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The Plight of Kuwaiti Women

Will the upcoming parliament see more female MPs? By Abdullah Alelyan On October 17, Kuwait’s Ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah recently disbanded the country’s National Assembly, also known as Kuwait’s Parliament, following a letter by the government citing the legislatives body’s lack of cooperation. Al Sabah also called for early parliamentary elections to be

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MENA Soft Power

Meet the region’s leading female politicians BY Leila Hatoum and Bilal Aziz  Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is led by a woman—Angela Merkel. The United States may just elect its first ever female president, Democrat-nominee Hillary Clinton, who has gained further support on the ground according to recent polls. Many people from the Middle East, especially women, wonder if

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