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  • UAE to start producing own medicine

    Locally produced medicine in UAE

    Some 827,000 people between the ages of 20 and 79 have diabetes in the UAE, according to the Ministry of Health.

    December 3, 2012 8:28
  • Workers in Qatar allowed to protest

    Qatar allows rare protest for workers’ rights

    Poor working conditions are common across the Gulf, where impoverished men and women from South Asia work on construction sites, oil projects and as domestic help.

    December 2, 2012 12:01
  • Kuwait skyline buildings

    Zain appoints Scott Gegenheimer as CEO

    Kuwait’s Zain appointed Scott Gegenheimer as group chief executive on Sunday, the former monopoly said in a bourse statement, six months after…

    December 2, 2012 11:55
 
 
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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
 
  • 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
 
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