Nagham Al-Faytrouni: New Version of Al-Bandar Project in Bahrain with Israeli Interest at Forefront
Sixteen years after the Bahraini king's former adviser Dr. Salah Al-Bandar uncovered what he described as a political conspiracy aimed at changing Bahrain's demographic makeup, fears are rising again over Al Khalifa creating a new version of this conspiracy.
2021 Panorama: Ayatollah Qassim Calls on Opposition to Unify Stance, Rejects Attempts to Obstruct Meeting Embracing All Parties
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim issued (September 18, 2021) a statement calling on the opposition to unify their stance, in the face of government projects that seek to pass "weak formal reforms" and eliminate key demands.
Next Century Foundation Stresses Bahrain's Need to Free, Inclusive Elections, Calls for Resuming Dialogue between Gov't and Opposition
The New Century Foundation stressed in a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council in the framework of the 18th session that holding of free and fair elections is essential, and this requires the participation of the opposition groups.
Ali Alaswad: European Parliament Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Carry out Urgent Reforms
Ten years following the eruption of the peaceful uprising in Bahrain, the European Parliament offers a chance to resolve the crisis and the opposition is adopting it, but will the authorities in Manama take this opportunity? Perhaps there are other questions, but the major question remains: Will the international community be able to make real sustainable change? This is the most significant issue worthy of attention at the moment by both the authorities and the opposition.
On Int'l Day of Democracy: Bahrain Lives in Absolute Monarchy (Salam DHR)
Salam issued a report on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. In its report, Salam sheds light on the reality of democracy in Bahrain and the extent to which its people enjoy basic rights, including political rights related to democratic life.
Ayatollah Qassim's Statement: The Opposition Will Continue until Conditions in Bahrain Corrected
The highest Shiite religious authority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, issued (July 21, 2020) a statement in which he said that the political opposition against the regime will continue until a fair political relationship between the government and the people is achieved, and all rights are legally and effectively recognized.
Why Bahrain Should Start Urgent Political Reform
No more time can be wasted, as the whole world is moaning under the weight of the next economic recession caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The wealthiest countries in the Gulf are beginning to recalculate and balance their budgets, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. What is Bahrain's status?
Interior Ministry: Arms and Drugs Dealer Released via Alternative Penalty Law
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced that it released arms and drugs dealer Abdulrahman Khalifa Al-Dhahrani on Thursday (May 23, 2019). It, however, denied that the king released him, stressing that his release came through the judiciary, which is claimed to be an independent authority.
Bahrain Adheres to Principles of Repression, No Reconciliation in the Horizon
The meeting chaired by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa immediately upon his arrival from a foreign tour was not surprising, but the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) and Supreme Defense Council added a security dimension to the event.
Democracy Key to Securing the Future of Bahrain's Young
In April, the King of Bahrain announced a new Royal Directive aimed at embracing Bahraini youth who he describes as "the nations source of strength". Whilst details of what this directive will actually concretely mean are yet to be announced - or indeed whether this is anything more than empty rhetoric - one thing should be certain; the youth of Bahrain are concerned with political reform and until this happens the future of the country will not reflect their aspirations.
Bahrain Opens Door for Legislative Election Nominations on October 14 amid Opposition Boycott
A local newspaper reported on Sunday (2 August 2018) that Bahrain will open the door for running for the fifth legislative elections on October 14.
Feb. 14 Uprising’s 6th Anniversary: General School Strike, Closed Shops, and Mass Protests in Manama
Marking sixth anniversary of Bahrain’s February 14 uprising, thousands took to the streets across the country on Tuesday (February 14, 2017).