FIA President Jean Todt Avoids Bahrain GP

Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone will attend the race.

Saudi King Tells Ministries To Facilitate $66.7bn Housing Programme

King Abdullah announced the SAR250 billion scheme in 2011 to build 500,000 housing units over several years

Qatar Rejects Criticism For Supporting Syria Rebels

Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani was speaking during a conference in Berlin.

F1’s Bernie Ecclestone Willing To Meet Bahrain Opposition

The 82-year-old British billionaire has said repeatedly that he has no cause for concern ahead of the Bahrain GP.

GCC States Meet Over Iran Nuclear Radiation Fears

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station last week, causing fears of a radiation leak.

Thousands Of Bahrainis Protest Before Formula One

The Gulf Arab state has been hit by unrest since pro-democracy protests broke out in early 2011.

Qatar Throws Egypt $3bn Lifeline Amid IMF Talks

The gas-rich Gulf state has already provided Cairo with $5 billion in loans and grants since Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was elected last year.

US Allies Plan Big Gulf Naval Exercise In May

Representatives from over 30 nations will gather in Bahrain to practise minesweeping and escorting ships.

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies

Baroness Thatcher became the first female prime minister for the United Kingdom in 1979.