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.
Bahrain King to Establish Music Institute in Morocco
Several Arab media outlets have spoken about the King of Bahrain's decision, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to sponsor the establishment of a music institute to be called the "Bahrain Institute of Oriental Music" in the Moroccan city of Asilah.
King Hamad Meets Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, at the Al-Safriya Palace on Sunday (December 13, 2020), his Eminence Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi.
Bahraini PM Khalifa bin Salman Dies in US
The Royal Court announced on Wednesday (November 11, 2020) death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Lesson Learnt from Al-Romaihi's Incident: Corruption in Criteria of Appointments by Royal Orders
There will be no moral trial held for Khamis Al-Romaihi, a member of the Shura Council who resigned by force. Nonetheless, this incident sheds light on the corruption of the Royal Court's appointment criteria and strikes the credibility and efficiency of appointments issued in the name of the king of Bahrain from time to time.
Khamis Al-Rumaihi Resigns from Shura Council after Moral Scandal
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued Royal Order (36) of 2020 appointing Sabah Salem Al-Dosari as Shura Council member, succeeding Khamis Hamad Mohammed Al-Romaihi, who resigned by force.
Lawyer Abdullah Hashem Referred to Trial over Charge of Broadcasting News that would Harm National Security
Lawyer Abdullah Hashem said that the Public Prosecution referred him to the fifth minor court on charges of "deliberately broadcasting false news knowing that it would harm national security and public order." Hasem's charge is based on 8 tweets he published about the community affairs.
King Appoints SCYS Vice Chairman, Issues Royal Decrees Appointing and Transferring Directors at Transportation, Labor Ministries
The king of Bahrain issued royal order appointing Daij bin Salman as Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Vice Chairman. He also issued two decrees appointing and transferring directors at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.
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.
2019 Roundup: Royal Courts War: From Public Conflict of Gov’t Wings to Accusing Opposition and Criminalizing Follow and Retweet
The unannounced truce between the Royal Court and the Prime Minister's Court didn't last long. The dispute that was publicly managed on social media outlets and that lasted for 3 months (from February until April 2018), and ended with the arrest of Mohammad Al-Shorouqi as well as others over charges of managing the “Na’eb Ta’eb” Twitter account, seems to emerge again but in another fashion.
Royal Decree Appointing SCW Members, One Third of them from Al Khalifa Family
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 59/2019, appointing the members of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) in its seventh session. It was remarkable that one third of the appointed were females from the ruling Al Khalifa family.
King Appoints Nader Al-Moayyed CEO for Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decree 86/2019 appointing Nader Khalil Al-Moayyed Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA).
King Issues 4 Royal Decrees including Restructuring Ministry of Works and Municipalities
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued 4 decrees (50), (51), (52) and (53) for 2019.
King Hamad Dismisses President of Jaffaria Endowments after his Conflict with Royal Court
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa dismissed president of the Jaffaria Endowments (Waqf) Directorate Mohsen Al-Asfour after a conflict with the royal court.
Royal Court Leads Inflammatory Campaigns
Although Al-Bandar report was repeatedly mentioned in press reports, some people haven’t been acquainted with the report and its details. However, what happened last week draws a clear picture of how fake public opinion is created and how inflammatory campaigns are launched by the Royal court, same as Al-Bandar report.
War Breaks out Again between Royal Court and PM’s Court
The unannounced truce between the Royal Court and the Prime Minister’s Court didn’t last long. The dispute that was publicly managed on social media outlets and that lasted for 3 months (from February until April 2018), and ended with the arrest of Mohammad Al-Shorouqi as well as others over charges of managing the “Na’eb Ta’eb” Twitter account, seems to emerge again but in another fashion.
Head of Endowments Directorate Letter to King: Testimony of Shia Persecution in Bahrain
Activists working on the Bahraini file since Wednesday May 8, 2019, can present the letter of complaint, sent by the Jaafaria Endowments Directorate to the King, as official document shedding light on discrimination and persecution experienced by Bahraini Shiites in all aspects of life.
NIHR Secretary-General Appointed as Advisor in Royal Court
Royal Court Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa issued decree 3/2019 appointing Khalifa bin Ali Al-Fadhel as an advisor in the royal court with the same allocations as his previous post.
Who Dares to Raise Questions in Bahrain on Gov’t Electricity and Petroleum Arrears?
Contradictory news is being released by the Ministry of Electricity in Bahrain, which cuts off electricity in poverty-stricken areas, depriving those citizens, who cannot provide their basic needs, of electricity while turning a blind eye to the collection of arrears of hotels, ministries and wealthy members of the ruling family.
Yousef Mashal Not Only One who Despises Bahrainis, Many Naturalized Citizens Do So
If the words of businessman Yousef Mashal were painful to hear, then the injustice of your own countrymen would even feel more painful.