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Weight issues ‘a major concern among Mideast women’

Overweight issues has proved to be a high concern among Middle Eastern women due to an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, according to a recent report. The statistics released by Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail

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Firms with women at top 'perform better'

Companies with higher female participation at board level or in top management exhibit higher returns, higher valuations and higher payout ratios, a report said. While the representation of women in management positions and on the

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Saudi Arabia opens women-only unit in labour ministry

The Saudi Arabian government has announced the opening of a new women’s section in the Labour Ministry office for recruitment of domestic help. The new section will issue visas for maids and other domestic workers.

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Saudi Arabia opens women-only unit in labour ministry

The Saudi Arabian government has announced the opening of a new women’s section in the Labour Ministry office for recruitment of domestic help. The new section will issue visas for maids and other domestic workers.

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NIIT Bahrain launches training for women

The National Institute for Industrial Training (NIIT) is preparing to launch a first-of-a-kind training programme in Bahrain and the region to provide technical and industrial training for women. This is a step that is expected to

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15 Bahraini women make the Forbes list

Fifteen Bahraini women, including ministers and business leaders, have been listed in this year's Forbes Middle East 200 Most Powerful Arab Women. The list includes women in government, family business and executive management

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Expat women 'vulnerable to exploitation by employers'

Expatriates being detained even after completing their prison sentence and those facing travel bans, non-payment of salaries and residency violations were among complaints registered last year with Bahrain's main rights body.

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Saudi women’s industrial city work under way

Work on the first women’s industrial city in Saudi Arabia, expected to accommodate women’s businesses exclusively, is well under way. The city, which is expected to cost SR111 million ($29.59 million), will span an area of 5

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2 women 'forced into sex trade' in Bahrain

Two Indonesians sheltered at a government-run centre for abused women in Bahrain have claimed a gang forced them into prostitution. The women, who worked as maids in different homes, told they were lured into vice by a group of Ba

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Iraqi women to 'wear full veil or face punishment'

Islamic State, the Al-Qaeda offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment.  

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