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Algerian female journalist sentenced to two months in prison for libel

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By Iqbal Tamimi

The National Union of Algerian journalists announced Tuesday, 26 June 2012, that the court of Annaba (600 km east of Algiers) sentenced  a female journalist working at the regional newspaper (Akher Saa) "The last hour," to two months imprisonment .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 06:30

Medic Dr Nada Dhaif who was tortured in Bahrain speaks out in Dublin 7th June 2012

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Last year, the Bahraini regime detained, tortured, and convicted in military tribunals 20 medical professional who had treated wounded pro-democracy protesters Dr. Nada Dhaif, a mother of two young daughters, is one of those 20 convicted.

Claimed 'cursed' Parliamentary seat in Algerian elections kills two women winners

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The two Algerian MPs who died following winning the elections

By Iqbal Tamimi   

The fact that the majority of the new parliamentary seats in Algeria have been won by the ruling party has raised suspicions by the opposition. But this seems not  to be the only problem the party is facing.

It has been claimed that the women's seat is 'cursed', following the death of the two women who won the elections of the state of Djelfa. The interesting thing is both victims are members of the ruling party, the National Liberation Front.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 01:46

A Saudi woman is campaigning for her husband’s human rights

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Saudi human rights activist, Samar Badawi and her husband Waleed Abul-Khair

By Iqbal Tamimi

Saudi human rights activist, Samar Badawi, who received  the prestigious "Women of Courage Award" from the US State Department after she filed a lawsuit against her father challenging the kingdom's rigid guardian system for women, is campaigning now for her husband’s rights of self-expression.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 11:04

13 Thousand UAE Businesswomen own 20 thousand companies

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Fatima Obeid Al Jaber, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Emirates Businesswomen Council

 By Iqbal Tamimi

Fatima Obeid Al Jaber, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Emirates Businesswomen Council said that the number of Emirate business women has reached 13 thousand woman, who are the owners of 20 thousand companies.