Bahrain's King Dismisses Information Minister from All his Duties
Bahrain's King dismissed Minister of Information Affairs and Minister of Parliament Affairs Isa Al-Hammadi from all his duties and appointed two ministers in his place.
Cabinet Discusses "Regulations" for Controlling Travel to Iran & Iraq
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini cabinet discussed in its regular session a number of topics listed on its agenda, mainly a memorandum submitted by the Minister of Interior to the cabinet about "regulations to control the travel of citizens to hazardous countries experiencing armed conflicts or terrorist incubators," in reference to Syria, Iraq and Iran whereto tens of thousands of Shiite citizens head in order to visit the holy sites.
Bahraini Cabinet Decides to Raise Diesel, Kerosene & Jet Fuel Prices
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini cabinet decided in its meeting held on Monday (December 28, 2015) to modify the prices of diesel, kerosene and jet fuel, with unchanged current kerosene prices for bakeries and subsidized diesel prices for fishermen.
Muharraq Mayor’s Six Recommendations for Bahraini Cabinet
Bahrain Mirror: Mayor of the Bahraini village of Muharraq, Salman bin Hindi, held a meeting with the butchers of Muharraq meat market, Members of Parliament, a number of Muharraq municipal members and citizens amid the butchers’ refusal to buy meat products for the 7th day in a row.
Bahraini Cabinet Decides to Merge Gov’t Entities to Reduce Costs
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said that the government approved during its session on Monday (October 5, 2015) to merge some governmental entities to avoid duplication of work, increase productivity and reduce costs.
BFHR: Only 18% Shiite Representation in New Cabinet Composition
Bahrain Mirror: The media manager of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), Baqer Darwish, said that the Bahraini authorities are still exercising discrimination against the indigenous Shiites, as their representation was 0% in the sovereign ministries and 18.18% in the service ministries of the new cabinet.
Khalifa bin Salman: Merging Governmental Institutions & Bodies to Continue
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said that the merging of more governmental bodies and institutions is to continue.
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.
Bahraini Cabinet: Swiss Statement Is Unfair..Lacks Credibility & Neutrality
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini cabinet criticized the “Swiss Confederation’s Statement” that it described as “unfair for Bahrain and its human rights achievements.”
Local Bahraini Newspaper: Smaller Cabinet Will Include Service Ministries
Bahrain Mirror: Al-Ayam newspaper, owned by the Bahraini King's advisor Nabeel Al-Hamer, said most of the ministries nominated for being merged in the smaller cabinet are related to services.
Bahraini King Meets PM & CP to Discuss Cabinet & Financial Situation
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain News Agency (BNA) announced that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa met with his uncle, Prime Minister, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in the presence of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to discuss the requirements of the current stage in light of the financial situation.
Bahrain's Information Minister: Royal Directive Means Reshuffling Current Cabinet
Bahrain's Minister of Information Affairs, Isa bin Abdulrahman Al-Hammadi, said that the royal directive to form a smaller cabinet will take place by reshuffling the current one.
Bahraini Gov’t Assigns Ministries of Interior & Justice to Impose Restrictions on Religious Discourse
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini cabinet discussed on Monday (August 31, 2015) imposing regulations “to maintain the sanctity of religious platforms and distance them from provoking political rhetoric.”
Official Notice Bans “Over Time” in Bahraini Ministries
Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Wasat newspaper reported that an official notice was issued by a number of ministries in Bahrain that included “a decision to stop granting overtime allowances to employees starting from August.”
Bahrain’s Government Orders Taking Measures Against Al-Wasat Newspaper
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Information Minister Issa bin Abdulrahman Al-Hammadi said that the ministry will take legal measures against local media outlets for publishing false information about Bahraini affairs according to directions issued by the cabinet.