Bahrain says no plans to ban BlackBerry services

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, a BlackBerry user displays a text message sent by his service provider notifying him of the suspension of services, at a mobile shop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Officials from several nations, including the United Arab Emirates, India, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, have announced or are contemplating bans on BlackBerry features. (AP Photo)

August 8, 2010 1:01:56 PM PDT
Bahrain's foreign minister said Sunday the country has no plans to follow its Persian Gulf neighbors in banning some BlackBerry services because security fears do not outweigh the technological benefits.

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