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Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offer

Lewis Hamilton won last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix but missed the Sakhir GP a week later at the same circuit after testing positive for Covid-19 Formula 1 has declined an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year’s opening grand prix. The Gulf state said the move was part of … Read more

Bahrain becomes 1st nation to grant J&J shot emergency use

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain became the first nation to authorize Johnson & Johnson’s new single-dose coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Thursday, the government announced, just a day after U.S. regulators concluded the shot offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. The island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia said it would … Read more

US charges son in civilian Navy staffer’s killing in Bahrain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged the son of a civilian Navy staffer in Bahrain over her stabbing death in the Mideast island kingdom. Federal court documents accuse Giovonni Z. Pope, 27, of stabbing his mother to death at her off-base apartment on Jan. 31. Contact details for Pope could not … Read more

Bahrain 2011 protest report goes offline before anniversary

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A website that hosted an independent report on Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring protests and the government crackdown that ended them went mysteriously offline before being restored on Thursday, just days before the 10th anniversary of the demonstrations. Bahrain has increasingly sought to erase memories of the mass protests that … Read more