Bahrain's government has approved full rollout of a United Nations (UN) convention that protects women's rights - ignoring opposition from MPs who claimed it could have "dangerous repercussions" for society.
Bahrain has been urged to sign a landmark United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that aims to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of warlords and pirates.
More than 70 countries, including the UK, France and Germany, have
The 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70 billion international business in conventional arms ranging from light weapons to battle tanks and wa
United Nations members are close to a deal on the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, though delegates and rights groups said India, Iran or others could still block agreement.
An international telecommunications treaty signed by 89 countries out of a possible 144 on Friday will have little impact on how carriers operate or how consumers surf the web or make calls around the world when it comes into effect in 2015.
The US, Britain and Canada have refused to sign a new global telecommunications treaty, warning it would provide a mandate for governmental regulation of the Internet, potentially ending 11 days of fractious talks in Dubai.
Europe has secured a historic agreement to draft a new treaty for deeper economic integration in the euro zone, but Britain, the region's third largest economy, refused to join the other 26 countries in a fiscal union and was isolated.
Saudi Arabia and India signed an extradition treaty aiming to fight terrorism and money laundering as well as raise their cooperation in several areas including security, economy and defence.
Saudi King Abdullah and Prime Minister Manmohan
Bahrain stepped into the frontline of the global war against terrorism, with the signing of a new Nato treaty on Thursday.
It will join forces with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) to combat terrorism in Europe, the Middle Ea