Three COVID-19 Cases among Prisoners: Al-Wadaei
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, confirmed that 3 political prisoners have been infected with Coronavirus in the notorious Jaw Prison.
Bahrain's Economy to Grow 3.3% this Year, must Cut Public Debt: IMF
Bahrain's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be gradual, with growth projected at 3.3% this year after a 5.4% contraction in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday.
Has Coronavirus Reached Jaw Prison? Why Have Authorities Excluded Prisoners from the Vaccine?
Has the coronavirus reached Jaw Central Prison? This question has been repeated since yesterday by law experts and people following the prisoners' conditions. The other question is why the authorities have excluded inmates from the Coronavirus vaccination campaign?
Sheikh Ali Salman Calls on Citizens to Take Coronavirus Vaccine, Abide by Medical Procedures
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society posted on its social media accounts a statement issued by its Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman, who is sentenced to life imprisonment, in which he called on the people to take the Coronavirus vaccine and abide by medical procedures.
Bahrain Takes Delivery of AstraZeneca Vaccine from India
Bahrain has received its first delivery of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), state media said on Thursday.
Bahrain Gets $2 Billion in Bond Sale after Deficit Spike
Bahrain sold $2 billion in three-tranche bonds on Wednesday, a document showed, after the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices exacerbated its fiscal deficit and pushed total outstanding debt to nearly $40 billion.
Bahrain Waives Mandatory PCR Test Requirement for King Fahd Causeway Passengers
Bahrain cancelled mandatory PCR tests upon arrival at King Fahd Causeway for all travelers coming to the Kingdom. Passengers need a negative PCR test before arrival in Bahrain in one of the Bahraini or Saudi laboratories accredited by Bahrain. The test result is valid for 72 hours.
HRW World Report 2021: No Improvement in Bahrain Rights Record
"Bahraini authorities in 2020 escalated repression against online and social media activity and prosecuted critics for peaceful expression, and courts upheld death sentences against opposition activists after unfair trials," Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2021.
Saudi Arabia to Lift Travel Ban on March 31
Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on international flights from Wednesday March 31, the state news agency SPA said on Friday.
Bahrain Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
Bahrain began on Wednesday (December 16, 2020) giving the Coronavirus vaccine, as the call center affiliated with the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus started calling those registered to receive the vaccine.
Why Are Authorities Still Taking Isolation Measures against Prisoners?
The Bahraini government is easing measures for combating the Coronavirus pandemic and life is returning to the island nation. Malls, restaurants and cafes have resumed their work. People can now meet with each other, except for prisoners, who no one speaks about. They have been deprived of family visits for about 8 months.
Bahrain Ordered More than One Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccines since August
Manaf Al-Qahtani, member of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus, said that Bahrain made an order last August to purchase more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Bahrain Suffers Major and Unprecedented Collapse in Equal Citizenship Index: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a statement commenting on a number of issues. It said that it dissects a number of key local, regional and international developments.
Bahraini Gov't Decides to Search for Alternative for Financial Balance Program
The story of the Financial Balance Program started in October 2018 and ended in October 2020.
Coronavirus Claims Lives of 100 Bahrainis in Less than 2 Months, Number of Infections Exceeds 80,000
Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 100 Bahrainis in less than two months. Death toll has risen dramatically this month killing 56 Bahrainis, although the number of infections has significantly decreased.
MoI Threatens Participants in Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Ashoura with "Legal Measures"
Interior Ministry issued a provocative statement threating to take legal measures against the majority of Shiites participating in the commemoration of 40th anniversary of Imam Hussein martyrdom (Arbaeen) in case of holding gathering in the homes.
Umrah Pilgrims Return to a Mecca Stilled by COVID-19 Slump
Mecca slowly stirred from a seven-month hibernation on Sunday as pilgrims trickled in after Saudi authorities partially lifted a coronavirus ban on performing umrah - a pilgrimage to Islam's two holiest sites that is undertaken at any time of year.
Gov't Extends Wage Support of Workers in Affected Sectors until End of 2020
The Bahraini Cabinet announced on Monday extending the 50% wage support of citizens working in the sectors affected with Coronavirus until the end of this year.
Oil Price: Gulf Economies in Dire Straits due to their Overreliance on Oil
Gulf nations have been putting on a brave face and touting the strength of their economies, claiming they can withstand any scale of shocks during the oil crisis. Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests pretty much the opposite: the Gulf economies are in dire straits thanks to their overreliance on oil.
Director General of Reformation and Rehabilitation: No COVID-19 Cases Recorded among Prisoners
Abdulsalam Al-Arifi, the Director General of Reformation and Rehabilitation in Bahrain's Ministry of Interior, announced that all the centers affiliated to the reformation and rehabilitation haven't recorded any COVID-19 cases among prisoners and workers since the beginning of the pandemic.