A new law governing Bahraini prisons, which improves the rights of inmates and grants access to work and education, has been passed following a seven-year tug-of-war between parliament and the Shura Council.
A new animal rights bill cleared its final hurdle when it was approved by Bahrain's Shura Council yesterday.
The new legislation is being rolled out across the GCC and has already been passed by Bahrain'
Amendments to Bahraini laws that pave the way for the full rollout of a United Nations convention protecting women's rights were approved by the Cabinet yesterday.
It follows a Cabinet decision in January t
One of the country's leading publishers yesterday called for Bahrain to follow Britain's lead and put human rights concerns to one side when combating terrorism.
Speaking on Channel 55, Akhbar Al Khaleej chairman and edito
All sides in Syria's civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish and starve civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist, UN human rights investigators said.
Human rights activists in Bahrain have waded into an ongoing row over sewage flooding in residential neighbourhoods.
They are threatening to take to the streets in protest and say overflowing human waste is an infringement of peop
An Iranian official has accused the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of receiving bribes from the United States, a news agency reported.
In a report last month, the investigator Ahmed Shahe
The shareholders of Qatar Insurance have approved plans for a rights issue worth QR963.2 million ($264.6 million) and to sell a 20-per cent stake to sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding, said the insurer.
The company will sell 21.4
The Islamic unit of Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest listed bank, intends to begin a Dh1.5 billion ($408 million) rights issue this month.
Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) will increase its capital to Dh3.93 billion through the offeri