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‘Mary, Jesus’ Mother’ is New Name for UAE Mosque

‘Mary, Jesus’ Mother’ is New Name for UAE Mosque

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in Abu Dhabi, was recently renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ — Arabic for ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus’. The change was ordered by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to “consolidate bonds […]

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Bookstore on Wheels in Baghdad

Bookstore on Wheels in Baghdad

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Sinan Salaheddin Ali al-Moussawi, the owner of a mobile library truck, arranges his books on a street in Baghdad, Iraq. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the 25-year-old to share his passion for reading and revive a love for books in Baghdad, which was once the literary capital […]

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Archeologists Uncover 17 Mummies in Central Egypt

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cairo: Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site, replete with at least 17 mostly intact mummies. It is the latest  in a string of discoveries, that the country’s antiquities minister described as a helping hand for its struggling tourism sector. The necropolis, uncovered eight meters below ground in Minya, a province about 250km south of […]

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Turkey’s Diyanet Unveils Strategy to Tackle Islamophobia

Turkey’s Diyanet Unveils Strategy to Tackle Islamophobia

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ankara: Turkey’s top religious affairs body has formulated a two-pronged common strategy to address Islamophobia in Europe. Diyanet head Mehmet Gormez said the new strategy would gather Muslim pioneers in Europe, and arrange meetings with people from other faiths and communities. Gormez said that Diyanet would organize the first meeting on May 22-25 in Turkey’s western […]

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Qatar Islamic Bank Wins Global Finance’s Product Innovator Award

Qatar Islamic Bank Wins Global Finance’s Product Innovator Award

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Doha: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has received the ‘Product Innovation Award’ under the Islamic Finance category from the Global Finance Magazine for the bank’s efforts in introducing innovative Shariah-compliant products, including long-term deposits with flexible profit payment options. The long-term deposits with flexible profit payment options and higher expected yields allow customers to choose how they […]

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IDB Launches Innovation Forum to Empower Youth

IDB Launches Innovation Forum to Empower Youth

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Cultural barriers, lack of adequate investment in research and development, and a low rate of graduates in scientific fields are among the greatest challenges faced by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) member countries in fostering innovation. Finance leaders attending Innovation Forum, hosted by the IDB Group deliberated on these pressing issues. The forum brought together […]

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Bahrain’s Gulf University Holds Media Forum

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Manama: The Bahrain-based Gulf University held its first media forum under the theme of “Media and Arabian Gulf Challenges” recently. The participants debated on security and economic challenges facing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, in the light of international political and media shifts. Gulf University President Dr. Muhannad Mashhadani stressed the importance of the forum, […]

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Criminalizing Cyber-Terrorism

Criminalizing Cyber-Terrorism

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi: The International Conference for the Criminalisation of Cyber-Terrorism concluded in Abu Dhabi with the “Abu Dhabi Declaration for Criminalizing Cyber-Terrorism”, which was read by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, chairman of the conference organizing committee. The Abu Dhabi Declaration includes three clauses, to be coordinated and rapidly executed by UN member countries to combat […]

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E&Y Rates Morocco ‘Most Attractive’

E&Y Rates Morocco ‘Most Attractive’

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rabat: In its 2017 Attraction Barometer, the professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) put Morocco in the first place and named it as “the Most Attractive Country in Africa for Investors,” beating out South Africa and Kenya with its political stability and steady economic growth. EY index, rates countries based on their Foreign Direct Investment […]

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Egypt – Making Ramazan Less Stressful for the Poor

Egypt – Making Ramazan Less Stressful for the Poor

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has sought to ease the concerns of Egyptians grappling with rising prices in the holy month of Ramadan by pledging a raft of economic measures including tax breaks. El-Sisi, in an interview published in state newspaper Al-Ahram, said his government would introduce tax cuts and increase subsidized food to help […]

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