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ADIB’s rights issue subscription to begin on August 23

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s (ADIB) Dh504 million ($137.2 million) rights offer is set to begin on August 23 and will go on till September 10. This follows ADIB’s recent approval of its capital raising plan by way of a rig

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Bahraini women’s rights stance rapped

Opposition activists and politicians in Bahrain have come under fire for allegedly ignoring the rights of women during a major UN meeting in Geneva.   Several are taking part in events on the sidelines of the 29th session of

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UN human rights chiefs ‘ignoring threats facing Bahrain’

United Nations (UN) human rights chiefs have been accused of ignoring the terrorist threat facing Bahrain during the opening of the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday (June 15). A joint statement issue

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Bahraini rights watchdog targeted by anti-govt hackers

A Bahraini human rights group said it had been targeted by anti-government hackers shortly before it was due to attend a major meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci

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15 industrialised nations ‘lack access to child rights education’

Education curricula in 15 industrialised countries have failed to meet children’s entitlements to learn about their rights, according to a new Unicef report. The report, ‘Teaching and learning about child rights: A stu

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Labour rights set to be highlighted in Bahrain

Rights of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities. The country's two main trade unions - General Federation of Bahrain Tr

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UDC sponsors ‘Qatar Labors Rights Protection’ book

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company, has signed up as the gold sponsor of ‘Qatar Labors Rights Protection’ progress report book set to be released on May 1, which marks

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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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Bahrain records 25pc fall in rights complaints

Fewer complaints were investigated by Bahrain's chief rights watchdog last year reflecting the country's improved human rights record, according to officials. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) said it had re

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'Biased' rights report on Bahrain rapped

A report from an international human rights group criticising Bahrain's judiciary has been branded politically motivated and biased. The 635-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) World Report 2015, released yesterday (January 29), pro

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