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US Freedom Capital opens office in Dubai

US Freedom Capital, a leading investment and investment banking firm, has opened its representative office in Dubai, UAE recently. By expanding operations to Dubai, the company aims to increase its ability to offer world-class imm

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Bahrain 'sets a model in media freedom'

Bahrain has set a model in respecting Press and media freedoms in compliance with the constitution and international media and human rights conventions. An official Information Affairs Authority (IAA) source affirmed the kingdom&#

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UAE, Bahrain top in economic freedom

The UAE and Bahrain are the most economically free nations in the Arab world, according to  international think tank Fraser Institute’s annual report on Economic Freedom of the Arab World for 2013. On a global scale, th

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Egyptian draft law on NGOs flayed

A law drafted by the Egyptian presidency for regulating non-governmental organisations dashes hopes for a free civil society after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, Human Rights Watch said.

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Pampered but restless, young Kuwaitis want more

They enjoy scholarships, secure jobs and generous salaries at a time when so many young people around the world have dim prospects and are underemployed. So why are thousands of young Kuwaitis so dissatisfied? The answer, for Abdu

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US sees Mideast reforms key to stability

US interests sometimes clash with its support for democracy in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged on Monday, but she said democratic freedoms were the best guarantee of stability in the long run. In a speech o

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Doors 'wide open for media institutions'

Media establishments' adherence to neutrality and objectivity in covering events is the best way to earn respect among their audience, Bahrain Information Affairs Authority (IAA) president Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa asserted. He

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Clinton to lay out Internet freedom plan

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will unveil a new US push for global Internet freedoms on Tuesday, citing Internet-fired protests in Egypt and Iran as examples of how new technologies can spark political transformation.   

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South Sudan votes in independence poll

Millions of south Sudanese started voting on Sunday in a long-awaited independence referendum that is expected see their war-ravaged region emerge as a new nation. South Sudan's president Salva Kiir cast the first vote in the region just a

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Reforms key for Arab knowledge society: Report

Arab societies need nurturing institutions and supportive policies to experience a significant boost in knowledge production and creation, according to The Arab Knowledge Report 2009. The report, launched today, maintains that political,

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