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Bahrain ratifies new law on weapons use

Bahrain’s King has ratified a law approving Bahrain’s joining the “Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons deemed to be excessively injurious or to have an indiscriminate effect,&

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China passes controversial counter-terrorism law

China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security "backdoors" as initially planned, and allows the military to venture overseas on

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Activists submit petition on Jaafari Family Law to UN

A petition calling for a Family Law for Bahrain’s Shi’ite community was submitted to a United Nation’s (UN) office yesterday (November 25), coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Bahrain parliament to discuss new law to regulate debt

Bahrain’s parliament will discuss a new draft law to regulate public debt at its weekly meeting today (November 17). The draft law focuses on six key objectives for managing public debt, which includes funding the state budget and subsid

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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university

As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with fierce competitors such as Samsung and Nokia.   This week, however, a federal jury returned a verdict against Apple in a lawsui

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Bahrain Cabinet approves new media law

New regulations governing Bahrain’s media were yesterday (September 21) approved by the Cabinet. The decision covers all outlets providing audio, video, written and electronic news content and complements the existing Publications Law un

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Swiss pave way for Fifa anti-corruption law

Lawmakers in Switzerland have paved the way for new rules that make it easier for authorities to clamp down on corruption at sporting bodies based in the country such as Fifa. The Swiss authorities are currently carrying out a cri

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China passes new law, sets sight on coal consumption cap

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog.

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UAE records drop in human trafficking cases

The number of reported human trafficking cases in the UAE has decreased last year, as compared to the previous three years, according to a top official.   Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah, head of Human Rights

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International law firm opens key office in Bahrain

International law firm Clyde & Company has opened a new direct filing office in Bahrain, expanding its trademark and patent filing capabilities in the Middle East. Describing Bahrain as a key country in the region, the firm said in a state

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