A Bahraini appeals court sentenced three people to death on Thursday over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.
The UAE summoned the Swiss ambassador to discuss and condemn a statement made by her country on Tuesday about the human rights situation in Bahrain.
Police fired buckshot to disperse crowds that gathered to mourn an inmate who died while serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in anti-regime demonstrations.
Video: Remotely controlled explosive boats used by Houthi rebels in Yemen were designed by Iran, a US defence official has suggested.
Iranian pilgrims will take part in this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia after progress in talks between the two sides.
'Laish Hip-hop' is the first Saudi radio show dedicated to showcasing regional talents. Launched during the Arab Spring, it focuses on artists using music to discuss social and political issues.
Analysis: Moscow is seeking to expand its influence in the region, but it will have to play the long-game given the current geopolitical environment.
Two relatives of a London-based critic have been arrested without charge in Bahrain, according to Human Rights Watch, following a campaign of harassment against his loved ones still living there.
Tuesday was the fourth suspension in Rajab's trial, which opened in January.
Comment: Rather than being a source of shock and anger, Mubarak's recent acquittal on all charges is a reminder that the 'deep state' is very much intact, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.