Bahraini Ministry of Energy Invests $7.5 Billion to Expand & Develop Oil Sector
Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Bilad local Bahraini newspaper said that the Bahraini Ministry of Energy intends to invest $7.5 billion to expand and develop Bahrain’s oil sector within 4 and 10-year plans.
Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net Report: Bahrain Harasses Twitter Users with Army of Trolls
Bahraini Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain scored 72 on a scale of (0 = Best, 100 = Worst), according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net report, which highlighted that an “army of trolls has been active on Twitter since February 2011 to collectively harass and intimidate online activists.”
Bahrain Clerics: We Can’t Stand Silent on Attacking Ashura Rituals
Bahrain Mirror: The clerics of Bahrain denounced the attacks on Ashura rituals such as “tearing and taking down black Ashura banners and flags or attacking Ashura gatherings,” deeming these acts a “blatant violation of religious freedoms.”
Bahraini Interior Ministry Investigates Assaults by Ruling Family Member against Shiite Obsequies Yet without Results
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that it is investigating the shooting incidents that took place southwest of the capital Manama, targeting two Shiite obsequies.
MEMRI Denies MoU with Bahrain, Accusing Regime of “Deceit” & Reminding it of Turki Al-Binali
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): After the announcement of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the “This Is Bahrain” campaign and the Washington-based MEMRI institute, MEMRI published an article entitled “Bahrain and the Politics of Deceit,” accusing the Bahraini regime of dishonesty.
Bahrain’s Industry Ministry Closes Down 3 Restaurants for Raising Prices & Warns Others
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism announced that it has closed down three restaurants in Arad, Hamad Town and Riffa for raising their prices.
Iran Representative to UN Criticizes Bahrain’s Violations of Majority’s Rights
Bahrain Mirror: The Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, rejected the accusations brought forth by Bahrain against his country during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Gulf Air Denies Suspending its Flights to Iran
Bahrain Mirror: Gulf Air, the official carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, denied stopping the company’s flights to Iran following the withdrawal of the Bahraini ambassador to Tehran.
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Expresses Willingness to Visit Bahrain & Requests Info on 30 Violation Cases
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, Maina Kiai, said that he addressed Bahrain requesting information regarding 30 cases of violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Bahrain’s Smaller Cabinet Is Finally Born: Only Two Ministers Excluded
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 65/2015 reshuffling the cabinet and merging some ministries and departments.
Pakistani Ambassador: Bahrain to Build Hospital in Islamabad
Bahrain Mirror: Pakistan's Ambassador to Bahrain, Saeed Ahmed Khan, said that Bahrain will take care of the expenses of building a hospital in the Pakistan’s Islamabad.
Unemployed Doctors Say Health Ministry Delayed Announcing Names of Doctors Accepted in Intern Program
Bahrain Mirror: A number of unemployed doctors said that the Bahraini Ministry of Health announced that the 1st of October will be the first day to enroll in the intern program. It; however, has not announced the names of those who were accepted in the program yet.
Bahrain Signs Agreement with Synagogue to Improve Bahrain’s Image
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain has signed an agreement with a synagogue to improve its image in the United States.
PR Campaign Aimed at Polishing Bahrain's Reputation Kicks Off in the US
A governmental event kicked off on Friday (September 25, 2015) aiming at enhancing Bahrain's image in the US city of New York.
US Missile Deal with Bahrain Amid Opposition of 2 Congressmen
Bahrain Mirror: Two US congressmen criticized the US resuming arms sales to Bahrain, while at the same time an American company announced manufacturing a batch of smart missiles for Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
Ali Abdulemam to Washington Post: I dream I will Return to Bahrain Very Soon..My Kids’ Only Memory of Bahrain Is Tear Gas
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Bahraini activist and blogger, Ali Abdulemam, talked about his sufferings in Bahrain in a video interview published by The Washington Post.
Bahrain’s Northern Governorate Convenes with 120 Representatives of Husseini Obsequies to Discuss Security Needs
Bahrain Mirror: The Northern Governorate of Bahrain stated on Wednesday (September 9, 2015) that it called on 120 representatives of Husseini obsequies and processions to convene Thursday (September 10, 2015).
British Lawyer Toby Cadman to LuaLua TV: My Government’s Statement is Pathetic & Makes Me Deeply Ashamed
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): British lawyer and founder of International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, Toby Cadman, described his government’s statement that Bahrain is travelling in the right direction is “absolutely ridiculous and pathetic,” and makes him “deeply ashamed.”
Diplomacy of Saudi Cables: Besiege Bahrain’s Shiites By Salafist Channels
Bahrain Mirror: One of the documents of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the WikiLeaks website disclosed recently revealed the ministry’s categorization of newspapers and journalists in Bahrain. The document identifies the journalists as Sunnis, Salafist Sunnis or Shiites.
HRF: US Decision to Lift holds on Arms Exports to Bahrain is Major Blow to Reform Efforts
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Human Rights First (HRF) said that it is concerned about the US State Department’s decision to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard.