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Bahrain makes major reform strides

Bahrain has made major reform strides and achieved a lot in the fields of democracy, liberty and human rights, the Premier said yesterday (September 14). Upcoming elections will also open a new chapter of national action, he said

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Saudis cushion labour reform with new hours, subsidy

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training while trying to lure its nationals to the private sector with more attractive working conditions. A draft l

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‘Mena needs subsidy reform for sustainable development’

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region accounted for nearly half of the $492 billion global spending on energy subsidies, making the burden on public resources quite substantial, according to a report.  

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Democracy 'vital pillar of Bahrain's development'

Individual rights and enhanced democracy are vital pillars in the Bahrain's programme of reform and development, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier said.

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Bahrain Premier pledges to continue reforms

Bahrain's Premier has pledged to continue Bahrain's reforms programme as the nation was praised as a beacon of change in the region by Britain.   "However, some sides are, unfortunately, unhappy with

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Kuwait opposition calls for elected govt

An opposition group in Kuwait has set out a wide-ranging proposal for reform including parties, an elected government and greater powers for parliament. The Opposition Coalition, formed last year by already existing groups of nati

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Bahrain reforms 'far exceed recommendations'

Sweeping security, justice, labour and human rights reforms far exceed BICI recommendations, Bahrain's Cabinet heard yesterday. The session was chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, said

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Saudi plans new training centres for judges

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would set up training centres for its judges, overriding resistance from religious conservatives in a move that should accelerate judicial reforms in the kingdom. Changes to the legal system are see

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Bahrain vows to build on reforms

Bahrain has vowed to build on its major achievements in implementing recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). The Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al K

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Bahrain 'excels in reform progress'

Bahrain remains committed to implementing the findings of a high-level probe into the 2011 unrest. The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Follow-Up Unit issued its third report today, which states that government bod

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