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    Emirati women hallmarks of national identity

    Emirati women are fast establishing themselves as an integral part of the nation’s workforce with 55 per cent of young women between 25 and 34 years of age currently employed.

    November 29, 2012 9:52
  • Internet Law

    UAE Internet dissent law shuts door to free speech – HRW

    Social networking sites have enlivened public discourse in the UAE, a major oil exporter and business hub, where state media are tightly controlled and freedom of speech restricted.

    November 29, 2012 9:09
  • Saudi postpones aviation licenses

    Saudi postpones new aviation licenses

    Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has postponed awarding new carrier licenses until the end of this year as it…

    November 29, 2012 8:51
  • 09 iran sanctions

    US Senate works on new package of sanctions

    New sanctions aimed at reducing global trade with Iran in the energy, shipping and metals sectors may soon be considered…

    November 28, 2012 2:11
  • Gulf Banking Regulator

    Gulf regulators need guidance on Basel III

    Suwaidi said he was concerned by a proposal requiring banks to hold additional common equity tier-one capital to meet higher loss absorbency requirements under Basel III.

    November 28, 2012 9:16
  • Etisalat allowing foreign investment

    Etisalat supports Sim Card ban

    Etisalat, the United Arab Emirates’ No. 1 telecom operator, is committed to its Saudi Arabian affiliate Mobily, the former monopoly’s CEO…

    November 27, 2012 2:01
  • Dubai plans Theme Park Complex - illustrative

    Dubai announces $2.7 billion theme park complex

    Located near Dubai's Jebel Ali port area, the complex is to include an adventure park featuring Hollywood brands, a marine park, a children's park and a night safari.

    November 27, 2012 8:57