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Egypt’s national female taekwondo team acquires first place at MasTKD

The sports’ most famous magazine MasTKDsports, specialised in taekwondo, placed Egypt’s women national team for taekwondo as the best women’s team in 2015 in accordance to its readers’ votes which reached 62.321. Second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth places went for Thailand, South Korea, China, the US, the UK, Turkey, and Taiwan, respectively.

Maya Nawar

Historic Saudi election sees several women win seats

A number of women have won seats on municipal councils in the first-ever Saudi election allowing female voters and candidates, officials and media say. The result marks a milestone in the conservative kingdom’s history. At least nine women were elected into public office in Saturday’s landmark vote, Saudi officials and media said on Sunday. The …

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Saudi Arabia sees first female elected official

A woman has been elected to the town council of Madrakah in western Saudi Arabia. Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi ran in the first round of ballots contested by women in the country’s history. Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi made history on Sunday by being elected to a municipal council seat in a town near Mecca, Saudi …

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Angela Merkel marks ten years as Germany’s first female Chancellor

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates 10 years as the country’s political leader, domestic and international media have mused over her decennial tour de force. Her legacy is still unfolding. Precisely 10 years ago, a 51-year-old conservative politician took the helm of Europe’s largest economy and most populous country, steering Germany into a new era …

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