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25 violations of summer work ban in Bahrain recorded

Labour inspectors in Bahrain recorded 25 violations in the first four days of the outdoor work ban during the hottest hours of summer. A total of 979 organisations were inspected by the Labour Ministry between July 1 and 4, said a

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Rehabilitation urged for women prisoners in Bahrain

A lack of rehabilitation programmes for female prisoners in Bahrain who have been victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence has been highlighted in a new government report. It also exposes insufficient training of staff in the

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$48m loan to redevelop homes in Bahrain approved

A $48 million loan for Bahrain from the Islamic Development Bank was approved by the Shura Council yesterday (July 5), despite members expressing concern that the total cost of repaying it could reach $70 millio. The money will be

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$48m loan to redevelop homes in Bahrain approved

A $48 million loan for Bahrain from the Islamic Development Bank was approved by the Shura Council yesterday (July 5), despite members expressing concern that the total cost of repaying it could reach $70 millio. The money will be

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Bahrain’s new-look budget clears final hurdle

Bahrain’s new-look national budget for 2015 and 2016 cleared its final hurdle yesterday (July 5) when it was unanimously approved by the Shura Council. Thirty-eight members voted yes to the new national budget, which will no

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New unity push by young Bahrainis

An anti-sectarian campaign has been launched by a group of young Bahrainis, who hope to unite the country in the wake of terror threats. The online initiative, #NoToSectarianism, is being spearheaded by Bahraini photographer Ebrah

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Hospitals in Bahrain put on high alert

Hospitals in Bahrain are on high alert and ambulances are being stationed closer to mosques to ensure a rapid response in the event of an emergency, it has emerged. Staffing is also being stepped up after a spate of terrorist atta

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BAC hosts Gergaon celebrations at Bahrain Airport

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) organised a Gergaon night at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA), in keeping with the local tradition which marks the middle of the holy month of Ramadan.    The event took place by the R

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Bid to resolve market dispute in Bahrain

A 19-month stalemate between authorities and 25 traders, who refuse to vacate one of Bahrain’s oldest markets, could soon be resolved, according to a report. The Muharraq Municipal Council has intervened to find another temp

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Sickle cell day care unit opens in Bahrain

A day care unit to treat patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia opens in the country’s main hospital today (July 5). It aims to reduce waiting lines at the accident and emergency department of Salmaniya Medical Complex

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