MP Al-Hayiki Calls for Reviewing Law Banning Members of Dissolved Societies from Candidacy
A member of the House of Representatives, Kulthum Al-Hayiki, called for conducting a review of the law, which deprives members of dissolved political societies (opposition) of running for parliamentary elections.
Al-Zayyani Demands Urgent Meeting with 25 MPs, They Reject and Dub him "Aggravating Minister”
The House of Representatives received an official letter including a request to hold an urgent meeting between Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed Al-Zayyani and the 25 MPs who signed the statement issued two days ago, which described him as the “aggravating minister”.
Bahrain to Allow Foreign Companies to Take 100% Stakes in Oil, Natural Gas Extraction Projects: News Agency
Bahrain is to allow foreign companies to own 100 percent of oil and natural gas extraction projects in the Gulf state, under an order issued by Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on Sunday, Bahrain News Agency reported.
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?
Finance Ministry Rejects Parliamentary Project to Compensate Low-Income Persons for VAT, Says Goes against Constitution
The Ministry of Finance and National Economy rejected a parliamentary project to compensate citizens of low-income wages by reducing the effects of the value added tax (VAT), while the finance committee of the House of Representatives approved the proposal.
House of Representatives Approves Bill Banning Expats from Owning Properties in Residential Areas despite Gov't Reservation
The House of Representatives approved a draft bill banning expats from owning property in residential areas and allowed them to only own properties in investment zones, aiming at contributing to solve the housing crisis in the kingdom and limiting the increase in real estates prices.
Alternative Punishments Law to Be applied on 451 Inmates: Interior Minister
MP Ghazi Al Rahma said that the Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa told them in a meeting held on Sunday (April 28, 2019) that a total of 451 individuals – 388 men, 52 women and 11 minors – are to benefit from alternative punishments law.
Official Request Submitted to Question Health Minister: MP
MP Khaled Bu Enq said that 8 MPs have signed an official request to question Health Minister Faeqa Al-Saleh and the request was submitted to the council's office.
As World Moves towards Abolishing Death Penalty, Bahraini Parliament Passes it against Molotov Cocktail Throwers
As the world moves towards abolishing the death penalty, the Bahraini Parliament has passed new amendments toughening the punishment against those who use Molotov cocktails to the death penalty.
House of Representatives Passes Death Penalty against Molotov Users
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved in its session on Tuesday (April 9, 2019) toughening the punishment against those who use Molotov cocktails to death penalty.
MP: No More Gov't Electricity Subsidies in Four Years
Member of the Finance and Economic Committee, MP Ahmed Al-Salloum, said that the electricity and water authority works on plan to zero out the amount of governmental support provided to citizens' bills by 2030, according to the Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulhasan Mirza during the last meeting that gathered the joint committee of Shura Council and House of Representatives with the government.
Zainal Comments on HRW Report: HR Org. Funded from Parties Hostile to Bahrain
Fawzia Zainal, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, said that some human rights organizations that take negative stance from the Kingdom of Bahrain rely on false sources of information and malicious sources.
Israeli Wesbite Confirms Participation of at Least 3 Israelis in Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama
An Israeli website confirmed that several Israeli speakers are to appear at a business conference in Bahrain next month.
Bahrain MPs Slam Israeli Speakers at April Conference
Several Israeli speakers are to appear at a business conference in Bahrain next month, a move condemned by MPs in the tiny Gulf state Sunday. At least three Israeli speakers, including the Israel Innovation Authority's deputy chief Anya Eldan, are scheduled to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, according to the forum's website.
Bahraini Gov't: We Didn't Invite Israeli Delegation to Attend Global Entrepreneurship Congress
The House of Representatives said that it received a clarification from the government regarding its statement on participation of number of Israelis in Global Entrepreneurship Congress.
Health Insurance Plan Covers 60% of Private Medicine Treatment Cost, Citizens Pay the Rest: MP
A member of the Finance and Economic Committee, MP Ahmed Al-Salloum, said that the health insurance project will be fully implemented by 2020, according to the what was stated by the Minister of Health Fa'iqa Al-Saleh during a meeting with the joint committee between the Shura and Representatives Council yesterday.
Education Minister to Parliamentary Committee: Employment Door to Open after Ministry Restructuring
Financial and Economic Affairs Committee member, MP Ahmed Al-Salloum quoted the Education Minister Majid Al-Nuaimi as saying that the ministry will open the employment door after finishing the restructuring process.
Bahrain Ignores US Warnings on Chinese Huawei and Spying, Grants it Right to Operate G5 Service
Speaking about Ericsson and Huawei companies starting G5 service in Bahrain, Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed stressed that Bahrain is not worried about the spying of Chinese Huawei company on telecommunications in Bahrain.
Bahrain to Use Huawei in 5G Rollout despite U.S. Warnings
Bahrain, headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, plans to roll out a commercial 5G mobile network by June, partly using Huawei technology despite the United States' concerns the Chinese telecom giant's equipment could be used for spying.
PM Orders Formation of Committee to Probe into Hamad Town School Case under Chairmanship of Mohammed bin Mubarak
The Prime Minister ordered the formation of a governmental committee to probe into Hamad Town Intermediate Girls School incident after talking about the promotion of drugs and practicing of immoral acts inside the school.