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Social media has ‘allowed for more freedom of expression’

Social media in the Arab world has allowed for more freedom of expression, and has had an impact on communication, knowledge and entertainment in the region, according to a report. The Arab Social Media report, which surveyed more

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Social media has ‘allowed for more freedom of expression’

Social media in the Arab world has allowed for more freedom of expression, and has had an impact on communication, knowledge and entertainment in the region, according to a report. The Arab Social Media report, which surveyed more

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Bahrain tops in economic freedom in Mena region

Bahrain continues to be the freest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom, released by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal. With an overall score

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US Freedom Capital opens office in Dubai

US Freedom Capital, a leading investment and investment banking firm, has opened its representative office in Dubai, UAE recently. By expanding operations to Dubai, the company aims to increase its ability to offer world-class imm

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Bahrain 'sets a model in media freedom'

Bahrain has set a model in respecting Press and media freedoms in compliance with the constitution and international media and human rights conventions. An official Information Affairs Authority (IAA) source affirmed the kingdom&#

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UAE, Bahrain top in economic freedom

The UAE and Bahrain are the most economically free nations in the Arab world, according to  international think tank Fraser Institute’s annual report on Economic Freedom of the Arab World for 2013. On a global scale, th

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Egyptian draft law on NGOs flayed

A law drafted by the Egyptian presidency for regulating non-governmental organisations dashes hopes for a free civil society after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, Human Rights Watch said.

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Pampered but restless, young Kuwaitis want more

They enjoy scholarships, secure jobs and generous salaries at a time when so many young people around the world have dim prospects and are underemployed. So why are thousands of young Kuwaitis so dissatisfied? The answer, for Abdu

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US sees Mideast reforms key to stability

US interests sometimes clash with its support for democracy in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged on Monday, but she said democratic freedoms were the best guarantee of stability in the long run. In a speech o

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Doors 'wide open for media institutions'

Media establishments' adherence to neutrality and objectivity in covering events is the best way to earn respect among their audience, Bahrain Information Affairs Authority (IAA) president Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa asserted. He

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