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Egypt orders closure of research firm Ipsos’s office

Reuters – Egypt's Manpower Ministry ordered the closure of leading market research firm Ipsos's business in the country, citing workplace health and safety violations, a ministry decree dated June 20 showed. See Also: NGOs Ad Value...
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Today is the shortest day of the year, winter solstice

Today Dec. 21 marks the winter solstice, which represents the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. What exactly is the winter solstice? The December solstice happens at the same instant...
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Russian authorities block access to Linkedin

Russia blocked access to LinkedIn as it was in violation of a law requiring that the data of Russian users is stored in Russia. This follows a court ruling last week. There are 6 million...
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WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

One of the world’s most popular means of communication, WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for...
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Supermoon rises over UAE skyline

November's full moon isn't only the closest and brightest 'Supermoon' of 2016 but also the largest since 1948.
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Supermoon Rising: Pictures

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Apply for UAE visa using DVPC app

DVPC (Dubai Visa Processing Centre) has launched a mobile app, which allows applicants from any location in the world to apply for a UAE visa. To be made be available to the customers of Emirates...