SHARJAH’S FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY BY 90 PERCENT: STUDY

Thu 02 February 2023: A government research found that the four-day work week system used in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, had improved job performance, happiness, and mental health by around 90%, Al-Arabiya reported. The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), which is presided over by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the […]

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SAUDI AND QATARI FOOTBALL CHIEFS WIN FIFA COUNCIL SEATS

Thu 02 February 2023: Qatar and Saudi Arabia have won seats on the FIFA Council, the decision-making committee of world football’s governing body. The election wins on Wednesday came during the annual meeting of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which also confirmed Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2027 Asian Cup. Qatar Football Association […]

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CHAD IS SET TO OPEN ITS EMBASSY IN ISRAEL ON THURSDAY: NETANYAHU

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, goes to shake hands with former President of Chad Idriss Deby, during a joint news conference on November 25, 2018 (File Photo) Wed 01 February 2023: Chad will inaugurate on Thursday an embassy in Israel, building on bilateral relations that were established five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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UK GOV’T FACING HIGH COURT BATTLE OVER ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA

Tue 31 January 2023: The Campaign Against Arms Trade group says the weapons exports have contributed to the deaths of thousands of civilians. A campaign group has launched a courtroom battle against the United Kingdom’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, warning the weapons are worsening a major humanitarian disaster in war-torn Yemen. The United Kingdom’s High Court […]

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IRANIAN BLOGGER COUPLE SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR DANCING IN PUBLIC

Tue 31 January 2023: A video of a young Iranian couple dancing in public was shared online, leading to their 10-year prison sentence. The blogger couple – Astiyazh Haghighi (21) and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi (22) – shared a video of themselves dancing in Azadi Square in Iran’s capital Tehran. Haghigi and Ahmadi were reportedly arrested […]

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UK TEACHES JORDAN HOW TO SPY ON IT’S CITIZENS

Mon 30 January 2023: Britain’s intelligence, security and cyber agency, GCHQ, has offered covert training to Jordan’s security services in techniques known as “digital media exploitation”. The techniques may be used to spy on citizens and clamp down on dissent. According to an investigative report by The Cradle earlier this month, citing leaked documents, GCHQ provided a […]

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ISRAEL: DATA SHOWS THAT SETTLERS HEAD LIST OF LICENSED ARMS CARRIERS

Mon 30 January 2023: The Israeli Cabinet decided on Sunday (29 January ) to increase the number of citizens licensed to carry weapons by easing the application procedure, Haaretz has reported. According to the National Security Ministry, 86 of the 100 towns in which the percentage of those already licensed is high are illegal Jewish settlements in […]

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ISRAEL CARRIED OUT DRONE STRIKE TARGETING DEFENSE COMPOUND IN IRAN- WSJ

Satellite imagery released on Sunday appeared to show minor damage to the building. Sun 29 January 2023: Israel carried out a clandestine drone strike targeting a defense compound in Iran according to U.S. officials and people familiar with the operation”, Wall Street Journal reported. Some reports said several facilities were hit around Iran within a […]

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IRAN SAYS ‘SMALL DRONES’ ATTACKED ITS MILITARY SITE (VIDEO)

Sun 29 January 2023: Reports and videos from Iran speak of multiple explosions and a fire at an ammunition factory in the Iranian city of Esfahan shortly after midnight local time. Following multiple reports by eyewitnesses after midnight, January 29, that an ammunition factory in Esfahan was hit by explosions and fire, Iran’s defense ministry […]

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