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  Politics of Bahrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy (until 2002 emirate) with an executive appointed by the king, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and a bi-cameral legislature, with the Chamber of Deputies elected by universal suffrage, and the Shura Council appointed directly by the king.
Bahrain's five governorates are administered by the Minister of State for Municipalities and the Environment in conjunction with each Governorate's Governor.
Bahrain is divided in 12 municipalities (manatiq, singular - mintaqah); Al Hadd, Al Manamah, Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah ash Shamaliyah, Al Muharraq, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Jidd Hafs, Madinat Hamad, Madinat 'Isa, Juzur Hawar, Sitrah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Bahrain   (991 words)

 Bahrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bahrain was in the ancient times known as Dilmun, Tylos (its Greek given name), Awal, as well as Persian name Mishmahig when it came under of the imperial rule of the Persian Empire.
Bahrain is a generally flat and arid archipelago, comprising of a low desert plain rising gently to a low central escarpment, in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.
Nowadays Bahrain is a cosmopolitan society with mixed communities: two thirds of Bahrain's population consists of Arabs while the rest are immigrants and guest workers that are largely from Iran, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bahrain   (2273 words)

 Bahrain - Simple English Wikipedia
Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy ruled by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Bahrain has a bicameral legislature with a lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, elected by all of the people and the upper house, the Shura Council, appointed by the King.
Bahrain is a flat and dry archipelago, with a low desert plain rising gently to a low central hill, in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bahrain   (1479 words)

The Kingdom of Bahrain, or Bahrain (formerly spelled Bahrein), is a borderless island nation in the Persian Gulf (Southwest Asia/Middle East, Asia).
Bahrain was in the ancient times known as Dilmun, Tylos (its Greek Given name), Awal, as well as Persian name Mishmahig when it was a part of the Persian Empire.
In November of 1957, the Iranian parliament unilaterally decreed Bahrain as the Fourteenth Province of Iran.
creekin.net /n14-bahrain.html   (1501 words)

 From ethnic to national and vice versa
Recent history of contentious politics in Bahrain, as I perceive it, is an outcome of the socio-political processes that were set in motion by these developments.
Since 1971, 'the political leadership', the ruling core, in Bahrain is made of a troika: the Amir, his brother Khalifa Bin Salman, the prime minister; and his son Hamad bin Isa, the crown prince.
From regime perspective the dissolution was a necessary measure to pre-empt the political consequences of an emerging alliance, albeit tactical, between the religionist and leftist parliamentary blocs.
www.smi.uib.no /pao/khalaf.html   (11448 words)

 Bahrain on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bahrain was once a chief center of pearling, but the industry declined in the 20th cent.
Bahrain was a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981, along with neighboring Persian Gulf countries, and it is also a member of the Arab League.
Bahrain was proclaimed a kingdom in 2002, and the Shura was dissolved prior to the assembly elections.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Bahrain_Bibliography.asp   (1716 words)

 press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Students of the region, of course, are aware that the general tranquillity that prevailed in Bahrain throughout the period, did not mean absence of activities by various underground organisations and groups.
Development of contentious politics in Bahrain since 1992 are, in their own way, a continuation of the socio-political processes that were set in motion at the beginning of this century.
In 1953, mobilisation for social and political reforms was synonymous to opposing sectarianism, colonialism, and tribalism.
www.vob.org /english/information-db/khalaf2.htm   (20488 words)

 Welcome to Bahrain Brief
Sheikha Hend: Men and women in Bahrain constitute an open and knowledgeable society: rates of secondary education are similar, in percentage terms, to the 98.4% that voted for the National Charter.
The best example of women being elected to key posts in Bahrain is the number of women voted on to the boards and as managers of the country's many civil society institutions.
Bahrain Brief: The Premier, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, instructed the Ministry of Labour to find employment for all those prisoners pardoned and released after the amnesty of all political detainees that accompanied the National Charter referendum.
www.bahrainbrief.com.bh /english/issue2-march2001.htm   (578 words)

 Bahraini Blog: Bahrain Politics: Miscellaneous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Then when the petition started, the political parties-oops, sorry "societies", we don't have political parties in Bahrain- were threatened with closure if any of the signatories were not members of the parties.
After that, even when the signatories were all from the political parties, the government decided to arrest about 24 of them and throw them in jail on accusations of wanting to change the political system and method of rules in Bahrain, and some of these charges carry a life-sentence.
You can have whichever political viewpoints you like, but if they are not that of the government, you wouldn't dare put it officially down on paper.
bahrainiblog.blogspot.com /2004/05/bahrain-politics-miscellaneous.html   (1196 words)

Bahrain is an borderless country in the Arabian Gulf (Southwest Asia/Middle East, Asia), capital Manama.
The modern history of Bahrain begins with the Al-Khalifa family, who established a power base in the island nation, and built alliances with the British in order to keep Ottoman influence checked.
Two thirds of Bahrain's population consists of Arabs while the rest of guest workers that are largely from Iran, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
www.findthelinks.com /countries/Bahrain.htm   (663 words)

 BAHRAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Kingdom of Bahrain, or Bahrain, is a borderless country in the Persian Gulf.
By a Plebiscite and not a Referendum the British finally succeded in seccession of Bahrain from the mainland Iran.
Bahrain is split into twelve municipalities that are all administered from the capital city of Manama:
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/ba/Bahrain.htm   (803 words)

The al-Khalifa dynasty of Bahrain (Al-Bahrein) descends from the al-Utub tribe, one of the foremost tribes of Najd.
For a time they located to Kuwait, where they exercised considerable sway before conquering the island of Bahrain from the Persians in 1783 but briefly lost control to the Omanis in 1800.
After a nation-wide constitutional referendum in 2002, the state of Bahrain was proclaimed a kingdom.
www.4dw.net /royalark/Bahrain/bahrain.htm   (562 words)

 Bahrain-Government & Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bahrain Index Constitution (1973) Constitutional Background Bahrain is a Monarchy with an authoritarian regime, although not a particularly harsh one.
Outlines Bahrain as an international financial center, with money and banking indicators, rules and regulations, and financial institutions
Gaining independence from Great Britain in 1971, and despite Iran's claims of sovereignty, Bahrain has managed to retain their independence.
www.arabinfoseek.com /bahrain-government.htm   (121 words)

 Bahrain synopsis
I am in Bahrain, a small island country tucked in next to Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf (called here the "Arabian Gulf").
Bahrain is much more liberal than most Arabic countries, since it has a long history (about 5,000 years) as a trading center between east and west, and is accustomed to having many people here from many cultures.
This means, among other things, that you can drink alcohol (in your hotel, at least), and many men and women wear western clothes.
www.davehay.com /bahrain.html   (370 words)

 Bahrain-Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Presents editor-selected articles relating to human rights, economic development, and political issues.
Political situation in Bahrain and people struggle for democracy.
Published by the Bahraini Family Group, tackles political affairs of Bahrain to layout the correct picture for those who are mislead by others.
www.arabinfoseek.com /bahrain-politics.htm   (79 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Bahrain, 12/27/1999
Bahrain and Qatar decided on Tuesday evening to form a joint higher committee to settle their border disputes by "brotherly means," but they did not withdraw the case from the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Qatar and Bahrain agreed to exchange ambassadors and to form high committees under the chairmanship of the crown princes in the two states to develop joint cooperation and discuss settling the existing border dispute between the two countries in fraternal ways.
Bahrain on Sunday appointed its first ambassador abroad, Shaikha Haya bint Rashed Al Khalifa, who has become her country's ambassador to France.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Bahrain/19991227.html   (269 words)

 Bahrain News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
National Bank of Bahrain has announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2005.
National Bank of Bahrain has announced its financial results for the year...
Bahrain: Western Complex to be finished in March
www.einnews.com /bahrain   (498 words)

 Bahrain Government & Politics News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Together, we are putting the political, economic and security assets of the transatlantic...
Bahrain are bolder than both in raising political topics.
Brazil with the aim to boost bilateral political, economic and cultural relations and to focus...
www.einnews.com /bahrain/newsfeed-Bahrain-Government-Politics   (1403 words)

 Mystical Politics
Practically every Bahraini blog offered condolences to his majesty the king of Bahrain on the tragic death of his 6th son: Shaikh Faisal, who was just 14 and died as a result of a car accident.
I guess I would say that I learned a lot from him, but in retrospect I think that he went overboard in pushing his own political agenda on the students (despite the fact that what he said was often congruent with the opinions of the majority of students in his classes).
It's interesting to read in light of comments by Mahmood al-Yousif on his blog, Mahmood's Den about politics in Bahrain (his blog is in English, therefore I can read it!).
mystical-politics.blogspot.com   (8587 words)

 AllRefer.com - Bahrain - Bahrain -- Government and Politics | Bahraini Information Resource
AllRefer.com - Bahrain - Bahrain -- Government and Politics
In 1993 Bahrain was a constitutional monarchy in the form of an amirate with an executive-cabinet form of government and a separate judiciary (see fig.
The amir is head of state and also supreme commander of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF); he exercises ultimate authority in all matters pertaining to the government.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/bahrain/bahrain40.html   (540 words)

 Life In Bahrain: Parking Politics...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We are a group of young Bahrainis dedicated to expose the dark side of life in Bahrain from a Bahraini national's perspective.
We focus on the motherfucking idiots who give Bahrain a bad image to the citizens, residents and visitors.
What all of you guys said was true, but please don't get carried away with emotions and do not take it personally, you're all here cuz you agree with what we have to say and that is that there are some shitty people in Bahrain.
lifeinbahrain.blogspot.com /2005/12/parking-politics.html   (1367 words)

 Politics: Bahrain Protests France's Ban on Muslim Scarves
At the risk of France no longer being called a free state, French President Jacques Chirac asked the parliament to ban Hijabs (Muslim headscarves) from being worn in schools.
Women gathered in protest outside of the French embassy in the Gulf Arab state of Bahrain Thursday, urging an end to Chirac's plans to remove the Hijab from France's state schools.
The women complained citing that other children are permitted to wear crosses and Jewish caps without a problem.
www.anairhoads.org /politics/hijab.shtml   (455 words)

 Bahrain encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Bahrain politics and officials, Bahrain History. Travel to Bahrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.
The new amir, installed in 1999, has pushed economic and political reforms and has worked to improve relations with the Shi'a community.
In October 2002, Bahrainis elected members of the lower house of Bahrain's reconstituted bicameral legislature, the National Assembly.
www.bahrainiworld.com   (358 words)

On 16 March 2001, the World Court granted to Bahrain sovereignty on the Hawar Islands and Qitat Jaradah shallows, and to Qatar sovereignty on Zubara and the shallows surrounding the islet of Fasht-el-Dibal.
1873 - 1947 Subordinate to British India (from 1946 resident in Bahrain).
Chief political residents of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf
www.worldstatesmen.org /Bahrain.html   (776 words)

 Inter Press Service English News Wire: GULF-POLITICS: BAHRAIN UNREST UPSETS IRAN'S FENCE-MENDING PLANS@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
the widespread political unrest in the Gulf state.
aiding and abetting Bahrain's restive Shi'ite muslim opposition.
About 45 percent of Bahrain's 340,000 people are Sunni, while
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1P1:1699713&refid=ink_tptd_np   (214 words)

 Find in a Library: Protection and politics in Bahrain, 1869-1915
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 Bahrain Government, Politics, Ministries, Organizations
Website of Bahrain's main opposition group, based in London (English and Arabic)
Published by the Bahraini Family Group, targets political affairs of Bahrain to correcting other misleading pictures.
Published by the Bahrain Freedom Movement for promoting human and constitutional rights in Bahrain.
www.arabji.com /Bahrain/Govt.htm   (90 words)

 AllRefer.com - Bahrain - Government And Politics | Bahraini Information Resource
National Assembly elected in 1973, dissolved in 1975; no plans in 1993 to reestablish it.
Senior members of Al Khalifa and other notable families dominate political and economic decision making.
Foreign Relations: Shaykh Isa ibn Salman continued in 1993 to maintain friendly relations with most countries, Iraq being the principal exception.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/bahrain/bahrain25.html   (250 words)

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