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Dr. Abdul Razzaque Ahmed Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Pan Arab League of Dermatologists

Dubai, UAE–On 19th of April 2011, the Pan Arab League of Dermatologists honoured Dr. Abdul Razzaque Ahmed of Boston, Massachusetts with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

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May 19, 2011

J.P. Morgan’s Hunt for Afghan Gold

That’s it? That’s the gold mine? It doesn’t look all that different from the forbidding country we’ve been traversing: just another pile of rocks and scree. The jet-lagged man in the seat across from me knows better. His sleepy eyes are suddenly alert. If anyone can wrest a fortune from Afghanistan’s rubble, it is this man, Ian Hannam.

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May 19, 2011

Iraq Tries to Revive Ailing Date Industry

BAGHDAD, April 27 (Reuters) – Standing in the middle of what was once a date palm oasis overlooking the Tigris River, Salim Abdulla al-Salim sees little hope in Iraq’s quest to relive its heyday as the world’s leading producer of dates.

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May 19, 2011

US Economy 101: Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

The US dollar’s value is likely to fall further in terms of other currencies, because nothing is being done about the US budget and trade deficits. Obama’s budget, if passed, doesn’t reduce the deficit over the next ten years by enough to cover the projected deficit in the FY 2012 budget.

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April 7, 2011

Morocco Textiles Hit by Crisis, Hopes for Recovery

SALE, Morocco, March 16 (Reuters) – Below the locked-up rooms where she once used to sew for a living, Zahra Bouffera makes her bed in the corridor of the factory she now calls home.

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March 17, 2011

Halal Food, Big Business in France

An investigation into the halal industry in France, and certification programs

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March 6, 2011

ANALYSIS-Egypt Unrest May Hit Middle East, Africa Investment

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Mass protests in Egypt, one of the darlings of African and Middle Eastern investors, sharply increase the risks that international investors will withdraw funds from some other economies in the region.

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February 10, 2011

Indonesia to Boost Rice Stocks Amid Global Food Fears

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia ordered hefty rice imports on Wednesday to boost stocks by a third in the latest sign that governments concerned about rising food prices and dwindling supplies are rushing into the market and could drive inflation even higher.

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February 10, 2011

Advertising Expert Zunaid Khan Appointed as VP of Shiny Ads

TORONTO–Shiny Ads, the innovator in self-service advertising platforms, announced that Zunaid Khan has been named Vice President of Business Development and Sales.

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January 13, 2011

Evergreen Energy Appoints Ilyas Khan as Chairman

Evergreen Energy Inc., a Denver based green energy technology solutions company, has appointed Ilyas Khan, 48, as Chairman of its board of directors. The appointment brings the total board count to seven members.

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January 6, 2011

Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

KABUL (Reuters) – In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large carpet on a loom that she was able to buy using a microfinance loan of $1,100.

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December 30, 2010

U.S. Tightens Pinch on Iran’s Finances and Shipping

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, seeking to choke off finances for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and a state-owned shipping line to increase pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

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December 23, 2010

Democracy in Pakistan

The ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Husain Haqqani, spoke in Cleveland Ohio this past weekend to a select group of Americans.

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December 16, 2010

Procrastination Economics

The best one can say about President Obama’s compromise plan with Congress is that it will do some short-term good – at long-term cost.

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December 16, 2010

Putin – Euro should be World’s Reserve Currency

Putin speaks about Euro and the Euro-zone, recommending Euro as reserve currency

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December 16, 2010

Dubai Islamic Bank to Launch Property Investment trust

Dubai Islamic Bank is hoping the real estate investment trust will provide the necessary spark to rekindle the emirate’s property market.

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December 9, 2010

ANALYSIS-Islamic Finance in Gulf Needs Regulation Boost

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – From Australia to South Africa, governments are scrambling to change the law to accommodate the $1 trillion Islamic finance industry, whose avoidance of toxic debt has looked increasingly attractive since the global crisis.

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December 9, 2010

ANALYSIS-Islamic Finance in Gulf Needs Regulation Boost

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – From Australia to South Africa, governments are scrambling to change the law to accommodate the $1 trillion Islamic finance industry, whose avoidance of toxic debt has looked increasingly attractive since the global crisis.

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November 24, 2010

Review of TV2Moro Box

Review of IPTV competitor of Talfazat

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November 22, 2010

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