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Kuwait passes law to regulate domestic helpers

Kuwait’s parliament has unanimously passed the first-ever legislation to regulate the status of thousands of mainly Asian domestic helpers. The new law grants the 600,000 domestic helpers in Kuwait a 12-hour working day, a d

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Fruit imports law implementation delayed in Bahrain

The implementation of a 12-year-old law on fruit and vegetable imports that has never been properly enforced has been delayed until after Ramadan. Under the law, which was enacted in 2003, importers are obliged to provide the auth

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Tougher rape laws vow in Bahrain

Bahraini MPs are studying a proposal to introduce tougher punishments against rapists, including life sentences. Members of parliament's legislative and legal affairs committee met yesterday (May 27) to discuss the amendment t

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Qatar tax laws in spotlight at Bahrain seminar

Many businesses and high net worth individuals in Bahrain choose to set up branches or invest in nearby Qatar, taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities that the high GDP country has to offer. Qatar has streamlined its regul

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New draft law in Bahrain 'reflects popularity of arbitration'

A new government-drafted law on arbitration by Bahrain's parliament is the latest in a series of positive indicators that show the growth in the popularity of arbitration as a means of resolving commercial disputes in the GCC, an expert has

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Laws 'key to sustainable property market'

New governmental real estate laws are vital in ensuring a sustainable property market in Abu Dhabi, say 61 per cent of industry experts at the Cityscape Abu Dhabi. With property expert JLL revealing in its latest quarterly report

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Qatar to issue licence for new businesses on same day

Qatar has passed a new law that will enable a business licence to be issues the same day it is applied on, helping to attract more foreign investment, according to a report. The law, which will be implemented after being published

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Bahrain PM orders new traffic clampdown

Bahrain’s Premier has ordered a crackdown on drivers who are still flouting the new traffic law. This came as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Gudai

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‘Yes for Jaafari Family Law’ drive launched in Bahrain

A campaign to defend the rights of women in Bahrain was launched yesterday (March 2) in Geneva, Switzerland. Spearheaded by the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), the 'Yes for Jaafari Family Law' drive aims to of

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Bill regulating consumer goods on table in Bahrain

A law governing the standards and specifications of consumer goods entering Bahrain could be introduced. The bill, put forward by the Industry and Commerce Ministry, would give the minister right of approval over the sale of comme

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