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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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1,000 Bahrainis to train to be future MPs

More than 1,000 Bahrainis will be trained to become legislators ahead of October's parliamentary and municipal council elections.   The workshops are being conducted in Arabic by the Bahrain Institute for Pol

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Traffic chaos fear in Bahrain

A Bahraini MP has warned against an alarming increase of vehicles in Bahrain.   According to new statistics, the number of registered cars last year soared to 544,808, up 39,659 on 2012, said a report in the Gulf

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Outrage follows Bahrain killer bomb

Community leaders have reacted with outrage following the explosion of a bomb in the Daih area of Bahrain that killed three policemen and injured several others, with an MP branding the perpetrators as "murderers" and "terrorists&

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Bahrain urges tougher penalty for terror

Bahrain MPs have demanded maximum punishment for "terrorists" targeting policemen. They also urged authorities to take tougher action against people who instigate violence, during a two-hour session dedicated to discuss

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