2023 Portfolios: Relations Between Manama and Doha Remain Tense
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa did not anticipate that the process of normalizing relations with the country closest to his own, with which he shares historical and ancestral ties, would stretch over nearly three years, during which he would be subjected to unprecedented humiliation. However, this is what happened.
2030 Vision: What has Al Thani Accomplished in Qatar as Opposed to Al Khalifa in Bahrain
Doha has spent around $300 billion (113 billion Bahraini dinars) to build a modern infrastructure including airports, ports, roads and express trains, while Al Khalifa has racked up billions in public debt to meet its personal family aspirations.
Why didn't Local King-Sponsored TV Broadcast Ashura Season Events?
Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa stated that "the royal sponsorship provided all the reasons for the success of the Ashura season," but the minister did not mention what was provided by the king for the successful commemoration of Ashura.
Coronavirus Ravages Bahrain: 35,000 Cases and 124 Deaths
Four patients died yesterday and 6 the day before that, in a country where the disease has been ravaging it for months. Now there are 35,000 cases, with an increase of 5,000 in just one week. And there are 124 deaths, an increase of 20 deaths during the same week.
Bahrain: What Does "Security Checkup" on Administrators of Civil Society Organizations Mean?
In a notice circulated and addressed to civil society organizations, Bahrain's Ministry of Development said it would subject civil society organization candidates to a "security check up".
2019 Roundup: Royal Courts War: From Public Conflict of Gov’t Wings to Accusing Opposition and Criminalizing Follow and Retweet
The unannounced truce between the Royal Court and the Prime Minister's Court didn't last long. The dispute that was publicly managed on social media outlets and that lasted for 3 months (from February until April 2018), and ended with the arrest of Mohammad Al-Shorouqi as well as others over charges of managing the “Na’eb Ta’eb” Twitter account, seems to emerge again but in another fashion.
Jerusalem Post: Israeli Delegation Did Visit Bahrain Despite Opposition
The Israeli delegation that allegedly cancelled taking part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain after news of its involvement sparked protests in the kingdom now seems to have visited after all, Channel 13 reported on Wednesday, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Bu Keshmah: King of Lies
He is the king of lies. He lied his way to the throne to attain the title of a king, when he polled the citizens about changing the state into a monarchy and promised them better days to come. However, people discovered that they were the worst days ever.
A Hostage of Two Reigns: Hamad and His Father
When Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa became the country’s Emir on March 6, 1999, I was lingering behind bars in Jaw prison at that time. I had spent 5 years in jail during my first years of youth. Today, after 20 years, I have spent about 5 other years of the life term issued against me but I am in my 40s now.
Matar Matar: Chance to Review Past Two Decades
I wasn’t analyzing the data this way back then. I was eager to avoid what I considered the “sin of participation”. I prepared a list of the most important points that justify boycotting based on the articles of the 2002 Constitution and placed it at the entrance of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque.
Bahrain Mirror Interviews Prof. Emile Nakhleh: He wasn’t ever a Reformist or Enlightened Leader (Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa)
“I don’t believe the King was ever a committed reformer or an enlightened leader. The only tangible result from his “reform” program, following the adoption of the National Charter in 2001-2002 was to change his title from Emir to King.” This is what Dr. Emile Nakhleh sees— a professor at University of New Mexico and retired senior intelligence service officer who has written a book on political development in Bahrain.
British Political Resident's Speech in 1923 Tells Al Khalifa ‘Those who Don’t Work Don’t Eat’
In 1923, the British ended the cruel rule of Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, deposed by a historic speech, after he had sat on the throne for 54 years, during which he and his ruling family wreaked corruption and oppression on the people and the country.
2018: Netanyahu in Oman, Next Stop Bahrain: FM Wears "Kippah" to Defend Israel
Since the beginning of 2018, until its end, the compass of order in Bahrain is moving towards the Zionist regime, wishing that this time it would be the next destination for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after Oman.
2018: King Closes Obsequy Center in Al-Malikiya, Government Targets Shiite Rituals in Ashura
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa became irritated during the Ashura season this year once again. However, this time he closed down a Ma’tam (obsequies) — Shiite center in which religious occasions are commemorated, namely Ashura.
Two Scenes in King's Accession to Throne Day: Naturalized Individual Expresses Love to King, Indigenous Bahraini Speaks of Oppression
Two scenes on the day of the 17th anniversary of the King's Accession to the Throne that summarize the current situation of the country, of the Bahraini citizen as well as the days to come with which the king promised his people.
Bahrain King Visits Riyadh, Voices Solidarity with Saudi King & Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh for a meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments, reported the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Bahrain King Visits PM Days after Son the Crown Prince Granted Executive Powers
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa paid a visit to his uncle, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, days after his son, the crown prince, was given executive powers for the first time.
King of Bahrain Receives US Defense Secretary
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received US Secretary oF Defense James Matiss during his visit to Bahrain to participate in the Manama Dialogue Forum.
Royal Order Entrusts for First Time Bahrain Crown Prince with Executive Powers
King of Bahrain for the first time entrusted his son the Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad, with direct executive powers, a sign of the growing role of the Crown Prince since Bahrain received $10 billion worth of Gulf aid.
After Approval of VAT Decree, Bahrain King Dismisses Extraordinary Legislative Session
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued an order dismissing the extraordinary session of the fourth legislative term of the Shura Council and House of Representatives.