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10,000 illegal workers in Bahrain leave under amnesty

More than 10,000 illegal foreign workers have left Bahrain within the last six months as part of a nationwide amnesty. The government-initiated amnesty, which ended on Thursday, allowed illegal expatriates a chance to return home or legalise t

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Illegal sheesha cafés clamp urged in Bahrain

Unlicensed sheesha cafés continue to operate across Bahrain because government ministries lack the power to close them permanently, according to a top anti-smoking official. As many as 74 of the unlicensed cafés are known to be i

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DP World gears up to tackle illegal wildlife trade

Global marine terminal operator DP World has agreed to a set of 11 principles designed to help tackle the $19 billion illegal wildlife trade.   The members of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on th

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DP World gears up to tackle illegal wildlife trade

Global marine terminal operator DP World has agreed to a set of 11 principles designed to help tackle the $19 billion illegal wildlife trade.   The members of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on th

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Bahraini villagers in new drive against illegal expats

A campaign has been launched to flush illegal foreign residents out of a Bahraini fishing village, which has been branded the “capital of Bangladesh” by a municipal councillor. The people of Galali, in Muharraq, are now being urged

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Crackdown call on illegal Saudi taxis

Illegal taxi drivers from Saudi Arabia are allegedly elbowing in on the Bahrain market, which is already facing increased competition following the introduction of the Uber service this year. The Public Transport Drivers Society i

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Crackdown on illegal animal trade in Bahrain

A special committee has been formed to crack down on the illegal trade of wildlife and livestock in Bahrain. Undercover inspections have started with the Isa Town Traditional Market, which is notorious for selling exotic birds, smuggled animal

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Amnesty jobs joy for 16,000 illegal residents in Bahrain

Around 16,000 illegal residents have found legitimate jobs in Bahrain since a six-month amnesty began on July 1, it has emerged. New figures were announced yesterday by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), which said most of those wh

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Etihad hosts workshop to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

UAE’s Etihad Airways, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW), hosted two days of workshops this week to discuss the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling. The workshops, focused on potentia

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Bahrain police crackdown on street vendors

Car washers, fish sellers and general street vendors have been rounded up by police in the Southern Governorate in Bahrain as part of a crackdown on illegal migrant labourers. Southern Governorate liaison officer Major Fahad Ali Khalifa announ

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