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    Al Arabiya English

    Eid al-Adha holiday announced for UAE federal workers

    Federal government workers in the United Arab Emirates will have a long weekend for the Eid-al-Adha holiday, officials announced on Thursday. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources said the holiday will run from Friday July 8 until Monday July 11, with work to resume Tuesday July 12, the Emirates news agency (WAM) reported.

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    Al Jazeera

    Voters would reject Scotland independence by narrow margin: Poll

    Scottish voters remain divided over independence with those against breaking away from the United Kingdom having “the narrowest of leads” over those in favour, according to a new survey. If a referendum were tomorrow, 44 percent of Scots say they’ll vote Yes, while 46 percent say they’ll vote No, leaving 10 percent undecided,” Savanta ComRes, which conducted the poll for The Scotsman newspaper, said on Thursday.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Hundreds of stolen cars recovered in global Interpol operation funded by the UAE

    A United Arab Emirates-funded global police operation targeting stolen vehicle trafficking has led to the recovery of hundreds of cars, trucks and motorbikes and almost half a million stolen cigarettes in just two weeks, Interpol announced on Wednesday. Operation Carback saw frontline police at seaports and land border crossings in 77 countries use Interpol’s secure global police communications network – I-24/7 – to check vehicles and their owners against Interpol’s databases and instantaneously

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    Russia says pulling its forces from Ukraine's Snake Island in 'goodwill gesture'

    Russia said Thursday it had pulled its forces from Ukraine's Snake Island, calling it a “goodwill gesture” to allow Kyiv to export agricultural products. “On June 30, as a gesture of goodwill, the Russian armed forces completed their tasks on Snake Island and withdrew a garrison stationed there,” the defense ministry said in a statement. The announcement came after Ukraine had launched several raids on Russians forces on the Black Sea island. The Russian defense ministry said the withdrawal was

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    Egypt Independent

    Not shot dead, friend of murdered TV presenter

    Aliaa Salama, a friend of the late TV presenter, Shaima Gamal, said that she and the murdered TV presenter have been friends for many years and she was with her in her work and in her program. During a telephone interview with Al-Hadath Al-Youm TV channel, Salama said that her friend was officially married to the judge who killed her since 2017 until the day of the crime.

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    Iran's Ali Khamenei urges judiciary to fight corruption

    Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday called on judicial authorities to fight corruption in the country, a statement on his website said. The issue of fighting corruption should be taken seriously; there is corruption,” Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in major state policies, said during a meeting with judicial officials. Iran is among the most corrupt countries in the world, ranking 150th out of 180 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021.

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    Putin condemns NATO's 'imperial ambitions', warns Finland, Sweden

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned NATO’s “imperial ambitions”, accusing the military alliance of seeking to assert its “supremacy” through the Ukraine conflict. The Russian leader also said on Wednesday that he would respond in kind if NATO deployed troops and infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after the two Nordic countries join the military alliance.