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Landmark deal on rights co-operation signed

Bahrain's Shura Council has signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Human Rights to reinforce future co-operation between the two bodies.   Council chairman Ali Sale

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Bahrain Shura Council clears 50 bills in a month

Bahrain's Shura Council has completed more than 50 items of business in the past month, its chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh said yesterday (June 23) in a statement that ended the chamber's four-year term.   &

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Debate in Shura over Saudi sovereign fund

A proposal to set up a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund attracted debate at a meeting of the kingdom's influential Shura council advisory body but failed to yield a result, state media reported. A report by the council'

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$13bn loan cap revision rejected in Bahrain

Bahrain's Shura Council has rejected a request from the government to modify the terms of a BD5 billion ($13.1 billion) borrowing cap approved earlier this month.   Minister of State for Parliament and Shura

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Bahrain Shura agrees decree to borrow $13bn

A Royal Decree that allows Bahrain’s government to borrow up to BD5 billion ($13.19 billion) was approved yesterday (May 5) by the Shura Council. Council members were divided on whether to pass the decree or reject it, on th

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Unified Gulf law to protect ozone layer approved

A unified Gulf law to protect the ozone layer has been approved by Bahrain's Shura Council.   The new bill, which will be referred to His Majesty King Hamad, states GCC countries must replace harmful substanc

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Bahrain approves amendments to pension board

Urgent amendments to the Pension Fund Authority's board set up were approved by the Shura Council in Bahrain.   The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) will no longer be the only unionist body

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Two-day weekend stays in Saudi

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council has rejected a move to change its earlier decision backing a two-day weekend for the private sector in the kingdom, said a report. The move to amend the earlier decision was brought forward by 16 m

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Saudi’s Nitaqat ‘fails to achieve results’

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council members said the Labour Ministry’s Nitaqat programme has failed to achieve the desired results, according to a report. “Companies manipulate the system to give the impression that the

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Tougher traffic penalties set for debate

A controversial traffic law in Bahrain that includes tough new penalties moved a step closer towards implementation yesterday (January 27). Shura Council members spent four-and-a-half hours discussing the 64-article bill, which co

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