Parliamentary Bill to Tighten Penalty of Forced Prostitution to at Least 5 Years Imprisonment
Bahraini House of Representatives is considering a bill amending some provisions of the Penal Code, aimed at tightening the penalty against anyone who forces a male or female to commit prostitution.
Bahrain to Repeal Legal Provision Not Penalizing Rapist who Marries his Victim
A Bahraini parliamentary committee said it had agreed to repeal Article 353 of the Penal Code, which stipulates that a rapist should not be punished if he decides to marry his victim.
Bahraini MPs Agree to Split Batelco into Two Separate Entities
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved Decree-Law No. (38) of 2017, amending certain provisions of the Telecommunications Law promulgated by Decree Law No. (48) of 2002.
Central Bank of Bahrain Calls on Parliament to Review Parliamentary Law Aimed at Imposing Fees on Remittances
The Central Bank of Bahrain called on the Parliament to review a parliamentary law aimed at imposing fees on remittances.
Parliament Discusses Split of Batelco into 2 Separate Entities
The Bahraini Parliament will discuss in its next session Decree Law No. (38) for the year 2017 amending certain provisions of the Telecommunications Law.
Public Prosecution Summons Al-Watan Newspaper Editor-In-Chief after MP Buhendi Complaint
Bahraini local Al-Watan newspaper said that the Public Prosecutor's office sent a summons to the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Youssef Al-Binkhalil, to interrogate him over a complaint submitted by MP Anas Buhendi.
Legislative Parliamentary Committee Recommends Approving Appointment of “Confidential Reviewer” in Ministries
Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee recommended approval of a parliamentary proposal that includes adoption of the “confidential reviewer” mechanism.
Parliament Agrees to Include Temporary-Contract Employees in Gov’t under Insurance Umbrella
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved on Tuesday (March 13, 2018) a bill amending some provisions of the pensions and retirement benefits law for government employees.
Parliamentary Committee Bans Exporting Marine Sand
Parliamentary Committee on Public Utilities and the Environment recommended the approval of a bill banning exporting sea sand extracted from Bahrain abroad.
Bahraini Parliament Approves Bill Banning Dissolved Societies’ Members and Officials from Running for Parliamentary Elections
Bahraini House of Representatives approved bill to ban members of dissolved societies as well as resigned MPs and members of municipal councils from exercising their political rights.
Bahraini Parliament Votes on Bill Banning Al-Wefaq, Wa’ad, Amal Society Members and Officials from Running for Parliamentary Elections
Bahraini House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a bill to ban members and officials of Al-Wefaq, Wa’ad and Amal societies from running in upcoming parliamentary elections in November.
Parliamentary Proposal to Deem February 14 an Official Holiday
A Bahraini member of parliament submitted a proposal to consider February 14 of every year as an official holiday, marking the vote on the National Action Charter.
Council of Ministers Assistant Undersecretary Describes Ateyatalla as “Dog”, Challenges Parliament Speaker
Council of Minister Assistant Undersecretary Ibrahim Al Dosari described Minister of the Royal Court for Follow up Affairs Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa as a “dog”, as shown in leaked conversations.
60,000 Foreign Workers Violating Residence Law in Bahrain
Bahraini House of Representatives agreed to refer to the Cabinet the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on the phenomenon of informal employment (free visa).
Al-Shaer and Bouhasan File Lawsuit against Bouhendi and Al-Dosari
Bahraini MP Khalid Al-Shaer said he had filed a lawsuit against MP Anas Bouhendi and Council of Ministers Assistant Undersecretary Ibrahim Al-Dosari over conversations leaked yesterday.
Government Expresses Reservation about Bill Obligating Gulf Nationals to Start Construction on Land within 5 Years of Purchase
Government has expressed reservation regarding a bill based on a House of Representatives law proposal on GCC nationals' ownership of estates and lands in Bahrain.
Parliament Fails to Pass Proposal to Stop Raising Petrol Prices
The Parliament failed in its meeting yesterday to pass an urgent proposal, stating that the government should abide by Royal directives regarding agreement with the legislative authority on redirecting subsidies to beneficiaries and suspend the decision to raise petrol prices until consensus is achieved.
MPs Discuss Proposal to Sever Trade Relations with Iran, Over a Year after Introducing It
The Parliament in its session yesterday discussed a proposal by Salafist MP submitted to the cabinet, calling for “cutting off trade relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, halting air navigation and banning travel to the country”.
Parliament Approves Selective Taxation
The Parliament approved in its session (Tuesday November 7, 2017) the regulations of the agreement that unifies the GCC selective taxation, and thus they went contrary to the recommendations raised by the financial committee.
Shura Members Reject Proposal Imposing Deadline on Gov’t for Implementing Approved Parliament Proposals
Bahrain’s Shura Council members rejected in their session a parliamentary law that they dubbed “an attempt to have parliamentarians interfere in the executive authority jurisdictions.”