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Junk food ban in Bahrain hospitals on way

Junk food and other unhealthy edibles could be banned from sale at government hospitals and health centres in Bahrain. Health Ministry nutrition experts have proposed the measure in a bid to encourage healthy eating among staff an

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Demand to ban conventional banks in Bahrain rejected

MPs demands to ban conventional banks and allow only Islamic banks to operate in Bahrain have been shot down by Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa. He said that Bahrain was trying to become a regional Islamic ba

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GCC-wide energy drinks ban proposed

Energy drinks could be banned in Bahrain under a new GCC-wide proposal currently under discussion. The idea was put forward at a high-level meeting of health ministries, which constitute the GCC Food Safety Committee, at a summit

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GCC-wide energy drinks ban proposed

Energy drinks could be banned in Bahrain under a new GCC-wide proposal currently under discussion. The idea was put forward at a high-level meeting of health ministries, which constitute the GCC Food Safety Committee, at a summit

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Maids 'to lose out' fear over Indonesia’s jobs clamp

A blanket ban on bringing Indonesian housemaids to Bahrain could backfire by preventing those already here from leaving, activists have warned. Authorities in Jakarta first imposed the ban on a temporary basis in February, but thi

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Plan to ban men from Riffa park in Bahrain

Men will be banned from entering one of Bahrain's public parks based on a petition submitted to a municipal council. It follows claims that the Umm Guwaifa Garden, in Riffa, is being monopolised by cricket-playing Asians and S

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Bahraini fishermen protest 6 months shrimping ban

Bahraini fishermen gathered at the Bahraini Fishermen Society headquarters in Muharraq to renew calls to reject the new six-month shrimping ban. The fishermen said that the new ban, which has been extended from four to six months,

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Bahrain council bans salesmen in lingerie shops

Lingerie shops in Bahrain’s Southern Governorate have been banned from hiring male staff and using mannequins to showcase provocative lingerie in shop windows. The Southern Municipal Council unanimously voted in favour of th

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Bahrain TRA probes identity theft claims

Bahrain’s telecom watchdog is investigating 10 cases of travel bans imposed on expatriates with outstanding phone bills, who allegedly never registered for mobile services. Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) offic

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Total shrimping ban proposed in Bahrain

A radical proposal to ban shrimp trawling in Bahrain altogether, as well as another to slash the number of fishing licences available, were among recommendations put forward yesterday (March 26) during a crisis meeting between MPs and fishermen.

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