• Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:00
    No clarity on fate of Saudi teen, Bahraini footballer after visit by Australian minister
    THE FATE of two Australia-bound asylum seekers from the Middle East, who were stopped in Thailand, remained unclear as visiting Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne discussed the two cases with her Thai counterpart yesterday.
  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:51
    Thailand stun Bahrain to keep Asian Cup's hope alive
    Thailand kept their Asian Cup’s hope alive after they beat Bahrain 1-0 in their group A second game in Dubai, just four days after the sacking of Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac.
  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thailand should return football player refugee to Australia, not Bahrain
    Earlier this week with the world watching, Thailand did the right thing and took action to protect a vulnerable 18-year-old Saudi woman, Rahaf al-Qunun, and stopped her forced return to Kuwait. Right now, there is another young man in Thailand at risk of forced return to Bahrain, where he faces torture and wrongful imprisonment. 
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
    Ex-Bahrain footballer may face lengthy court battle as detention extended
    THE FUTURE of an ex-Bahrain national footballer, who has been granted Australian refugee status, was left hanging in the balance after a Thai court yesterday ruled in favour of detaining him for another 60 days pending an official extradition request from his native country.
  • Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:43
    By the book: Detention of Bahraini footballer defended
    The Foreign Ministry has insisted that a Bahraini footballer detained by immigration police will have to stand trial as part of a process determining whether he will be extradited back to Bahrain.
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  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:25
    Fifa asks Thailand to free Bahraini footballer 
    The International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) has called on Thailand to allow former Bahraini national footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia, where he has been granted refugee status.
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  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:00
    Rights group pushes for release of Bahraini footballer
    AMNESTY International Australia has called on Thailand to release Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahraini national footballer and now an Australian resident, who was detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport as he was wanted under an Interpol notice.
  • Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:00
    Thailand must release refugee to avoid diplomatic rift with Australia
    Immigration chief Pol Maj-General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn announced that he has complied with international regulations and protocols in the arrest (abduction) of Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi, visiting Thailand from his home in Australia.
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  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:24
    Thailand extends detention of refugee footballer from Bahrain
    Bangkok - A refugee footballer from Bahrain has been detained for another 12 days in Thailand, an immigration official said Tuesday, as a rights group decried the "tug of war" over his fate.
  • Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:48
    Refugee footballer from Bahrain held at Bangkok airport
    A former Bahrain national team footballer who was given refugee status in Australia after fleeing political repression in the Gulf state has been detained in Bangkok, rights groups said Thursday.
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  • Sat, 24 Nov 2018 15:47
    Bahrain holds vote amid boycott calls
    Bahrain holds a parliamentary election Saturday amid boycott calls from dissolved opposition groups which have been banned from taking part.
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  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:42
    Christie, 'Minions' send Asian Games hosts into raptures
    Jonatan Christie ended Indonesia's long wait for the Asian Games men's badminton gold medal on Tuesday as Bahrain won the first major title in athletics' new gambit, the 4x400 metres mixed relay.
  • Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:00
    Chula’s Halal Science Centre dazzles foreign visitors
    Chulalongkorn University’s Halal Science Centre will be represented at the largest exhibition ever held on the subject, in Manama, Bahrain, from November 4 to 7.
  • Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:30
    War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list
    Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy's wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain.
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  • Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:38
    Hamilton suffers Bahrain blow with five-place grid penalty
    Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Mercedes late Friday in another early season setback for the world champion.
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