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Saudi denies issuing new fatwa against Pokemon

Saudi Arabia denied on Thursday that the kingdom's top clerical body had renewed a 15-year-old edict declaring that the Pokemon game was un-Islamic. Saudi media reports said on Wednesday the General Secretariat of the Council

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Fifa probe team seeks 4-year ban for Makudi

The investigatory chamber of Fifa's independent ethics committee has asked for former executive committee member Worawi Makudi to be banned from soccer for at least four years for allegedly breaching the soccer governing body's code of c

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Bahrain summer outdoor work ban starts today

A two-month summer work ban starts today as the hottest months of the year begin. As per the ban,  labourers are not allowed to work outdoors between noon and 4pm in July and August, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publica

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Egypt bans use of debit card abroad

Egypt's central bank has ordered banks to stop the use of debit cards for accounts in Egyptian pounds abroad, a central bank official said on Wednesday. "We sent a letter to bank chiefs today to stop the use of debit card

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Sharapova banned for two years by ITF

The career of Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was in tatters on Wednesday after she was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following her positive test for the banned drug meldonium. I

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Firms can forbid headscarf: EU adviser

Companies should be allowed to prohibit staff from wearing the Islamic headscarf but only as part of a general ban on religious and political symbols, an adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday. The Islamic headsc

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Iranian goods banned in GCC

A ban on all Iranian goods entering or transiting through GCC states has been imposed, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Dubai bans pregnant women, toddlers from shisha cafes

Dubai Municipality has launched a public service health campaign banning pregnant women from entering shisha cafes even if they do not intend to smoke it. The ban also includes young children and toddlers. The Doctors at Medeor 24

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Egypt to ban rice exports from April 4

Egypt will ban rice exports from April 4 in order to preserve stocks for the local market and to achieve price stability, Trade Minister Tarek Kabil said in a statement on Thursday. Egypt first imposed a ban on rice exports in 200

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GCC move is awaited on talc ban in Bahrain

Bahrain will await a decision from the GCC Supreme Council for Health before making any move to ban Johnson’s Baby powder over cancer fears, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.  

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