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Bahrain ‘ready to back Iran nuclear deal’

Bahrain’s government is ready to support a nuclear deal between Iran and the West, if it means an end to Tehran’s interference in Gulf countries. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told MPs yesterday t

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Bahraini ministers urged to cut travel expenses

Bahraini government ministers should no longer be allowed to charge first class travel to their expense accounts if unnecessary spending is to be reduced, according to legislators. This could save the country millions of dinars an

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Abu Dhabi ruler issues law to regulate property market

Abu Dhabi's ruler has issued a decree to regulate and improve transparency in the emirate's real estate sector, requiring brokers and developers to be licensed and introducing rules to protect buyers of projects that are not yet complete

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Kuwait to retain 75pc stake in national airline

Kuwait's government has approved a new structure for the privatisation of Kuwait Airways under which the state will own 75 per cent of the carrier, it said on Sunday, excluding potential investors such as Jazeera Airways. Unde

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Income disclosure law challenged in Bahrain

A law that obliges senior government officials and public representatives in Bahrain to declare their finances, as well as those of their spouses and children, is being contested by the Shura Council. Members voted unanimously yes

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Meat prices may double in Bahrain say experts

Proposed government cuts could result in the price of subsidised meat more than doubling in Bahrain, according to experts. The government on Monday (May 18)  announced plans to reduce spending by BD386 million ($1.01 billion)

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Bahrain government pushes for green energy

Plans to increase the adoption of renewable energy in Bahrain will be prepared by the Cabinet as it explores green alternatives to traditional power sources. Information Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi told a Press conference afte

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Bahrain govt revenues increase 11pc to $8.1bn

Bahrain government revenues increased by 11 per cent to top BD3.09 billion ($8.1 billion) in 2014, compared with estimates. Meanwhile, actual expenditure dropped by 11 per cent to BD3.54 billion, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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Bahraini MPs appeal for ‘schools in every area’

Government schools should be built in every area to ensure students do not spend hours on school buses, demanded Bahraini MPs. They voted on a proposal to solve the ongoing problem for students being forced to go on 'road trip

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Dubai Smart Government launches mJobs app

The Dubai Smart Government Department has launched the mJobs app on the Apple store, together with the Careers UAE 2015. The mJobs app will feature government jobs in Dubai through smart devices, enabling fresh graduates or experi

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