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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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New human rights strategy planned in Bahrain

A new national strategy for human rights in Bahrain is being spearheaded by parliament. Meetings with the Foreign and Interior Ministries, the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), the Public Prosecution, the Interior Mini

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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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