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UAE gets first woman judge

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates yesterday got its first woman judge, a job hitherto reserved for men in the conservative Gulf country.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, acting in his capacity as ruler of Abu Dhabi, named Kholoud Ahmad Jouan al-Dhaheri as a judge in the emirate, the wealthiest and largest in the seven-member UAE federation, the official WAM news agency reported.

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