2022 Gov't Accounts Closed: Public Funds Stolen
It is difficult to know whether it is true that Bahrain recorded a deficit in the 2022 budget? How can the figures provided by the Government to the public be verified? Does anyone trust the statements of the Minister of Finance in the first place?
Saudi Arabia Stops Direct Aid to Bahrain: Did it Expect Measures Similar to the Ritz-Carlton Case?
A source in the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Bahrain Mirror that Saudi Arabia has actually stopped pumping cash into Bahrain since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Public Debt Crosses Borrowing Ceiling: Who's Responsible for this Financial Waste?
The big question remains in the minds of citizens: Why does the government of Bahrain continue to issue sukuk and borrow despite the high oil prices and the large amount of liquidity generated from the oil trade?
Bapco and Alba's Lost Budgets Between Al-Jawaheri and Al-Baqali
Soon Abdulrahman Jawahery, CEO of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), will complete a year in office. How has Bapco's status been during his tenure?
Bahraini Judiciary: Verdicts Issued to Serve Will of Appointed
Sami Mahmoud Abdulrahim is the other face of the Bahraini judiciary, where verdicts are issued to serve the will of the appointed and he who pays. It is a suspicious judiciary in which interests, money and politics overlap.
McLaren Records Losses up to BD52 Million Contrary to Mumtalakat Expectations
McLaren, luxury automotive manufacturer, recorded semi-annual losses of around £120 million (BD52 million), contrary to the company's announced outlook.
Who Received "Ericsson's" Bribes in Bahrain?
A press investigation revealed confidential documents showing the involvement of the telcoms giant Ericsson in paying bribes to the terrorist ISIS organization, as well as its involvement in corruption in dozens of countries, including Bahrain.
Economic Healing: How could we Heal if the Government is Sick?
A symposium at the Nationalist Democratic Assembly building, where economist Ibrahim Sharif was supposed to take part in, was canceled as per Justice Ministry orders.
Bahrain Suffers from Deep-Rooted Corruption, No Possibility of Combating Corruption without Political Reform: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that combatting corruption is not achieved without an inclusive political reform, complete separation of powers, independence of judiciary and real representation of citizens in real legislative institution and giving it legislative and regulatory powers and enabling independent and clean media to operate.
Al-Wefaq Calls People to Commit to Measures that Limit Spread of COVID-19
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society called on all the people to start a new, more careful, determined and committed round to stop the spread of the pandemic in the society.
Demands for the Government: Start with the Wealthy, Fight Corruption
Bahrainis have been worried since Saudi Arabia suspended the cost of living allowance and raised the value added tax from 5% to 15%, as they have not yet recovered from the impact of the 5% which already exhausted their low salaries.
Swiss Investigation into Activity of Institution Accused of Money Laundering Reveals: King of Bahrain Gave Former King of Spain €1.7 Million
The Spanish "El País" newspaper published a Swiss investigation stating that Juan Carlos I, Spain's former king, allegedly received a €1.7 million donation from the king of Bahrain in 2010.
Despite Massive Fortune, King Hamad Leaves his Country Drown Economically
Bahrain is sinking deeper into a very difficult economic situation day after another. Since the beginning of this year, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) has said that Bahrain is in danger after its public debt exceeded 13 billion of the GDP, with a public debt amounting to 100.19% of GDP.
Bahrain Spent $4 Million on Unrenowned Int’l Award: Good Luck with Financial Balance Program
Bahrain has spent $4 million on an international prize which no one knows anything about. This figure includes the total amount awarded by the "Isa Award for Service to Humanity" to 4 winners in four sessions since its launch.
Tanatish Program: King's Wealth Increased Five Times since Assuming Power
Bahraini media man Hasan Qambar wondered through his program "Tanatish" whether Bahrain will be affected by the popular movements in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon and Kuwait, and said "Is Bahrain being ruled by prophets or angels? Of course no".
Kuwaitis Stage Protests and Bahrainis Pay Price: What’s behind Sudden Security Campaign and Arrests of Dozens?
As thousands of Kuwaitis demonstrated at the Erada Square in the Kuwaiti Capital on Wednesday (November 6, 2019) demanding the overthrow of the government and parliament heads in a peaceful manner without any contact with security forces, the scene in Bahrain was quite the opposite.
Kuwait is Making Moves, Will Bahrain Follow Suit?
Many events have taken place in Kuwait amid fresh calls to hold protests at Al-Erada Square. The judicial proceedings against opposition leaders, and the use of citizenship revocation, crush the Homeland Dignity movement, which began in 2012, coinciding with the Arab Spring uprisings. But once again calls for protests and sit-ins have appeared in Kuwait.
How Did Bahraini Crown Prince Manipulate NAO Report Results?
In Bahrain, acts of corruption are referred to with soft terms such as "remarks". Following his meeting with the Government Executive Committee which reviewed the 2018-2019 NAO report, the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that 10 remarks mentioned in the report were referred to the public prosecution over criminal suspicions.
Anti-Corruption Arrests Employee for Taking Bribe
Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said that it arrested an employee of the Ministry of Works red-handed while receiving bribe money for offering services against his job duties.
Anti-Terrorism Law in Bahrain Legitimizes Terrorism against those who have Different Views: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that the so-called Law on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but many of its articles turned it into a law that legitimizes official terrorism in pursuing and targeting those who have different views.