• Ali Al-Aswad: 5 Things the Biden Administration should Discuss with Bahraini Government during Jeddah Summit
    2022-07-06

    The United States does not need Bahrain's oil, and the limited trade relationship between the two countries cannot be relied upon to put pressure on domestic political reform. What Washington has is more than oil or trade; it has the Fifth Fleet which is of strategic importance in the region.

  • Nagham Al-Faytrouni: What It Means to Have Al Khalifa Represented by Only 4 MPs Only in New Gov't
    2022-06-29

    Everyone agrees that ruling in Bahrain has a long experience in manipulating political issues, with the aim of putting obstacles in the opposition's path, when it comes to any detail that attracts criticism and illustrates sources of corruption.

  • Rabab Taki: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief" Conference Held without Senior Shiite Clerics
    2022-06-15

    Over three consecutive days preceded by a glorified official political media campaign, Bahrain held a conference sponsored by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, entitled: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief".

  • Bu Keshma: Memories about Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex Emergency Told by Saudi National
    2022-06-07

    My Saudi friend recounted that his father suffered pain in his heart and chest 15 years ago, so he took him, along with his mother, to the emergency unit of Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex, and said that they were astonished by the way Bahraini doctors and nurses treated them.

  • Abbas Al Morshid: Body Mutilation and Slow Killings in Bahrain's Prisons
    2022-05-25

    While the king and his sons spend their leisure trips at the expense of the state budget, the security strategy aims at mutilating the bodies of prisoners and slowly killing them, and then releasing them as a reminder of the suppression power practiced by the security apparatus.

  • Abbas Al-Morshid: The Shale Oil Lie
    2022-04-13

    In the most recent statement made by the son of the field marshal commander of the Bahrain Defense Force, the Minister of Oil in Bahrain, he stressed that no minerals and rocks of commercial value have ever been discovered in Bahrain and that he had referred the matter to the relevant authorities for further research and study.

  • Abbas Al-Morshed: Why does Ruling Family Insist on Governing the State Unilaterally?
    2022-03-08

    The changes currently taking place in Bahrain, despite their seriousness and direct impact on shaping the identity of the future political system, are in no way linked to popular participation in decision-making, as well as partnership in shaping the identity of the political system that is supposed to lead the next phase.

  • Bu Keshma: It's Only Getting Worse for Bahrainis
    2022-03-02

    Bahraini citizens, specifically loyalists, wonder: "Why has the so-called National Day become a holiday for all foreign communities in Bahrain where they celebrate and dance in the streets, while the streets are almost devoid of Bahrainis, who have become strangers in their homeland?"

  • Fatima Kassim: Why is Bahrain a Strategic Stage for Countering Iran?
    2022-02-25

    The Kippah is a religious and traditional Jewish skullcap that the most extreme, fanatical and hostile Zionists opt to wear. That's why the Israeli prime minister and the far-rightist (Naftali Bennett) straut around wearing it, as Bennett is known for his hardline Jewish views.

  • Abdulrahim Jassim: Story of Struggler Sheikh Ali Salman
    2022-01-31

    Sheikh Ali Salman's story is similar to those of the early strugglers, when humans began to write stories of their "struggles" on cave walls and papyrus leaves, when the notion of "documentation", and the idea of "storytelling" and "novels" came to be and when humans began to tell stories of heroism.

  • Ali Al-Aswad: Bahrain's Difficult Years
    2022-01-08

    It has been 7 years since the arrest of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman. The whole country continues to suffer and remember his nationalist stances and great sacrifices. You cannot forget the name of the most prominent political leader who adopted peace, change, reform, and hardwork.

  • Ali Al-Aswad: Israel Faces Iran on Gulf States Borders
    2021-10-19

    As the Prime Minister of Israel inaugurated his country's embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, mass demonstrations were staged to denounce the Bahraini government's position towards the Palestinian cause and normalization with the usurping entity.

  • Legal Counselor Ibrahim Serhan: Will 4/2021 Law Release Bahraini Children?
    2021-06-23

    In the 1990s, during the Al-Karama (dignity) uprising, sentences against political prisoners were issued by the committee in Al-Qalaa or by the state security apparatus. They weren't sentences in a judicial or legal sense. The sentences or decisions, or call it what you will, were secretly written in the prisoners' files.

  • A Memoir of the Suppression of Prison Unrest in Bahrain
    2021-04-27

    On the afternoon of April 17, there were frequent complaints about the sudden crackdown by a security group on the detainees who have been protesting in Buildings 12 and 13 since the death of the victim of deliberate medical negligence, Abbas Malallah, and the repercussions of the incident are still taking place until the moment of writing this article.

  • Former Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad: Deficient Democracy in Bahrain: Between Dream of People's Sovereignty and Unilateral Decision-Making
    2021-03-30

    The political experience in many Middle Eastern countries, including the Gulf states, is still growing towards maturity or is still far from the idea upon which democracy was built in developed countries, as individual or family rule is prevalent and there is no place for political partnership in governance.

  • Ali Alaswad: European Parliament Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Carry out Urgent Reforms
    2021-03-26

    Ten years following the eruption of the peaceful uprising in Bahrain, the European Parliament offers a chance to resolve the crisis and the opposition is adopting it, but will the authorities in Manama take this opportunity? Perhaps there are other questions, but the major question remains: Will the international community be able to make real sustainable change? This is the most significant issue worthy of attention at the moment by both the authorities and the opposition.

  • Safaa Al-Khawaja: Blind Prisoner Jaafar Maatouk has Long Story with Pain
    2021-03-15

    The blind prisoner, Jaafar Maatouk, has a story full of pain and cruelty. He is blind, unable to move and cannot live inside prison.

  • Safaa Al-Khawaja: Unprotected Children
    2021-02-28

    The Corrective Justice Law for Children No. 4 of 2021, ratified by the King of Bahrain aims at giving top priority to the child's interests in all rulings, decisions and procedures concerning them, regardless of the authority that issues or executes them.

  • By Sheikh Isa Qassim: The Main Problem
    2020-10-06

    Any ruling system which is either based on a solid foundation, a firm ground of a strong positive relationship or an authentic collective connection with its people or nation is embraced by its people. When the ruling system's heart, tongue, hands and eyes are used to protect its nation, its nation protects it as well.

  • Abbas Bou Safwan: Constitutional Freedom to Hold Husseini Procession and Blind-Hearted People
    2020-08-27

    Blind-hearted people will never see the truth even when it is crystal clear.