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Sharjah airport gets into expansion mode

Sharjah airport is planning a massive expansion of its passenger terminal in the next four years, which will increase the capacity of Sharjah International Airport to 20 million passengers by 2027. This was announced during the Smart Travel Initiative event held on Wednesday as part of the UAE Innovation Month …

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Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Mohammad Al Musharrakh to CEO of ‘Invest in Sharjah’

Shaikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has appointed Mohammad Juma Al Musharrakh to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the investment promotional arm of Shurooq. The promotion comes in recognition of Al Musharrakh’s “immense …

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Abbas, Haley exchange strong criticism over Middle East at U.N. Security Council

With President Trump’s Middle East peace envoys looking on, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of abdicating its commitment to a peace settlement and an independent Palestinian state. Abbas, the leader on whom three U.S. presidents have hung hopes for successful negotiations, all but wrote …

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71 Emiratis sign employment contracts

A total of 71 Emiratis have signed employment contracts and 859 were provided job offers and preliminary approvals during a recruitment event in Dubai organised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The ministry said that 1,623 job seekers attended the three-day event, during which Emiratis were offered jobs …

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Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb

Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. A day after Monday’s government barrage, retaliatory shells rained down on the capital Damascus, killing at …

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History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10

Donald Trump is America’s worst president, says a New York Times opinion piece that’s based on a survey of 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section. The survey was conducted by Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, and Justin S. Vaughn, an associate …

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Israel escalates Gaza attacks with new airstrike

Israeli warplanes have bombed areas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip amid escalating tensions in region. The Israeli military said the regime’s fighter jets hit alleged targets belonging to the Hamas resistance movement in Gaza early Monday morning, without elaborating further. Palestinian security sources said several missiles …

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