Government Allows Including Municipal Revenues in State Budget
The Council of Representatives approved the application of the provisions of the State Budget Law to municipalities through including all their revenues, from fees and funds, in the general state budget as income revenues. Therefore, all municipal revenues will be included in the public account of the state.
Government Approves Bill Banning Members of “Dissolved” Political Societies from Running for Parliamentary Elections
The Government approved a bill to amend article 3 of law regulating the exercise of political rights preventing opposition from running in elections and referred it to the council of representatives.
Royal Order Calling Council of Representatives and Shura Council to Convene on Oct. 8
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 58/2017 calling the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council to convene.
MPs Reject Proposal Allowing Appeal Judges to Inspect Prisons
The Council of Representatives (Parliament) rejected a proposal law to amend some provisions of law no. (18) of 2014, suggesting appointing a committee of appeal judges to inspect prisons a maximum of twice a year.
Parliament Committee Rejects Granting Nationality to Children Born to Bahraini Mothers and Foreign Fathers
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense, and National Security rejected two proposals aiming at granting Bahraini citizenship to children of Bahraini mothers married to foreign fathers.
Government to Oblige Institutions & Commercial Shops to Install Surveillance Cameras linked to Interior Ministry
Bahraini government revealed a draft ministerial decree by the ministry of interior obliging institutions and privately owned commercial shops to install surveillance cameras and link them to the Interior Ministry for security surveillance.
AFP: 20 Arrested as Bahrain Approves Military Trial of Civilians
Bahrain police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
Council of Representatives Approves Draft Constitutional Amendment Granting Military Jurisdiction Right to Prosecute Civilians
31 legislators approved on Tuesday (February 21, 2017) a draft constitutional amendment suggested by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The proposal grants the military jurisdiction broader power, including prosecuting civilians.
Council of representatives to Pass Constitutional Amendment Broadening Powers of Military Judiciary
The Council of Representatives is expected to pass on Tuesday (March 21, 2017) a draft to amend item (b) of article 105 of the constitution concerned in granting military judiciary broader authority.
Justice Minister Says No Dialogue with “Criminals”, Ibrahim Sharif Responds: Is there Anyone Left for Dialogue?
Bahrain’s Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said Tuesday (February 7, 2016) that the government will not sit for dialogue with anyone who dubs killers “martyrs”.
Sheikh Bashar al-A’li Fined with 50 BD for Insulting Council of Representatives
A Bahraini court fined Tuesday (February 7, 2017) Bahraini cleric Sheikh Bashar al-A’li with 50 Bahraini Dinars on charges of insulting the Council of Representatives.
Parliament Forms “Health”, “Pension” Investigative Committees, Postpones Travel Ban Proposal
The Bahraini Council of Representatives (Parliament) decided to form investigative committees to look into medical services in public hospitals and medical centers and pension funds managed by the Public Authority for Social Insurance.
Parliamentary Services Committee Approves Increasing Unemployment Insurance, Dismissal Compensations Rate
The Bahraini Parliamentary Services Committee approved a law proposal to amend some provisions of Decree Law No. (78) of 2006 pertaining to unemployment insurance
Parliament to Discuss Proposal Imposing 10-Year Nationalization before Granting Housing Units
Bahrain’s Council of Representatives is scheduled to discuss during its Tuesday session, a proposal law requiring that 10 years pass after someone has attained the Bahraini nationality, before receiving housing services, especially housing units.
King Opens Fourth Legislative Term, Head of Parliament Says Political Societies’ Framework to be Fixed
The Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa delivered a speech Sunday during the opening ceremony of the third session of the Fourth Legislative Term, while Head of Council of Representatives said parliament would work on fixing the course of work for all political societies on the legislative level.
King Issues Order Inviting Shura Council and Council of Representatives to Convene on October 16
Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said that king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 47/2016 inviting the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives to convene.
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.