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No plan to extend summer work ban in Bahrain

A senior government official has dismissed calls to extend the summer work ban, claiming it could affect firms already suffering from financial difficulties. Labourers were not allowed to work outdoors between noon and 4pm in July and August,

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Iranian film on the Prophet stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.  

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Egypt bans rice exports as of Sept 1

Egypt's ministry of trade and industry will ban rice exports again as of September 1, according to a decision published in Egypt's official legal gazette. Egypt had allowed the export of its medium-grain rice last October

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Bahrain agency may be sued over wheat export ban

The Bahrain Flour Mills Company is planning to sue the agriculture and marine resources agency for refusing to grant it permission to export subsidised wheat bran. The agency has claimed that the export of subsidised goods is banned under a Ca

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80 firms ‘violated summer work ban’ in Bahrain

Legal action is set to be taken against 80 firms who have violated Bahrain’s summer work ban. The ban, which prohibits all outdoor work between midday and 4pm in July and August, was first introduced in 2007 to protect the country’

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Pakistan bans Indian film on Mumbai attacks

A Pakistani court on Thursday banned an Indian film about the 2008 Mumbai attacks in response to a petition filed by the man New Delhi accuses of masterminding the killing of 166 people over three days.   Hafiz S

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Qatar Airways enforces ban on trophy hunter shipments

Flag carrier Qatar Airways has extended its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora. The airlin

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Bahrain lifts ban on shrimp trawling

Up to 40,000kg of shrimp will be caught today (July 15) as Bahrain lifts a seasonal ban on trawling. A total of 100 boats were allowed go out to sea early this morning as coolers filled with the popular crustacean, which is consid

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26 more firms defy summer work ban in Bahrain

Another 26 companies face legal action for violating Bahrain’s summer outdoor work ban. They were among 2,461 organisations inspected by Labour Ministry officials within the last nine days, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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Fifa bans Qatar-Russia bid inspector for 7 years

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected bids to host the 2018 Russia and 2022 Qatar World Cups, has been banned from all football for seven years, Fifa's ethics committee said on Monday. World soccer's gov

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