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New guidebook highlights women’s rights in region

A Guidebook that outlines rights of women and girls in the region has been released. It was initiated by the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) in co-operation with Bahrain’s National Human Rights Institution

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ADIB offers rights issue through internet, mobile banking

Abu Dhabi Islamic bank has started offering rights holders who are also its customers, the ability to subscribe to its rights issue through the ADIB internet banking portal and the ADIB mobile banking smartphone application.  

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India plans legal help for expats in Bahrain

A new scheme is being initiated by the Indian government to provide its nationals living in Bahrain with legal aid to fight labour disputes and rights violations. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the project, which would benefit n

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ADIB rights to start trading on ADX on August 16

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) rights are due to start trading on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange on August 16 - the first time rights issued by a UAE bank will be traded on a public exchange.   In line with the

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ADIB’s rights issue subscription to begin on August 23

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s (ADIB) Dh504 million ($137.2 million) rights offer is set to begin on August 23 and will go on till September 10. This follows ADIB’s recent approval of its capital raising plan by way of a rig

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Bahraini women’s rights stance rapped

Opposition activists and politicians in Bahrain have come under fire for allegedly ignoring the rights of women during a major UN meeting in Geneva.   Several are taking part in events on the sidelines of the 29th session of

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UN human rights chiefs ‘ignoring threats facing Bahrain’

United Nations (UN) human rights chiefs have been accused of ignoring the terrorist threat facing Bahrain during the opening of the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday (June 15). A joint statement issue

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Bahraini rights watchdog targeted by anti-govt hackers

A Bahraini human rights group said it had been targeted by anti-government hackers shortly before it was due to attend a major meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci

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15 industrialised nations ‘lack access to child rights education’

Education curricula in 15 industrialised countries have failed to meet children’s entitlements to learn about their rights, according to a new Unicef report. The report, ‘Teaching and learning about child rights: A stu

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Labour rights set to be highlighted in Bahrain

Rights of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities. The country's two main trade unions - General Federation of Bahrain Tr

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