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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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Batelco backs event for disabled athletes

Bahrain’s leading telecommunications provider Batelco has announced its support for one of the most popular events held annually to raise funds for the kingdom’s disabled athletes.    'Batelc

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Bahrain plans social clubs for disabled

Dedicated social clubs catering to the disabled will open across Bahrain, said a senior government official. A prototype of the scheme will be first rolled out at Ibn Khuldoon Social Centre, in Muharraq, and the Hamad Town Social

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