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New lifeline for human trafficking victims in Bahrain

Victims of human trafficking in Bahrain have been thrown a lifeline thanks to a new residential safe home in North Sehla. The centre opened its doors yesterday (November 29) with a ceremony held under the patronage of Foreign Affairs Minister

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GEMS Education students create largest human sentence

More than 6,900 GEMS Education students from 35 schools across UAE came together to mark the UAE's 44th National Day by forming the 'World's Largest Human Sentence.'   Validated by Guinness World

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Joint action needed on link human trafficking and corruption

The international fight against corruption must work in tandem with efforts to root out modern slavery since corruption is a key driver of human trafficking, the head of the world's largest anti-corruption organisation said on Thursday.

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UAE records drop in human trafficking cases

The number of reported human trafficking cases in the UAE has decreased last year, as compared to the previous three years, according to a top official.   Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah, head of Human Rights

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Bahrain taken off US human trafficking watch list

Bahrain has been removed from a US human trafficking ‘watch list’ and praised for its ‘significant efforts’ in preventing the illegal practice. The latest US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report,

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Aiyeeeee! Human screams jolt brain's fear-response centre

If you feel like a human scream jolts the deep recesses of your brain, there's a good reason for it. That is precisely what is happening, scientists said. Researchers who explored how the brain handles a scream said on Thursda

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UN human rights chiefs ‘ignoring threats facing Bahrain’

United Nations (UN) human rights chiefs have been accused of ignoring the terrorist threat facing Bahrain during the opening of the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday (June 15). A joint statement issue

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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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Cattle disease in Bahrain ‘no threat to humans’

An outbreak of disease among Bahraini cattle that causes chronic weakness and skin lesions poses no threat to humans, officials have said. In a move to ease fears about the country's food supply, the Agriculture and Marine Res

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Bahrain in drive to combat human trafficking

Bahrain is setting out major plans to combat human trafficking. Legal measures are underway to bolster Bahrain’s efforts to combat the scourge, it was revealed, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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