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Bahrain plans penalty points for driving offences

Bahrain is planning to introduce penalty points for driving offences, it has emerged. It will mean repeat offenders, who accumulate enough points, will have their licence revoked, General Director of Traffic Shaikh Nasser bin Abdu

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Bahrain: Jump red light and land in jail

Tougher penalties for violating Bahrain’s traffic law, including imprisoning drivers jumping red lights, were approved by the Shura Council. Council members completed revising the 64-article law, but a final vote on the enti

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Tougher traffic penalties set for debate

A controversial traffic law in Bahrain that includes tough new penalties moved a step closer towards implementation yesterday (January 27). Shura Council members spent four-and-a-half hours discussing the 64-article bill, which co

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Tougher traffic law plans under way in Bahrain

A draft traffic law that contains tougher penalties will be discussed by the Shura Council next Monday (January 27). The council's general secretariat, which held an urgent meeting on the sidelines of yesterday's session,

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Bahrain Shura cuts sand dredging penalties

Bahrain’s Shura Council members yesterday reduced proposed penalties for sand dredging violations, a report said. They also restricted punishments to decision makers, after talks last week ended in a stalemate over fears tha

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Bahrain steps up traffic penalties

Motorists in Bahrain could soon face tough new punishments as part of attempts to cut deaths and serious injuries on the kingdom’s roads, according to a new approved unanimously by the MPs. Some fines have been quadrupled as

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Bahrain steps up traffic penalties

Motorists in Bahrain could soon face tough new punishments as part of attempts to cut deaths and serious injuries on the kingdom’s roads, according to a new approved unanimously by the MPs. Some fines have been quadrupled as

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Bahrain gets tougher on police attackers

Members of Bahrain’s parliament condemned attacks on the kingdom’s police force as they approved tougher punishments for those waging violence against the security services. They passed government-proposed amendments to the Penal Code that

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BP shares plunge, US threatens new penalties

The markets were closely eyeing British energy giant BP's stock price on Thursday after it plunged to a 14-year low in US trading on concerns about the costs of the giant Gulf of Mexico oil spill. President Barack Obama's administration, g

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Corruption ‘high in Dubai state firms’

Corruption at Dubai's state-linked companies is unusually high, the Gulf Arab emirate's police chief said on Thursday, but tough new penalties introduced this week could help curb fraud. Dubai, which shocked global markets in Novem

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