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Former Fifa watchdog member gets 7 years jail

A former member of world soccer body Fifa's financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of Fifa'

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Medicines watchdog to be set up in Bahrain

A committee has been set up to monitor applications for registration of medicines in Bahrain. The move follows directives by Supreme Council for Health chairman Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to regulate the regis

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‘Finance watchdogs need to end roller coaster rulemaking’

Bank regulators need to break out of a loop where rules are tightened up after a crisis and relaxed too much when times are good, the boss of Britain's financial watchdog said on Thursday.   Tracey McDermott,

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New postal watchdog to monitor operations in Bahrain

Bahrain has set up a new watchdog which will monitor and regulate postal operations and services. The Postal Sector Regulation Directorate has been established as the official entity responsible for regulating all operations and services in th

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Release of IAEA inspection details at Iran site urged

Several nuclear security experts are urging the UN nuclear watchdog and world powers to release details of how a sensitive Iranian military site will be inspected as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached in July.  

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Bahraini rights watchdog targeted by anti-govt hackers

A Bahraini human rights group said it had been targeted by anti-government hackers shortly before it was due to attend a major meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci

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New watchdog to monitor workers’ housing in Bahrain

Activists have pledged to set up a watchdog to monitor the implementation of new rules regulating labour accommodation in Bahrain. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, reported yesterday (March 31) on a Cabi

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Bahrain schools score poor ranking

About 81 per cent of private schools and 68 per cent of government schools have been ranked as only satisfactory or inadequate by Bahrain's education watchdog. The National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Educa

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Global watchdog to review new banking rule

Global banking supervisors are reviewing a rule that allows banks to hold little or no capital against risky sovereign debt held on their books. The so-called zero-risk weighting rule was heavily criticised during the euro zone de

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UN nuclear watchdog to visit Tehran for talks

A high-level UN nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming days, Iran said on Friday, more than a month after it missed a deadline for addressing questions about its suspected atomic bomb research. Diplomats told

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