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Archive for January, 2017

Dubai Customs Launches Drug Smart Encyclopedia

Dubai Customs Launches Drug Smart Encyclopedia

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dubai: Dubai Customs has recently launched the Drug Smart Encyclopedia, the latest innovation by the Customs Training Center at Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Federal Police School in Sharjah. The encyclopedia is the first of its kind worldwide, and includes all types of drugs illustrated by information, images, […]

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“Killing in the Name of Religion Destroys Human Values:” IIFA

“Killing in the Name of Religion Destroys Human Values:” IIFA

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi: The Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) Prof. Dr. Abdul Salam Dawud Al-Abadi said that extremism and murder in the name of religion destroy human values and is a challenge for both Muslims and non-Muslims. In a statement on the sidelines of the Third Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in […]

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“Roads of Arabia” Exhibition in Beijing

“Roads of Arabia” Exhibition in Beijing

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beijing: The “Roads of Arabia” exhibition opened at the National Museum in the Chinese capital Beijing, last fortnight. The exhibition, which is showing for the first time in an Asian country, is sponsored by Saudi Aramco, which also sponsored previous fairs held in Europe and America. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) […]

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Books on Women Empowerment in High Demand at Jeddah Fair

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Jeddah: With around 450 publishing houses from 21 countries and more than 1.5 million titles to choose from, books about women self-development and motivation were in high demand during the Second Jeddah International Book Fair. “My Self Suffice Me, My Way to Freedom” is a motivational learning book targeting Saudi and Arab women. It is […]

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Majority of Arab Youth Reject Radicalism

Majority of Arab Youth Reject Radicalism

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new Arab Human Development report seeks to dispel misconceptions about young Arabs in the region. By Jad Chaaban Beirut: Arab youth are suffering from pervasive social exclusion, the highest unemployment levels in the world, and low female labour force participation, the Arab Human Development Report for 2016 has found. The annual report, entitled,” Youth […]

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‘Online Hajj Applications to be Encouraged’

‘Online Hajj Applications to be Encouraged’

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The Haj Committee of India will encourage more aspirants for Hajj to apply online and make payments through credit/debit cards in line with the cashless transactions being promoted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The Hajj operations for the year 2017 (Hajj is likely to be performed around September 2) will begin […]

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People’s Tribunal on Terror Accused

People’s Tribunal on Terror Accused

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Compensate Those Wrongly Convicted” The report points out how providing adequate reparations is a duty of the state. New Delhi: “Media must refrain from pronouncing terror-accused as ‘guilty’ till a formal pronouncement is made by the court, and a rights-based approach should be adopted by the State to grant compensation to the victims of wrongful […]

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Buddha Statue Reconstruction to Start in Afghanistan

Buddha Statue Reconstruction to Start in Afghanistan

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Kabul: The reconstruction of one of the largest Buddha statues in the world is expected to start in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province soon. A decision to this effect was taken during a 3-day meeting in Germany. Provincial governor Mohammad Tahir Zahir said the experts attended the meeting in Munich that led to adoption of a final […]

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Hindu Temple, Cremation Ground for Pak Capital

Hindu Temple, Cremation Ground for Pak Capital

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Islamabad: The Islamabad’s Capital Development Authority has allocated a half an acre plot to the Hindu community in Pakistan’s capital to build a temple, a cremation ground and a community centre in Sector H-9. The Hindu community was demanding the land for these religious facilities in the Pakistan’s capital for the 8,000 odd members of […]

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Pak Recognises Abdus Salam

Pak Recognises Abdus Salam

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Islamabad: Pakistan named the Physics Department of Quaid e Azam University in Islamabad as Abdus Salam Center for Physics, after the only Pakistan Nobel Laureate Prof. Abdus Salam. Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on December 5 approved renaming of the Department after Prof. Salam, who was member of the minority Ahmediya Muslim community. A formal […]

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