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Sovereign island state in the Persian Gulf

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Bahrain: Sovereign island state in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in the Persian Gulf. The sovereign state comprises a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, 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. Bahrain's population is 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals. It is 765.3 square kilometres (295.5 sq mi) in size, making it the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.

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Refugee Bahraini footballer, freed from Thai jail, says 'I love Australia'

A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request arrived in his adoptive home Australia on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to cheers..
Reuters - Published

'I love Australia', refugee Bahraini footballer declares as he arrives home from Thai prison

A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request arrived in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday, television pictures showed, to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Bahrain

'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia [Video]'A victory!': Jubilation as freed footballer returns to Australia

Hakeem al-Araibi released from Thailand detention after international campaign on risks of his extradition to Bahrain.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Refugee Footballer Released From Thai Jail: 'I love Australia' [Video]Refugee Footballer Released From Thai Jail: 'I love Australia'

Reuters reports A refugee Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday. He arrived..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

'I Love Australia' Says Bahraini Footballer Freed From Thai Jail [Video]'I Love Australia' Says Bahraini Footballer Freed From Thai Jail

Reuters reports 25 year old Hakeem Al Araibi,who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was released from prison in Bangkok on Monday. Authorities in Bahrain accused Araibi of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Australia welcomes refugee Bahraini footballer [Video]Australia welcomes refugee Bahraini footballer

Hakeem Al Araibi, a Bahraini footballer who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state’s request arrived in his adoptive home Australia on Tuesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Warm welcome for freed Bahraini soccer player [Video]Warm welcome for freed Bahraini soccer player

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived back in his adoptive hometown of Melbourne on Tuesday. Michelle Hennessy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Freed Bahraini footballer lands in Australia [Video]Freed Bahraini footballer lands in Australia

Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi arrives in the Australian city of Melbourne after being freed from a Thai prison where he has spent the last two months. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Thailand to free Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi [Video]Thailand to free Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Thai court orders release after Bahrain dropped extradition request, says prosecutor working on the case.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Thailand releases Australia's refugee soccer star [Video]Thailand releases Australia's refugee soccer star

Thailand on Monday freed jailed refugee Bahraini athlete Hakeem Al Araibi, who has residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Thailand releases Refugee Bahraini Footballer [Video]Thailand releases Refugee Bahraini Footballer

Reuters reports Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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A Thai court has ordered the release of a refugee football player after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Thailand to Detain Bahraini Soccer Player Until April in Extradition Case [Video]Thailand to Detain Bahraini Soccer Player Until April in Extradition Case

Soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi on Monday contested Thailand’s effort to satisfy Bahrain’s extradition request, saying he fears persecution if he’s sent back.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:24Published

Human rights Groups and the Australian Soccer Community Urge Thailand to Free Bahraini Refugee [Video]Human rights Groups and the Australian Soccer Community Urge Thailand to Free Bahraini Refugee

Scores of demonstrators rallied in Sydney and Melbourne on Friday to demand that Thailand release a detained Bahraini football player who has refugee status in Australia.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:33Published

Bahrain To Sink Boeing 747 For Underwater Theme Park [Video]Bahrain To Sink Boeing 747 For Underwater Theme Park

CNN reports The Persian gulf country of Bahrain is hoping to attract divers from across the globe with a new "underwater theme park" -- an expansive diving site spanning 100,000 square meters with some..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Gulf States to Heal Rift [Video]Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Gulf States to Heal Rift

According to Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that at a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Pompeo Arrives In Riyadh Urging Gulf States To Heal Rift [Video]Pompeo Arrives In Riyadh Urging Gulf States To Heal Rift

According to Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Pompeo urges Gulf states to heal rift [Video]Pompeo urges Gulf states to heal rift

A dispute between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbours has gone on too long, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Doha. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Pompeo: U.S. committed to fighting IS despite Syria withdrawal [Video]Pompeo: U.S. committed to fighting IS despite Syria withdrawal

During a speech in Cairo on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria but said American forces remain committed to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Baghdad [Video]Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Baghdad

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met American troops and political leaders in Iraq on Wednesday to reassure them about a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria and warn that Washington's arch-foe Iran..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

UAE, Bahrain send activists to jail for speaking up [Video]UAE, Bahrain send activists to jail for speaking up

The European Union has called for the release of a prominent rights activist in Bahrain.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Bahrain's Nabeel Rajab loses final appeal in 'insult' case [Video]Bahrain's Nabeel Rajab loses final appeal in 'insult' case

Prominent activist loses appeal against 5-year term for criticising alleged prison torture and Saudi air raids in Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

 

Australian supporters cheer refugee Bahraini footballer freed from Thai jail

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian..
Reuters - Published

Bahraini footballer arrives in Australia after release from Thailand: TV

A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian..
Reuters - Published

'He is a free man': refugee Bahraini footballer heads home to Australia

A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a flight for Melbourne early on Tuesday after Bahrain dropped its bid to have him extradited from Thailand, bringing to an end a..
Reuters - Published

'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain reaffirms right to pursue legal action against refugee footballer

Bahrain said it has taken note of a "halt of legal proceedings" against refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was released from a Thai jail on Monday after Bahraini authorities abandoned their bid..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain drops extradition request for "terrified" soccer player

Hakeem al-Araibi was sought by Arab emirate on charges he says were political, and feared torture if he was sent home
CBS News - Published

Refugee Bahraini footballer leaves Thai jail after extradition bid dropped

A Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, Hakeem Al Araibi, left a Thai jail on Monday after authorities dropped a controversial extradition case against him.
Reuters - Published

Thailand considers dropping Bahraini footballer extradition: prosecution source

Thailand's attorney general is considering withdrawing a case for the extradition of jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, a prosecution source with..
Reuters - Published

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