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15 Bahraini women make the Forbes list

Fifteen Bahraini women, including ministers and business leaders, have been listed in this year's Forbes Middle East 200 Most Powerful Arab Women. The list includes women in government, family business and executive management

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Expat women 'vulnerable to exploitation by employers'

Expatriates being detained even after completing their prison sentence and those facing travel bans, non-payment of salaries and residency violations were among complaints registered last year with Bahrain's main rights body.

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Saudi women’s industrial city work under way

Work on the first women’s industrial city in Saudi Arabia, expected to accommodate women’s businesses exclusively, is well under way. The city, which is expected to cost SR111 million ($29.59 million), will span an area of 5

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2 women 'forced into sex trade' in Bahrain

Two Indonesians sheltered at a government-run centre for abused women in Bahrain have claimed a gang forced them into prostitution. The women, who worked as maids in different homes, told they were lured into vice by a group of Ba

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Iraqi women to 'wear full veil or face punishment'

Islamic State, the Al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.  

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Women-only beach to open in Bahrain

A women-only beach is due to open in Bahrain in November.   It will be located at the southern end of a new public beach currently being developed in Askar, said a report in

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Women escape from vice gang in Bahrain

Two Thai women had to climb to their freedom down a makeshift rope made out of curtains and bed sheets after they were forced into prostitution in a flat in Juffair, a court heard.   The victims, aged 23 and 25,

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New childbirth hope over blood diseases in Bahrain

Bahraini women are getting pregnant knowing their children might be born with serious hereditary illnesses because of religious fatwas that permit them to have an abortion, an expert has claimed.   Some do that i

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State of the art: Women call few digital shots

It's too bad women can't computer-generate more of their own participation in the technical side of filmmaking. Digital animation and visual effects are so widespread today that studios can end up using them in nearly ever

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Bahrain Premier wins women's rights award

Bahrain Premier's lifetime achievements in promoting women's rights have been recognised globally.    He has been granted the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Internat

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