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Sharjah to start patrolling funeral processions

Funeral processions to cemeteries will now be escorted by police patrols, officials announced on Sunday. The Sharjah Police General Directorate explained that to avoid traffic jams near the cemetery, police patrols will be allocated to escort funeral processions. Sharjah’s main cemetery is located near Industrial Area 6.   According to …

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China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

China hopes to work with Japan to establish more cordial relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, aiming to move on from a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two. China and Japan have sparred frequently about their painful history, with …

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Israel and Poland clash over proposed Holocaust law

Israel’s prime minister and Holocaust survivors on Sunday bridled at a draft Polish law that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for Nazi atrocities committed on its soil. The Israeli foreign ministry summoned Poland’s charge d‘affaires – the ambassador was abroad – to object to the …

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US helicopter gunship kills 7 Iraqi civilians

A US military helicopter has targeted several vehicles in Iraq’s al-Anbar Province, killing seven civilians and wounding 11 others, including a local official. The attack occurred in the west of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, local Iraqi media reported on Saturday morning. Iraqi Alsumaria television cited an unnamed security official …

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‘High-level FBI officials’ allegedly involved in Strzok-Page ‘secret society’

The “secret society” referenced in a text message between Trump-bashing FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page allegedly involved multiple “high-ranking FBI officials,” a top GOP lawmaker said Wednesday. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., revealed this week that his committee met with a whistleblower informant who gave more …

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Academic committee set up for communication forum

The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) has announced the setting up of an academic committee for the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF). Through the new committee, the subsidiary of Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) aims to enhance communication practices and promote interaction between the relevant bodies involved in government communication. …

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