• Bahrain: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    The Bahraini government has finally spoken its last word, with no further releases imminent. Everything that happened in the penultimate session of the House of Representatives was merely an event for expressing opinions and testing the waters, nothing more, as all the cards of power remain in the hands of the king.

  • Ali Haji May Face Imprisonment Again on Charges of "Penetrating a Restricted Area"

    Ali Haji, a human rights activist who spent 10 years in prison, faces a prison sentence if convicted by the court this week on charges of "violating the ban on restricted areas".

  • Was the Resumption of Flights with Iraq Expected?

    Gulf Air has recently issued a statement announcing the resumption of flights with Iraq after a four-year hiatus, in an anticipated move following the operation of flights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Najaf specifically.

  • Recent Releases in Bahrain: Something Has Changed

    Since the release of over 1,500 prisoners, about half of whom are political prisoners, as part of the largest royal amnesty of its kind since the general amnesty in 2001, Bahrain has been experiencing a mixture of joy and political instability simultaneously.

  • Return of Repression to Bahrain's Streets with the Crown Prince and Prime Minister's Blessing

    Just one day after the banquet hosted by the Crown Prince for senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Interior, repression resumed against peaceful marches organized by the families of political prisoners demanding their release. The crackdown commenced yesterday evening in the village of Al-Qedam.

  • King's Historic Chance

    Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is experiencing a critical situation, as he witnesses the country, including those residing within it, expressing complete outrage at the Zionist massacres in Gaza that have not stopped for nearly four months.

  • What's the Aim behind Canceling Friday Holiday?

    Bahrain entered into a wide debate following a parliamentary proposal submitted by MP Ali Al-Nuaimi, the son of former Minister Majed Al-Nuaimi, which stipulates that the Friday holiday would be canceled, and the weekend would consist of Saturday and Sunday, with Friday being only half working day, according to the proposal.

  • Why Loyalist Parties Operate Beyond the Parliamentary Sphere

    One must wonder why all political societies are active, when it comes to sensitive Bahraini political issues, outside Parliament. Is it because loyalist societies still believe that this parliament can be part of any solution?

  • Why Bahrain's Latest Participation in Aggression on Yemen is Worse

    On Thursday (January 11, 2024), the United States launched strikes on targets in a number of Yemeni governorates and Yemen's capital, Sana'a, with the participation of the United Kingdom, and the support of countries including Bahrain, according to what US President Joe Biden announced in a press statement.

  • "Emir of Pardons" and "King of Repression"

    On December 16, 2023, the Emir of Kuwait succumbed to illness, concluding a brief reign spanning less than 3 years. Despite its brevity, his departure marked the end of a legacy and a positive reputation, shaped in part by his issuance of significant "pardon decrees," destined to be remembered as a hallmark of his short-lived rule.

  • Trampling on Israeli Flag Triggering to Bahrain Chief of Police

    A hunter hunted a group of birds on a cold day, then slaughtered them one after the other. The tears of the hunter were pouring from his eyes due to the bitter cold, so two birds looked at him and his tears, and one of them said to the other, "Look at the hunter, he looks so sad as he slaughters us. He cries out of pity and mercy for us!"

  • Bahrain Field Marshal's Awakening: A Truth or Exchange of Roles?

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force, Field Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, stressed that the Arab and Islamic nation is targeted in its homelands, peoples, territorial resources and in every field, even in its religion.

  • Bahrain Spends $1.5 Billion on McLaren

    The Bahraini government poured hundreds of millions of dollars into a losing project, only this year, just because there is someone who wants to prove that he "understands corporate restructuring."

  • Is King Hamad Delighted with Screams of Slaughtered People in Gaza?

    What an embarrassing sight it is to see Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on camera singing songs that glorify him during the opening of an annual animal production exhibition.

  • Bahrain's Crown Prince and Dissociation from Identity

    Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain delivered a speech last Friday at the 19th edition of the Manama Dialogue Conference. His characterization of the situation in Gaza provoked angry reactions from supporters of the Palestinian cause, while it was welcomed by others, specifically the Israeli media.

  • Who is Represented by Crown Prince's Speech?

    Al-Ayyam newspaper, owned by the King of Bahrain's advisor, claimed that the hashtag #SalmanBinHamadSpeechRepresentsMe was the most trending hashtag on the "X" platform in recent days, asserting significant support for Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa's speech at the opening of the Manama dialogue on the Gaza conflict.

  • Normalization between Storming Al-Shifa Hospital and Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex

    On Wednesday, Nov.15, 2023, Bahrainis were perhaps among the people most affected by the Israeli military's storming of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, since they experienced a similar pain in 2011 when the Bahraini authorities announced that Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex was allegedly occupied by peaceful protesters.

  • Jassim Al-Abbas and Exploration of Forbidden Topics: Our Narrative, Not the Ruling Family's

    On Friday, November 10, 2023, historical researcher Jassim Al-Abbas was arrested by Bahraini authorities following a summons for interrogation. The Ministry of Interior stated that Al-Abbas is accused of challenging Bahraini society's religious and national constants and promoting false historical information.

  • Military Deployments in the Streets, Designating Shelters: What's Unfolding in Bahrain?

    Since November 3rd, the Ministry of Interior has initiated a series of sudden precautionary measures. These actions followed Interior Minister Abdullah bin Rashid's visit to the Civil Defense headquarters, during which he was briefed on its preparedness for potential emergency situations.

  • To the Shameless Normalizers: Even Israel Rejects Being Treated as a Prostitute

    Israel's reaction to the Bahraini parliament's statement, which called for the return of the Bahraini ambassador from Tel Aviv and the return of the Israeli ambassador to his homeland, did not go unnoticed.