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Bahrain: Kingdom on the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf. The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 40 natural islands and an additional 51 artificial islands, centered around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. The country is situated between the Qatari peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. According to the 2010 census, Bahrain's population is over 1.2 million, of which around half are non-nationals. At 780 square kilometres (300 sq mi) in size, it is the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. The capital and largest city is Manama.

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Israel normalisation deals: Palestinians lament new agreement with Emirates and Bahrain [Video]

Israel normalisation deals: Palestinians lament new agreement with Emirates and Bahrain

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Donald Trump presides as Israel and Arab states sign historic pacts [Video]

Donald Trump presides as Israel and Arab states sign historic pacts

Donald Trump has presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pactsbetween Israel and two Gulf Arab nations. The US president hopes the move willlead to a new order in the Middle East and cast him..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published
US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain sign Abraham Accord [Video]

US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain sign Abraham Accord

The President of United State, Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister of the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Foreign Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:00Published
UAE, Bahrain sign deal with Israel at White House [Video]

UAE, Bahrain sign deal with Israel at White House

[NFA] The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday became the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo by signing agreements toward normalizing relations with Israel in a strategic..

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UAE and Bahrain sign historic deals in US with Israel [Video]

UAE and Bahrain sign historic deals in US with Israel

President Donald Trump has hosted a White House ceremony with leaders of the UAE and Bahrain but without the Palestinians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 19:53Published
Peace deals mark 'dawn of a new Middle East' -Trump [Video]

Peace deals mark 'dawn of a new Middle East' -Trump

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday for normalizing relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab states to break a longstanding taboo in a strategic realignment of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published
Israel-UAE-Bahrain accords burnish Trump's 'deal-maker' credentials [Video]

Israel-UAE-Bahrain accords burnish Trump's 'deal-maker' credentials

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Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal [Video]

Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal

Palestinians in Gaza burned pictures of Israeli, U.S., Bahraini and United Arab Emirates leaders on Saturday in protest over the two Gulf countries' moves to normalize ties with Israel. Fred Katayama..

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Bahrain recognises Israel: move comes a month after UAE-Israel deal [Video]

Bahrain recognises Israel: move comes a month after UAE-Israel deal

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Bahrain follows UAE to normalise ties with Israel [Video]

Bahrain follows UAE to normalise ties with Israel

Palestine recalls Bahrain envoy, denounces latest deal as 'another treacherous stab to the Palestinian cause'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

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