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Interior Minister receives lawmaker

Manama, Interior Minister, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, received today member of the Representatives Council, Fatima Al Qatari, in the presence of Media and Security Culture Director General, Brigadier Mohammed bin Dainah. The Interio…

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Iraq’s Top Court Rejects Appeal Contesting Election Results

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Iran-backed factions contesting the results of country’s parliamentary elections held in October. The development marked another boost for an influential Shiite cleric who had been confir…

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After UAE Law Change, Out-of-Wedlock Babies Still in Shadows

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Over a dozen unmarried women huddled in a jail cell south of Dubai last year, locked up for the crime of giving birth, when a guard entered and declared them free.The incident, described by one of the women, was among th…

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UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights praises UAE efforts to combat pandemic locally and globally

Her Excellency Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave a speech during a panel discussion on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai in which she reviewed the challenges facing the world in containing the COVID-19 pandem…

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UAE Embassy in Beijing participates in discussion on gender equality, women’s empowerment

The UAE Embassy in Beijing and the United Nations (UN) mission in China hosted a discussion on gender equality and women’s empowerment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The session was inaugurated by Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassad…