Bahrain is an country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East.
Bahrain declared indepence in 1971 after being a protectorate of the United Kingdom. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest inspired by the regional "Arab Spring."
Ursula von der Leyen has kicked off a tour of Asia in Ulaanbaatar, where she didn't look her gift horse in the mouth but did whisper into its ear. She will also head to China, Australia and Bahrain for security talks.
Sebastian Vettel survived a sensational late surge by Valtteri Bottas to win a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix. It's the German's second win from two races this season, with title rival Lewis Hamilton finishing third.