Purpose behind Parliament Internal Regulations Amendments: King Says He's Boss
The Royal Decree issued on October 23, 2022, which amended the internal regulations of the House of Representatives and added thereto, may serve as an invitation to Bahrainis, both pro-opposition or loyalist alike, to reflect on the future of the political process that has existed in Bahrain since 2002.
About Tolerance: Why Can't the Pope Meet with Shiite Spiritual Leader in Bahrain?
In March last year, during his visit to Iraq, His Holiness the Pope met with religious leaders, including the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, but would he do the same in Bahrain?
Democracy of Decree Laundering
The term money laundering is said to have originated from the mafia's ownership of laundromats to conceal the source of the money obtained as a result of illicit activities such as drug trafficking, where they equipped laundromats with coin-operated washing machines, and at the end of each day they added some of the drug revenues to the revenues of laundry shops.
Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa Dismissed from Post
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a royal decree appointing Khalifa bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa as President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), instead of Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Rabab Taki: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief" Conference Held without Senior Shiite Clerics
Over three consecutive days preceded by a glorified official political media campaign, Bahrain held a conference sponsored by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, entitled: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief".
Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian Summit in Abu Dhabi in Presence of King and Crown Prince
King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his son, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, took part in an Emirati-Bahraini-Jordanian summit in Abu Dhabi. The UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II.
On Int'l Day of Democracy: Bahrain Lives in Absolute Monarchy (Salam DHR)
Salam issued a report on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. In its report, Salam sheds light on the reality of democracy in Bahrain and the extent to which its people enjoy basic rights, including political rights related to democratic life.
Tanatish Program: King's Wealth Increased Five Times since Assuming Power
Bahraini media man Hasan Qambar wondered through his program "Tanatish" whether Bahrain will be affected by the popular movements in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Kuwait, and said "Is Bahrain being ruled by prophets or angels? Of course no".
“Retweet Government” Criminalizes Follow and Retweet
It is ironic that Bahrain, which is known as the “Retweet Island” for being fully obedient to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s will, is preventing its citizens from “following” or “retweeting” anti-government accounts and incriminating anyone who follows such accounts or retweets their tweets.
Prominent Prime Minister Bureau Officials Arrested on Charges of “Insulting the King”
Information revealed by Twitter accounts, close to the Bahraini Royal Court, claimed that the Bahraini authorities have arrested a number of prominent officials in the Prime Minister's bureau on charges of insulting the King and his sons.
King Approves Retirement Request of SJC Deputy President, Appoints Abdullah Al-Buainain Successor
Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has approved the retirement request of Head of Court of Cassation, Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Deputy President Chancellor Salem bin Mohammed Salem Al-Kawari.
Bahrain King Calls on Qatar to Rectify Policy Approach, Commit to Previous Promises
The Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa called on Qatar to rectify its policy approach.
Bahrain King Visits UAE amid Ongoing Gulf-Qatar Crisis
The Bahrain Royal Court announced that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will be leaving to the United Arab Emirates today Tuesday (June 13, 2017).
Bahrain King Says Qatar, Iran Interferences in Bahrain Extend Several Centuries
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said his country had suffered from interference coming from both Qatar and Iran, which “extend several centuries.”
Bahrain King Leaves to Riyadh Today, One Day after Kuwait Emir-Saudi King Meet
The Royal Court announced that Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will leave today to Saudi Arabia, in a visit during which he will meet his Saudi counterpart Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Reuters: Trump Says Ties with Bahrain won't be Strained Anymore
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday Washington's relations with Bahrain were set to improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia.
Trump: Under My Administration, Relations with Bahrain Won’t be Strained Anymore
US President Donald Trump said Sunday morning (May 21, 2017) that relations between the United States and Bahrain will improve. This stance during his meeting with Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
King Hamad Receives Phone Call from Emir of Qatar
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received a phone call from the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Legislative Committee Refuses Transferring Power to Appoint Assistant-Secretaries from Speaker to King
The Legislative and Legal Affairs’ Committee at the Shura Council expressed rejection to have the Parliament Speaker’s power to “appoint assistance secretaries in the General Secretariat of the parliament” transferred to the King by means of a royal decree.
Royal Decree Appoints New NIHR Commissioners, Former Chair Removed
The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, issued a royal decree appointing a new council of commissioners of the National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR).