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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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King of Jordan Opens “SESAME” Research Center

King of Jordan Opens “SESAME” Research Center

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Balqa: Jordan’s King Abdullah opened the International Center for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), the first research center of its kind in the region. The center, which is located in Allan region in the Balqa Governorate, will contribute to developing scientific research in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, physics, […]

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New Centre to take Academic Approach against Terrorist Ideology

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kuala Lumpur: A Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre to be set up in Malaysia will conduct research into, and counter the ideology spread by extremist groups, including the self-styled ‘Islamic State’, Malaysian officials have said. At the end of a visit to Malaysia by Saudi Arabia’s king recently, the two predominantly Muslim countries announced a joint agreement […]

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