2030 Vision: What has Al Thani Accomplished in Qatar as Opposed to Al Khalifa in Bahrain
Doha has spent around $300 billion (113 billion Bahraini dinars) to build a modern infrastructure including airports, ports, roads and express trains, while Al Khalifa has racked up billions in public debt to meet its personal family aspirations.
Did King Hamad Watch the World Cup Opening on Bein Sports Channels?
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has never seemed as isolated as he was at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Doha 2022, the ruler of the closest neighbor to the host country.
A Word of Truth about the Pope of the Vatican
The pontiff of the Catholic Church, the master of the Vatican, Pope Francis, left Bahrain on Sunday from the airport of Sakhir Air Base, but he entered its history forever.
Purpose behind Parliament Internal Regulations Amendments: King Says He's Boss
The Royal Decree issued on October 23, 2022, which amended the internal regulations of the House of Representatives and added thereto, may serve as an invitation to Bahrainis, both pro-opposition or loyalist alike, to reflect on the future of the political process that has existed in Bahrain since 2002.
Another Shura Council in Bahrain: King Takes over What's Left of Constitution and Parliament
With a signature and one royal decree, the King of Bahrain oversteps constitutional articles, rendering them mere ink on paper. With one royal decree, the king transformed the House of Representatives into a second Shura Council.
About Tolerance: Why Can't the Pope Meet with Shiite Spiritual Leader in Bahrain?
In March last year, during his visit to Iraq, His Holiness the Pope met with religious leaders, including the supreme religious authority Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, but would he do the same in Bahrain?
Vatican Confirms Pope Francis will Visit Bahrain in November
Pope Francis will visit the Kingdom of Bahrain from Nov. 3-6 to participate in the "Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence," the Vatican confirmed on Sept. 28.
Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi: King Promised Sayed Al-Ghuraifi to Release Detainees but Didn't Keep His Promise
Al-Wefaq deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi stressed that opening a hole in the crisis wall by the regime requires the halt of security grip, release of detainees, launch of a serious and genuine dialogue with the acting parties, and revealing of information about the king's meeting with Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi.
US President Discussed Deepening Security Cooperation with King of Bahrain: White House
US President Joe Biden discussed deepening security cooperation between the two countries with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the White House said.
Nagham Al-Faytrouni: What It Means to Have Al Khalifa Represented by Only 4 MPs Only in New Gov't
Everyone agrees that ruling in Bahrain has a long experience in manipulating political issues, with the aim of putting obstacles in the opposition's path, when it comes to any detail that attracts criticism and illustrates sources of corruption.
For these reasons, Appointment of 9 Shiite Ministers doesn't Mean Much
The recent cabinet reshuffle on Monday (June 13, 2022) carried a lot of connotations and opened the door for analyses and speculation, in an initial attempt to figure out the real reason behind such a step and what it could entail in the future.
Abbas Al Morshid: Body Mutilation and Slow Killings in Bahrain's Prisons
While the king and his sons spend their leisure trips at the expense of the state budget, the security strategy aims at mutilating the bodies of prisoners and slowly killing them, and then releasing them as a reminder of the suppression power practiced by the security apparatus.
Activists Protest in Front of Royal Windsor Horse Show Attended by King of Bahrain
Activists have condemned a visit by members of Bahrain's ruling family to the UK to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
King Hamad Receives Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi, Praises his Religious Efforts
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa praised the efforts of Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi in his religious researches.
Hamad bin Jassim: King of Bahrain Prevented Me from Meeting Sheik Ali Salman, Put us in front of the Fait Accompli to Participate in Peninsula Shield
Former Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani said that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa personally and directly prevented him from meeting Bahrain's opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary General, Sheikh Ali Salman, during his visit to Bahrain.
Abbas Al-Morshed: Why does Ruling Family Insist on Governing the State Unilaterally?
The changes currently taking place in Bahrain, despite their seriousness and direct impact on shaping the identity of the future political system, are in no way linked to popular participation in decision-making, as well as partnership in shaping the identity of the political system that is supposed to lead the next phase.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: Criticizing us through Media is "Terrorism", Lebanese Inetrior Minister Promises Crackdown
Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Basam Mawlawi, pledged in front of his Arab counterparts to crackdown on critics of the Gulf states, while Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa considered criticizing their policy through media outlets and seminars "terrorist acts".
King of Bahrain Receives Credentials of First Israeli Ambassador
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received on (December 28, 2021), at Al-Sakhir Palace, the credentials of the Israeli Ambassador Eitan Na'eh.
Brazilian President: I Stay in Hotel that Costs 7000$ a day Paid by King
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currently visiting Bahrain, posted a video on social media showing part of the suite, where he is staying in a Bahraini hotel.
King Supports Jewish Project Aimed at Countering Influence of Holocaust Deniers in Arab circles
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Al-Safriya Palace on Monday a delegation from Aladdin Project headed by the project's founder, Baron Eric de Rothschild, and Dr. Leah Bessar, the Head of the project. The meeting was attended by French Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Jerome Kochard.