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Bahrain's Rose Chelimo targets big things.

Chelimo clocked a personal best two hours, 22 minutes and 51 seconds.

- Daily Nation - KE

10 things you didn't know about the Grand Prix host nation of Bahrain.

Today will witness the latest edition of the Bahrain Grand Prix - the third round of the 2017 Formula One season, and the 13th time the high-powered cars of the F1 carnival will race around this Middle Eastern country. But what else...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bahrain to receive five more Mk V patrol boats.

Bahrain is set to get another five Mk V patrol boats later this year, according to two notices posted on the US Federal Business Opportunities website on 11 and 12 April. The first said that US Military Sealift Command is looking to charter a cargo ship to carry four Mk V craft with related

- Jane’s - US

McLaren's testing programme disrupted by engine issues.

McLaren's sorry season took another miserable twist yesterday after further problems with their Honda engine contributed to them missing eight hours of testing in Bahrain. While Lewis Hamilton – back in his Mercedes after finishing a disappointing second to title rival Sebastian Vettel on Sunday – posted the fastest ...

- - MT

More problems for McLaren as Hamilton tops testing.

MANAMA , April 19 — The turmoil at McLaren deepened yesterday when development driver Oliver Turvey missed most of testing in Bahrain with an engine leak, as Lewis Hamilton went fastest in his Mercedes. At the weekend Bahrain Grand...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Exiled sheikh points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain.

At a wake in Iran's holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and preachers mourned a young militant killed in a gunbattle with Bahrain's security forces.

- The Daily Star - LB

Vijay Mallya plays down arrest, says usual Indian media hype.

A nonchalant Vijay Mallya took to Twitter today to poke fun at the "Indian media hype" over his arrest in London and said the extradition hearing was "as expected".The 61-year-old liquor baron, who is co-owner of Sahara Force India Formula One Team, made a series of retweets of the teams practice session in Bahrain.Known ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Exiled cleric points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain.

MANAMA/DUBAI - At a wake in Iran's holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and clerics mourned a young militant killed in a gun battle with Bahrain's security forces.

- Reuters - US

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink.

Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favour Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. In practice, that is likely to mean the reluctant imposition of more of the so-called 'team orders' used in Sunday's Bahrain ...

- - MT

McLaren woes persist in Bahrain.

Fernando Alonso castigated Honda on Sunday after his McLaren team endured a Bahrain Grand Prix nightmare, with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne failing to make it even as far as the starting grid. McLaren said Vandoorne, who had qualified 17th, had been ruled out by a Honda power unit problem similar to those he suffered in ...

- - MT

Sharjah supermarket to face action for fire

Civil Defence to file lawsuit against maintenance firm, Al Manama management for neglecting safety

- GulfNews - AE

Al-Bashir hails deep relations between Sudan and Bahrain

April 15, 2017 - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has praised the deep historical relations between Sudan and Bahrain saying his recent meetings in the Kingdom will bear fruit in the near future for the good of the two countries and the two peoples. On Wednesday, Al-Bashir and his accompanying delegation arrived in the ...

- - FR

Gulf countries, Sudan to sign partnership agreement: Bashir

April 12, 2017 - The Gulf Cooperation Council will sign a strategic partnership agreement with the Sudan announced the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir from Bahrain on Wednesday. Al-Bashir arrived in the Bahrain's capital Manana where he was welcomed by Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. He arrived from Kuwait where ...

- - FR

6 elements of a strategy to push back on Iran's hegemonic ambitions

Iran is posing a comprehensive challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies and partners in the Middle East. Over the past four decades, it has managed to establish an arc of influence' that stretches from Lebanon and Syria in the Levant, to Iraq and Bahrain on the Gulf, to Yemen on

- Brookings - US