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Bahrain homes to feature facilities for disabled tenants

All new government homes in Bahrain could soon be specially equipped to cater to the needs of disabled tenants. The Housing Ministry would have to instal special toilets, kitchens, doorknobs, lighting and other facilities dependin

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$16m centre for disabled on way in Bahrain

The Kuwaiti Economic Development Fund will finance a centre dedicated to disabled people at A'Ali, Bahrain. The construction of the Comprehensive Disability Complex Project, at a cost of BD7.4 million ($19.6 million), is expec

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Dubai's 'Sergeant' radar to warn parking offenders

The Dubai Police is set to use a new electronic device that will warn motorists if they are parking illegally in the parking zone reserved for the handicapped, said a report.   The device, dubbed the ‘Serge

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Work hours to be slashed for disabled Bahrainis

Disabled Bahrainis will get their working hours slashed under an amendment approved by parliament yesterday.   It will grant disabled people and those taking care of them two hours off work each day, said a repor

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Unicef calls for more inclusive world for disabled

Unicef,  the United Nations Children’s Fund, has called on all governments to work on placing children with disabilities at the centre of inclusion policies to create more equitable opportunities in education, health and employability

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Bahrain to open new health centre for disabled

Bahrain is set to open a new BD1 million ($2.63 million) centre for disabled which will feature several specialised clinics for dental, diagnosis and physiotherapy. The Abdulla Kanoo Diagnosis and Disability Evaluation Centre will

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Bahrain Shura cuts working hours for disabled

Disabled Bahrainis are set to have their working hours slashed under an amendment approved by the Shura Council yesterday, despite fears it could make them harder to employ. Council members unanimously voted in favour of the amend

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Qapco backs seminar to empower disabled

Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), a leading regional petrochemical powerhouse, has pledged support to a seminar aimed at uniting and empowering people with special needs. The second edition of the Symposium will take place in W

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