2022 Roundup Editorial: Harvesting Regret, Bahrain's World Cup Retrospective
In the Bahraini reflection on the year 2022 and the World Cup, the harvest of fields unveils a disappointing reality in terms of competition, production, and development. Across these arenas, Bahrain finds itself devoid of any semblance of competitiveness, productivity, or progress. Instead, we witness a desolate landscape in every aspect.
2021 Panorama: Unabated Normalization with Israel, 25 Bahraini Normalization Steps
Despite Bahrain's announcement of normalizing relations with Israel in 2020, the normalization steps taken in 2021 were numerous, totaling approximately 25 normalization steps. Not a month passed without Bahrain taking new normalization measures with the Israeli entity, accumulating around 25 normalization steps throughout the year.
2021 Panorama: 49 Violations against Media Freedom and Tweeters, 31 Summonses, 6 Arrests and 7 Judicial Measures
In 2021, Bahrain witnessed 49 violations against freedom of media, opinion, and expression, with half of these incidents related to Internet cases, specifically 26 cases. As revealed by the annual monitoring conducted by Bahrain Press Association (BPA), the majority of documented cases involved summonses for interrogation at police centers and public prosecution.
"The Defenders" Wins Sydeny Film Festival Award, Hakeem Al-Araibi's Case Returns to the Fore
"The Defenders" has won the Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for best Australian documentary.
Bahraini Mumtalakat Buys Saudi McLaren's Stake
Bahrain's state investment fund Mumtalakat is buying preference shares and warrants worth £400 million ($510.48 million) in carmaker McLaren from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and Ares Management, Sky News reported on Wednesday.
Israeli Investment Fund Hires Former Head of Bahraini Sovereign Wealth Fund
The former CEO of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund has signed on with an Israeli firm that invests in companies in the Middle East and North Africa to expand the footprint of Israeli technologies in the region.
British MP Charged with Racially Aggravated Public Order Offence
The Conservative MP Bob Stewart has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after an incident outside a reception hosted by the Bahraini embassy.
Protests in Manama after Execution of Bahrainis Sadiq Thamer and Jaafar Sultan at Hands of Saudi Authorities
Angry protests erupted in Bahrain against the execution of two Bahraini nationals by Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain Resumes Diplomatic Representation at Ambassadors level with Lebanon
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain has decided to resume diplomatic representation at the level of ambassadors with the Lebanon.
Bahrainis Commemorate International Quds Day by Staging Protests Across Bahrain
Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in crowded protests in different villages across Bahrain, marking International Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iran: We Met Twice with Bahraini Government, Result Appropriate to Restore Relations
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani confirmed that "the agreement with Saudi Arabia has positively affected Iran's relationship with Bahrain."
US National Security Advisor Welcomes Restoration of Diplomatic Ties between Bahrain and Qatar
US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, said "We welcome the restoration of diplomatic ties between Bahrain and Qatar, two close U.S. partners and Major Non-NATO Allies."
Qatari-Bahraini Follow-up Committee to Hold its Meeting in Riyadh
Qatar's foreign ministry spokesman confirmed that Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf will meet with the Bahraini delegation in Riyadh to complete the work of the "Qatari-Bahraini Follow-up Committee", in implementation of what was stated in the "Al-Ula Summit" statement.
Iran: Agreement with Saudi Arabia Positively Affected Relation with Bahrain
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani announced that Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to take executive steps to reopen the diplomatic missions of the two countries. Official relations between the two countries were resumed based on the Beijing agreements.
HR Organizations Call on EU High Representative to Raise Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja's Case
Human rights organizations sent a letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles calling on him to raise the case of prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on the 12th anniversary of his arbitrary detention in Jaw prison.
25 Bahraini Societies Call on Government of Bahrain to Cancel Normalization with Zionist Entity
25 Bahraini societies called on the government of Bahrain to cancel all forms of normalization with the Zionist entity "in a way that contributes to preserving the sanctities and blood of the Palestinian people and respecting the will of Bahraini people."
Bahrain Summons Iraqi Charge d'affaires over Breaching Diplomatic Norms
Bahrain's foreign ministry has summoned Iraq's Chargé d'Affaires Moayad Omar Abdul Rahman for breaching diplomatic norms, the Bahrain state news agency said on Tuesday.
Saudi Crown Prince, Chinese President Stress "Importance of Strategic Relations with Iran"
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed during a phone call on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, "the importance of strategic relations with Iran."
Bahraini Delegation to Visit Iran as Part of Diplomatic Efforts to Strengthen Relations
The Iranian "Tasnim" news agency said that a Bahraini delegation will visit Iran as part of the current diplomatic efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Maryam Al-Khawaja: Bahrain Regime Setting up Circumstances to Cause Death of My Father and Other Prisoners, West Government Should Move before It's Late
Maryam Al-Khawaja posted a tweet on her Twitter account saying that the Bahraini authorities once again prevented her father from seeing a cardiologist, which puts his life to more danger.