Latest Politics of Bahrain Stories

2011-08-19 13:44:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Deputy Premier and head of the committee overseeing the implementation of National Dialogue recommendations, pledged to fulfill the goals of Bahrain's successful National Dialogue. Sheikh Mohammed met with Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh and parliament chairman Khalifa Al Dhahrani to set out the implementation plan for reforms, which were referred to His Majesty King Hamad...

2011-08-10 10:27:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain announced the creation of an Equal Opportunities Unit on Monday. This Unit would expand the rights of Bahraini women in government, Bahrain News Agency reported. The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), Hala Al Ansari praised the Minister's decision, stating that the creation of the unit was in accordance with the National Strategy for the Advancement of Bahraini Women....

2011-08-05 11:49:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-governmental organizations will be permitted to monitor Bahrain's upcoming parliamentary special election in September, the Kingdom's justice minister said. "We are keen on the participation of the civil societies in monitoring the elections and helping ensure their success," Shaikh Khalid Bin Ali Al Khalifa told Gulf Daily News. Following the resignation of 18 members of Parliament from the Al Wefaq Political Society, His...

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