Bahrain: Al-Khalifa keep palace politics under wraps

Issue 1140 - 31 Jan 2022 | 4 minute read

Protocol often seems to overwhelm normal news flow in Bahrain, as senior officials – most of them from the Al-Khalifa family – receive foreign visitors and congratulate each other at dutifully-reported occasions and in myriad telegrams. Any hint of speculation about the balance of power in the ruling Al-Khalifa family remains deeply hidden.

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