Monday, November 19, 2018

Health & Education

Turkey’s new school curriculum drops evolution to teach concept of jihad

Turkey's new school curriculum drops Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and adds the concept of jihad as patriotic in spirit.The move has fuelled fears...

New UAE law gives hope to maids

Housemaids are desperately waiting for the new domestic workers' law to be implemented, as many claim they are overworked by their employers. The UAE Federal...

Can an app help Saudi women know their rights?

Thousands of Saudi women are turning to an app to figure out how they can get the law on their side in the deeply...

Saudi Shura “tightens screws” on early marriages

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council has recommended four conditions to allow the marriage of girls aged between 15 and 18. The 150-member advisory body added for...

The Hajj in Saudi Arabia is at risk of cholera

Though the Saudi-led coalition may have wanted to keep its war in Yemen at arm’s length, the cholera epidemic — a “direct consequence” of...

Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools

Saudi Arabia's Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years...

You’re doing your weekend wrong

Just because you didn’t work last weekend doesn’t mean you had a good weekend.A weekend without email might seem like a victory - and...

Palm sized baby (only 580g) born in the UAE

An extremely preterm male baby no bigger than the palm of a hand and weighing only 580 grammes was recently born at Medeor 24x7...

Gulf women ranked as dangerously unhealthy – 98.1% of Saudi women...

Researchers have described the high prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases among women in the GCC as a “ticking time bomb” that is reaching “alarming levels.”A...

Parents in the UAE pay more than global average for education

UAE parents – including locals and expatriates – say that they pay on average US$99,378 to educate their children from kindergarten through the first...
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