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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and sec

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DBWC backs women leadership summit

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organisation for business women in Dubai, will support The Arab Women in Leadership & Business Summit. Conceptualised and organised by MICE Quotient, the summit wi

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Gulf Air official to represent Mena in council

Gulf Air's director of information technology (IT) Dr Jassim Haji has assumed the role of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) representative on the SITA Council. This follows a nomination by the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in

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New agency to manage Dubai power demands

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is to set up an egency under the name ‘efficiency,’ to reduce energy demand by 30 per cent under the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, said a report.

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Bahrain upholds religious council closure verdict

Bahrain's Execution Court has passed a resolution to implement an order dissolving an unlicensed religious council for getting involved in politics.   The Ulama Islamic Council was dissolved by the High Admin

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Bahrain Shura Council clears 50 bills in a month

Bahrain's Shura Council has completed more than 50 items of business in the past month, its chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh said yesterday (June 23) in a statement that ended the chamber's four-year term.   &

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Manama council row may hit mega project

A far-reaching investment plan designed to attract multimillion-dinar projects to the Capital Governorate has been abandoned in the wake of calls for the scrapping of Manama Municipal Council.   Councillors had b

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$13bn loan cap revision rejected in Bahrain

Bahrain's Shura Council has rejected a request from the government to modify the terms of a BD5 billion ($13.1 billion) borrowing cap approved earlier this month.   Minister of State for Parliament and Shura

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First Arab in global malls council board

Mohammad Alawi, the CEO of Saudi-based Red Sea Markets Company, has become the first Arab business figure to join the board of International council for shopping centers (ICSC) since its foundation over 57 years ago. A non-profit

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French Business Council Dubai members up 18pc

The French Business Council of Dubai & Northern Emirates (FBC) said the number of its members has grown 18 per cent, reaching a total of more than 600 members, both French and local companies.   The French Ch

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