Bahrain Roundup 2020: Conditional Release of Nabeel Rajab under Alternative Penalty Law
on June 9, 2020, the security authorities released human rights activist and president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights under 2017 law which allows the courts to impose "alternative" penalties after the detainee spends half of his jail term, which Rajab finished on (November 1, 2020).
Bahrain Roundup 2020: Death of Bahraini Prime Minister in the US
On November 11, 2020, the royal court announced the death of Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the age of 84 after he had spent 49 years in office (i.e. since 1971).
Bahrain Roundup 2020: Official Bahraini Indifference in Dealing with Death of Kuwait's Emir
On Sep. 29, 2020, Kuwait's Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah passed away after a struggle with disease and heart problems. Although Kuwait is considered the largest contributor in the Gulf Marshal project to save Bahrain finances from bankruptcy, the GoB demonstrated unexpected alienation in their stance towards the death of Kuwait's Emir.
How Bahraini PM Can Benefit from His Father and Uncle's Reigns
Bahrain's Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the prime minister and future king, has two two examples of governance experience he could look up to and benefit from greatly: his father and uncle.
Bahrain will Start Offering "Kosher" Food to Attract Israeli Tourists
Bahrain said it will adopt a new plan to attract Jewish tourists to the country by serving kosher food, which Jews are permitted to eat according to Jewish law.
ICRF Holds 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting on "Coronavirus and Human Rights" in Beirut
ICRF held the 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting and 10th training session entitled "Coronavirus Pandemic and Human Rights" over the past two days in Beirut, Lebanon. A number of human rights defenders and representatives of human rights organizations took part in the conference.
Abraham Accords Promote Israeli Pipeline Expansion in the Arab World
The peace accords that Israel has signed with the UAE and Bahrain will serve as a foundation to expand energy trade, US Energy Secretary Daniel Brouillette said on Tuesday.
Front Line Defenders Calls for Rejecting Bahrain's Candidacy for 2021 HRC Presidency
Front Line Defenders said in a statement that Bahrain is not a credible candidate for the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council. This statement came after the government of Bahrain has nominated Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri as its candidate for the 2021 Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
Bahrain to Open Consulate in Western Sahara, Morocco says
Bahrain will open a consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara, Morocco's Royal palace said, joining other Arab states in supporting Rabat after the disputed territory's Polisario independence movement said it had resumed its armed struggle.
Obama Issues Memoir Entitled "A Promised Land"
Former US president Barack Obama discussed in his memoir issued on (November 17) the US policy during which was known as the "Arab Spring" in 2011. Obama acknowledged the "contradiction" as he sought to balance "competing interests", and presented a bleak portrait of how much of the Middle East's leadership.
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.
US Sending Delegation to Bahrain, Israel for First Direct Flight
President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, Avi Berkowitz, will lead a U.S. delegation to Bahrain and Israel this week to discuss expanded economic cooperation between the two countries, a senior White House official said on Monday.
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.
Bahraini PM Khalifa bin Salman Dies in US
The Royal Court announced on Wednesday (November 11, 2020) death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
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.
Deceitful Abdulnabi Al-Shula
The problem with former Labor Minister Abdulnabi Al-Shula is that he wanted to become a "thinker" when he retired. This seems to be a growing Bahraini tradition; ministers becoming "thinkers" and "philosophers" once they retire. But as the saying goes, learning in adulthood is like engraving on water.
Bahrain in Hillary Clinton's Emails: Contrary to the Authorities' Narrative
The US State Department published the emails sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which include correspondence since the beginning of the popular movement in Bahrain and the various stances that followed it.
Joint Israeli-American Delegation to Visit Bahrain Next Sunday
A joint delegation representing the US and Israeli governments will visit Bahrain next Sunday, Israeli media reported Monday.
Why Didn't Bahrain King Participate in Kuwaiti Emir Funeral?
The Bahraini government demonstrated unexpected alienation in their stance towards the death of Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Sabah, who was honored by the United Nations in 2014 as a "global humanitarian leader".
By Sheikh Isa Qassim: The Main Problem
Any ruling system which is either based on a solid foundation, a firm ground of a strong positive relationship or an authentic collective connection with its people or nation is embraced by its people. When the ruling system's heart, tongue, hands and eyes are used to protect its nation, its nation protects it as well.