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Illegal sheesha cafés clamp urged in Bahrain

Unlicensed sheesha cafés continue to operate across Bahrain because government ministries lack the power to close them permanently, according to a top anti-smoking official. As many as 74 of the unlicensed cafés are known to be i

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Old cars clamp on the way in Bahrain

A five-year age cap has been imposed on imported second-hand personal cars, private passenger transport vehicles and motorcycles in Bahrain. The new measure would take effect on May 1, traffic licensing affairs director Lt-Col Shaikh Abdulrahm

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Bahrain outlines clamp on terror

New regulations will be placed on Bahrainis travelling to conflict zones, as part of efforts to combat terrorism. The Interior Ministry is working on developing criteria to regulate travel to places with armed conflict, particularly in the cas

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Checks on illegal funds drive urged in Bahrain

Concerns that cash could be used to finance extremists have prompted calls for a clampdown on illegal fundraising in Bahrain. It follows last week’s move by the Saudi Interior Ministry to caution people against handing over

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Bahrain clamps down on illegal, imitation medicines

Bahrain is clamping down on illegal and imitation medicines that have been flooding into the country. Customs officials have seized 62 duplicate, banned or unlicensed medicines this week, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (

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Tyre sales clamp in Bahrain’s vehicle repair workshops

Vehicle repair workshops will be banned from selling used tyres in Bahrain’s Southern Governorate, due to concerns that they could be torched by rioters or contribute to road accidents. The Southern Municipal Council ye

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New clamp on sheesha licences in Bahrain

No new sheesha licences will be issued in Muharraq, Bahrain, including Amwaj Islands. The Muharraq Municipal Council approved the decision yesterday (April 12), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publi

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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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