Three-year prison terms for burning tires

Bahrain’s First High Criminal Court sentenced eight suspects to three years in prison over charges of starting a fire and holding an assembly in Salmabad. The Public Prosecution said the suspects started a fire for terrorist purposes on December 27, 2014, putting people’s lives and properties in danger. The prosecution also accused them of participating[…]

Bahrain seeks to increase tourism even as it suppresses dissent

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority will soon launch Brand Bahrain-a national project that aims to promote Bahrain as a top global tourist destination. It is an international campaign to promote Bahrain’s heritage, culture, business friendly environment, and artistic image across the globe. As part of the government’s initiative to promote Bahrain internationally, it has[…]