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Istanbul: The two-day Conference on Protecting Cultural Heritage of Muslim World was held under the sponsorship of the Istanbul-based OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Rabat-based Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). “Cultural heritage is one of the most important human values,” said Turkish Education Minister, Ismet Yilmaz […]

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Ankara: Turkey’s parliament has approved a law for establishing the country’s first halal accreditation agency. Under the law, the Halal Accreditation Institution (HAK) will have the sole authority for certifying and accrediting halal products made according to Muslim standards in Turkey. It will also establish offices abroad. The agency will also accredit Turkish and foreign […]

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Jerusalem: The US Consulate General in Jerusalem launched the eighth annual Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar in support of Palestinian business women from all over Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Microenterprise Bazaar is an important part of the US Consulate General’s efforts to advance the American-Palestinian entrepreneurship and small business development opportunities supporting the economic […]

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Casablanca: “The most beautiful religious building in the world”: this is how French-German television channel ARTE described Morocco’s largest Mosque Hassan II. The channel has broadcast a seven-minute video reportage about the Moroccan mosque, giving its audiences breathtaking views of the mosque and its surroundings from the sky. The reportage tells the story of one […]

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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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Cairo: Muslim female preachers and Christian nuns recently attended an awareness course at Egypt’s Assiut University. This came as part of the training they have been receiving in the Door to Door campaign, led by Egypt’s National Council for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church to promote Egyptian women’s issues. […]

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Kuala Lumpur: A World Sufi Centre is planned to be established in Kuala Lumpur for conducting studies and collecting inputs on Sufi practices, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said recently. He said that for a start, a philanthropist had agreed to donate US$1 million for the purpose. He said that it was hoped […]

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