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Dubai food courts open for non-fasters during Ramadan, easing restrictions for non-Muslims and non-observants
  • While eating in public during the day is criminalized in Dubai during Ramadan, food courts have been given the legal option to cover their entrances and open their services in designated areas to those not fasting.
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A decade after same-sex marriage legalized in Spain, couple faces ongoing familial insecurity as legal challenges to their parental rights continue
  • The couple had twins via surrogacy in 2013, but Spain’s National Institute of Social Security (INSS) denied one of the fathers’ request for leave benefits specifically due to the method of conception.
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Law & Politics

Google secretly installs audio snooping program on Chrome browsers to listen to your private conversations

As reported by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, privacy advocates and open source developers are livid after discovering that the installation of Google’s browsing software, Google Chrome, comes with an added capability: it allows remote technicians to listen in on conversations held near computers where the browser is installed.

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Politics

In Pursuit of Happiness

It’s hard to believe that this is my fourth year of blogging – and so I present my annual 4th of July installment.

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, PA, adopted the Declaration of Independence that proclaimed the liberation of a new United States of America from Great Britain and its King. 304 more words

Business & Economics

FAO: West Africa has "unprecedented opportunities" for agricultural growth

A UN report said Thursday that West Africa has “unprecedented opportunities” for agricultural growth, but making it happen will require more effective regional integration.

The report was published earlier Thursday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, said at a daily news briefing here. 796 more words

Development

Namibia: Global Recognition for Popular Bank App

The FNB Banking App is among the top ten banking apps worldwide and the best in Africa according to the bi-annual UX Masterclass conference held in Sydney, Australia in March this year. 287 more words

Business & Economics

IMF, USA ruining African economies– Fmr. Dep. British High Commissioner to Ghana

A former deputy British High Commissioner to Ghana Craig Murray has blamed the United States of America and the International Monetary Fund for ruining the economy of the West African nation. 651 more words

Development