Parliament Committee Rejects Bill for Continuing Unemployment Benefits for the Disabled
The Bahraini Parliament’s services committee rejected a bill for continuing unemployment benefits for the disabled during their search for jobs.
Shura Council Refers Unified Family Law to Cabinet
Bahrain’s Shura Council agreed in its session held yesterday on the unified family law, referring it to the Cabinet, which is set to word the bill and then refer it to the Parliament.
Bahraini Parliament Approves Proposal to Limit Youth Travel to Countries Posing Threats
The Bahraini Parliament approved in its Tuesday (April 11, 2017) session an urgent proposal to limit the travel of Bahraini youth to countries that pose a threat on Bahrain.
Parliament Votes for Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment next Meeting
The Council of Representatives is scheduled to discuss in his urgent session the law proposal to amend some laws in the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Parliament Rejects Proposal Conditioning 10-Year Nationalization for Housing Services
Bahrain’s Members of Parliament rejected during last week’s session a proposal conditioning 10-years of naturalization to have passed for any individual to receive housing services.
10% of Bahraini Families Receive Social Aid
Official numbers showed that around 15 thousand Bahraini families receive social aid from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in 2016.
Parliament's Public Utilities Committee Rejects Proposal Imposing 10-year-long Naturalization for Housing Services
The Parliamentary Committee on Public Utilities and Environment rejected a proposal for a law that conditions 10 years on Bahraini naturalization before someone is entitled for housing services.
Parliament Speaker Invites UN High Commissioner to Visit Bahrain
Bahraini Council of Representatives’ Speaker, Ahmad Al Mulla, sent an official invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid bin Ra’ad Al Hussein to visit the country.
Bahrain Budget Delayed for 4 Months amid Parliamentary Silence
Bahraini local newspaper al-Wasat issued a report on government employees’ complain that their promotions have been frozen for two months now, under the pretext that the 2017 and 2018 state budget had not yet been approved.
Photos: BDF Commander-in-Chief Visits Parliament with Heavily Armed Forces
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa paid a visit to the parliament on Monday (February 6, 2017) where he met members from Council of Representatives and Shura to discuss the constitutional approach which gives broader powers to the military judiciary allowing it to try civilians.
Bahraini Parliament Speaker Meets with BDF Commander-in-Chief to Discuss Constitutional Amendment Allowing Trial of Civilians in Military Courts
Bahrain’s Parliament Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla said parliament will hold meeting on Monday with BDF Commander-in-Chief to discuss constitutional amendment suggested by the King.
In response to Bahrain’s Interior Minister: The Big Escape Scandal
It is incomprehensible how the authorities allow themselves to vilify civilian suspects, while covering up for mercenaries from the police force, whose crime poses a greater and more dangerous threat.
Parliament to Hold Meeting with Minister of Interior next Sunday to Discuss Case of Prisoners’ Escape from Jaw Prison
The Bahraini parliament said that it decided to hold an extended meeting next Sunday with the Ministry of Interior to study the “latest security arena and follow the events, developments and measures taken at all levels.”
Parliament Committee Approves 5-Year Jail Term to Anyone who “Justifies or Promotes Terrorism Acts”
The Bahraini Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Parliamentary Committee approved a bill regarding amending article 11 of law 58/2006 concerning protecting the society from terrorist acts. The new amendment stipulates that anyone who promotes, praises, justifies or encourages any acts committed for a terrorist purpose shall be imprisoned to period not more than 5 years.
Interior Ministry Approves Parliamentary “Fingerprint” Proposal to Prevent Entry of “Terrorists” to Bahrain
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior approved a proposal presented by the Parliament, which imposes the use of a “fingerprint identification system”, for both the fingers and eyes.
Parliament in Bahrain: Scene for Exchanging Insults
The break out of cockfights that the Bahraini Parliament witnesses from time to time shows how this government institution is merely a scene for foolish exchanges.
Parliamentary Financial Committee Approves 3% Judicial Fee on Claims Costing More than 3,000 Dinars
The Parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee approved the amendment of some provisions of Decree Law No. (3) of 1972 pertaining to legal fees.
Parliament’s Third Session to Start on October 16
The Al-Ayam newspaper, which is owned by the King's Media Advisor Nabil Al-Hamr, said that the opening of the third session of the fourth legislative term will take place on Sunday October 16, after the legislative authority set the usual 5-month parliamentary leave, from the end of May 2016 to October.
Bahrain Shura Committee Approves Banning Clerics from Politics
The Legal and Legislative Committee of the Consultative Council (Shura) approved the amendments proposed...
Bahraini Parliament Bans Religious Preachers from Joining Political Societies
The Bahraini Parliament passed an amendment to the Political Societies Law, preventing religious preachers from joining political societies.