• Latifa Al-Husseini: Ashura in Bahrain

    One may think for a moment that they are standing between the two holy shrines of Karbala, but they in fact stand in another Husseini spot: A Bahrain Ma'tam. The tiny Gulf kingdom ranks at the top on the map of the Ashura commemorations.

  • Baqer Darwish: About the Government's Mobilization to Rationalize Religious Speech

    A lot of incitement and a little change in the appearance of government mobilizations wishing to pounce on religious speech is what differs from previous campaigns that have not stopped for years. The main goal is to silence, with any kind of restriction, any platform from which this speech emanates as long as it criticizes or implicitly opposes official policies in Bahrain.

  • 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.

  • Nagham Al-Faytrouni: New Version of Al-Bandar Project in Bahrain with Israeli Interest at Forefront

    Sixteen years after the Bahraini king's former adviser Dr. Salah Al-Bandar uncovered what he described as a political conspiracy aimed at changing Bahrain's demographic makeup, fears are rising again over Al Khalifa creating a new version of this conspiracy.

  • Ali Al-Aswad: Why Have Bahraini Elections Come to This?

    Bahrain has experienced years of hardships. The constant battle since the 1971 independence has had three demands agreed upon by the people of the country: obtaining rights, participating in the decision-making process, and achieving justice. It was the indigenous people who exerted efforts to reach these aims.

  • 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.

  • Except Shiites

    All destinations are open for travel including the Israeli occupying entity and all people are allowed freedom of movement, and Article 19/B of the Constitution seems to apply to everyone, except Shiites.

  • Nagham Al-Faytrouni: Drip Settling to Occupy the Gulf: Bahrain and the UAE as a Model

    When reading the story of the occupation of Palestine from the very beginning, one will be convinced without a doubt that the Israeli entity today, in the Gulf, scrupulously follows this former scheme.

  • Bu Keshma: Donkeys Created to be Ridden Not Elected

    A poster containing a photo of donkeys with the words "Donkeys were created to be ridden, not elected" was widely circulated in Bahrain recently.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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.