Government and MPs Agree: Billions in Exchange for Scraps
Based on financial analysis, the government in Bahrain has provided scraps to the country through meager bonuses approved by the MPs and Shura Council members in the meetings of the general budget draft.
Ruling Family in Bahrain Even Steals Cemeteries
Bahrain suffers from issues that are not quite similar to any of those found in other conflict zones in the world, as the ruling family has allowed itself to take control over everything, even endowments and cemeteries.
Final Account Rejected: Finance Ministry's Trick and Transfer of Hundreds of Millions to Private Accounts
he Finance Committee of the House of Representatives in Bahrain recommended not to approve the final account of the state for the year 2021, which includes all amounts of actual expenditures and revenues for that fiscal year.
Bahrainis Left with Low Pay Jobs as Foreigners Replace them
In all countries, an unemployment crisis is usually caused by economic crises or imbalances in the labor market, with the exception of Bahrain, where unemployment is the result of a political crisis caused by a ruling regime that fails to reconcile with the people.
The Al Khalifa Family Lives Like the Rulers of the Gulf while Bahrainis Cannot Live Like Gulf Nationals
Isn't it time for the ruling family to give up some of its privileges? Why does the Al Khalifa family live a similar luxurious life to those of the ruling families in the Gulf when the country's wealth and resources do not allow Bahraini citizens to live like the rich people in the Gulf?
Editorial: The Holding Family
What is the ruling family doing in Bahrain? It acts as if it is a holding company, but essentially without capital. It accomplishes this by squatting, i.e. by bullying. The ruling family has the upper hand in all spaces.
Pope Francis Calls for End to Death Penalty and Religious Discrimination in Bahrain Visit
Pope Francis urged the authorities in Bahrain on Thursday to abolish the death penalty and commit to guaranteeing basic human rights for all citizens as he arrived in the island kingdom of Bahrain, where systematic discrimination against its Shiite majority has been reported by human rights groups.
The Bahraini People's Letter to His Holiness Pope Francis
Welcome to Bahrain, the land of faith, the land of the sons of Abdul Qays. We have taken in the message of Christ here since the third century AD, and perhaps before that. This faith and love for Christ and his mother are still imprinted in the fabric of our existence.
Al-Wefaq Hopes His Holiness the Pope Undertakes Initiative for Serious Dialogue between Regime and People
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society expressed its hope that His Holiness the Pope undertakes a humanitarian initiative and adopts a call for serious dialogue between the regime and the people, noting that the country lacks true tolerance.
Bahrain: 3 Billion BD Surplus in 2022 Budget, for Ruling Family Pockets or Public Interest?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Bahrain's oil revenues to rise by 39% with the increase of oil prices, giving Bahrain wider options to deal with its financial crisis and public debt
The Criminal Act Continues
On January 19, 2010, during a joint press conference that included the Services Committee of the House of Representatives, the Commission of Inquiry into Land Reclamation and the Bahrain Fishermen's Association, late Waheed Al-Dosari described the land reclamation operations as a "criminal act".
Former Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad: Deficient Democracy in Bahrain: Between Dream of People's Sovereignty and Unilateral Decision-Making
The political experience in many Middle Eastern countries, including the Gulf states, is still growing towards maturity or is still far from the idea upon which democracy was built in developed countries, as individual or family rule is prevalent and there is no place for political partnership in governance.
Review of Jassim Murad Book: ‘Ufuq Lam Yattasi’ Lahu Watan
Dr. Ghaniya ‘Ulaywi's book detailing the life and accomplishments of Jassim Muhammad Murad is informative and well-researched. It offers the reader a vivid picture of Murad's personality, career, family life, life-long accomplishments, pragmatic political ideology, and his humanist and humanitarian value-driven worldview.
Brian Dooley to GIDHR: Prisoners Contracting Coronavirus would Harm Ruling Family Reputation, Gov’t Should Release Them
Activist Brian Dooley from Human Rights First said that we are in a new context because of the Coronavirus, indicating that "people, like Naji Fateel and other human rights defenders, should not be imprisoned with or without the virus."
Public Fundraising Campaign Launched in Bahrain to Ease Country's Financial Burden
Bahrain has launched a public fundraising campaign to help ease pressure on the finances of the country, which is facing increasing difficulties with slow production and ongoing drop in oil prices.
Financial Analyst Says "Royal Family Seniors Should Help Country's Finance"
What options can the government offer to deal with the financial crisis it is facing with the Coronavirus epidemic? "Frankly, the only solution is that senior royal family members help the country's finances," a financial analyst told Bahrain Mirror.
Ali Al-Aswad: Devastating Consequences of Ruling Family Rivalry over Power in Bahrain
In so far as Bahrain is experiencing a public power-sharing dispute between the opposition and the ruling family, there is a rivalry, which may become a conflict among the ruling family, over the share of economic, political and security powers in the country, which adversely affects the overall internal situation.