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ILO to Qatar: Put your money where your mouth is or else

The International Labour Organization has put Qatar on notice, by giving it 12 months to implement labour reforms, that it no longer can delay acting on promises made in the wake of its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The ILO warning rings stark as the UAE, Qatar’s main competitor, steps up efforts …

James Dorsey

Egyptian, US and UAE navies start joint exercise in Red Sea

The Eagle Salute 2016 exercise kicked off on Monday with the participation of the Egyptian, US and UAE navy forces within the Egyptian territorial waters of the Red Sea. The exercise includes performing drills for joint combat operations that involve naval scouting, defensive, offensive formations and reacting to hostile targets, according to a statement from the …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian jockey Karim El-Zougby close to being qualified for Summer Olympics

Egyptian jockey Karim El-Zougby won the CSI Five Stars Equestrian Championship in the UAE. This championship, in which 200 jockeys from 30 different countries participated, is a qualifier for the Rio 2016  Summer Olympics. El-Zougby, who is a member of Egypt’s national equestrian team, received the championship cup and a financial gift.  He acquired 150 …

Maya Nawar

UAE chairman of Manchester City pressures UK to crack down on Muslim Brotherhood

Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, chairman of Manchester City, one of Britain’s most popular football clubs and a close business associate of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has warned the UK that his country would block multi-billion dollar arms deals, halt investment in Britain and suspend intelligence cooperation if Prime Minister David Cameron …

James Dorsey

Education is tomorrow’s oxygen

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” argued the late South African leader Nelson Mandela. Truer words have rarely been said, but I would qualify his statement by prefacing education with “quality”. By quality, I mean a system that allows children to problem solve, to think for themselves, …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Security is key to the UAE’s freedom

By Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance,” said the 18th century Irish politician John Philpot Curran. I could not agree more, especially when there are so many unscrupulous people abusing their freedom to create violence and anarchy. Sadly, troublemakers and crazies have succeeded in turning parts of the Middle East …

Daily News Egypt