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Japan nips childhood obesity in the bud

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:06 PM

Childhood obesity is a growing problem around the world but in Japan obesity in children is declining, thanks in part to a school lunch programme.

Saudi uni cracks down on colourful abayas
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Saudi uni cracks down on colourful abayas

Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:01 PM

The kingdom is enforcing its strict black dress code for women after some female students added colour to their abayas

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Riyadh signs $2bn contract with French company to modernise bus network
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Riyadh signs $2bn contract with French company to modernise bus network

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:37 PM

French state-owned operator RATP to supply 1,000 buses as part of project

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Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report
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Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:37 PM

Economist report says expats should not assume they are going to pocket the difference of the UAE's tax break

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Saudi students in the US soars 22%
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Saudi students in the US soars 22%

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:36 PM

At nearly 54,000, the kingdom is the fourth highest exporter of students to the US

Around 1 in 8 UAE pupils face abuse and violence at school – report
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Around 1 in 8 UAE pupils face abuse and violence at school – report

Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:00 PM

Survey of 4,111 students found 6.5% also face similar issues in the home, with boys most as risk

Dubai university staff on trial for taking bribes to enrol students
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Dubai university staff on trial for taking bribes to enrol students

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:02 AM

Administrators at American University Dubai accused of forging grades for students who had failed English exams

UAE schools failing to fill vacancies
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UAE schools failing to fill vacancies

Saturday, 15 November 2014 3:56 PM

School operators struggling to recruit enough teachers to fill thousands of positions

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Dubai needs to invest $2bn building 51 new schools by 2020, says report
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Dubai needs to invest $2bn building 51 new schools by 2020, says report

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:53 AM

The rapidly growing population will mean the emirate will need 77,000 students places by the end of the decade

Low literacy rate in Saudi Arabia demands compulsory education
Education»

Low literacy rate in Saudi Arabia demands compulsory education

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 5:41 PM

A recent report shows that 270,972 males and 253,463 females in the kingdom are uneducated

UAE parents say academic record outweighs school fees
Education»

UAE parents say academic record outweighs school fees

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 1:44 PM

New research shows that parents are willing to pay more and travel further for the best education

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Qatar to set up medicine college in bid for more local doctors
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Qatar to set up medicine college in bid for more local doctors

Monday, 3 November 2014 1:19 PM

Qatar University announces plan to address growing need for locally-trained physicians in Gulf state

Dubai Investments in talks to set up university, school
Education»

Dubai Investments in talks to set up university, school

Saturday, 1 November 2014 1:50 AM

Company says discussions are part of move into expanding education and healthcare sectors

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Power and profits
Transport»

Power and profits

Sunday, 26 October 2014 9:21 AM

The most influential members of the Gulf’s largest expatriate community

Transport»

InPicture: The GCC’s 100 Most Powerful Indians 2014

Sunday, 26 October 2014 9:21 AM

We present the most influential men and women of Indian origin who are making a difference in the GCC’s business and industry today.

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