Oil and Gas Sector Receives Blow as Italian Company Set to Review Projects
The global coronavirus epidemic, particularly ravaging in Europe, seems to have unexpected impacts. Bahrain received a heavy blow yesterday, with the Italian energy group ENI announcing that it will review its projects in the Middle East due to the Coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices.
Did the Return of Khalifa bin Salman Stand in Crown Prince's Way to Become Prime Minister?
Four months after his absence (November 21, 2019-March 20, 2020) for treatment in Germany, Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa returned to Bahrain.
How Bahrainis Stranded in Mashhad Spend their Days
People who share the same ordeal usually become united, as the ordeal brings them closer to one another. This is how Bahrainis trapped in Iran are living these days. They are showing many beautiful scenes of unity, care, empathy and mutual support.
Why Bahrain Should Immediately Fight Coronavirus Economically
In parallel with efforts to combat the Coronavirus in Bahrain, the government is not making concrete efforts to combat the effects of the terrifying virus on the economy.
After Haj Hasan Demise, Bahrainis Stuck in Iran Say People Will Die from Fear, Anxiety Rather than Coronavirus
The death of Haj Hasan Mansour, 62, in Iran, left Bahrainis stranded in Mashhad with an intensified concern. Although he died due to a sudden increase of his sugar levels, these Bahrainis believe that the anxiety and fear experienced by Haj Mansour and other Bahrainis may be the cause of this sudden rise in blood sugar.
Bahrain Carries out Bahrainization of Employees Rather than Jobs
With the increase of sickle cell anemia patients dying as a result of inadequate care or medical errors, patients say that officials aspire to eliminate sickle patients, rather than the disease itself.
New Minister for Electricity and Water Affairs after Abdulhussein Mirza's 17-Year Tenure
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 84/2019, appointing Wael bin Nasser Al-Mubarak as Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs.
Bahraini Gov’t Gives Up Oil Extraction: What’s the Future of “Historic Oil Discovery”?
In an unprecedented step in the region, Bahrain announced on (June 2, 2019) allowing foreign companies to own 100% in projects of natural oil and gas extraction inside the country.
Bahrain Hosts "Peace to Prosperity" Workshop in Partnership with US
The governments of United States and Kingdom of Bahrain issued a joint statement announcing that Bahrain will host an economic workshop entitled "Peace to Prosperity" in Manama on Jun 25 and 26.
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.
HR Activists and Organizations Call on UK Government to Support Al-Wadaei and his Family
NGO representatives, lawyers and a cross-party group of parliamentarians called on the British government to act in defence of the UK-based human rights activist.
Mumtalakat Profit Share of Companies Amounts to BD 70 Million
Member of the Finance and Economic Committee, MP Ahmed Al-Salloum, revealed that the total profits of Bahraini companies that "Mumtalakat" owns shares in their capital amounted to BD 212 million.
Ministry of Transportation Revenues Reached BD 50 Million, Half of Revenues from Passengers’ Fees
MP Ahmed Al-Sallom revealed that the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications' revenues reach 50 million Dinar for every fiscal year, 50% of them are obtained from passengers' fees.
Despite Austerity Measures, Bahrain Establishes Museum for Police, Increases its Shares at World Bank
The government signed a memorandum of understanding to take advantage of the experience of the National Museum of the United States of America in establishing a police museum at the Ministry of Interior in Bahrain.
Financing Voluntary Retirement from Unemployment Fund to be Passed after Approval of Shura Council Services Committee
The Shura Council Services Committee approved the bill submitted by the government to fund "voluntary retirement" from the Unemployment Fund and referred it for voting.
Gov’t to Raise Unemployment Benefits by Taking Surplus of Unemployment Fund
There is no legal term that can describe the government's expeditious referral of a bill allowing the government to benefit from the surplus of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Salam Issues Report Entitled “Citizens without Citizenships”: 807 Stripped of Nationalities between 2015 and 2019
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights issued a report about the issue of stripping Bahraini citizens of their nationalities as punishment against the political stances they take. This retaliation has increased over the past 4 years, with Bahrainis, whose citizenships were revoked, reaching 807.
Bahrain Sees Budget Deficit Falling to $1.6 bln in 2020
Bahrain's cabinet on Monday approved a draft state budget for the next two years that projects a further reduction in its deficit to reach $1.63 billion by 2020 as part of a fiscal reform programme.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Thanks Pascoe Vale Team on Its Campaign, Recounts his Experience Details
An Australian newspaper said that the Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi has heaped praise on his coach and teammates for orchestrating the publicity campaign that led to his release from a Thai prison this month after 11 weeks behind bars.
Samir Nass Says after Meeting Crown Prince Chamber of Commerce Wants to Become "Active Partner in Economic Development"
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) President Samir Nass issued a statement by the Chamber to discuss the meeting he held with the Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.