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Bahrain FM defends Australia's decision on Jerusalem  Al Jazeera English

Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa says Australia's Jerusalem decision does not affect legitimate Palestinian demands.

Al Jazeera English
Rights groups urge Bahraini opposition leader's release  PRESSTV

Dozens of human rights groups have urged the Manama regime to release top opposition leader Nabeel Rajab, who is due to stand trial in December 31.

UAE leaders greet Bahrain King on National Day  Khaleej Times

The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on the ...

Khaleej Times
Bahrain's Gulf Air launches new stopover travel deals  Arabian Business

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced the launch of new stopover travel packages designed to promote the country as a tourist destination to its ...

Arabian Business
Former Bahraini Soccer Pro Awaits His Fate In A Thai Prison  NPR

A professional soccer player is being held in a Bangkok prison while he awaits extradition to Bahrain, where he was convicted in absentia of vandalism and ...

Bahrain News: NEWS WRAP: Bahrain backs Saudi Arabia  Gulf Digital News

Manama: Bahrain last night confirmed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its position on a recent US Senate resolution. It is based on false allegations and ...

Gulf Digital News
Bahrain News: Tribute to Bahrain  Gulf Digital News

LANDMARKS across the GCC were illuminated in the red and white of Bahrain's flag to celebrate the country's National Day. They included the UAE's iconic ...

Gulf Digital News
Bahrain News: Qatar 'paid Bahraini to contest national elections'  Gulf Digital News

A FORMER civil servant has admitted to witnessing a Bahraini man agreeing to being bankrolled by Qatar to contest this year's national elections.

Gulf Digital News
Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi fights extradition to Bahrain  BBC News

A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, ...

BBC News
Bahrain Affirms its Solidarity with Saudi Arabia Following US Senate Position  Asharq Al-awsat English

The Kingdom of Bahrain has affirmed its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its denunciation of the recent position taken by the United States ...

Asharq Al-awsat English
In first, Bahrain parliament to be headed by woman  gulfnews.com

Fawzia Zainal is the third Arab woman to head parliament after the UAE and Syria.

Thailand urged to stop footballer's extradition to Bahrain  Al Jazeera English

Former national player Hakeem al-Araibi has refugee status in Australia and fears persecution if extradited to Bahrain.

Al Jazeera English
Soccer Player's Plea: 'I Am Afraid if I Go to Bahrain, I Will Be Tortured Again'  The New York Times

Bahrain wants Hakeem al-Araibi, a political refugee playing soccer in Melbourne, extradited from Thailand. The case is seen as a test of how well FIFA can ...

The New York Times
McLaren enters professional cycling with Bahrain-Merida  ESPN

McLaren will enter the world of professional cycling after announcing a joint venture deal with Team Bahrain-Merida.

Bahrain supports Australia's recognition of J'lem as capital  Arutz Sheva

Bahrain says that 'Australia's position does not hamper the legitimate demands of the Palestinians.' Erekat slams 'irresponsible policies'.

Arutz Sheva
Bahrain royal passes away, UAE leaders offer condolences  Khaleej Times

The rulers offered their condolences to Bahrain King on death of Sheikha Noora.

Khaleej Times
Bahraini family wrecked after parents' citizenship revoked  PRESSTV

Bahraini judicial officials have destroyed a family after parents were stripped of their citizenship.

After Khashoggi’s murder, it’s time for the world to stop ignoring Bahrain’s abuses  The Washington Post

America has given Bahrain the green light to suppress civilians and jail political leaders.

The Washington Post
Navy Admiral Scott Stearney Is Found Dead in Bahrain Home  The New York Times

The officer, Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, oversaw American naval operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. No foul play is suspected.

The New York Times
Bahrain Central Bank Publishes Draft Cryptocurrency Regulations  CCN

The central bank of Bahrain has kicked off a consultative process on cryptocurrency platforms in the kingdom by publishing the relevant draft regulations.

Bahrain News: PEACEMAKER: Former Norway prime minister visits Bahrain  Gulf Digital News

THERE is a “new picture” of conflict in the world with the rise of terrorism and extremism, according to former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik.

Gulf Digital News
An unfair election in Bahrain will not satisfy the Shia majority  The Economist

ASK OFFICIALS in Bahrain about their parliamentary election and they are eager to tout the numbers. Around 350 candidates will compete for 40 seats on ...

The Economist
Bahrain issues draft rules to regulate cryptocurrencies  The National

The central bank has set December 31 as the deadline for feedback on the proposed regulations.

The National
The Merchant House Bahrain ready to welcome guests  Trade Arabia

The Merchant House, part of the Campbell Gray Hotels group, and a luxurious all-suite boutique hotel in Manama, Bahrain, said it has started taking bookings ...

Trade Arabia
Continuing Repression Belies Bahrain’s Election Narrative  Chatham House

The ruling family wants to move on from the instability of the Arab Spring, but has taken no concrete steps towards addressing political grievances.

Chatham House
South Caldwell teacher tours Kingdom of Bahrain  Hickory Daily Record

HUDSON — Carla Ingram, world history teacher at South Caldwell High School, is one of 10 U.S. classroom innovators and curriculum developers to be ...

Hickory Daily Record
Israel Eyes Bahrain as Next Arab State to Openly Host Israeli Officials  VOA News

Israel is eyeing Bahrain as the next Gulf Arab state to publicly welcome Israeli officials after two others did so in recent weeks, signaling closer Israeli-Arab ties in ...

VOA News
Britain boosts Bahrain presence, aiding US mission in the Persian Gulf  Stars and Stripes

British sailors are working side-by-side with the U.S. Navy in Bahrain, where the United Kingdom's only forward deployed naval facility is now up and running as ...

Stars and Stripes
Bahrain requested arrest of refugee 'before he arrived in Thailand'  The Guardian

Thai official says the arrest of Hakeem Al-Araibi, a footballer who fled to Australia, was plotted by the Gulf state in advance.

The Guardian
Record number of Bahraini women elected to parliament  Al Jazeera English

A total of six women are voted in, doubling the number of female legislators in the Council of Representatives.

Al Jazeera English
Counting under way as polls close in Bahrain elections  Al Jazeera English

Activists called for boycott of what they describe as 'farce' elections, raising doubts about its credibility.

Al Jazeera English
No more homework for Bahrain's pupils from 2019  The National

The new curriculum omits homework from courses, following the example of similar methods used in Finland.

The National
Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer  Channel NewsAsia

MELBOURNE: Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia ...

Channel NewsAsia
Bahrain: sham vote  New Internationalist

As election season approaches in Bahrain, Phil Miller explains why there won't be any radical changes on the cards.

New Internationalist
Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh  Arabnews

RIYADH: Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa held talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh this week. His visit follows an official invitation from Saudi ...

Bahrain criticizes Qatar emir for not attending GCC summit  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheih Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, criticized Qatar's emir in a tweet on Sunday for not attending an annual Gulf ...

Bahrain opposition warns about abuse of female activists  PRESSTV

Bahrain's largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime's sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of ...

Israel seeks to establish diplomatic ties with Bahrain  Al Jazeera English

Government sources confirm Israel and Bahrain are in talks to establish official relations, as Netanyahu visit looms.

Al Jazeera English
Royal Windsor Horse Show condemned for Bahraini sponsorship  The Guardian

The UK's largest outdoor horse show, which is patronised by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from ...

The Guardian
Thailand urged to protect Bahraini footballer  PRESSTV

Rights groups urge protection for dissident Bahraini footballer held in custody in Thailand.

Bahrain Official Dismisses Qatar Proposal for Dialogue  Asharq Al-awsat English

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa questioned on Saturday Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's call for dialogue to ...

Asharq Al-awsat English
Israel steps closer to forging diplomatic ties with Bahrain  Sun Sentinel

Israel is currently in the late stages of forging diplomatic relations with the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain, media reports revealed.

Sun Sentinel
Thailand arrests Bahrain refugee for possible extradition  The News & Observer

A soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia has been officially arrested ahead of a court ruling on whether he will be extradited to Bahrain, the ...

The News & Observer
Bahrain News: 18 expat prayer callers fired and asked to leave Bahrain  Gulf Digital News

AT least 18 Bangladeshi prayer callers have been fired and asked to leave Bahrain since one of their colleagues brutally murdered a Bahraini imam at a ...

Gulf Digital News
Craig Foster challenges Bahraini AFC president to support Hakeem al-Araibi  SBS News

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has challenged the Bahraini AFC president on his response to Hakeem al-Araibi's detention.

SBS News
Bahrain under crypto spotlight | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  News of Bahrain- DT News

Bahrain has come under the global spotlight as the Kingdom's latest progressive crypto-regulations have impressed the tech community. The latest initiatives ...

News of Bahrain- DT News
Bahrain's 'farce' of an election heads to run-off as Israel signals warming ties  Haaretz

Bahrain will hold a second round of voting for 31 of 40 seats in parliament next week, the government said on Sunday, in an election from which opposition ...

Israel on Brink of Diplomatic Ties with Bahrain  Breaking Israel News

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Breaking Israel News
Bahrain News: Solar panels plan for 40 government buildings  Gulf Digital News

BAHRAIN plans to install solar panels on 40 government buildings next year. However, a proposal submitted by new MPs to make them compulsory on all ...

Gulf Digital News
Consensus on oil output cut: Bahrain  Khaleej Times

World could lose 5M bpd as exporters see supply issues arising in 2021.

Khaleej Times
Bahrain: No Free Elections in Current Environment  Human Rights Watch

The upcoming parliamentary elections in Bahrain, scheduled for November 24, 2018, are occurring in a repressive political environment that is not conducive to ...

Human Rights Watch
Bahrain kicks off 47th National Day celebrations  Trade Arabia

Patriotism and pride filled the air as Bahrain began celebrating its 47th National Day and the 19th anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad's accession to the ...

Trade Arabia
Elections in Bahrain Were Neither Free Nor Fair  UN Dispatch

The United States has a military base in Bahrain, but human rights abuses are getting worse. Elections in 2018 were a sham, according to experts.

UN Dispatch
Understanding Bahrain's Upcoming Elections  RealClearPolitics

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island nation of 1.3 million people in the Arabian Gulf. The government has three branches similar to the United States: the ...

Bahrain readies austerity push, keeping wary eye on opposition  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's new parliament is expected to swiftly pass sensitive austerity measures needed to secure a Gulf aid package, but the U.S.-allied ...

Bahrain courts sentence two dissidents to life in prison  PRESSTV

Courts in Bahrain have sentenced two anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and handed down prison sentences to four others as the ruling Al Khalifah ...

Bahrain completes election for parliament and municipal councils  The National

Bahrain's cabinet tendered its resignation to King Hamad on Sunday after the kingdom successfully completed elections for a new parliament and municipal ...

The National
Bahrain announces new cabinet  gulfnews.com

Manama: King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Tuesday evening appointed a new government following the election of a new parliament and the resignation of ...

Thailand extends detention of Bahraini dissident  PRESSTV

Thailand has extended the detention of a dissident Bahraini soccer player, who is wanted by Manama but who has been granted refugee status by Australia.

Bahrainis express solidarity with detained Shia cleric  PRESSTV

Scores of Bahraini protesters have rallied in support of detained senior Shia clergyman Sheikh Khalid Fadhil al-Zaki.

Refugee soccer player sought by Bahrain detained in Thailand  Fox News

Rights groups are urging Thai authorities not to deport a Bahraini professional soccer player to his homeland, where he faces imprisonment for what his ...

Fox News
Kuwait win match of the day; Bahrain, Saudi Arabia make it two from two  International Cricket Council

The second day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 2 being played in Bangkok and Chiang Mai saw Bahrain and Saudi Arabia make it two ...

International Cricket Council
Dennis brings TT focus to Bahrain-Merida  VeloNews

The Australian starts training with new teammates this week, and team manager Brent Copeland is excited about his arrival.

Bahrain News: Flowers planted to commemorate Martyrs' Day  Gulf Digital News

Bahraini flowers were planted yesterday to commemorate Martyrs' Day at the Bahrain Fort Museum garden. The tree planting was part of an interactive art ...

Gulf Digital News
Melbourne soccer player detained in Thailand 'faces torture in Bahrain' after deportation threat  ABC News

Rights groups urge Thai authorities not to deport a Bahraini professional soccer player, who received asylum in Australia in plays for a Melbourne club, to face ...

ABC News
Bahraini NGOs slam Manama's détente with Tel Aviv  PRESSTV

Over a dozen Bahraini NGOs have denounced Manama's attempts to normalize relations with the Israeli regime, expressing their firm support for the Palestinian ...

Bahrain announces election results as palace prepares for visit from Saudi crown prince  The National

At least two women have gained parliamentary seats.

The National
Bahrain bans discrimination, sexual harassment at work  Gulf Business News

Bahrain has banned discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace under recent amendments to its labour law, according to the country's labour ...

Gulf Business News
Bahrain scraps homework for schoolchildren  gulfnews.com

Assignments to be part of classroom activities; parents welcome decision.

Bahrain: Pre-election clampdown on political opposition and activists  Amnesty International

Pre-election, widespread suppression of the political opposition, activists, and civic leaders. Shi'a public figures have been disproportionately targeted in the ...

Amnesty International
The hypocrisy behind British endorsement of Bahrain's 'sham' elections  Open Democracy

UK's support for Bahrain's sham-elections emboldens the Gulf nation to continue intensifying its crackdown on civil rights with impunity. Prince Salman bin ...

Open Democracy
Seeking only a holiday, Bahraini steps into an international crisis  The Sydney Morning Herald

An Australian resident and football player risks being forcibly returned to Bahrain, where he faces jail for a crime he says he didn't commit.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Bahrain Calls Giuliani Leader Of 'US Delegation' After Biz Meeting With King  TPM

President Donald Trump's personal attorney was referred to as the leader of a “high-level U.S. delegation” by Bahrain's state-run news agency on Tuesday, ...

'Free and fair elections don't exist in monarchical Bahrain'  PRESSTV

No one should expect free and fair elections in Bahrain, where the ruling regime is a monarchical dictatorship, says a commentator.

A net-savvy populace | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  News of Bahrain- DT News

Close to 98 per cent of the population in the Kingdom use the Internet, according to a report...

News of Bahrain- DT News
F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo reveals wall punch in USA not once off after Australia and Bahrain incidents  Fox Sports

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed the moment when he put his fist through the wall after another retirement in Austin, Texas was not a once off in 2018.

Fox Sports
On an upswing | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  News of Bahrain- DT News

Moody's Investors *Service* yesterday changed the outlook to stable from negative on the...

News of Bahrain- DT News
Israel minister 'invited to Bahrain' amid thaw in Arab ties  PRESSTV

Israel's economy minister says he has been invited to a technology event in Bahrain, as Tel Aviv and the Persian Gulf Arab states move towards normalization.

Roberto Cavalli to Develop Luxury Residential Project in Bahrain  WWD

Cavalli will exclusively design 247 apartments of the Eastern Tower at the Waterbay project in Bahrain Bay.

Tribute paid to martyrs of duty | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  News of Bahrain- DT News

A tribute was paid to the brave martyrs who fell in the line of duty since the establishment of...

News of Bahrain- DT News
Navy vice admiral from Chicago found dead at his Bahrain home  Chicago Tribune

Navy Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, originally from Chicago, was found dead at his home in Bahrain over the weekend.

Chicago Tribune
Bahrain backs Israel for Hezbollah tunnel-busting operation  The Times of Israel

Denouncing tunnels dug by 'terrorist Hezbollah,' Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa suggests Lebanon's neighbors have the right to 'eliminate the threat they face'

The Times of Israel
Saudi Arabia's MBS arrives in Bahrain on latest leg of Arab tour  Al Jazeera English

The Saudi crown prince is on his first trip abroad since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Al Jazeera English
Bahrain courts hand down jail terms to 13 dissidents  PRESSTV

Bahraini courts have handed down prison sentences to 13 more anti-regime activists.

All you need to know about Bahrain polls  gulfnews.com

A record number of women, 41, are contesting, up from 22 in 2014.

Bahrain Polytechnic  Global Cement

Bahrain: France's Fives Group has launched a joint educational initiative with the 'Tamkeen' Labour Fund and Bahrain Polytechnic. The project is aimed at ...

Global Cement
Navy's vice chief visits Bahrain to 'maintain confidence and continuity' after death of 5th Fleet boss  Stars and Stripes

The Navy's second-in-command, dispatched here on a mission to console sailors and reassure allies after the sudden death of the *service's* top officer in the ...

Stars and Stripes
Excelon Associates Inc., Retained as a Recruiting Partner by American University of Bahrain (AUBH) for Their New University Opening in Manama, Bahrain in September 2019  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AUBH aims to significantly change the landscape of higher education in Bahrain by offering American-style ...

Auction of Bahrain's stalled Amwaj Gateway postponed again  Arabian Business

The long-awaited auction of Bahrain's stalled Amwaj Gateway mixed-use real estate development has been postponed until 2019. Bahrain's Judicial Committee ...

Arabian Business
Bahrain 'requested Aust resident's arrest'  The Australian

The head of Thailands immigration bureau says Bahrain requested the arrest of an Australia-based refugee prior to his arrival in Thailand, raising the prospect ...

The Australian
APM Terminals Bahrain announces the provisional results and allotment basis of its IPO  The MediTelegraph

Genoa - APM Terminals Bahrain's BHD 11.880 million IPO was met with strong demand from local and regional institutions and retail investors alike, resulting in ...

The MediTelegraph
Bahrain's FM denies plan for Netanyahu to visit Gulf kingdom  The Times of Israel

Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa says there have been 'no communications' with Israel over reported trip, adds that he would not hesitate to announce if true.

The Times of Israel
Bahrain Credit signs multi-year digital banking deal with Clayfin  Finextra

Bahrain Credit, a leading financial company in Bahrain and part of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company has entered into a multi-year contract with Cla...

Bond-Market Bargain or Pariah? Oil Clouds Bahrain's Outlook  Bloomberg

Bahrain went from being a bond-market pariah to a darling this year after its Gulf neighbors came to the rescue to ward off any default. But falling oil prices have ...

MENA Aerospace Puts Bahrain on Charter Map | Business Aviation News  Aviation International News

MENA Aerospace, the Bahrain-based aircraft management and charter services company, is looking to improve MRO provision to the Middle East business jet ...

Aviation International News
Bahrain’s King Lauds Saudi, UAE, Kuwaiti Support  Asharq Al-awsat English

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa stressed the vitality of achieving fiscal balance, economic diversification and developing the oil energy sector in Bahrain ...

Asharq Al-awsat English
Turkish Airlines to increase Istanbul-Bahrain frequency from Jan-2019 | CAPA  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Turkish Airlines plans to increase Istanbul-Bahrain frequency from seven to 10 times weekly from 17-Jan-2019, and to 14 times weekly from 05-Jun-2019, ...

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Independents set to gain in Bahrain polls  gulfnews.com

Need for political consensus in political groups impedes ability to operate effectively.

Bahraini opposition groups urge boycott of elections  PRESSTV

Bahrain's dissolved opposition groups and religious scholars have boycotted Saturday's general elections in the country amid reports that the island kingdom is ...

Alonso was 'very far away' from good lap during Bahrain NASCAR run  autosport.com

Fernando Alonso says he was "very far away" from finding a good lap in his NASCAR test run in Bahrain.


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Bahrain (/ b ɑː ˈ r eɪ n / (); Arabic: البحرين ‎ al-Baḥrayn Arabic pronunciation: [aɫ baħrajn] ()), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين ‎ Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn), is an island country in the Persian Gulf.
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The Kingdom of Bahrain is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf, tucked into a pocket of the sea flanked by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.It's an oasis of social liberalism – or at least Western-friendly moderation – among the Muslim countries of the region.
The Durrat Al Bahrain complex is featured in this image photographed from the International Space Station. Set at the southern end of Bahrain Island, at the furthest point from the cities of the kingdom, is this complex of 15 artificial islands designed for residential living and tourism with luxury hotels and shopping malls.
Bahrain, small Arab state situated in a bay on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf.It is an archipelago consisting of Bahrain Island and some 30 smaller islands. Its name is from the Arabic term al-bahrayn, meaning “two seas.
The Al Khalifa tribe succeeded in rising to power in 1820, and began a treaty relationship with Great Britain.This brought on a new era of prosperity and trade for Bahrain, and the islands were no longer dependent upon pearling.
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Bahrain (officially called Kingdom of Bahrain) is an island nation in the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia is to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway, and Qatar is to the south across the Persian Gulf.
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Bahrain ( (listen); Arabic: البحرين‎ al-Baḥrayn Arabic pronunciation: [aɫ baħrajn] (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎ Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn), 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 (c. 2010), 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.Bahrain is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilisation. It has been famed since antiquity for its pearl fisheries, which were considered the best in the world into the 19th century. Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam, in 628 CE. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty under the Persian Empire. In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and it has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family, with Ahmed al Fateh as Bahrain's first hakim.In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British, Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1971, Bahrain declared independence. Formerly an emirate, the Arab constitutional monarchy of Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002. In 2011, the country experienced protests inspired by the regional Arab Spring. Bahrain's ruling al-Khalifa royal family has been accused and criticized for human rights abuses, including imprisonment, torture and execution of dissidents, political opposition figures and its Shia Muslim population.Bahrain had the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors. Many large financial institutions have a presence in Manama, the country's capital. It has a high Human Development Index and is recognised by the World Bank as a high-income economy. Bahrain is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Gulf Cooperation Council.