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Emirati minister calls for greater inclusion of women

A top Emirati minister called for greater inclusion of women in key sectors of the economy, as he inaugurated the 16th edition of the Women Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) in Dubai recently. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minis

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Emirati minister calls for greater inclusion of women

A top Emirati minister called for greater inclusion of women in key sectors of the economy, as he inaugurated the 16th edition of the Women Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) in Dubai recently. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minis

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‘Women entrepreneurs more successful than men’

Women entrepreneurs have become more successful than men in the last seven years in Bahrain, according to United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido). The success rate of women entrepreneurs currently stands at 70 p

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Saudi records 47pc increase in divorce lawsuits

Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry has recorded a 47 per cent increase in lawsuits brought by women to divorce their husbands over the past year, according to a report. More than 2,000 cases, known as hula, took place until the

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Changing role of women in energy sector in spotlight

The changing role of women in the oil and gas industry now and three decades into the future was the spotlight of a discussion at an exclusive series of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2014. Although gr

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Drive for more women in oil sector ‘not effective’

Efforts to encourage more women into the oil and gas industry are not yet working, a report said, highlighting widespread confusion among the workforce as to whether or not internal initiatives are effective. Across the Middle Eas

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Drive for more women in oil sector ‘not effective’

Efforts to encourage more women into the oil and gas industry are not yet working, a report said, highlighting widespread confusion among the workforce as to whether or not internal initiatives are effective. Across the Middle Eas

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Saudi Shura denies move to lift ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council has clarified that it had not made any recommendation to the government to lift the ban on female drivers in the kingdom. The council was responding to a report from Associated Press (AP), carried

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Women’s education campaigner wins WISE award

UK’s Ann Cotton, the founder and president of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, has been named the 2014 WISE Prize for Education Laureate. The WISE Awards, an initiative of Qatar Foundation, recognize and promote su

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Christy Walton richest woman in the world

Christy Walton, who inherited a portion of the Walmart fortune after her husband’s death in 2005, is the richest woman in North America, and the world, with an estimated net worth of $37.9 billion, according to a Wealth-X list of the wealt

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