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Jeddah: The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has been awarded the “International Peace  Award 2011-2012” by the Beirut-based International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). IHRC World Chairman  and Ambassador at Large, Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan presented the award along with ‘lifetime membership’ to the OIC chief at  a ceremony held at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah recently. The award was in recognition of Ihsanoglu’s services to the Muslim world and […]

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Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes. The suit against tobacco companies and the Indonesian government argues that feeble regulation has left children dangerously exposed to the risks of smoking. Indonesia is something of a paradise for both smokers […]

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The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest residential building. Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the tower comprises six basement floors, a ground floor and 100 above-ground residential levels. The tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments. Dubai already has a Guinness Record in its name for the tallest building in the […]

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Thirty women were recruited as privates at the Passport Department’s offices at border crossings like King Fahd Causeway and Salwa border point in the east of the Saudi Kingdom. A recent study of Naif University for Security Sciences’ Studies and Research Center showed that Saudi women have been embarking on security work as volunteers. The study “Women Police in Arab Countries” indicated a real potential for an effective […]

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The Muslim Institute has launched The Critical Muslim, a quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground-breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. The journal is jointly edited by renowned intellectual Ziauddin Sardar and Robin- Yassin Kassab. The first issue was launched in January 2012 with the cover story on the Arab Spring. The journal will publish issues in […]

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The Congress has regained Muslim votes in four of the five municipal corporations. By A Staff Writer Mumbai: After emerging as the leading party in four of the five municipal corporations that went to polls recently, the Congress has made a resounding comeback as far as Muslim votes is concerned. In fact, the party bagged 149 of the total 371 seats in […]

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Libreville, Republic of Gabon: The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has announced its plan to establish a satellite channel and promote investment in the media to fight Islamophobia and enhance exchange of information among the member states. “We have a number of important proposals to strengthen Islamic media activities. They including the launch of an OIC satellite channel,” OIC Secretary-  General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu stated at a conference of the […]

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Jeddah: The Organization of  Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is organizing, in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an international conference on “Refugees in the Muslim World” to promote and create conditions for sustainable voluntary repatriation and reintegration of refugees in their country of origin. The conference will take place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on May 10-11, 2012, at the ministerial level with the participation of over 500 representatives […]

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By Our Correspondent Jaipur: A clandestine deal with the powerful mining lobby on a 100-year-old roofless mosque situated on a hill-top at Pur village in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has resulted in its demolition. This has enraged the community, as the culprits were Muslims who sold the revered place of worship for Rs. 65 lakhs. The Jindal Saw Limited, owned by the O. P. Jindal Group in which […]

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