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Yemen PM ‘holed up’ as Aden palace surrounded

Southern Yemeni separatists have surrounded the presidential palace in the city of Aden following clashes with previously allied government forces. Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghar and members of his cabinet were believed to be holed up inside the compound. The separatists – who had been backing the government in its …

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Saudi Women and the Economy

by Mohammad Zayed* — In a historic step towards economic and social reforms following the falling of oil prices by more than 50%, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has recently declared the lifting of the long-standing ban on women driving in the kingdom (the only country in the world that …

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GCC’s insurance sector poised for strong growth in next five years

Insurance industry across the GCC is poised for strong growth during the next five years, thanks to the huge economic diversification programme undertaken by governments, supportive population dynamics and changing regulations that have introduced mandatory health insurance cover in many countries, according to a recent forecast by Alpen Capital. The …

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