[bah-reyn, -rahyn, buh-]
- a sheikdom in the Persian Gulf, consisting of a group of islands: formerly a British protectorate; declared independent 1971. 232 sq. mi. (601 sq. km). Capital: Manama.
- the largest island in this group: oil fields. 213 sq. mi. (552 sq. km).
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She even lauded the “amazing hospitality” of Sheikh Khalifa and the “Kingdom of Bahrain” on Twitter (before deleting the tweets).Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign
Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss
March 31, 2014
But activists now fear that Bahrain will import the canisters via a third country to evade export controls.
The Obama administration has banned the sale of U.S.-made tear gas canisters to Bahrain, but not all countries have done the same.
If you are Qatar or Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, your nightmare is Iran, not Zionism.Can The Peace Camp Cope With 'Fragility'?
May 13, 2013
Nearby Bahrain has been wracked by protests and riots, and just across the Persian Gulf is a nuclear-arming Iran.Anti-Israel Wishful Thinking
May 4, 2013
And now all the Arabians of Bahrain had become converts to his religion.
Hopeful reform is already taking hold in an arc from Morocco to Jordan to Bahrain.
- an independent sheikhdom on the Persian Gulf, consisting of several islands: under British protection until the declaration of independence in 1971. It has large oil reserves. Language: Arabic. Religion: Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Manama. Pop: 1 281 332 (2013 est). Area: 678 sq km (262 sq miles)
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British protectorate from 1820 to 1971.
Revenues from oil reserves, first discovered in 1931, have funded some of the most progressive programs in the Arabian nations.
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