National Organizing Committee Chairman of IPU Session in Bahrain Never Been Elected in His Life
Why did the Bahraini government hand over the chairmanship of the National Organizing Committee for the 146th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly to the Shura Council, which is appointed by the King, and not to the nominally elected parliament?
Ali Al-Aswad: The Speaker of the Bahraini House of Representatives Said It
We listened to the words of the Speaker of the Bahraini House of Representatives, Ahmed Al-Musallam, who impressed us with his meager leadership - of what is supposed to be the People's House - a statement made in an attempt to intimidate MPs, live on air.
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.
Editorial: Why's the "Progressive Bloc" Opposing Release of Political Prisoners in Bahrain?
A statement issued by the Bureau of the House of Representatives, of which Salman became a member, included a refusal of the release of human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and a reiteration of the flimsy accusations raised against him such as "treason and undermining state security".
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.
Ali Al-Aswad: Upcoming Elections: Bahrain's Endless Crisis
What faces the future of the political process in Bahrain resembles the 1970s era, but under the guise of "reform", as there is a lack of implementation of any reform ideas.
Opposition Activists Confirm Option of Boycotting Elections
Opposition activists have emphasized their adherence to the option of boycotting elections until a real reform process is made, through which the opposition can be involved in decision-making.
Can We Bet on Loyalists to Take Stance in Upcoming Elections?
The 2018 parliament has come to an end and become a thing of the past. The former Council only reaped popular discontent, as it approved the taxes the government wanted, agreed to deduct massive amounts from the Future Generations Reserve Fund, and voted in its last chapter on an unfair retirement law.
MP Hamad Al-Kouheji: I Agreed on Increasing VAT after Consulting with People of My District
MP Hamad Al-Kouheji issued a statement justifying his approval of the VAT increase after sharp criticism of him and others who agreed on the VAT increase amid public discontent.
7 Political Societies Denounce Reduction of Parliamentary Powers: It'll Not be Last Step Amid Gov't Control over Majority of MPs
Seven Bahraini political societies issued a statement on Friday (April 23, 2021), in which they voiced their condemnation of the decision reducing the powers of the Parliament, especially the stances of members of parliament who voted in favor or those who abstained from voting, thus allowing the law to be passed.
Moves by EU MPs to Take Firmer Stances against Bahraini Regime HR Violations
Diplomatic sources revealed that EU deputies are moving in various directions to push the EU leadership to take firmer positions with the Bahraini regime, and are coordinating efforts with other international groups to determine a serious stance towards the violations practiced against activists and political detainees.
Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Report: Differences in Hundreds of Millions of Dinars in SIO Calculations
The final report of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee into pension funds concluded that there are differences in the figures provided by the Social Insurance Organization to the committee amounting to "hundreds of millions of dinars".
New Draft Legislation to Increase Deduction in Support of Future Generations Reserve Fund
The Government is planning to refer a draft legislation to the legislative branch to increase the deduction from oil sales in support of the Future Generations Reserve Fund.
Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halting Economic, Tourist Activities with Turkey
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee at the Council of Representatives called to take strict measures to halt the economic activities with Turkey, and stop the visits of Bahraini and GCC tourists to Turkish cities.
Empty Support Package: Poverty to Kill Bahrainis before Coronavirus
After much ado, a government decision was issued announcing new support package features claiming to save the crumbling economy.
NAO Report Reveals Only Fraction of Corruption Plaguing the Country: Al-Wefaq Society
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society said that the report of the National Audit Office revealed information and figures exposing a small fraction of the evidence of rampant corruption in all state institutions and bodies.
Government Perhaps Steps Closer to Legalizing Hashish
What did people think of the Netherlands when the government decided to grow and sell cannabis to its citizens? Capitalist governments always think of making money and addressing their financial and economic crises, and often do not put an ethical limit to their decision-making. Bahrain is moving in the same direction when it proposed growing and selling tobacco to citizens without regard to the environmental and health aspects.
University Graduates Make Up Over Half of Bahrain's Unemployed
The head of a parliamentary inquiry committee said that more than half of the unemployed registered in the Bahraini Ministry of Labor are university graduates, pointing out that the number is expected to increase.
King Hamad Gives Green Light to Security Agencies to be Strict with Tweeters
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) issued in May its annual report for 2018 entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
Review of House of Representatives’ Work in 1st Session: Zero Achievements
The first session of the fifth legislative round of the Shura council and House of Representatives ended on Wednesday (May 15, 2019) on King Hamad’s order. What did the House of Representatives achieve during this time?