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Sharjah council polls records 67pc voter turnout

The first Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) polls recorded an impressive 67 per cent voter turnout.   The total number of votes polled stood at 16,696, with 58 per cent polled by male voters and 42 per cent by f

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Drydocks World wins 5-star rating from UK council

Drydocks World, an international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, has received a five-star rating from the British Safety Council for occupational health and safety.   The

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200 candidates approved for Sharjah election

The Supreme Committee of Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) Elections has unveiled its preliminary list of candidates, approving 200 nominations. The approved nominations include 157 men (78.5 per cent) and 43 women (21.5 per cent

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Samruk-Kazyna signs $4bn deal for five projects

Samruk-Kazyna, the sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan, has signed memorandums of understand and agreements for five projects totaling $4 billion at the thrid meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council (KCBC).  

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UN puts sanctions focus on Islamic State

The UN Security Council has warned that some countries are failing to implement long-standing sanctions against Islamic State, as an unprecedented meeting of finance ministers put the global focus on cutting off the militant group's funds.

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Sharjah council urges voters to take part in polls

The Sharjah Consulative Council has urged voters to take part in its electoral and political process in order to have a say in the decision-making and development agenda of the emirate.   Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed

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Saudi council approves tax on undeveloped land

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, the body that advises the government on legislation, endorsed a tax on undeveloped land aimed at encouraging development and solving a housing crisis, the state-affiliated Al Riyadh newspaper reported on Tuesday

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British Council Bahrain to host Edukex expo

British Council Bahrain has organised the annual Education UK Exhibition (Edukex 2015), giving prospective students for undergraduate and graduate programmes the opportunity to meet representatives from universities, colleges and educational i

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British Council UAE to host Edukex in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

The British Council UAE, the UK's international oragnisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is set to host the 14th edition of the Education UK Exhibitions 2015 (Edukex).   It will take

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Bahraini butchers storm council meeting

Butchers boycotting red meat over subsidy cuts stormed a Muharraq Municipal Council meeting in Bahrain yesterday (October 18), demanding government action. Meat traders in the Muharraq Central Market have refused to do business since the subsi

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