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Tougher punishments in Bahrain anti-terror clamp

People in Bahrain who promote or glorify terrorist acts could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined BD5,000 ($13,255) as part of tougher punishments. The proposed amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Law will also apply to those who o

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Sisi decree widens scope of security crackdown

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order. The move, announc

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Meat shortage in Bahrain after clamp on imports

A shortage of subsidised meat has hit Bahrain's markets following a ban on chilled imports imposed last week. Traders at the Manama Central Market told that they had been selling out all of their subsidised meat within the fir

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Bahrain issues clamp on chilled meat imports

Bahrain’s Directorate of Agriculture and Marine Resources has stopped issuing licences to the Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC) to import chilled meat ‘from any source.’ The measure was announced after health inspe

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Bahrain may lift hotels clamp soon

Rumours have emerged that a ban on alcohol and live entertainment in three-star hotels will soon be lifted. The Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, spoke to representatives of two prominent hotel management groups, w

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Dumping clamp on Bahrain’s construction firms

A crackdown has been launched on companies illegally dumping construction waste on vacant plots of land in the Northern Governorate in Bahrain. Inspectors will be dispatched to areas populated with unfenced land including Shakhoor

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Bahrain warns over abuse of social media

A government crackdown on "fraudulent" social media use could result in its regulation, the Bahraini authorities have warned. Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science director-general Brigadier Abdulrahman Sinan yeste

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Bahrain warns over abuse of social media

A government crackdown on "fraudulent" social media use could result in its regulation, the Bahraini authorities have warned. Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science director-general Brigadier Abdulrahman Sinan yeste

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Bahrain extends livestock clamp on Ebola-hit countries

Bahrain has extended its ban on livestock imports from Ebola-hit countries to cover all animals of any species, living or dead. The move is part of the government's plan to prevent the severe illness, which has killed more tha

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Bahrain tightens controls on prescription drugs

Health authorities have tightened controls on the sale of prescription drugs at Bahrain's main hospital. The new measures come after scores of patients have been caught taking drugs at higher dosages than prescribed to them or medic

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