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Saudi matchmaking turns high-tech

The traditional skills of the Kingdom’s matchmakers have survived many changes, and they are confident that amid rapid social changes among the younger generation and a technological revolution they can continue to ply their trade. As men and women enjoy opportunities to mingle and meet and attitudes across the country …

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Court supports Hagia Sophia decision, Pompeo objects

President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim prayer as a mosque on Friday after a top court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made his announcement just an hour after the court ruling was revealed, brushing aside …

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US approves polygamy for Mormons

The Utah state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday effectively to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state. The bill, which would treat the offense of plural marriage as a simple infraction on par with a parking ticket, now …

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No plans to introduce gambling: Dubai Tourism chief

There is no move to legalise gambling in Dubai, despite the imminent arrival of three of the world’s most famous hotel casino brands, according to the emirate’s most senior tourism official. The MGM Grand, the Bellagio, and as of last week Caesars Palace, are all heading for Dubai, with the …

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Tolerance is in UAE’s DNA and being celebrated daily

“The UAE celebrates tolerance every day of the year because tolerance distinguishes the DNA of our country,” a top official said here on Friday evening. “Tolerance is a necessary element in our vision for the present and for the future. That vision is a global vision because our country is …

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Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

By Sharmine Narwani* for RT– There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it …

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