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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 Qatar 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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Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet [Video]

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet

Airline launches international arbitration against Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for 2017 airspace ban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade [Video]

Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade

The airline is seeking five billion dollars in compensation from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:59Published
ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE over an air blockade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE over an air blockade.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:01Published
F1 cancels Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races [Video]

F1 cancels Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races

Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan join the list of Formula One grands prix cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:22Published

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