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Saudi records 47pc increase in divorce lawsuits

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry has recorded a 47 per cent increase in lawsuits brought by women to divorce their husbands over the past year, according to a report. More than 2,000 cases, known as hula, took place until the

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Sharp rise in divorce rates in Bahrain

Divorce rates in Bahrain were higher last year than at anytime in the past five years, according to the latest figures. The Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry statistics, revealed by lawyer Huda Al Shaer, show that f

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Tycoon's $4.5bn divorce settlement

The wife of Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev has won a $4.5 billion divorce settlement in a Geneva court, in what could become the biggest divorce settlement in history. After a six-year divorce battle, Elena Rybolovleva won 4.0 billion

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Marriages in Bahrain increase by 33.4pc

The number of marriages in Bahrain increased by an average of 33.4 per cent during the period 2008-2013, a report said. The number of divorces also rose by an average of 51.8 per cent during the same period, according to the resul

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Communication gap ‘spurring divorces’

A lack of communication between Bahraini couples is the main reason for a drastic spike in divorce rates since the start of the year, according to experts. The latest Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry figures show 3

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Divorce rate in Bahrain down 50pc

Bahrain's divorce rate has more than halved over the past five years, a report said, adding that the number of people getting married has increased by a third during the same period. There were 335 divorces last year, which is

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Divorce rates in Bahrain fall by a third

Divorce rates in Bahrain have dropped by a third, said a senior government official, adding that a total of 6,311 marriages took place last year and 335 divorces (5 per cent). Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaik

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Texting 'could be evidence in divorce case'

Couples who may be heading for a nasty break-up should be careful about texting because it could end up as evidence against them in divorce court. More than 90 per cent of America's top divorce attorneys said they have seen a spike in

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Divorce rate in Bahrain hits 88pc in 2010

A total of 1,303 people tied the knot last year in Bahrain and 1,158 got divorced, marking a divorce rate of 88.7 per cent, according to latest figures from the Sunni and Shi'ite courts. This compares to 4,909 marriages in 2002 and only 83

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‘Divorce helps to cut home loans burden'

A member of the parliament of Bahrain has claimed many Bahrainis would be better off divorcing their wives, since it would reduce the burden of their housing loan repayments. The declaration was made as parliament demanded the Ho

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