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UK Mosques Open their Doors to Public

UK Mosques Open their Doors to Public

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

‘Visit My Mosque’ day sees over 250 mosques across UK welcome Muslim and non-Muslim visitors. Mosques across the U.K. recently opened their doors to the public as part of an annual national event that aims to build closer relations between the British Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Over 250 mosques participated in the ‘Visit My Mosque’ […]

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Petition calls for Nobel Peace  Prize to New Zealand PM

Petition calls for Nobel Peace Prize to New Zealand PM

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 20,000 people have signed petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her response to the mosque shootings that killed 49 people. A change.org petition to the United Nations had gained more than 20,000 signatures. A French petition calling for the prime minister to win […]

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Morocco on Global  Counter Terrorism Forum

Morocco on Global Counter Terrorism Forum

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Málaga, (Spain): Morocco was unanimously re-elected by members of the Global Counter terrorism Forum (GCTF) for a third mandate as co-chair of the body. This came at the 15th meeting of the GCTF coordination committee, held in the Spanish city of Málaga last month. After two consecutive mandates, led jointly with the Netherlands, Morocco will […]

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Pope urges Muslims and Christians to Reject War

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis denounced the “logic of armed power” in Yemen, Syria and other Middle East wars on a landmark visit to the Arabian Peninsula, telling Christians and Muslims that conflicts brought nothing but misery and death. Pope Francis, the first pontiff to set foot on the peninsula, was speaking during a trip to […]

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The Desert that Flourishes

The Desert that Flourishes

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having spoken of fraternity as an ark of peace, I now want to take inspiration from a second image, that of the desert which surrounds us. Here, in just a few years, with farsightedness and wisdom, the desert has been transformed into a prosperous and hospitable place. From being an unapproachable and inaccessible obstacle, the […]

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Pope in UAE at Human Fraternity Conference

Pope in UAE at Human Fraternity Conference

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A highlight of Pope Francis’ visit to Abu Dhabi recently, the first ever visit of a Catholic pope to the Arabian peninsula, was his participation in the “Global Conference for Human Fraternity” organized by UAE authorities. Apart from the two key figures at the event – Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam […]

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Saudi Film Director Wins Award for Cultural Leadership

Saudi Film Director Wins Award for Cultural Leadership

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Saudi film director Haifaa Al-Mansour has been named as one of the recipients of the 25th Annual Crystal Award, which celebrates the achievements of leading artists and cultural figures. Conductor Marin Alsop and broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough were the other recipients, the World Economic Forum announced. The winners will be honoured in the […]

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Book on Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Yoga Instructor Slated For Release in 2019

Book on Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Yoga Instructor Slated For Release in 2019

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The life of Saudi Arabia’s first certified woman yoga instructor, Nouf Marwaai is the subject of a new book, expected to hit the stands in 2019. Tentatively titled “Nouf: Yogi Who Made Saudi Arabia Fall in Love with an Ancient Indian Science”, the biography published by Westland, will be written by well-known film historian and […]

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Jordan Celebrates  Christian-Muslim Solidarity

Jordan Celebrates Christian-Muslim Solidarity

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jordan’s King Abdullah, accompanied by crown prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II recently attended a celebration at Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman held by churches in Jordan on the occasions of Christmas and the New Year. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, church leaders from Jordan and Jerusalem and representatives of the Jerusalem awqaf, attended the […]

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85,000 Yemeni Children Dead from Malnutrition, says Charity Report

85,000 Yemeni Children Dead from Malnutrition, says Charity Report

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity has said. They suffered immensely as their vital organ functions slowed down and eventually stopped. Their immune systems were so weak they were more prone to infections with some, too […]

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