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Saudi Arabia to send four women to Rio Olympics

The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the kingdom's team at the Rio Olympics, a spokesman said on Sunday. Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi

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Germany probes sexual attacks on women at music festival

German prosecutors are investigating claims by 26 women that they were sexually harassed at a music festival in the western city of Darmstadt at the weekend and police have arrested three men with Pakistani backgrounds, a police spokesman said o

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Dubai bans pregnant women, toddlers from shisha cafes

Dubai Municipality has launched a public service health campaign banning pregnant women from entering shisha cafes even if they do not intend to smoke it. The ban also includes young children and toddlers. The Doctors at Medeor 24

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Education gains ‘not enough to bring women equal jobs’

Women now receive almost as much education as men, but this has not translated into equal numbers in jobs or parliamentary seats, a US researcher who studied data from more than 150 countries said.   Women's

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Etihad highlights contribution of Emirati female employees

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is marking the fifth anniversary of the opening of its Al Ain Contact Centre by celebrating the achievements of its 160 Emirati female employees. One third of the centre’s emp

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Coca-Cola’s 5by20 reaches 1.2m women entrepreneurs

The Coca-Cola Company's 5by20 initiative has reached a total of more than 1.2 million women entrepreneurs across 60 countries as at the end of last year, since its launch in 2010.   The 5by20 intitiative aims

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Suicide bomber kills 52, mostly women, kids in Pakistan park

A suicide bomber killed at least 52 people, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday, government officials and police said, striking at the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political base of

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Iran women get equal compensation in road accidents

Iran's legal vetting body has approved a bill that will see female victims of road traffic accidents paid the same compensation as men, in a small step towards gender equality in the conservative Islamic country. The Third Par

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Emirates NBD launches initiatives for women in UAE

Emirates NBD Group, a leading financial services institution in the region, has reinforced its commitment to women’s empowerment with its programmes to support female entrepreneurship and encourage social and economic development of wome

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Dubai to set up sustainable smart sports park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed a deal with Dubai Women Establishment to  set up the region’s first innovative sustainable smart sports park for women. The Al Saada (Arabic for ‘hap

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