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Bahrain hotline for trafficking victims

A national hotline dedicated to helping human trafficking victims in Bahrain will soon be launched. It will also address different complaints submitted by Bahrain's expatriate community, which makes up more than half of the po

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DHL Middle East wins ‘Top Employer’ certification

DHL Middle East has won the 'Top Employer' certification for the first time, in recognition of its human resources management excellence. DHL Express centres in the region that earned the honours include UAE and Saudi Arab

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Bahrain’s strides in safeguarding human rights in focus

Bahrain's huge strides in safeguarding human rights in the face of extreme challenges, were highlighted at the UN in Geneva yesterday (March 4). It took part in the 28th session of the Human Rights Council at the Palais des Na

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Bahrain records 25pc fall in rights complaints

Fewer complaints were investigated by Bahrain's chief rights watchdog last year reflecting the country's improved human rights record, according to officials. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) said it had re

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Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards ‘danger zone’

Human activity has pushed the planet across four of nine environmental boundaries, sending the world towards a ‘danger zone,’ according to a study published in the journal Science. Climate change, biodiversity loss, ch

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Bahraini rights groups set up Gulf coalition

A new pan-Gulf human rights organisation has been formed by founding members including two Bahraini campaign groups. The Gulf Association for Rights and Freedom (GARF) is a Bahraini initiative that includes the Bahrain Human Right

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Bahrain wins top EU rights honour

A major human rights award will be presented to two Bahraini institutions by the European Union (EU) in a ceremony next week. The Interior Ministry Ombudsman and the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), Bahrain's main

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UK hails Bahrian’s human rights success

Bahrain has been praised for its 'real efforts' in the area of human rights by the UK government. In its latest Human Rights and Democracy Report, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) outlined the steps taken by B

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Qatar tops in human development index

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar were ranked in the very high’ category in the United Nations Human Development Index (UNHDI), said a leading expert. Karim Daoud, managing director of Pearson’s Middle East Hub, said the

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Bahrain official 'pockets bribe to drop charges'

A top government official in Bahrain arrested in connection with corruption had allegedly pocketed BD12,000 ($31,633.9) for dropping human trafficking charges against a restaurant. The Bahraini, who was the director of inspections

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