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First women elected to office in Saudi Arabia

First women elected to office in Saudi Arabia

At least 17 women have been elected to public office in Saudi Arabia, according to preliminary results published in state media Monday. Saturday’s historic elections for municipal councils marked the first time women in the country were allowed to vote and to run for office.

Growth spurt for Gulf’s e-commerce sector

Is this the biggest technology acquisition the Middle East has seen yet?” was the question posed in a tweet posted by Dubai-based entrepreneur Paul Kenny. The acquisition in question was the $170m deal by German e-commerce group Rocket Internet to acquire Kuwait-based Talabat.com, a food takeaway platform that operates across the GCC. The deal surpassed