: gulfnews.com news gulf bahrain bahrain-arrests-scores-in-raid-on-gay-party-1.757328 Bahrain arrests scores in raid on gay party GulfNews.com Another facet of Bahrain's openness is the country's status as the most prolific book publisher in the Arab world, with 132 books published in 2005 for a population of 700,000. In comparison, the 2005 average for the entire Arab world was seven books published per one million people, according to the United Nations Development Programme. Bahrain tops publishing sector among Arab states ''Gulf News'', 4 January 2006 ;Art
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-for-the-gcc-rail-network 3008867.article accessdate 2010-11-05 title Setting standards for the GCC rail network Commentary MEED The link is expected to consist of a number of bridges and will be a natural extension of the King Fahd Causeway that connects Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, thus linking the entire region. These links include
"text-align:center;" 1 Bahrain is known as one of the more tolerant Muslim nations in the Middle East, and has recently undergone a period of political liberalization and the criminal code is silent on private, non-commercial acts of sodomy between consenting adults. The law therefore allows homosexuality and it is not criminalized in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Traditional religious mores view homosexuality and cross-dressing as signs of immorality, which may impact how
of Bahrain monarch or emir of Bahrain from 1961 until his death. Born in the town of Jasra, he became emir upon the death of his father, Salman ibn Hamad (Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa (1894–1961)). On May 8, 1949, he married his only wife, Shaikha Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa (1933–2009). Kuwait is known as the center, along with Bahrain for sawt (sawt (music)), a bluesy style of music made popular in the 1970s by Shadi al Khaleej (the ''Bird Song of the Gulf''). Nabil Shaeil and Abdullah El Rowaished are the most popular modern sawt performers, who include influences from techno (techno music) and Europop in their music; Kuwaiti sawt musicians are well-known across the Arab nations in the Persian Gulf region. Other popular groups include the long-running Al-Budoor Band.
required via HighBeam Research accessdate 5 October 2012 A popular uprising (1990s Uprising in Bahrain) occurred between 1994 and 2000 in which leftists, liberals and Islamists joined forces.
of Saudi Arabia London Brunei, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates have become welfare states exclusively for their citizens. All foreign nationals, including legal residents and legal long term employees are prohibited from partaking in the benefits of the welfare state. - id "BH" BH Bahrain 1974 .bh
Countries hosting PACES The MRCP PACES examination is held not only in the United Kingdom, but also in many other parts of the world. Hosting sites include Bahrain, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Examination fees at centres outside the UK are significantly higher than at UK centres. *Oman (Muscat (Muscat, Oman)) *Bahrain (Manama) *Germany (Hamburg) *Qatar (Doha - ''2 branches'') *Bahrain (Manama) *France (Paris) Congregations The church has 14,000 local congregations (Wiktionary:congregation) with 3.8 million members worldwide. While the majority of the members are in India, congregations exist in Sri
on Sir Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates. Additional populations have been reintroduced in Qatar, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. As of 2011 the total wild population is over 1000, and 6000–7000 are being held in captivity. In 2011 the IUCN downgraded its threat category from Extinct in the Wild to Vulnerable (Vulnerable species), the first species to have come back from Extinct in the Wild to Vulnerable status. ref name
Bahrain is the site of the ancient land of the Dilmun civilisation. Saudi Aramco World : Oman: The Lost Land Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam in 628 AD. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I (Abbas I of Persia) of the Safavid empire (Safavid dynasty). In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family (House of Khalifa), with Ahmed al Fateh (Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa) as Bahrain's first hakim (Hakim (title)#In Arab countries). In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1971, Bahrain declared independence (Bahrain Independence Day). Formerly a state (State of Bahrain), Bahrain was declared a Kingdom (Monarchy) in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest (Bahraini uprising (2011–present)) inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia (Shia Islam) population.
Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf.