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2012-05-03 14:22:48

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony today, Bahrain's King, His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, accepted constitutional amendments that increased the power of Bahrain's elected parliament, as suggested during the country's National Consensus Dialogue last July. "We are keen, all the time, to preserve our plurality and common coexistence to work together to achieve the collective national interests in a manner that maintains and guarantees our progress,...

2012-03-08 16:27:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world recognizes International Women's Day today, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Women (SCW) president and wife of His Majesty King Hamad, honored the contributions Bahrain's women have made to society. "As a result of the various empowerment programs provided, women today are more qualified to be active participants in the democratic process," Princess Sabeeka said. "More women...

2012-01-27 18:37:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the National Commission, tasked with overseeing the implementation of Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) recommendations, prioritized more BICI suggestions in an effort to speed up the implementation process. Among the ideas fast-tracked is an expansion of training for security forces, as well as an increase in private sector reinstatements. The commission will also begin the development of a national...

2011-11-03 09:51:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW), met with HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa to discuss the empowerment of women yesterday in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Blair, who founded the CBFW in 2008 with the goal of supporting women and helping them overcome challenges, applauded the Princess for her support of programs in Bahrain aimed at helping women overcome economic and legal hurdles....

2011-10-27 05:47:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the house of Shura Council Member Sameera Rajab last night in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The attack on Ms. Rajab's home came after a televised segment on Al Jazeera's Arabic channel on which she debated former MP and senior Al Wefaq leader Khalil Al Marzooq. Ms. Rajab, who was not harmed in the assault, called this an attack on freedom of speech and expression by those who want to silence the voices...

2011-10-25 12:20:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, met earlier this month with government ministers to ensure continued progress on the implementation of the political National Dialogue reforms. The meeting between the HRH the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers set in motion the start of necessary legislative and legal measures needed to implement the National Dialogue reforms. Procedure...

2011-10-21 10:57:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), praised the government for the creation of Equal Opportunity Units and including the National Dialogue reforms as they relate to women in government plans. The National Dialogue recommendations in respect to women include reforms aimed at offering women greater...

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...