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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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Head of Dawoodi Bohras arrives in Dubai

The head of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohra community arrived in Dubai on Tuesday from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who carries the title of Sultan ul-Bohra, 53rd Dai el-Fatimi, was received by dignitaries and a high delegation of the community. He then visited Al Masjid Al Burhani Complex …

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Latifa Hospital emergency to undergo expansion

The emergency department of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, Dubai’s oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital, will undergo expansion to increase its capacity to handle 60,000 patients annually from the current 30,000, announced a Dubai Health Authority spokesperson. Fatma Al Masbah, director of Finance and Administration at …

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US bid to change Iran deal unlikely to yield positive results: Russia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says a new US push aimed at changing the terms of the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal is unlikely to bring forth “positive” results. “[Moscow] does not expect any positive developments in the light of such decisions and possible agreements,” Ryabkov told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Tuesday. Earlier this …

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US Asks Turkey to Show Restraint in Syria

The United States is expressing concern about Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria and top officials are appealing for restraint and fears that the conflict could spread. At Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. understands Turkey’s “legitimate security concerns” and is “committed to working with …

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New hope emerges in Egypt-Sudan Nile dam spat

New hope has emerged in the long-running diplomatic dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said they were opposed to any “conflict” over the sharing …

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Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s objectives. But in an interview with the BBC, Macron said London’s financial center could not enjoy the same level of access to …

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