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Couples seeking divorce on ‘silly’ grounds

As many as 90 per cent of partners who file for divorce in Bahrain have “silly reasons” for ending their marriage, the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, quoted a lawyer as saying in a report. To read fu

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UAE man divorces wife over $40,828 wedding dress

A man reportedly divorced his wife for spending Dh1,50,000 ($40,828) on her wedding dress. Apparently, the man proposed the woman shortly after they got acquainted. As per the marriage contract, the man agreed to pay Dh1,50,000, b

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Divorce rates fall 47pc in Bahrain: study

A lower divorce rate among newly-wed Bahrainis over the past four years has been attributed to an awareness campaign on rights and responsibilities in marriage.
 A recent study conducted by the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Mi

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Saudi records 47pc increase in divorce lawsuits

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry has recorded a 47 per cent increase in lawsuits brought by women to divorce their husbands over the past year, according to a report. More than 2,000 cases, known as hula, took place until the

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Sharp rise in divorce rates in Bahrain

Divorce rates in Bahrain were higher last year than at anytime in the past five years, according to the latest figures. The Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry statistics, revealed by lawyer Huda Al Shaer, show that f

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Tycoon's $4.5bn divorce settlement

The wife of Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev has won a $4.5 billion divorce settlement in a Geneva court, in what could become the biggest divorce settlement in history. After a six-year divorce battle, Elena Rybolovleva won 4.0 billion

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Marriages in Bahrain increase by 33.4pc

The number of marriages in Bahrain increased by an average of 33.4 per cent during the period 2008-2013, a report said. The number of divorces also rose by an average of 51.8 per cent during the same period, according to the resul

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Communication gap ‘spurring divorces’

A lack of communication between Bahraini couples is the main reason for a drastic spike in divorce rates since the start of the year, according to experts. The latest Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry figures show 3

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Divorce rate in Bahrain down 50pc

Bahrain's divorce rate has more than halved over the past five years, a report said, adding that the number of people getting married has increased by a third during the same period. There were 335 divorces last year, which is

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Divorce rates in Bahrain fall by a third

Divorce rates in Bahrain have dropped by a third, said a senior government official, adding that a total of 6,311 marriages took place last year and 335 divorces (5 per cent). Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaik

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