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.
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.
Bahrain: Questioning State's Capabilities in Fighting Coronavirus Deemed "Crime", Cases Exceed 40,000
A statistical observatory predicts that new COVID-19 cases in Bahrain will continue to decline to less than 900 by August 26, 2020.
Why did Abdulrahman Fakhro Dare to Insult Bahraini Worker?
Unlike the rest of the cautious merchants, Abdulrahman Fakhro cannot hide his tyranny, greed and selfishness.
New York Times:Bahrain Coronavirus Cases Ranked Fourth Worldwide
The New York Times newspaper said that Bahrain Coronavirus cases ranked fourth worldwide after Arizona, Florida and South Carolina.
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.
Foreigners Acquired 95% of Jobs, Remittances Reached 1,299 Billon BD: Recent Study
A recent study confirmed that about 95% of the private sector jobs have been acquired by foreigners in recent years, noting that remittances abroad have increased significantly.
Bapco Starts Taking Measures Requiring Sacrifices, Lays off Foreign Employees
The wave of layoffs taking place over the Coronavirus pandemic has hit national companies, as the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) laid off employees "to ensure its continuity in the future".
Only in Bahrain: Irregular Foreign Workers Hired and Citizens Dismissed
Two simultaneous events revealed a side of the chaos in Bahrain's labor market: the dismissal of Bahraini workers and hiring of irregular foreign workers
Bahrain Reduces Flexible Visa Permits by 80% with 3 Months Exemption
Questions about why tens of thousands of foreign workers are being offered residence remain unanswered. Despite the widespread public pressure to put an end to the problem of the increasing foreign workers in Bahrain, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority offers facilities to convince tens of thousands to stay in the country.
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.
Increase of Coronavirus Cases Alarming, Virus Threatens 475,000 Low-Wage Foreign Workers
All the cases that emerged among expatriates, who amount to hundreds of thousands in Bahrain were announced in the first week of April only.
Ahli United Bank Launches Free Transfer Service to India
Ahli United Bank (AUB) has announced the launch of a transfer service to India, a platform for online remittances to India.
Foreigners' Incomes in Government Reached BD119 Million within Two Years
The salaries of foreigners working in the Government's civil sector in the state's general budget amounted to 119 million Bahraini dinars, as 59 million dinars have been allocated for the fiscal year 2019 and 60 million dinars for 2020.
Are Bahraini Officials Poking Fun at Bahrainis?
A new sample of official government statements and media reports directed at the Bahraini citizen has emerged. The situation is demeaning to Bahrainis to say the least. Here comes another government action insulting the intelligence of citizens and not giving them any consideration.
Tamkeen: Wage Support Program which Targets Hiring Unemployed Suspended for Two and Half Months
Tamkeen Fund is going to extend the suspension of the Wage Support Program, which is geared to encourage hiring unemployed Bahrainis, an additional month, despite promises to reinstate the program early next month (March 2019), after deciding to suspend it for a month and a half, on the grounds of reviewing it.
Bahrain First, but Bahrainis Come in Third Place in their Country
Since 11 years ago, the Bahraini Ministry of Education has been holding a major annual festival attended by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa under the slogan “Bahrain first”, but this event did not manage to shift the king and government’s convictions, putting the Bahraini citizen first.
15% of Gov’t Employees in Bahrain are Foreigners
The number of foreign workers in the public sector has reached 15% of the total number of employees in ministries and government bodies, according to official statistics published by the local daily Al-Ayyam on Saturday (February 2, 2019).
2018: Foreign Workers Residence Building Collapses over Anti-Trafficking Propaganda
Bahrain has used the foreign labor issue as a cosmetic product to cover up the deteriorating human rights situation in the country. There has; however, been no real change in the conditions of this category of residents despite Washington's award granted to its ally in this field.
Indian Ambassador Says Indian Community Living Well in Bahrain, Investments Reached $2 Billion
The Indian community is living well in Bahrain, said India's Ambassador to Manama Alok Kumar, adding that the country's leaders are behind the guarantee of this standard of living.