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The Challenges Facing Arab Publishers, Book Sellers, Authors and Readers

  Is there a need to review the publishing industry?   A literature forum at the 35th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah, brought together an elite panel of literary experts to discuss the publishing industry in the UAE. The panellists in the discussion included: Jamal Al Shehhi, an Emirati author, Founder of …

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The Essence of Dream Crushers

By Alexa Keating    So many times, lying just beneath the stories of tremendous success lies stories about someone’s dreams that were inexorably crushed; the pathway to success was paved with the agony of defeat. As we witness the defeat we wonder why something with so much promise had to end with such unbearable pain. It is only later as …

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Why Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance Are the Keys to Optimal Living

By Tony Fahkry   Have you ever wondered why some people seem happy and content in their own skin? In contrast, do you know people who are miserable and pessimistic? How about you? What is your predominant outlook towards life? Do you like yourself? Feel worthy? Struggle with confidence? These are questions we seldom contemplate until life overwhelms us. Yet, …

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The Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Women in the Region are Highlighted at IFFMENA Conference

 Four roundtables address concerns as well as highlight positive developments relating to female empowerment   The challenges and opportunities facing women in the region were the topics discussed at a quartet of concurrent roundtables that took up the closing sessions of the second ‘Investing in the Future’ IIFMENA conference, which opened on Wednesday at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention …

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Champions of gender parity honoured at 18th Global WIL Economic Forum

  October 24th 2016, Dubai, UAE – Today, over 500 leaders from around the world gathered at the 18th Global WIL Economic Forum, held at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC in Dubai. The forum is organised by Naseba under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy. His Excellency Mohamed Ahmed bin Abdulazziz Al Shihhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, gave the forum’s …

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