Monday 24 September 2018 \

 

At least 29 killed, 53 wounded in attack on military parade in southwest Iran

Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 29, including 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard, and wounding 53 others, state-run IRNA news agency reported.
 
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack in southwestern Iran on Saturday, according to the group's Amaq news agency.
 
Amaq said Daesh’s fighters had carried out the attack in Ahvaz city. The group provided no evidence for the claim.
 

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
 
More than three quarters of these deaths were among men, the UN health agency said. And despite evidence of the health risks it carries, global consumption of alcohol is predicted to rise in the next 10 years.
 
 

Co-education comes to help develop healthy gender ties

All government schools in the UAE are now teaching boys and girls side-by-side in Grade 1 (pupils aged five to six) from this academic year which began in September. The move was following a decision by the education authorities in the country.
 
This major policy change from the Ministry of Education (MoE) will be upgraded to other grades in all public schools on a yearly basis. The new strategy will include Grade 2 next academic year and then continue until mixed classes are in operation up to Grade 4.
 
 

Half of the world's poor are children, says UN

Half of the world’s poor are children and 20 per cent of people in Arab states are living in poverty, a new study released by the UN today shows.
 
The Arab countries' poorest state was again Yemen, but statistics from 2013 do not show the intensity of the situation today.
 
 

Britain's UKIP party proposes anti-Islam "interim manifesto"

Britains UK Independence Party (UKIP) presented plans Friday to establish all-Muslim prisons, enhanced screening for migrants coming from abroad and to abolish some equality and anti-racism laws at a conference in Birmingham.
 
The party has claimed extremism is "actively fostered" in jails, where "Muslim gangs hold sway" and "non-Islamic prisoners are converting for their own protection."
 
 

Diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency linked in Emiratis

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Emiratis may be linked to a genetic inability to metabolize Vitamin D properly, research at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University has indicated.
 
 

Supreme Court speaks out against formal approach in trials over extremist internet reposts

The Russian Supreme Court recommends that judges, who preside over trials concerning internet reposts of extremist material, estimate the suspects’ level of threat to society and stop using experts’ assessments in final rulings.
 
 

Mufti of RD Ahmad Afandi met with delegation participating in the All-Russian Theological Conference

The Mufti of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad Afandi, met with a delegation who arrived in Dagestan to attend the All-Russian Theological Conference today.
 
The delegation included the Mufti of the Chechen Republic Salakh-haji Mezhiyev, the Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin, scholars from the Arab countries, and others. The guests of honor thanked Ahmad Afandi for the invitation to this important event, the Muftiyat of RD press service reported.
 
 

World Bank Approves $80 Million to Support Refugees and Host Communities

The World Bank approved the $80 million Niger Refugees and Host Communities Support Project (PARCA), which will improve access to basic services and economic opportunities for refugees and host communities in 15 communes in the Diffa, Tahoua and Tillabéri regions, and provide institutional support to local, regional and central government entities in those 3 regions, as well as the Agadez region.
 
 
 

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