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The Peninsula: Qatar, US committed to empowering women in business, say officials

Doha: Qatar and the US are strategic allies which are both committed to elevating women in the business world, Sheikha Mayes bint Hamad Al Thani, Managing Director of US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) Doha Office has said. She was addressing the Middle East Business Luncheon and Networking Reception organised by the USQBC in partnership with the Association of Women in International…

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Gulf Times: USQBC hosts private business reception featuring Minister of Finance and QCB governor

Doha – The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) recently hosted a private dinner reception at its office building rooftop in Washington, DC, featuring HE the Minister of Finance Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari and HE Sheikh Bandar bin Mohamed bin Saoud al-Thani, governor of the Qatar Central Bank. The event was attended by government and private sector officials from both the US…

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The Washington Post: After the Taliban seized their school, Afghanistan’s all-female orchestra tried to flee. Only some escaped.

By Sudarsan Raghavan KABUL — The girls came from homes broken by war and poverty to chase an unimaginable future as musicians. And with grit and determination they succeeded: Some played at Carnegie Hall. Others at the Kennedy Center. Many traveled the world as members of Afghanistan’s only all-female orchestra. On Aug. 14, the girls were rehearsing for an upcoming…

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