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Bahrain MPs agree decree to raise debt

MPs approved a royal decree that raises Bahrain’s debt ceiling from BD7 billion ($18.5 billion) to BD10 billion yesterday (December 8), as it emerged the projected two-year deficit for 2015 and 2016 was now 50 per cent higher than expected

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Bahrain MPs push for driving curbs on expats

Some of members of Bahrain's parliament yesterday again pushed for expats to be banned from driving unless they need to for work, puttin the tough new traffic law is in danger of being shelved, a report said. A final vote on t

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Kuwait MPs to probe Airbus, power deals

Kuwait's parliament has voted to investigate a contract awarded to a GDF Suez-led consortium for a power project in the country and a deal between the state carrier and Airbus to buy and lease aircraft. Politics have long comp

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Bahrain King orders tough new laws against terrorism

Bahrainis convicted of acts of terrorism could have their nationality revoked as part of tough new laws which His Majesty King Hamad has asked to be enforced as soon as possible. The proposal to curb rising levels of street violence was

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'Cash for access' scandal hits UK parliament

Three members of Britain's upper house of parliament were suspended from their parties on Sunday after media sting operations caught them apparently offering to use their influence for personal gain.

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Leading Britons hit back at Bahrain critics

Scores of top international British figures, who have lived and worked in the Gulf, have hit back strongly at UK MPs and others who criticise Bahrain's government, a report said. They have all submitted extensive written testi

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GCC firms get nod to open office in Bahrain

Bahrain’s members of the parliament have approved a new bill that allows GCC companies to open offices in the kingdom, a report said. The law would give the businesses the same treatment as Bahraini companies, according to t

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GCC firms get nod to open office in Bahrain

Bahrain’s members of the parliament have approved a new bill that allows GCC companies to open offices in the kingdom, a report said. The law would give the businesses the same treatment as Bahraini companies, according to t

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Bahrain MPs warn US envoy

  Bahrain's US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski has been warned to keep his nose out of Bahrain's business by the kingdom's members of parliament.   MPs have called on the government to take a

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Bahrain MPs reject Gulf Air bailout plan

Bahrain's parlaiment members yesterday voted against a BD664.3 million ($1.762 billion) government bailout of Gulf Air, despite coming up with a list of recommendations to help revive the airline's fortunes. Parliament vetoed the governmen

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