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China passes new law, sets sight on coal consumption cap

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog.

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UAE records drop in human trafficking cases

The number of reported human trafficking cases in the UAE has decreased last year, as compared to the previous three years, according to a top official.   Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah, head of Human Rights

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International law firm opens key office in Bahrain

International law firm Clyde & Company has opened a new direct filing office in Bahrain, expanding its trademark and patent filing capabilities in the Middle East. Describing Bahrain as a key country in the region, the firm said in a state

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Draft law in Bahrain calls firms to install CCTV cameras

New legislation will require all institutions and businesses in Bahrain to install surveillance cameras. It is part of government efforts to step up security in the wake of terror attacks across the region, said a report in the Gulf Daily

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New law to curb domestic abuse in Bahrain

Domestic abuse is set to be curbed in Bahrain following the introduction of a new law. His Majesty King Hamad ratified the Family Violence Law yesterday as Law 17 of 2015 for the prevention of and protection from violence within families, said

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New GCC agricultural law to be implemented

Bahrain will tomorrow start implementing a unified GCC law on agricultural quarantine which will make it necessary to secure an import authorisation, a certificate of origin and a health certificate for any consignment of agricultural products t

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New GCC agricultural law to be implemented

Bahrain will tomorrow start implementing a unified GCC law on agricultural quarantine which will make it necessary to secure an import authorisation, a certificate of origin and a health certificate for any consignment of agricultural products t

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Bahrain MPs call for enforcement of anti-hate crime laws

Anti-hate crime laws already on the books in Bahrain need to be better enforced, according to a group of prominent MPs. The legislators were responding to Shura Council member Darwish Al Mannai, who recently called for a new law b

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Kuwait urged to amend mandatory DNA test law

A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday. Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than

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Hate crimes law urged in Bahrain

A Shura Council member  in Bahrain has appealed to His Majesty King Hamad to enact an urgent law banning hate crimes, discrimination and contempt of religions. “We are in a dire need of such a legislation as the region

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