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.
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.
Salman bin Hamad Starts his Reign by Dismissing Dozens of "Old Guards" in Cabinet, What's Next?
Three months following the death of late Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman, Salman bin Hamad started his government reign by appointing his team and people close to him
King Hamad Issues 13 Edicts before Leaving for the Emirates
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued on Monday (February 15, 2021) 13 royal decrees before leaving for the Emirates.
Bahrain will Enter New Phase after Biden's Victory and Appointment of Crown Prince as PM
Bahrain has entered a new phase that can be described as a double change, one at home and another abroad, with the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's win in the United States presidency race, death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman and the appointment of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad in his place.
What could Change after Khalifa bin Salman's Demise?
The Bahraini Prime Minister who has been serving since the Independence died at the age of 85. He spent most of life in governance and decision-making positions.
What is the Fate of Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman's Wealth? Battle of Heirs
There are no official figures on the wealth of the late Emir Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the former Bahraini Prime Minister, however, the memory of the people in Bahrain is filled with many stories about his vast wealth which he gathered by plundering public money and seizing lands during his five decades as a Prime Minister.
Death of Khalifa Puts End to Pigeons and Hawks Story, but What about his Wing and Legacy?
Since the king's decision to appoint his son, Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, as first deputy PM (March 11, 2013), under the pretext of "developing the performance of the executive institution", it has been clear that the (long) reign of Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa had come to an end.
PM Denies Receiving Call from Israeli Mossad Chief, BNA Ignores Denial Statement
The Bahraini Prime Minister's office denied reports circulated by some news websites regarding a phone call made between Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and an Israeli official.
Khalifa bin Salman Leaves Bahrain in "Private Visit"
Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa left the kingdom on Saturday (August 15, 2020) for a private visit abroad, Prime Minister's office said.
Detainee Ibrahim Al-Dossari's Daughter: We don't have any information about him since his arrest
Al-Reem, daughter of detainee Ibrahim Al-Dossari (former undersecretary in the Cabinet) said that the family knows nothing about him since his arrest.
Full Story of Ibrahim Al-Dosari’s Arrest
The question is no longer whether a former undersecretary in Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman's cabinet has been arrested or not, but why he has been arrested now. Has the war to remove the prime minister from his chair, which has lasted more than 40 years, begun?
Gov't to Pay 50% of Private Sector Employees, Electricity and Water Bills for 3 Months
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the regular weekly Cabinet session on Monday (June 29, 2020). The government decided to pay 50% of the salaries of insured Bahrainis in the most affected private sector institutions for three months, starting from July.
A few hours ahead of the "Coordinating Committee" meeting, headed by the Crown Prince, the Finance Minister met with the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The day prior, the same minister attended the Cabinet meeting, under the chairmanship of Khalifa bin Salman.
Did the Return of Khalifa bin Salman Stand in Crown Prince's Way to Become Prime Minister?
Four months after his absence (November 21, 2019-March 20, 2020) for treatment in Germany, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa returned to Bahrain.
Prime Minister Returns to Bahrain after Treatment Journey in Germany
Prime Minister's Court announced that Khalifa bin Salman will return to Bahrain on Friday, March 20, 2020.
New Duo in Bahrain Rule with End of Khalifa bin Salman Era
The country is moving from one difficult stage to another. It is in the stage of tightening the grip on all positions of power after removing everyone from their posts, including the removal of the PM's wing in favor of the King's wing, his sons and the Khawalid heads only.
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.
3 weeks after Leaving the Country for Treatment...Bahrain's King Congratulates Khalifa bin Salman on "Success of Medical Tests"
An official statement said that Bahrain's king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa called Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman on Friday (December 13, 2019) to congratulate him on the "success of the tests he conducted abroad".
Khalifa bin Salman Leaves Country for Treatment
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa left Bahrain for treatment. Meanwhile, no official statement mentioned the country he traveled to.