Bahrain

LOOK: Hamilton Completes Back-To-Back Wins In Bahrain (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport

Lewis Hamilton knows he has to improve despite conjuring a victory to savour at the end of one of the Bahrain Grand Prix. One of Formula 1's grande...

The Chain That's Throttling Bahrain

Neil Durkin | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

As Bahrain's protests rumble on year after year, and as the authorities continue cracking down on street protests with mass tear-gassings and violent arrests, the F1 bubble-world seems never more vulnerable to bursting than when it's about to be staged in Manama.

F1: Change Is For the Better

Tim Goodchild | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Goodchild

We are at the beginning of a new era. In each of the time periods above, F1 has been the star of the show and even in moments of domination the sport has grown from strength to strength. What other sports out there have such huge rule changes year to year?

Why Is the UK Facilitating Oppression in Bahrain?

Amelia Amin | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The future for Bahrain is uncertain. However, one certainty amidst the chaos, is that change is Bahrain will remain a mirage so long as the king is bolstered by so much international support. Let's not beat about the bush, the British government is publicly supporting a oppressive and undemocratic government in Bahrain.

Do Protests In Bahrain Really Matter?

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

After hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in Bahrain and fought with security services to mark the third anniversary of the Arab spring-insp...

Which British Sports Star Has Got Engaged?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button and his model girlfriend Jessica Michibata are engaged after dating for five years. Michibata, sporting her engage...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Backing Bahrain: Britain Can't Promote Human Rights While Simultaneously Arming Dictatorships

Andrew Smith | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

There are few countries where human rights mean as little as they do in Bahrain. Torture and repression are practised regularly by a government that has been suppressing debate and has only intensified its systematic crackdown on opposition voices since the Arab Spring.

Fast Cars - Bahrain's Response to the Protest Movement Is the Equivalent of a Reckless Joyrider

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Bahrain has become trapped in an endless circuit of protest-clampdown-further protest-further clampdown. The way out was apparently missed by the authorities long ago and instead we've had police officers acquitted of murder and torture charges (or given lenient sentences), and protesters - including children - given very long prison sentences.

'Activism', For Better or for Worse?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Salman Al Jalahma

'Activism' is a funny little thing. A word that by definition means an action to bring a social or political change. However, most define the word as helping the greater good by rebelling against an establishment of some sort. And everyone is aroused by a little rebellion.

650 Indian Marshals, One Race Weekend

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) may be struggling to stay on the Formula 1 calendar beyond 2013 but that hasn't dampened local interest in becoming a marshal for the race in October.

Bahrain: Power to the People... But Where Are They?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Salman Al Jalahma

The calls for 'Tamarrod' in recent months hoped to mimic the immense support the 'Rebellion' movement received in Egypt, consequently reigniting the m...

The 'Arms for Dictators' Scandal Isn't New - It Is Cross-Party, Well-Established and Has Been Going on for Too Long

James Elliott | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today, with the Independent's splash on an 'arms for dictators' scandal. A parliamentary...

Mercedes, Pirelli Argue Case at FIA Tribunal

Todd McCandless | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Mercedes feel they've done nothing wrong but Red Bull and Ferrari have a differing opinion of the situation. In a bit of a twist, Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner appeared at the hearing and it is unknown whether he will testify or is present as an observer.

The Crimes of Our Fathers - From Kenya to Bahrain

John Lubbock | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
John Lubbock

I don't think this can be said loudly enough because it should be big news. The UK government has decided to pay compensation to over 5,000 people it tortured and kept in concentration camps in Kenya 60 years ago. It has, however, refused to accept legal responsibility for the crimes committed, or to use the word 'sorry'.

Formula for Disaster

James Elliott | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Sport
James Elliott

Beneath the royal weddings, Formula One races and other events that bore many normal people (myself included), the Anglo-Bahraini relationship is purely material. Bahrain has at least ten years of oil reserves left, and produces 40,000 barrels a day, representing a serious resource pool for British energy needs.

Bahrain: The Bigger Picture

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics
Salman Al Jalahma

In reality, Bahrain has an extremely complex political and societal fabric that needs to be understood. The vast spectrum of opinions consequently led to the formation of 21 political societies, all whose voices need to be considered to ensure change by consensus.

Vettel Wins Bahrain Grand Prix (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Sport

Sebastian Vettel described his performance as "flawless, seamless" and "pretty dominant" after racing to his second win of the season at the Bahrain G...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Rejects Austerity

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 19 April 2013... 1) ED REJECTS AUSTERITY In recent days, Tony Blair and his allies have been sounding ...

Bahrain's Black Flag Grand Prix

Neil Durkin | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Like last year and the year before that (when the Bahrain race was cancelled), the imminent arrival of hi-tech racing cars, celebrity drivers, harassed team crews (and doubtless several crates of soon-to-be-wasted Mo√ęt) on the tiny island state of Bahrain has now become an annual occasion for examining the country's human rights record. That record, like the famous Formula One finishing flag, is ... well, extremely chequered.

Bahrain Police Question British TV Crew

The Huffington Post UK/PA | David Hobbs | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

A British TV crew were held and questioned at a police station in Bahrain as they filmed ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix. The ITV team of five had tra...

Bernie Ecclestone Compares Bahrain Protesters With Anti-Thatcherites

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Sport

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has compared Bahrain protesters to those taking part in anti-Thatcher demonstrations saying "you will always get people tha...

United Risk Row Over Denis Law's Bahrain Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United have run the risk of a political row after it emerged club legend Denis Law would be visiting Bahrain to attend the Reds's latest so...

PHOTOS: Temperatures Rise In Bahrain As F1 Grand Prix Nears

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Updated: 12 April 2013 information from race organisers Tension in Bahrain is rising again as the country prepares for next weekend's Grand Prix, 1...

Ecclestone Says Bahrain GP fine... If They Have Brains

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It seems like a script each year, the Bahrain Grand Prix gets close and the social media fires up with anti and pro sentiments spamming timelines and pages with pictures of oppression (from who knows where) and placid city streets from days unknown.