Mulling Workdays, Weekends in Iraq Iraqis debate when their weekend should be observed. Students want to have their weekends on Thursday and Friday, while Iraq's interim government proposes Friday and Saturday. Taking Thursday off would be more in line with Islamic law but would allow the country only three weekdays to conduct business with the non-Islamic world.
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Mulling Workdays, Weekends in Iraq

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Mulling Workdays, Weekends in Iraq

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Mulling Workdays, Weekends in Iraq

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Iraqis debate when their weekend should be observed. Students want to have their weekends on Thursday and Friday, while Iraq's interim government proposes Friday and Saturday. Taking Thursday off would be more in line with Islamic law but would allow the country only three weekdays to conduct business with the non-Islamic world.