Gulf State Business

Economists have cut growth forecasts for most of countries of the Gulf as non-oil business activity slows because of government austerity measures.

Published in Saudi Arabia

Bahrain's top Shiite cleric went on trial Wednesday on charges of illegal fund raising and money laundering, judicial sources said, just weeks after the Sunni-ruled kingdom revoked his citizenship.

Published in Bahrain

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a Shiite lawmaker to 14 years and six months in absentia for remarks deemed highly offensive to fellow Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Published in Kuwait

Bahrain has stripped the Sunni-ruled kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.

Published in Bahrain

The government in Bahrain has suspended all activities by the kingdom's leading opposition grouping.

Published in Bahrain

Bahraini opposition activist Zainab al-Khawaja, who was released from jail this week on "humanitarian" grounds, announced Saturday that she has left the country.

Published in Bahrain

The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

Published in Qatar

An appeals court in Bahrain has increased from four to nine years a prison sentence imposed on the country's main Shia opposition leader.

Published in Bahrain

Costing BD 280 million, the power project includes the building of three electricity transmission lines in Hidd, Um Al-Hassam and Riffa and linking them.

Published in Bahrain

The Cabinet yesterday approved a list of 68 organisations classified as terrorist groups by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Published in Bahrain

Bahrain’s parliament approved a seven percent hike in state pensions on Tuesday.

Published in Bahrain

Tunisia's trade union federation, a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Sunday that Bahrain denied entry to two of its members in a row over Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah.

Published in Bahrain

Moody's Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances.

Published in Bahrain

A court in Bahrain has sentenced a secular Sunni opposition leader to one year in prison for inciting hatred.

Published in Bahrain
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