2022 Portfolios: Dissolution of Khalifa bin Salman's Wing, Formation of New Government, A Change in Form Not in Substance
On June 13, 2022, Bahrain witnessed the most significant ministerial reshuffle in its history, led by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad, who heads the government. This reshuffle marked the elimination of the wing associated with the late Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman, along with the removal of most ministers aligned with the Khawalids, notably Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali and Oil Minister Mohammed bin Khalifa, the son of the Field Marshal.
Will Bahrainis Lose Free Healthcare? Questions before the Impending Catastrophe
The Bahraini health insurance law and the launch of the health card project will take place in 2024. This project; however, may be the worst to ever happen.
Financial Savings in Bahrain Only 33 Million: What a Lie!
The Government could have remained silent and issued no statement on the financial savings made by the state treasury with the increase of oil prices, instead of declaring false figures.
Mohammed Khatam Released after 3 Days of Detention
Bahraini security authorities released on Wednesday (October 24, 2018) Mohammed Khatam after 3 days of detention for protesting outside the Council of Ministers.
Government Considers Toughening Money Laundering and Terrorist Funding Penalties
The Bahraini Cabinet discussed intensifying the punishment of money laundering and the funding of terrorism
Government Agrees on Reorganizing Customs Affairs
The Council of Ministers agreed on reorganizing customs affairs in the Interior Ministry. This means restructuring and renaming public administrations and departments in a way that achieves work flow and prevents overlapping of functions and powers.
Cabinet Approves Toughening Penalty for Manufacture and Use of Molotov Cocktails Reaching Up to Death Penalty
The Bahraini Cabinet discussed in its weekly session on Monday (May 21, 2018) the punishment for the manufacture and use of Molotov cocktails.
Khalid bin Abdullah Receives US Ambassador
Deputy Prime Minister Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received at Gudaibiya Palace the US Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell.
Council of Ministers Approves Amendments to Allow Appeal before Cassation Court against all Civil and Sharia Rulings
The Council of Ministers approved in its regular meeting the amendment of the Court of Cassation Law.
Media Man Mohammad Al-Shorouqi and Two Others Arrested over Charge of Defaming Individuals via Twitter
Information stated that the authorities arrested media men Mohammad Al-Shorouqi and Abdullah Al-Maloud after accusing them of “defaming people via social media outlets”.
Bahraini Gov’t Considers Criminalizing Publication of any Images or Videos that Violate Privacy of Individuals on Social Media
Bahraini Council of Ministers discussed “Criminalizing the publication of any images or video clips that violate the privacy of individuals via the abuse of social media or other public means.”
Bahrain’s Cabinet Considering Toughening Penalty of Molotov Cocktail Manufacture and Possession
Secretary-General of Council of Ministers said the Government discussed at its latest meeting toughening the penalty of manufacturing and having possession of flammable bottles, known as Molotov cocktails.
Government Decides to Stop Imposing Any New Fees until “Joint Committee” Finishes its Work
The Council of Ministers decided in its session on Monday (January 22, 2018) to stop any project regarding the increase in fees until the joint committee, of the executive and legislative authorities, finishes its work.
Bahraini Gov't Vows to Meet Housing Requests of year 2002 by Next Year End
The Bahraini government, through the Ministry of Housing, vowed to meet the housing applications of the year 2002 by the end of next year end (2018).
Bahrain: PM Heads to Reduce Number of Ministries
Bahrain Prime Minister, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, expressed on Monday an intention to head towards reducing the number of ministries and governmental bodies.
Khalifa bin Salman Misses Ministers Council Meeting for Health Reasons, Crown Prince Presides Instead
Bahrain News Agency (BNA) published photos for Bahraini Crown Prince and the Prime Minister’s first deputy, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, presiding over the regular session of the Council of Ministers, convened Monday.