Bahraini People's Letter to IPU Members: Don't Hammer Nails into Our Bodies
We call on you, parliamentarians, to: be with us, not against us.
Lawyer Al-Mannai's Tweet on IPU Meetings Leads Him to Prison
The Bahraini authorities arrested yesterday lawyer Ibrahim Al-Mannai, an activist in expressing his views on Twitter.
Bahrainis Left with Low Pay Jobs as Foreigners Replace them
In all countries, an unemployment crisis is usually caused by economic crises or imbalances in the labor market, with the exception of Bahrain, where unemployment is the result of a political crisis caused by a ruling regime that fails to reconcile with the people.
Editorial: Why's the "Progressive Bloc" Opposing Release of Political Prisoners in Bahrain?
A statement issued by the Bureau of the House of Representatives, of which Salman became a member, included a refusal of the release of human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and a reiteration of the flimsy accusations raised against him such as "treason and undermining state security".
Loyalists who Lost in Elections Feel Humiliated by Regime's Interferences
Pro-regime candidates who recorded losses in the elections expressed disappointment, complaining publicly, one after another, that the authorities had openly directed votes to their rivals against the will of the people, denouncing the government's control over people's votes.
Ali Al-Aswad: Why Have Bahraini Elections Come to This?
Bahrain has experienced years of hardships. The constant battle since the 1971 independence has had three demands agreed upon by the people of the country: obtaining rights, participating in the decision-making process, and achieving justice. It was the indigenous people who exerted efforts to reach these aims.
Will Bahrainis Lose Free Healthcare? Questions before the Impending Catastrophe
The Bahraini health insurance law and the launch of the health card project will take place in 2024. This project; however, may be the worst to ever happen.
Al-Wefaq: Boycotting Coming Elections is National Mission
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a statement announcing that boycotting the formal coming elections has become a "national mission".
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.
Ibrahim Sharif Criticizes MPs Deal to Increase VAT to 10% under Conditional Retiree Salary Increase
Former Secretary General of Wa'ad, Ibrahim Sharif, commented on the Parliament-government agreement that took place yesterday, as the Parliament passed the VAT bill that raised it to 10%, as well as sensitive fundamental amendments to the retirement law.
7 Political Societies Denounce Reduction of Parliamentary Powers: It'll Not be Last Step Amid Gov't Control over Majority of MPs
Seven Bahraini political societies issued a statement on Friday (April 23, 2021), in which they voiced their condemnation of the decision reducing the powers of the Parliament, especially the stances of members of parliament who voted in favor or those who abstained from voting, thus allowing the law to be passed.
Two MPs Say Trade Minister Promised them to Reconsider "Virtual Record" Resolution
Two MPs said that the Trade Minister promised them to reconsider the issue of virtual record through which fees are charged on entrepreneurs and services via social media outlets.
Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Report: Differences in Hundreds of Millions of Dinars in SIO Calculations
The final report of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee into pension funds concluded that there are differences in the figures provided by the Social Insurance Organization to the committee amounting to "hundreds of millions of dinars".
MP Criticizes Putting Investment of Sovereign Fund in Hands of Foreign Employees
First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abdulnabi Salman, criticized the fact that the majority of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company employees are from one friendly country, Britain.
Gov't won't Disburse Annual Increase for Retirees this Year: Parliamentary Sources
Al-Ayam newspaper quoted parliamentary sources as saying that the meeting between representatives of the government headed by Minister of Finance with the Parliament's Services Committee on Sunday did not reach an agreement on the decree of the pension law which the government referred to the House of Representatives last summer.
Bahrain Carries out Bahrainization of Employees Rather than Jobs
With the increase of sickle cell anemia patients dying as a result of inadequate care or medical errors, patients say that officials aspire to eliminate sickle patients, rather than the disease itself.
Shura Council and Parliament to Convene on Sunday
King Hamad bin Isa issued royal decree calling on the Shura Council and parliament to convene.
MP Ammar Qambar Sets Final Date for Launching an "Application": First Day of Second Session
MP Ammar Sami Qambar said that the date of launching the "Application" will be on the first day of the second session. The MP responded to "Bahrain Mirror" comment on this regard saying "Thanks for your continuous follow up and interest in all my suggestions. The Application will hopefully be ready on the first day of the second session, as I agreed with my district residents."
Ebtisam Al-Sayegh: Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi Turns to US Embassy for Protection Fearing for his Life
Human rights activist Ebtisam Al-Sayegh said that former Bahraini MP Osama Al-Tamimi had taken refuge in the US Embassy on Saturday (June 15, 2019) to request protection.
Bahrain MPs Slam Israeli Speakers at April Conference
Several Israeli speakers are to appear at a business conference in Bahrain next month, a move condemned by MPs in the tiny Gulf state Sunday. At least three Israeli speakers, including the Israel Innovation Authority's deputy chief Anya Eldan, are scheduled to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, according to the forum's website.