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  • Slowly but surely—How a king’s speech steers a nation

    Slowly but surely—How a king’s speech steers a nation

    Will Saudi’s Shura council welcoming women’s votes and elections permanently open the floodgates for women’s empowerment in the Kingdom or test the patience of the conservatives, asks Precious de Leon.

    September 26, 2011 12:33
  • Down but not out—high hopes despite low UAE voter turnout

    Down but not out—high hopes despite low UAE voter turnout

    How interested are Emiratis on a parliamentary future? Precious de Leon hopes the small yet hopeful voter turnout proves the need for faster national integration of the election process.

    September 25, 2011 3:00
  • Maradona Mania Begins

    Maradona Mania Begins

    Eva Fernandes isn’t too chuffed about the Maradona-over dose soon to plague the local press.

    September 20, 2011 3:02
 
 
  • Etisalat e-Life: The nightmare that wouldn’t end

    Etisalat e-Life: The nightmare that wouldn’t end

    Was this just all a dream? No, the nightmare that was Etisalat's e-Life connection process was real. After spending five weeks endeavoring to upgrade to Etisalat’s e-Life, Eva Fernandes is absolutely horrified and frustrated with what passes off as customer service and support in the UAE.

    September 11, 2011 3:25
  • Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala humbled in Carlyle IPO

    Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala humbled in Carlyle IPO

    Alternative asset management firm Carlyle’s IPO filing, exposes Mubadala’s rocky involvement with the US company. At least the Abu Dhabi company will walk away with M&A expertise, says Una Galani.

    September 7, 2011 3:12
  • iPads in the classroom—naughty or nice?

    iPads in the classroom—naughty or nice?

    With Abu Dhabi classrooms going high-tech Eva Fernandes can’t help wonder whether it is the medium or the message that needs the overhaul.

    September 7, 2011 2:46
 
 
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