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Bahrain (i /bɑːˈreɪn/), officially Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎ Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, English: Kingdom of the Two Seas), is a small island country with approximately 1,234,596 inhabitants (2010), located near the western shores of the Persian Gulf and ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. While Bahrain is an archipelago of thirty-three islands, the largest (Bahrain Island) is 55 km (34 mi) long by 18 km (11 mi) wide.

Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway, which was officially opened on 25 November 1986. Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. The planned Qatar Bahrain Causeway will link Bahrain and Qatar as the longest fixed link in the world.

Bahrain is known for its oil and pearls. The country is the home of many large structures such as the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbour and other skyscrapers, and proposes to build the 1,022 m (3,353 ft) high supertall Murjan Tower. The Qal’at al-Bahrain (The Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun) has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bahrain International Circuit is the race course where the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix takes place.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Pearl Roundabout Protesters Attacked

Bahrain Pearl Roundabout Protesters Attacked Bahrain forces attack protesters Casualties reported as security forces drive out pro-democracy protesters from capital’s Pearl Roundabout. Security forces in Bahrain have driven out pro-democracy protesters from the Pear Roundabout in the capital Manama. Helicopters hovered … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Protests Saudi Troops Marshall Law

Bahrain Protests Saudi Troops Marshall Law Saudi Troops Reported in Bahrain to Quell Protests CAIRO —Troops crossed from Saudi Arabia into Bahrain on Monday to help quell unrest there, according to news reports. Bahraini opposition groups issued an angry statement … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Anti-Government Protest Week 3

Bahrain Anti-Government Protest Week 3 Protest marches fill Bahrain capital as pressure mounts on rulers By Adam Schreck MANAMA, Bahrain — Thousands of protesters streamed through Bahrain’s diplomatic area and other sites Sunday, chanting against the country’s king and rejecting … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Middle East Protests

Middle East Protests Hundreds Of Thousands Protest Across The Middle East Hundreds of thousands of protesters turned out in cities across the Middle East on Friday to protest the unaccountability of their leaders and express solidarity with the uprising in … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Manama Bahrain 100000 March

Manama Bahrain 100000 March Bahrain Protests: More Than 100,000 March Through Capital As Helicopters Circle Overhead by HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BARBARA SURK MANAMA, Bahrain — Tens of thousands of red-and-white draped, flag-waving protesters flooded this tiny kingdom’s capital Tuesday, a massive … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain River to the People

Bahrain River to the People How a broken social contract sparked Bahrain protests The Bahrain protests go beyond the sectarian prism of Sunni versus Shiite. The ruling Al Khalifa family has been unable to provide Bahrainis the kind of interest-free … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Grand Prix Nixed

Bahrain Grand Prix Nixed Bahrain Cancels Grand Prix Amid Political Unrest by Brad Spurgeon The organizers of the Bahrain Grand Prix announced Monday that the Formula One race next month had been canceled because of the political unrest in the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Protesters Dig In @ Pearl Roundabout

Bahrain Protesters Dig In @ Pearl Roundabout Bahrain protesters remain in square Hundreds of pro-reform supporters spend night at landmark junction as opposition parties weigh dialogue offer. A landmark junction in the heart of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, continues to be occupied by opposition protesters, hundreds … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bahrain Protesters Take back Pearl

Bahrain Protesters Take back Pearl Protesters back in Bahrain centre Anti-government protesters reoccupy Pearl roundabout after troops and police withdraw from protest site in capital. Thousands of protesters have reoccupied the Pearl roundabout in the capital, Manama, after troops and riot … Continue reading

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