2022 Portfolios: Dissolution of Khalifa bin Salman's Wing, Formation of New Government, A Change in Form Not in Substance
On June 13, 2022, Bahrain witnessed the most significant ministerial reshuffle in its history, led by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad, who heads the government. This reshuffle marked the elimination of the wing associated with the late Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman, along with the removal of most ministers aligned with the Khawalids, notably Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali and Oil Minister Mohammed bin Khalifa, the son of the Field Marshal.
Crown Prince Orders Formation of National Human Rights Committee without Membership of Any Civil Society Institution
The Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa issued Edict 35/2023 establishing and forming the National Human Rights Committee.
Bahrain Summons Iraqi Charge d'affaires over Breaching Diplomatic Norms
Bahrain's foreign ministry has summoned Iraq's Chargé d'Affaires Moayad Omar Abdul Rahman for breaching diplomatic norms, the Bahrain state news agency said on Tuesday.
A Ruling Prince who Doesn't Rule: Will Prince Salman and Nasser's Rivalry Mirror that of the Late Prince and his Brother Khalifa
In the country, the question on everyone's mind is whether Salman bin Hamad or Nasser bin Hamad will cast a longer shadow, and what the king will ultimately decide regarding this duality.
Salman bin Hamad's Government: Is It Truly Reform-Oriented?
It was not surprising what the new Bahraini Minister of Education, Muhammad Mubarak Jumaa, did. Over the past 10 years, he has expressed his extremist views and abhorrent sectarianism, through his weekly articles in Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper, and his television call-ins on Arabic-speaking satellite channels to comment on the matters of public affairs.
PM at Equestrian Club Claims Bahrain's Become Leading Destination for Sporting Events
The statement issued by the Prime Minister, who said that Bahrain has become a leading destination for organizing sports events, at the end of the race was strange. It was a shocking statement that indicates a complete estrangement from reality.
Nagham Al-Faytrouni: What It Means to Have Al Khalifa Represented by Only 4 MPs Only in New Gov't
Everyone agrees that ruling in Bahrain has a long experience in manipulating political issues, with the aim of putting obstacles in the opposition's path, when it comes to any detail that attracts criticism and illustrates sources of corruption.
Crown Prince Issues Guide Regulating Public-Private Partnerships
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, issued Edict (30) of 2022, promulgating the issuance of a guide regulating public-private partnerships and assigned the Minister of Finance and National Economy to implement the provisions of the guide.
For these reasons, Appointment of 9 Shiite Ministers doesn't Mean Much
The recent cabinet reshuffle on Monday (June 13, 2022) carried a lot of connotations and opened the door for analyses and speculation, in an initial attempt to figure out the real reason behind such a step and what it could entail in the future.
Crown Prince's Yacht Costs Enough to Cover Retirees' Salary Increase for 6 Years
When it comes to adding taxes in Bahrain, it is only applied to the hungry and unfortunate, who are in dire need of a single dinar and struggling to live day by day, while members of the royal family spare no expense.
Husain Abdullah: When it Comes to Human Rights in Bahrain, Biden's Administration Hypocrisy Appears
Executive Director at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) criticized the Biden's Administration performance on Bahrain's human rights file, saying its performance shows "hypocrisy".
Bahrain Grants US Right of Sovereignty over Its Subscribers’ Information in Cloud Computing Centers
Bahrain signed six agreements on industry, logistics, information technology and space sciences with the United States during the visit of Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to Washington, the crown prince said on Twitter on Friday.
Bahrain's Crown Prince to Visit Israel in "Near Future": Bahrain Foreign Minister
Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has accepted an invitation to visit Israel, the Gulf state's foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding the visit should happen in "the near future".
Crown Prince Directs to Form Committee to Investigate Circumstances of Inmate's Death
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, directed (on February 10, 2022) the Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, to form a committee tasked with investigating the circumstances of an inmate's death who had been arrested on various criminal charges.
King of Bahrain, Crown Prince Receive Israeli Defence Minister
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, at the Al-Sakhir Palace on Thursday (February 3, 2021), the Defence Minister of Israel, Benny Gantz, who is currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Gov't of Bahrain Announces Launching Open Prisons Program, Says it will Expand "Alternative Penal Code"
The government of Bahrain has announced a series of measures aimed at expanding alternative penalties in parallel with the start of the open prisons program, with the aim of containing human rights criticism, which has long been a problem for the kingdom and has embarrassed it in front of the international community.
Three Foreigners in Higher Urban Planning Committee
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, issued an edict appointing Higher Urban Planning Committee which was announced in the economic recovery plan.
King Hamad Discussed with Lapid Various Security Issues, Including Iranian Drones
Sources told Haaretz that Israel and Bahrain are looking into cooperation in responding to Iranian drone attacks, according to a report published by the newspaper on October 1, 2021.
Lapid in Manama to Open Israeli Embassy, Describes His Meeting with King as "Historic"
Amid anti-normalization protests, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other prominent officials, as part of an official visit to inaugurate the Israeli Embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
Is it the end of Coronavirus in Bahrain?
The pandemic indicators recorded a real decline this time in Bahrain over the past two weeks, in which the mortality rate fell to 4 per day during the past week, and 10 per day during the week prior to that, after it was recording a rise in the first half of this month by 20 deaths during the first week.