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Bahrain King urges to get tougher on terror

Bahrain’s King Hamad has urged authorities to take stringent counter-terrorism measures, decisively and earnestly. "Strict measures must be expedited to confront terrorism, or else it will spread out to our lands,"

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World Cup players face tough Ramadan decision

With the knockout rounds of the World Cup coinciding with the beginning of Ramadan, Muslim players must decide whether to observe the month-long religious fast which begins this weekend. France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Alge

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Bahrain's tough new traffic law in doubt

Bahrain's tough new traffic law is in doubt after MPs insisted on banning some expats from getting licences, introducing stricter penalties for drunk drivers and allowing women to keep face veils on if they are stopped by police.

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Building rules to be toughened in Bahrain

Tougher construction regulations will soon be introduced in Manama after 15 cars were damaged when high winds blew aluminium cladding off a multi-storey building.   The Manama Municipality is spearheading the ini

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Bahrain: Jump red light and land in jail

Tougher penalties for violating Bahrain’s traffic law, including imprisoning drivers jumping red lights, were approved by the Shura Council. Council members completed revising the 64-article law, but a final vote on the enti

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Tougher traffic law plans under way in Bahrain

A draft traffic law that contains tougher penalties will be discussed by the Shura Council next Monday (January 27). The council's general secretariat, which held an urgent meeting on the sidelines of yesterday's session,

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Tougher penalties for police attackers

Thugs who attack police and other members of Bahrain's security forces will receive tougher punishments under new legislation approved by the Shura Council yesterday. The amendments to the Penal Code were approved just six days after b

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Tougher penalties for police attackers

Thugs who attack police and other members of Bahrain's security forces will receive tougher punishments under new legislation approved by the Shura Council yesterday. The amendments to the Penal Code were approved just six days after b

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Tough bank reforms would have cost $600bn

The world's biggest banks would have needed to find more than $600 billion if tough new capital rules to be phased in from 2013 had been in place last year, said an expert banking panel. The Basel Committee of global regulators said if the

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British banks face tough regulations

Britain's banks face some of the world's toughest regulations under reforms outlined on Monday that require them to insulate their retail lending activities and store up billions in extra capital. Finance minister George Osborne sa

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