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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

CDA: ‘Circular’ on calls, social media monitoring is fake

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Mar. 31, 20 | 3:51 pm

The Community Development Authority (CDA) has denied that they issued a circular stating that they are monitoring and recording social media communications.

The fake “circular” has logos of Government of Dubai and CDC, as well as contact numbers of the Licensing Department of CDC.

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In a statement of CDC published by Khaleej Times, it said, “The CDA calls on the public to be cautious and not to publish or exchange unreliable information and refer to the responsible sources for obtaining the correct information to avoid accountability and violate applicable legislation.”

The fake circular made the rounds on WhatsApp, as well as on social media platforms.

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Earlier, the UAE Attorney-General Dr Hamad Al Shamsi said that spreading false information about the coronavirus disease (COVID) will be penalized under the UAE Cybercrime law.

“UAE security authorities will take strict measures and harsh penalties ranging from one year to several years prison term will be handed down to rumor-mongers proportionally to the panic caused by the rumors,” Al Shamsi warned.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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