Amnesty Annual Report: Bahrain Continues to Practice Torture, Suppress Freedoms and Violate Foreign Workers' Rights
Amnesty International's annual report, released on Tuesday (March 29), revealed in its special chapter on Bahrain that the Manama government has continued to commit serious human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment, and to suppress of freedom of expression and assembly.
Bahrain Offers Permanent Residence to Some Foreigners
Bahrain's cabinet approved plans to offer permanent residence to some foreigners and their families as part of the Gulf nation's plans to bolster its economy, Bloomberg website stated.
Sheikh Al-Daihi Criticizes Turning Bahrain into Quarantine for Other States
Al-Wefaq deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi criticized the government's decision to turn Bahrain into "quarantine for other countries by welcoming expatriates who are heading to other countries under the excuse of "Safe Passage".
67 Thousand Illegal Foreign Workers in Bahrain: Labor Minister
In his response to a question raised by Shura Council member Rida Monfaridi on the plan to face irregular labor, Minister of Labor and Social Development Jameel Hmaidan said that the number of irregular foreigners has reached 67% until last month, according to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) data.
Al-Wefaq: Foreign Workers' Attack on Bahrainis Insulting to all Bahrainis, Gov't Bears Responsibility
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society held the Bahraini government responsible for the attack of dozens of foreign workers on two Bahraini security guards.
23rd COVID-19 Deaths Registered in Bahrain
The Health Ministry announced on Saturday (June 6, 2020) the death of a 46-year-old expatriate.
Bahrain Working on Legalizing Papers of Over 40,000 Illegal Bangladeshi Migrants amid COVID-19 Crisis
Over 40,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants have been in the process of being legalized in Bahrain under its ongoing general amnesty that began since early this month amid COVID-19 crisis, the Bangladeshi New Age website reported.
LMRA: 20,000 New Flexible Work Permits despite Coronavirus
The Coronavirus epidemic has pushed the issue of foreign labor in the Gulf to the forefront as the deplorable humanitarian conditions that foreign workers suffer were brought to light as well as the great pressure they add to the health system during this critical time.
GFWTUB Calls to Stop Working in "Flexible Work Permit" System
The General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB) said that May 1st comes this year in the light of exceptional circumstances labor movement is facing everywhere on the earth, as the Coronavirus pandemic invaded the world.
Bahrain: Coronavirus Test Costs Exceeds $40 Million, Most Tests Made for Expatriates
Until Friday, April 24, 2020, the cost of tests carried out by medical staff as part of the campaign to combat the coronavirus epidemic exceeded 15 million dinars.
Bahrain's Successes in Fighting Coronavirus at Risk
The first phase of success that Bahrain has achieved in its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic is seriously under threat, with the increase in infections amongst expatriates who already suffer from difficult conditions and exploitation by their employers.
Bahrain Announces 73 New Coronavirus Cases among Expat Workers
The Ministry of Health of Bahrain recorded 73 new cases today early morning, 1 of which is from abroad, and the remaining 72 cases that are of expat workers.
Bahraini Gov’t Honors Foreigners and Marginalizes its Outstanding Youths
The country is experiencing a difficult period which kicked off in 2011. Loyalists who opposed the pro-democracy popular movement thought that the failure of the movement would revive their long-term life opportunities, but the period of rapid recovery has rapidly passed, and has been replaced by another policy that favors foreigners after the regime naturalized as many people as it could.
Bahrain: Filipino Remittances Increases by 66%, Reaches $152 Million
Remittances from Bahrain to the Philippines reached $152.66 million in the first half of the year, new figures revealed.
Taxi Drivers Complain about Illegal Competition from Expatriates: Newspaper
Taxi drivers near the Delmon Hotel in Manama confirmed that they do not complain about competition from taxis belonging to companies as much as complaining about the loose Asian labor.
Foreign Remittances Increase to $3.3 Billion
Remittances by foreign workers in Bahrain increased to about 22.1 million dinars ($3.3 billion) in 2018, according to recent official statistics.
Foreign Remittances in Bahrain Exceeded $10 Billion within 4 Years only
Remittances by foreign workers in Bahrain amounted to about 4 million dinars ($10 billion) within 4 years only, which adds new burdens to the country.
Labor Ministry Disappoints Citizens Again: Companies and Institutions are not Obliged to Prioritize Bahrainis Employment
Bahraini Undersecretary of Ministry of Labor Sabah Al-Dosari said that companies and institutions are not obligated to prioritize Bahraini employment, as the Bahraini economy is an open economy.
Filipinos Receive Flexible Permits, Filipino Gov’t to Fix Statuses of its Community in Bahrain
Dozens of Filipinos received flexible permits granted by Labour Market Regulatory Authority to the illegal workers, after receiving financial support from the governments of their countries.
Bahrain Places Unannounced Ban on Entrance of Pakistanis, Summons All Pakistanis in Bahrain to Take Fingerprints
A number of Pakistanis on social media have complained that they are being denied entry to Bahrain, a Pakistani news website.