Category: Bahrain

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People marching through the streets of Sitra

Bahrain

Bahrain, Monarchy of the Middle East ( Gulf of Persia ). The country consists of two archipelagos outside the Arabian Peninsula and Saudi Arabia, and is physically linked to the neighboring country through a...

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History of Bahrain

Bahrain has a long history characterized by its location on the Gulf of Persia and as a trading center. Trade formed the basis for the development of a society that laid the foundation for...

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Mass Media in Bahrain

The media situation in Bahrain is characterized by the country being small, with a limited market, and the ruling royal family (al-Khalifa) having increasingly cut down on human rights, including freedom of speech. The...

Bahrain Religion

Bahrain Religion

According to the Constitution, freedom of religion prevails. The vast majority of residents are Muslims. Bahrain is one of the few countries in the world that has more Shia Muslims (about 60-70 percent of...

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Bahrain Recent History

Group of islands on the west coast of the Persian Gulf, with the capital Manamah. The name of these islands means in Arabic: “the two seas”. That they were inhabited since ancient times have...

Burning barricade during the violent clashes

Bahrain’s Contemporary History

Bahrain’s contemporary history is the story from the 1990s to the present. Bahrain’s history of independence in 1971, and even more so in the 2000s, reflects deeper social and clearer political contradictions than in...

King Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifa

The Bahrain Uprising 2011 – 2012

The Bahrain uprising 2011 – 2012 was a popular, non-violent uprising with demands for democratization in Bahrain. It took place from January 2011, and is also known as the Pearl Revolution. It is considered...

Oil plant in Bahrain desert.

Economy and Business in Bahrain

Bahrain was the first Gulf country to recover oil for export, but is a small producer and has had to focus on other sectors for its longer-term economic development. The country has facilitated other...

Bahrain's Foreign Policy

Bahrain’s Foreign Policy

Bahrain pursues a less active foreign policy in neighboring countries, but has a valuable strategic position, while at the same time, with its small population and limited financial resources, it is politically, economically and...

Bahrain President

Bahrain’s Political System

Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy under the Constitution of 2002. From independence in 1971, Bahrain was an Arab kingdom, with the emir as the formal and real head of state. The new emir of...