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What would you like to know about Bahrain? Below are some links that will answer most of your questions.

If you don't find the specific information you want, click on "Reference" to the left, select the appropriate specialized collection from the links provided, and search for Bahrain. When using the reference sources, note the date of the most recent update. Some information, such as the names of current government officials, may be out of date.

General Background:

  1. Library of Congress Foreign Area Handbook
    Authoritative discussions of history, society, culture, economy, security. Also summaries of the historical setting of the Persian Gulf, the role of Islam, Gulf wars, and much more.

  2. State Department Background Notes
    A succinct profile of history, government, politics. Practical information for travelers.


  1. Official Bahrain Embassy Website in Washington
    Background info, biographies of key leaders, National Action Charter.

What's New on the Web:

  1. Web sites relating to Bahrain, compiled by Yahoo
    Includes access to chat groups, news, and specialized web pages as well as a listing of universities, government organizations, and cultural and social resources.

National Press:

  1. Al-Ayam

  2. Bahrain Tribune

  3. Gulf Daily News


Human Rights:

  1. Human Rights Watch
    Search by country name.

Oil/Energy & Commerce:

  1. US Department of Energy
    Search on country name.


  1. The Dilmun Temple at Saar : Bahrain and Its Archaeological Inheritance by Harriet Crawford (Editor), Robert Killick (Editor) (1997)

  2. Women at Work in the Gulf : A Case Study of Bahrain by Munira A. Fakhro (1990)

General Background


What's New on the Web

National Press


Human Rights

Oil/Energy & Commerce


School of International & Public Affairs

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