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US torture report outlines catalogue of abuse

US officials have lost the right to criticise others now that their own grisly detention and interrogation methods have been exposed, according to Bahraini activists. Shocking revelations about the extent of the Central Intelligen

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World Cup bids investigator disputes Fifa report

Fifa cleared Russia and Qatar on Thursday of wrongdoing in their bids to host the World Cup, but the former US prosecutor who led the investigation by soccer's governing body said it had misrepresented his findings. A German j

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US universities produce the most billionaires

Twenty-five billionaires obtained their bachelor's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, making it the top university in the world in terms of number of billionaire undergraduate alumni, according to this year’s Wealth-X and UBS

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GIB’s net income drops to $72.7m

Gulf International Bank (GIB) has reported consolidated net income after tax of $72.7 million for the nine months ended September 30 this year, compared with $101.5 million in the prior year period. The prior year income included

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Unified environment strategy for GCC planned

GCC representatives convened in Bahrain to discuss the creation of a national environmental report for each country. They are aiming to adopt a unified environmental strategy following a two-day workshop hosted by the Supreme Coun

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Bahrain on list of 'wasteful' countries

Bahrain is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to a new report from a leading wildlife conservation organisation. The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report, published recently, named Bahrain as

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Bahrain unveils watchdog rights report

Bahrain’s main rights watchdog opened up its records to share its annual report with envoys from around the world. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) met a host of ambassadors at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manam

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Corporate, infrastructure sukuk issuance ‘likely to rise’

Corporate and infrastructure sukuk issuance is likely to rise over the next few years, despite the dip in issues over the past eight months compared to the same period last year, said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services report.

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80pc business users fail to detect phishing attacks

Phishing attacks continues to be an effective tactic for infiltrating enterprise networks, with 80 per cent of business users unable to detect scams, according to a recent report. The McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2014 pointe

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Basel III revision 'to boost Islamic finance industry'

The Islamic Financial Services Board’s (IFSB) revised capital requirements for Bassel III could help strengthen the Islamic finance industry, according to a recent Standard & Poor's Ratings Services report. The repor

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