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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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Ban on new businesses is planned in Bahrain

An indefinite ban may be imposed on new commercial outlets in Bahrain’s Capital Governorate as officials look for solutions to problems being created by overcrowding, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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US bans e-cigarettes on commercial flights

US Transportation Department announced on Wednesday it has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The rule applies to all scheduled flights by US and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to and fro

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Kuwaiti World Cup heroes seek to get Fifa ban lifted

Four of Kuwait's 1982 World Cup heroes are touring the Gulf region lobbying soccer chiefs in an attempt to have a Fifa ban on the country's football association overturned.   World soccer's governing

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GCC nationals may face housing clamp in Bahrain

GCC nationals may be banned from owning residential property in Bahrain due to limited spaces available for Bahrainis. A group of MPs, led by Shaikh Majid Al Majed, is working on new legislation that would stop GCC nationals from getting their

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