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  • Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Launched on February 20th

    Abeer Zytona, Al Ittihad
    February 26, 2014

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the Second Annual Fine Arts Festival was launched on February 20, 2014.

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  • The Launch of the Second Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Ridab Faisal
    February 26, 2014

    The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival seeks to build strong relationships for creative communication among international artists and to support the creative and artistic sectors of Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Al Qasimi Foundation Named One of the Middle East's Best Think Tanks in 2013

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2014

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was named one of the Middle East’s best think tanks in 2013 in the University of Pennsylvania's latest global think tank rankings.

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  • UAE Cabinet Introduces Mandatory Military Service for all Emirati Males

    Ola Salem, The National
    January 20, 2014

    The UAE will introduce mandatory military service for all Emirati men aged between 18 and 30, it was announced on Sunday. Service length will be shorter for men who have completed secondary school. Dr. Natasha Ridge explains implications of this development for education and the economy.

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  • Appreciating Male Emirati Teachers

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 22, 2013

    As only approximately 20 percent of male teachers in the United Arab Emirates’ government schools are Emirati, the Al Qasimi Foundation thought it was important to learn more about this vital, yet underrepresented group.

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  • GCES: Celebrating Five Years of Education Collaboration in the GCC

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 22, 2013

    This year, the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) will begin its sixth year as a professional society and will hold its Fifth Annual Symposium in Dubai. Since 2008, this this non-governmental professional society has been dedicated to fostering academic and policy research in the field of education across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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  • Policy Majlis Series Launches with Urban Development Lab in Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 22, 2013

    An array of Ras Al Khaimah’s leaders and policy makers assembled at the Al Qasimi Foundation offices for the first in the Foundation's new Majlis series. This series of events is dedicated to disseminating research on Ras Al Khaimah to policymakers and community stakeholders.

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  • Saudi Deportations Gain Momentum

    Simeon Kerr, Abeer Allam, and Javier Blas, Financial Times
    December 06, 2013

    With one in four Saudi men unemployed, the nation is making new efforts to expel up to 2 million of its immigrants from Yemen, India, Pakistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and other countries.

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  • "Miracle" of UAE's 42 Years

    Melanie Swan, The National
    December 02, 2013

    The UAE has seen a miracle in its 42 years, the Ruler of RAK said yesterday as he unveiled a flagpole symbolizing the country's unity.

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  • United Arab Emirates Looks to Vocational Education

    Sara Hadman, New York Times
    November 23, 2013

    For Musaab Abdo Murshed al-Maamari, continuing his studies after high school has meant striking out on a new path: he signed up for a practical engineering program in Dubai rather than enrolling in college.

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