King Hamad of Bahrain's (pictured) oil-rich regime receives millions of pounds in British taxpayer cash as UK aid – with some used to train guards at prisons where torture is said to be rife. MailOnline
May 18 -- Gulf borrowers are back in the bond market, and a new pattern is emerging. As debt sales from issuers in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council surge by a third, Bahrain and Oman have opted.. Source: Bloomberg Global Business -
Middle East and North Africa Daily Roundup - May 16, 2016 On May 15, Islamic State forces claim to have repelled an assault by Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni P.M.U fighters in the village of Kanunnah,.. Source: Wochit News -
Lavish equestrian displays, international dancing troupes and a huge birthday cake - the UK on Sunday marked Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday with a spectacular range of performances at the Windsor.. Source: Associated Press -
May 16 -- Middle Eastern oil producers including Saudi Arabia and Oman had their ratings lowered by Moody’s Investors Service because of a collapse in oil prices, according to a statement from the.. Source: Bloomberg Global Business -
May 16 -- Mathias Angonin, analyst at Moody's Investor Services, discusses the recent ratings downgrade for Saudi Arabia and his outlook for the Saudi Arabia economy. He speaks to Manus Cranny on.. Source: Bloomberg Global Business -
Low oil prices continue to take a toll on oil producers in the Middle East. The latest sign of trouble comes from Moody’s Investors Service, which cut its credit rating for Saudi Arabia, Oman and.. OilPrice.com
PORT Vale legend Robin van der Laan has thanked well-wishers for all their support and revealed he is making a strong recovery after suffering a heart attack.The 47 year old had emergency surgery after.. The Sentinel Stoke
University of Bath-based runner Eilidh Doyle laid down an impressive marker ahead of Rio 2016 as she claimed gold in the 400 metres hurdles at the first Diamond League meeting of the season. The.. Bath Chronicle
Russian state-owned oil and gas giant Gazprom is currently working out the matter of creating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution hub in Bahrain. The hub will be meant to intake LNG from various.. OilPrice.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen who had been sentenced in Bahrain to 10 years in jail in 2013 has been granted a royal pardon and was freed on Thursday after paying a fine, he and his lawyer.. Reuters
Barack Obama will touch down at Stansted Airport later today for a UK visit.Speculation was rife on Tuesday when a large helicopter formation flew over London and up to Stansted, in rehearsal for the.. Essex Chronicle
Jenson Button admits that this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix will be a good test for him and his Mclaren team. After last week's disappointing result in Bahrain, the Frome-born speedster will be aiming.. Bath Chronicle Also reported by •Frome Standard •Somerset Guardian
Leaders from the Opec group of Middle Eastern oil states will gather in Qatari capital Doha on Sunday, along with non-cartel representatives from Russia, Oman and Bahrain. MailOnline Also reported by •thisismoney.co.uk
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso admits he remains unsure whether he will be given the all-clear to make his comeback and compete at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.
McLaren driver Alonso.. City A.M.