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Bahrain MPs agree travel ban reprieve

A royal decree that allows people residing in Bahrain to travel abroad despite having financial court cases pending against them has been approved by parliament and referred to the Shura Council. MPs yesterday voted in favour of t

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Saudi Arabia imposes 2.5pc fee on undeveloped land

Saudi Arabia's cabinet said on Monday it would impose an annual 2.5 percent fee on undeveloped urban land designated for residential or commercial use, a major step in addressing a shortage of affordable housing and developing the tax system

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Bahrain parliament meet to tackle key issues

Bahrain’s His Majesty King Hamad will today (October 11) open the second session of the fourth legislative term of parliament and Shura Council. Political, economic and social issues will top the agenda of the National Assem

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Tough penalty for insulting Bahrain shura council

A draft law toughening penalties for defaming statutory bodies will be on parliament’s agenda when it meets on Tuesday. “Those convicted of defaming the Shura Council, parliament or the National Assembly will be jailed

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Saudi Shura denies move to lift ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council has clarified that it had not made any recommendation to the government to lift the ban on female drivers in the kingdom. The council was responding to a report from Associated Press (AP), carried

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Bahrain Shura backs $488m Gulf Air bailout

Bahrain's Shura Council voted unanimously in favour of a BD185 million ($488.2 million) bailout for national carrier Gulf Air yesterday (June 23) after receiving a detailed chart on where the money was spent. The carrier recei

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Bahrain Shura backs $488m Gulf Air bailout

Bahrain's Shura Council voted unanimously in favour of a BD185 million ($488.2 million) bailout for national carrier Gulf Air yesterday (June 23) after receiving a detailed chart on where the money was spent. The carrier recei

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Bahrain to ban subletting of rooms

Subletting will be made an offence punishable by eviction under a new law that is set to be introduced in Bahrain, a report said. During an extraordinary session of the Shura Council yesterday, members approved an addition to 46-a

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Bahrain to ban subletting of rooms

Subletting will be made an offence punishable by eviction under a new law that is set to be introduced in Bahrain, a report said. During an extraordinary session of the Shura Council yesterday, members approved an addition to 46-a

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New Bahrain panel to decide on rent row

A new commission will soon be established to resolve rent disputes between tenants and property owners in Bahrain, a report said. The Shura Council yesterday approved the formation of the commission, which will comprise two judges

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