The Somalia-born Omaar, "who became a household name" during the '03 invasion of Iraq while reporting from Baghdad, and his team "were in the Gulf state on official visas to cover news" including potential political protest surrounding the race.
An ITV News spokesperson said, "Our news team were on assignment with visas approved by the Bahraini authorities. Having filed a report last night [Thursday], they were stopped while filming this morning and taken to a local police station for discussions with officers. They have since been asked to leave the country, which they are in the process of doing." Guardian