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Tradition, cultural morays, and family expectations have been the primary constraints on women’s advancement in Egyptian society.
August 21, 2014 - 14:46 GMT
Egypt is a society, in which sexism is so ingrained in the economic, social, and political system that 50% of the population has, for the most part, been excluded.

June 9, 2014

Experts have long argued that a skilled Syrian workforce should be turned into an advantage for both sides, with the work permit issue remaining the major obstacle before this.
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Thousands of Syrian refugees who are currently being employed in different sectors across Turkey may finally receive their work permits from the government.

CEO Economic Zones World Salma Hareb, and His Excellency Daisuke Matsunaga, the Consul -General of Japan in Dubai along with participants of the meeting in Jebel Ali
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Japanese companies continue to see Jafza as a prime venue for base of operations in Mena region, was the consensus expressed at a business community meeting in the Jebel Ali Free Zone recently.

During the event
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Dubai Customs organized yesterday its annual Fakhr Al Furdah ceremony to commemorate its outstanding employees during the year 2013.

June 8, 2014

Hamas demanded Thursday that the Palestinian Authority take employees of the disbanded Gaza government onto its payroll, after scuffles broke out at banks in the Palestinian territory.
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But Hamas has been unable to pay most of its workers for several months, after severe pressure from neighbouring Egypt strangled its cash flow.

Soccer's governing body FIFA is conducting an internal investigation into the decisions to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 Cup in Qatar.
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Sony has become the first World Cup sponsor to call for a probe into accusations that bribes were paid to secure the 2022 tournament for Qatar.

“This is the Kingdom’s duty based on our religion, ethics and the joint destiny of the two countries,” said the king, who is vacationing in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
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On Tuesday, King Abdullah called for a “Friends of Egypt” conference, which would raise funds for the country to weather its current economic crisis.

June 5, 2014

Mr. Atiq Juma Nasib, Senior Director, Commercial Services Sector, Dubai Chamber
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The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, in association with Dubai Municipality, launched its 2nd Waste Management Campaign, entitled “ACT to Sustain - Be Responsible”.

 Ibrahim Saif said that Kim’s visit “sheds light on the repercussions of the refugee crisis on the Jordanian economy”.
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Harper described Jordan’s response to the refugee challenges as a “model” for the entire world.

The ministry has warned that violators of the ban will be fined Dhs15,000 if they are found forcing labourers to work under direct sunlight.
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Workers will be restricted from carrying out any work under direct sunlight from 12.30 pm to 3pm during this period

June 4, 2014

DP World
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TURN8, the seed accelerator for innovative entrepreneurs initiated by DP World, has announced its second Investor Demo Day to be held 21 June, 2014 in Dubai.

June 3, 2014

Lebanon’s gross domestic product dropped 2.9 percent annually between 2012 and 2014
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The conflict in Syria has cost Lebanon $7.5 billion as it struggles to cope with hosting more than a million refugees from the neighboring country

Ahmed Mahboob welcomes Jamal Bin Huwaireb
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Dubai Customs has joined the “My Family Reads” initiative, which was recently launched.

DP World
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Global marine terminal operator DP World won the Dubai Human Development Award 2013 at a major ceremony.

“The two countries have a lot in common, such as religion, neighborliness, history, and culture,” he stated, adding that these factors can help catalyze their economic relations.
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“Bilateral trade stands at just $150 million, which is far below the expectations of both nations,” Al-Madaj told the Kuwait News Agency.

June 2, 2014

The new service means that as of August 1, Emirates will offer passengers 14,185 seats each week on the route from Dubai.
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Emirates has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.