Bahrain's Shura Council members yesterday rejected a parliament bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs.
Public and private sector companies have to pay BD10 ($26.2) for every expatriate on their books or BD5 if they employ less than five, said a repor
Egyptian security forces fired teargas in Cairo's Tahrir Square to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as a new constitution that reinforces the military's political power edged closer to approval.
The draft constitution reflects how the balance of power has sh
Bahrain has vowed to build on its major achievements in implementing recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).
The Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, stressed that it will follow up and contin
A leader of a hardline Egyptian Islamist group that fought the state in the 1990s warned that the army had driven the nation to the "edge of a precipice" since he fled the country after President Mohamed Mursi's ouster in July.
The state and Islamists are old foes i
Bahrain remains committed to implementing the findings of a high-level probe into the 2011 unrest.
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Follow-Up Unit issued its third report today, which states that government bodies successfully implemented nationwide developmen
Bahrain has been ranked among the most economically free nations in the Arab world, said a report.
According to the annual 'Economic Freedom of the Arab World' report published by the Fraser Institute, an independent Canadian public policy think-tank, other nations that f
The implementation of a landmark deal between Iran and world powers to curb Tehran's nuclear program in return for some sanctions relief is expected to start by early January, its envoy to the UN atomic agency said.
The November 24 interim accord between the Islamic Republic
Gulf Interior Ministers have demanded a detailed explanation from the P5+1 countries following an interim agreement with Iran to curb its controversial nuclear programme and stated that it should not have a "negative effect" on the Gulf.
The historical deal between the
At least seven people were killed in an earthquake in Iran on Thursday near the city of Bushehr, where the country's sole nuclear power plant is situated, state news agency IRNA reported.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.6, struck about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of
A unified GCC police force to tackle crime and deter new threats was approved by their interior ministers last night, said a report.
The GCCPOL would be similar to Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency that handles criminal intelligence and deals with serious o