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New Bahrain law to improve rights of inmates

A new law governing Bahraini prisons, which improves the rights of inmates and grants access to work and education, has been passed following a seven-year tug-of-war between parliament and the Shura Council.   Th

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New animal rights law approved in Bahrain

A new animal rights bill cleared its final hurdle when it was approved by Bahrain's Shura Council yesterday.   The new legislation is being rolled out across the GCC and has already been passed by Bahrain'

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Bahrain approves women's rights law amendment

Amendments to Bahraini laws that pave the way for the full rollout of a United Nations convention protecting women's rights were approved by the Cabinet yesterday.   It follows a Cabinet decision in January t

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'Put security before rights' in Bahrain: publisher

One of the country's leading publishers yesterday called for Bahrain to follow Britain's lead and put human rights concerns to one side when combating terrorism. Speaking on Channel 55, Akhbar Al Khaleej chairman and edito

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Onus on world powers for Syria war crimes: UN

All sides in Syria's civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish and starve civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist, UN human rights investigators said. The independent

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Sewage on streets 'a rights abuse'

Human rights activists in Bahrain have waded into an ongoing row over sewage flooding in residential neighbourhoods. They are threatening to take to the streets in protest and say overflowing human waste is an infringement of peop

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UAE to allow trading in rights offer

The United Arab Emirates' securities regulator has decided to allow investors to trade subscription rights for share offers, the regulator said on Monday.   The reform al

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Iran accuses UN investigator of taking US bribe

An Iranian official has accused the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of receiving bribes from the United States, a news agency reported. In a report last month, the investigator Ahmed Shahe

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Qatar Insurance wins approval for rights issue

The shareholders of Qatar Insurance have approved plans for a rights issue worth QR963.2 million ($264.6 million) and to sell a 20-per cent stake to sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding, said the insurer. The company will sell 21.4

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Emirates Islamic plans $408m rights issue

The Islamic unit of Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest listed bank, intends to begin a Dh1.5 billion ($408 million) rights issue this month. Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) will increase its capital to Dh3.93 billion through the offeri

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