until further notice due to security issues.
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Bahrain expresses support for U.S. strikes on Kataib Hizbollah facilities in Iraq, Syria: statement

Bahrain expressed support for strikes conducted by the United States targeting Kataib Hezbollah facilities in Iraq and Syria, Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
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U.S.-led naval coalition, protecting oil tankers, opens command center in Bahrain

The U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf, established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, opened a command center in Bahrain on Thursday, the U.S. Fifth Fleet said in a statement.
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Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: official

Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Gulf region, and "until now no..
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IS leader's death is fatal blow to group: Bahrain's foreign minister

Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday on his Twitter account that the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a fatal blow to the group.
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Senior Israeli official attends Bahrain security meeting focusing on Iran

A senior Israeli official attended a maritime security conference in Bahrain on Monday in another sign of Gulf Arab nations and Israel transcending longtime enmities to focus on a perceived common..
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Bahrain urges its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately: foreign ministry

Bahrain called on its citizens on Friday to leave Lebanon immediately due to current events and what the country has witnessed, as the protests in Lebanon enter a second day, according to a statement..
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Bahrain condemns Turkish offensive in northeast Syria: State news agency BNA

The Bahrain foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, according to state news agency BNA.
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Bahrain calls its citizens not to travel to Iraq for the time being: BNA

Bahrain called on its citizens on Thursday not to travel to Iraq for the time being due to security tensions, state news agency reported.
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Trump stops short of blaming Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Donald Trump stopped short of blaming Iran for the attacks on Saudi soil, but said people would likely find out very soon who is responsible. Speaking at the Oval Office during a meeting with the crown..
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Bahrain's Crown Prince says signs deal to buy Patriot missiles

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa said on Monday that Bahrain has signed an agreement to purchase its first U.S. Patriot missile battery.
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Bahrain's Bapco refinery says operations continue after Saudi pipeline cutoff

Bahrain's national oil and gas authority said on Monday that facilities at Bapco refinery were continuing without impact on the provision of oil derivatives in the local market, state news agency BNA..
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Saudi Arabia shuts pipeline to Bahrain after oil outage: trade sources

Saudi Arabia has shut down its crude oil pipeline to Bahrain after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, two trade sources told Reuters on Monday.
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Bahraini crown prince to visit U.S., meet with Trump

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa will make an official visit to the United States on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump, a White House statement said on Thursday.
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Bahrain instructs citizens to leave Lebanon over security incidents

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry on Sunday instructed its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, citing "security events and developments", after a week of growing tensions raised fears of a new war between..
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Iran supreme leader: People's will prevail in Bahrain after protests

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday the will of the people would prevail in Bahrain after protests there following the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim Bahraini activists..
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Renewed unrest grips Bahrain after authorities execute activists

Protests broke out in Bahrain after the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim activists on terrorism-related charges revived tensions over the weekend in the Sunni-led kingdom, a Western ally that has..
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Bahrain executes three, including Shi'ite activists

Bahrain executed on Saturday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public prosecutor said in a..
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Bahrain executes three men convicted on 'terrorism' charges: prosecutor

Bahrain executed early on Saturday three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of "terrorism" and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of a mosque imam, the..
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Bahrain foreign ministry strongly condemns Iran's seizure of British tanker

Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately release the vessel.
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U.S. Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea: statement

The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
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Bahrain 'strongly condemns' what it calls Iranian attempt to intercept British tanker

Bahrain said on Friday it "strongly condemned" what it called an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker in the Gulf, according to a statement from its foreign ministry.
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Palestinian businessman, held after Bahrain workshop, freed: family

The Palestinian Authority (PA) released a Palestinian businessman on Sunday it had arrested upon his return from a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, his family and an official said.
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Palestinian Authority arrests businessman who attended Bahrain conference: Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority has arrested a Palestinian businessman who attended the U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain this week, Israel's Haaretz newspaper and Kan public broadcaster reported on..
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Bahrain recalls ambassador to Iraq over embassy attack: statement

Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iraq for consultations on Thursday after demonstrators broke into the courtyard of the kingdom's embassy in Baghdad and took down the flag to protest a U.S.-led..
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Baghdad protesters take down Bahrain flag over Trump peace conference

More than 200 demonstrators broke into the courtyard of Bahrain's Embassy in Baghdad and took down the country's flag on Thursday night, to protest a U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain on Israeli-Palestinian..
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Trump peace plan conference is blip on Israel's radar as political, Iran crises swirl

A U.S.-led conference in Bahrain designed to drum up investment in the Palestinian economy and pave a path to peace with Israel has gone largely unremarked by Israelis preoccupied with a political..
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Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop

Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
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Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.
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U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain for the plan and..
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U.S. to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan in Bahrain, though details remain vague

The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a..
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Long line of Israeli-Palestinian peace bids precede Trump push

The United States is holding an economic conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage investment in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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U.S. to present economy first' approach to Mideast peace at Bahrain conference

The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up $50 billion in investment but..
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In Bahrain, U.S. to launch economic part of Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

The first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to begin drumming up $50 billion in investment but which..
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Morocco to send finance ministry staff member to Bahrain's economic summit: foreign ministry

Morocco's foreign ministry said on Monday that a member of the ministry of economy and finance will represent the country at a conference this week in Bahrain on the administration of U.S. President..
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Lockheed Martin wins $562 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $562 million contract for sales of Army tactical guided missiles to Bahrain, Poland and Romania, the Pentagon said on Monday.
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Palestinians rally against Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in..
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Egypt to go to Bahrain to 'evaluate' Kushner's plan: minister

Egypt will take part in a Bahrain conference this week on Palestinian economic development in order to evaluate the proposed $50 billion "Peace to Prosperity" plan, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said..
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Factbox: Many sticks, few carrots: Trump's Palestinian policy

A series of dramatic policy moves by U.S. President Donald Trump on sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict preceded a U.S.-sponsored workshop opening in Bahrain on Tuesday, aimed at..
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Iran says U.S. Middle East peace plan is 'shameful' and 'doomed to failure': Fars

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday the U.S. Middle East peace plan that is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrain this week is "shameful" and "doomed to failure".
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State minister for financial affairs to lead UAE delegation to Bahrain meeting

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it's delegation to a U.S.-led Bahrain meeting on Palestine would be led by its minister of state for financial affairs.
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Palestinians don't need Bahrain meeting, they need peace: finance minister

Palestinians don't need the Bahrain meeting to build their country, they need peace, Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday.
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Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures

Talk of Middle East peace is in the air again, as politicians are set to gather in Bahrain to launch the latest in a long line of initiatives to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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