Modern-day Bahrain

Modern-day Bahrain Last updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010

Bahrain remained a protectorate of Great Britain until 1968, when the agreement between the two countries was cancelled by mutual consent. In 1971, Bahrain achieved total independence under the rule of the late sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa who became both Emir (Prince) and Prime Minister of the then newly formed state.

Bahrain's modern-day history was an example of stability, despite the fact that the Parliament was dissolved in 1975. At the end of 1994, foreign-backed militants caused unrest in the state by attacking hotels and restaurants using explosive devices; the situation was contained and stability returned to Bahrain.

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