Number of Women Billionaires on the Rise

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The number of women billionaires in the world is rising fast, with a growing number of them from Asia and self-made, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said in a study released on Tuesday. There are nearly seven times more women billionaires than 20 years ago and their

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Fatema Mernissi: A Woman for All Seasons

The world has lost a renowned Muslim feminist with the passing of Fatema Mernissi BY Sarah Eltantawi When Fatema Mernissi passed away on Nov. 30, a tremor was felt in homes and classrooms throughout the region. She was born in 1940 to a middle class family. Educated at the Sorbonne and at Brandeis University, she

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Serbian Defence Minister Sacked For Making Sexist Remark Against Reporter

BELGRADE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Serbia’s defence minister faced dismissal on Monday after remarking to a crouching female reporter, “I love these journalists who kneel so easily.” The comment by Bratislav Gasic was met with a storm of criticism in the Balkan country. The reporter’s employer, B92, said the comment was not just ‘sexist’ but

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