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Bahraini NGOs to submit rights feedback

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Bahrain, including human rights groups, have been given a week to submit their analysis on the country's rights record, which will come under scrutiny in Geneva next month. The Foreign

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20 NGOs to take part in agriculture forum

Twenty major NGOs are set to take part at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi. The forum, which will run from February 3 to 5, aims at bringing together the best ideas, top international experts a

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Egypt government to dissolve Brotherhood

The Egyptian government has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organisation, the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Friday, adding that the decision would be announced next week. &qu

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Jordan NGO launches cultural festival

Friends of Jordan Festivals (FJF), an Amman-based non-profit organisation, has launched a cultural festival that will feature a variety of performances by Jordanian, Arab and international artists, to be held in September. The Amm

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Egyptian court jails American, German in NGO case

An Egyptian court sentenced at least 15 US citizens in absentia to five years in jail on Tuesday and jailed an American and a German for two years in a case against private foreign groups seeking to promote democ

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New Bahrain plan to tackle key social issues

The Bahrain Women's Union (BWU) has joined forces with 10 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in running a project to train, educate and empower thousands of people living in the kingdom's villages. The project, which wi

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Microsoft, Oman society to host NGO workshop

Microsoft Gulf and Oman Information Technology Society (OITS) are hosting a workshop in Muscat that aims to introduce non-government organisations (NGOs) to Microsoft’s technological opportunities. The second NGO Connection

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Every NGO ‘needs a business leader’

The development field is not like the business field and every NGO needs to have a business leader, said Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, vice chairwoman and secretary general of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations. She was delivering a lec

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Egypt rejects licences for US groups

Egypt has rejected a request from eight US-based civil society groups for licences to operate in the country after a crackdown on their activities sparked the first diplomatic spat with Washington since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.   &n

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New NGO to counteract rumours sought

Bahrain should set up an independent organisation to counteract the spread of false information related to the unrest, said a prominent journalist. Local media are being urged to join forces in a bid to make their voices heard in the inter

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