How breaking ‘UAE norm’ earned Emirati entrepreneur start-up success

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At the age of just 32, Mohammad Alhawari thought he was set for life. The Emirati had gone through what he described as...

Twitter’s new Arabic feminine setting is small step in large gender equality battle

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Twitter’s launch of an Arabic feminine language setting was recognised for its part in highlighting linguistic gender biases, but industry leaders said the...

Syria war: Average of one child injured or killed every eight hours over past...

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“The triple crisis of 2020, and still this year, has somehow further exacerbated the situation for Syria’s children”, said UNICEF’s Representative in Syria, Bo Viktor Nylund, briefing journalists in Geneva. “So what...

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts |

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Highlighting more than 210 incidents already this year and one Palestinian fatality, the Special Rapporteurs urged the Israeli authorities to investigate thoroughly, maintaining...

Children among dead following bomb attacks in northern Syria |

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According to media reports, a car bomb detonated in the town of Azaz on Sunday, killing four and injuring at least 22. One...

HSBC delivers bullish call on Dubai real estate market

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HSBC Holdings has said a growing demand for larger homes during the pandemic will further boost Dubai’s property market, echoing analysts at Morgan...

Lebanon: Public water system on the verge of collapse, UNICEF warns |

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Most water pumping will gradually cease in the next four to six weeks, the agency estimated, due to the escalating economic crisis and...

UK and UAE, Saudi trade agreements could be ‘hammered out’ this year

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As the pace of post-Brexit UK-Gulf trade activity and investment continues to ramp up, official free trade agreements (FTAs) could be signed by...

Select Group and ESIC snap up one of last remaining plots on Dubai’s Palm...

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Dubai-based Select Group and Emirates Strategic Investments Company (ESIC) are to develop a “small collection” of ultra-luxury branded residential homes and an ultra-luxury...

How a Sharjah-based food manufacturing company is managing rising costs in a post-Covid economy

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Over a year since Covid-19 first disrupted global food supply chains and forced major cities across the globe into lockdown, manufactures are still...