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Archive for November, 2017

Ranks of World’s Refugees Swell as Asylum Space Shrinks: UN

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More than 2 million people fleeing wars or persecution have joined the ranks of the world’s refugees this year, but often face more restrictive asylum policies, including in Europe and the United States, the top United Nations refugee official recently said. They include 650,000 from South Sudan and 500,000 Muslim Rohingyas who have escaped violence […]

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Philippines – Mindanao Province Fights Extremism through Schools

Philippines – Mindanao Province Fights Extremism through Schools

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A province on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has teamed up with madaris or Islamic schools to prevent violent extremism from making inroads among Filipino Muslim youth. Sarangani Governor Steve Solon said the provincial government’s “Madaris for Peace” programme will see 125 Asatidz (madrasa teachers) propagate peace and Islamic values among Muslim school children. Solon […]

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Bangladesh’s Buddhist Community Cuts Festival Expense to Aid Rohingya Refugees

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The Buddhist community in Bangladesh has declared that they will forgo parts of their festivities for Probarona Purnima, their second biggest religious festival, and donate the cost of a major event for the Rohingya Muslim refugees who have recently arrived in Bangladesh. Community leaders announced this decision at a meeting with senior Awami League leaders […]

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Pope Calls on Christians to  Share Hope with Migrants

Pope Calls on Christians to Share Hope with Migrants

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The same hope that moves people to seek a better life for themselves and their loved ones also moves the hearts of men and women to welcome migrants and refugees with open arms, Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, recently said. “Those who come to our land and we who go towards their heart […]

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Saudi Women Allowed to Issue Fatwas

Saudi Women Allowed to Issue Fatwas

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Saudi women are now allowed to issue fatwas following a vote in the Shoura Council. The historic move was approved by 107 votes and ends 45 years of only specialist men being able to issue fatwas in the Kingdom. The female muftis are to be chosen by a royal decree. The Shoura Council approved the […]

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Dr. Jemilah Mahmood – Malaysian Woman Leads Mercy Mission

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood – Malaysian Woman Leads Mercy Mission

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Dr Jemilah Mahmood and her team were on their way to deliver medical supplies to a children’s hospital in Iraq when they were trapped in a crossfire. Two people died, another two doctors were injured. Dr Jemilah was shot in her hip. She stitched herself up, left the bullet in. Today, Dr Jemilah is the […]

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A 800-Year-Old Piece of Indian Heritage in Jerusalem

A 800-Year-Old Piece of Indian Heritage in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem: Did you know that there is a corner of Jerusalem that has a distinct Indian stamp to it and its various residents wear their Indian origin like a medal? Next to the Al-Aqsa mosque in the city, there is the Indian Hospice in Jerusalem. The hospice is managed by the Ansari family and has […]

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Post-Sanctions, Iranian Rugs  Arrive in US Markets

Post-Sanctions, Iranian Rugs Arrive in US Markets

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Iran has resumed carpet exports to the United States after nearly six years of inactivity. In the last Iranian calendar year (which ended March 2017), Iran exported nearly $90 million worth of carpets directly to the United States. Tehran: Recently, Iran’s capital city, Tehran, hosted the world’s largest handmade carpet exhibition.  According to Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran National […]

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World Tulip Summit Award for Istanbul Municipality

World Tulip Summit Award for Istanbul Municipality

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Ottawa: The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) was presented with an award and certificate by the authorities of the World Tulip Summit, which was held in Ottawa, in the first week of October. Presented by the head of the World Tulip Summit Michel Gauthier, the certificate was accepted by Turkish Ambassador to Canada Selçuk Ünal in […]

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Wakf Council – Rs. 2 Cr. for Wakf Complex Construction

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The Board proposes to build four specialty hospitals in the State and a rehabilitation centre for persons with mental disorders. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The State Wakf Council will henceforth offer loans up to Rs. 2 core for construction of complexes on Wakf land. This was announced by Mr. Tanweer Sait, Minister for Primary […]

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