Island Sold to Israel: What It Means to Transfer Part of Country's Sovereign Land to Another
A very concerning comment was made by Avery Shnayer, representative of the Blue and White party, on the piece of news published by the Israeli TV7 channel (later deleted) on Israeli company Himnota, owned by the Jewish National Fund, purchasing a private island with an area of 9,554 square meters for $21.5 million.
Derari Island: A Settlement Ready for Sale by Order of the King and his Sons
Whoever sells a land has sold a homeland, and with normalization, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has mortgaged Bahrain's security and sold parts of its land in order to introduce a new element to Bahraini society; Jewish settlement.
14th February in the Memory of the New Generation
Smoking hookah, Hussein recalls with his friends the memories he still carries of the 14th February uprising 12 years ago, when he saw his family march with him in a human flood toward the Lualua (Pearl) Roundabout, raising the Arab Spring slogan "People want to overthrow the regime".
Riyadh Humiliating Meeting: A Willing Bahrain and Disinclined Qatar
The meeting that took place on Tuesday (February 7, 2023) between the Qatari and Bahraini Foreign Ministers was not a success for Manama's diplomacy in any way, but it rather can be described as humiliating in form and essence.
Patients Denied Entry to Military, King Hamad Hospitals
An EMS worker reports that the military hospital was called and informed about the condition of a patient which was critical. The worker waits for the hospital's response, however, his request is refused and he was, instead, ordered to transfer the patient to the Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex.
Citizen Ahmad Issa's Cry: Bahraini's Beg for Jobs While Foreigners Are Hired
With the onset of 2023, the living conditions of the people of Bahrain have worsened, with high prices rising every day, poverty, no jobs for nationals, and very low salaries. Foreigners are placed before the people of the homeland.
Salman bin Hamad's Government: Is It Truly Reform-Oriented?
It was not surprising what the new Bahraini Minister of Education, Muhammad Mubarak Jumaa, did. Over the past 10 years, he has expressed his extremist views and abhorrent sectarianism, through his weekly articles in Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper, and his television call-ins on Arabic-speaking satellite channels to comment on the matters of public affairs.
Saudi Arabia Stops Direct Aid to Bahrain: Did it Expect Measures Similar to the Ritz-Carlton Case?
A source in the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Bahrain Mirror that Saudi Arabia has actually stopped pumping cash into Bahrain since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bahrain: A Country Addicted to Debts, Loans and Aid
According to the report of the Financial and Administrative Oversight Bureau for the years 2021 and 2022, Bahrain's public debt and interest rates have reached catastrophic numbers. The report indicates that the government has turned Bahrain into a sick country addicted to debt and aid.
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.
After 8 Years, Who's in the Right: The King or Sheikh Ali Salman?
The arrest of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman on December 28, 2014 was a political decision, as the ruling family believed that the apprehension of the last remaining figures of the opposition would lead to the complete liquidation of the opposition on the political level.
What if Sheikh Ali Salman Refused to Receive Hamad bin Jassim's Call in 2011?
After the two ministers sat with the king, it was decided that Hamad bin Jassim would make a phone call, on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, to the Secretary-General of the Al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, and this indeed took place. It was a public and completely open call, and made with the permission of the Manama authorities. This was later confirmed by Hamad bin Jassim during a television interview.
Public Debt Crosses Borrowing Ceiling: Who's Responsible for this Financial Waste?
The big question remains in the minds of citizens: Why does the government of Bahrain continue to issue sukuk and borrow despite the high oil prices and the large amount of liquidity generated from the oil trade?
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.
Since Decree 19/2002, The Royal Court in Bahrain Loots, Gifts and Sells Public Property
In Bahrain, all state property pursuant to Decree 19 of 2002, issued by the king at the beginning of his rule, is at the royal court's disposal. Since said decree, the royal court has been looting, gifting and selling without any accountability or oversight.
Bahraini Authorities Prevent Supreme Judicial Council Deputy President from Travel
This former high-ranking Bahraini judicial official is being prevented by the Bahraini authorities from traveling over fear of his departure with his family to live in Qatar near his tribe, which is deemed one of closest families to the Al Thani rulers of Qatar.
Bahrain: Politically Motivated 3-Month Imprisonment May Cost One's Housing Unit
At this point, the threads of the government's approach began to unravel little by little. It appears that some party is attempting to punish government opponents by robbing them of their remaining rights in this country, and this time it seems that someone seriously decided to deny pro-opposition citizens housing services.
The Al Khalifa Family Lives Like the Rulers of the Gulf while Bahrainis Cannot Live Like Gulf Nationals
Isn't it time for the ruling family to give up some of its privileges? Why does the Al Khalifa family live a similar luxurious life to those of the ruling families in the Gulf when the country's wealth and resources do not allow Bahraini citizens to live like the rich people in the Gulf?
PM at Equestrian Club Claims Bahrain's Become Leading Destination for Sporting Events
The statement issued by the Prime Minister, who said that Bahrain has become a leading destination for organizing sports events, at the end of the race was strange. It was a shocking statement that indicates a complete estrangement from reality.
Did King Hamad Watch the World Cup Opening on Bein Sports Channels?
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has never seemed as isolated as he was at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Doha 2022, the ruler of the closest neighbor to the host country.