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Bahraini MPs blamed for increasing debts

Bahrain’s MPs have been accused of adding to the kingdom’s delicate financial position by insisting on increased spending in previous years. Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa made the comment as he

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Scottish student, 20, becomes Britain's youngest MP

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black, a student at Glasgow University, has become Britain's youngest MP since 1667. Black still has to complete her final exams but will now be putting her politics degree into practice as the pr

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Bahraini MPs back military action in Yemen

Bahraini Members of Parliament (MPs) have planned to draw up new legislation to combat sectarianism spread by supporters of Yemen's Houthi militias. They also backed strict action taken by the Interior Ministry against people

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Toshiba launches 8MP CMOS image sensor

Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor and Storage Products Company has started mass production shipments of a eight-megapixel back side illumination (BSI) complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor. The T4KA3

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Bahraini businessmen plan parliament push

Bahrain’s business leaders want to form a greater proportion of MPs in the next parliament, to boost its stock of economic knowledge and business acumen. Around 30 prominent members of the country's business community, i

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Bahrain Shura backs bid to curb MPs' powers

Bahrain’s Shura Council members yesterday (June 13) backed parliament's proposal to limit its powers after approving a change in the way MPs are allowed to question government ministers. Previously, a minister could be s

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Bahraini MPs in call to sack minister

Bahraini MPs have launched a petition calling for Social Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi to be sacked.   It follows a row in parliament on Tuesday between MPs and Dr Al Balooshi, whose ministry has com

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Bahrain Parliament votes out maverick member

Osama Al Tamimi has become the first Bahraini MP to be sacked since parliament was formed 12 years ago.   He was voted out of his seat yesterday, just weeks before the National Assembly's four-year term is du

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Bahrain MPs insist on driving curbs for expats

Bahrain’s MPs stuck to their guns yesterday (April 29) calling for limitations on driving for expatriates as the debate over tough new traffic laws continued in the National Assembly. MPs referred the draft bill back to the

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Former Bahrain MPs told to return passports

Former MPs who represented Bahrain's main opposition group have been asked to return the special passports they received when they were in parliament, it has been claimed.   It follows a government announceme

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