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Bahrain appoints first female ambassador

Bahrain recently announced the appointment of the country’s first female ambassador. Sheika Hayya bin Rashid Al Khalifa, a prominent feminist and lawyer, will take her place as BahrainÕs ambassador to France in January, 2000. Al Khalifa, who is a member of BahrainÕs ruling family, said she is looking forward to her starting her new job in Paris.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 12/27/99