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."
Jordan have made it two out of two, beating Syria to clinch a place in the round of 16. Syria responded by firing their German coach. Thailand got past Bahrain to keep alive their chances of reaching the knockout phase.
Hakeem Al-Araibi, a former member of Bahrain's national football team, says he fears for his life if he is extradited from Thailand. Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch told DW that his extradition would be unacceptable.
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.