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Ministry drafting a paternity leave law

Dubai: A newly launched National Family Policy in the UAE is working on drafting a paternity leave legislation that ensures equalising the role fathers play in parenting, the Minister of Community Development announced on Sunday. Work on new childcare legislations is also underway as part of the National Family Policy …

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Syrians evacuated from eastern Ghouta as the Government closes in

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians are fleeing besieged eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus. Several towns and villages are expected to return to Syrian government control after years of being under siege and weeks of heavy bombardment. Nine days after the seventh anniversary of the Syrian war, almost …

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Creator of Venezuelan youth orchestras Abreu dead at 79

Teaching model has spread to more than 60 countries, while its marquee Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra is a fixture in top-flight concert halls from New York to London Caracas, Venezuela: Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan government economist turned musical educator who created a network of youth orchestras that has been …

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