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China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market research group Euromonitor International.
 
In a report published Tuesday at an industry conference in London, Euromonitor said it is predicting there will be 1.4 billion trips made in 2018, up 5 percent from last year. Stronger growth in many major economies mean industry receipts will rise by an estimated 11 percent.
 
 

'Cryptocurrency can be used among Islamic countries'

A common cryptocurrency system should be formed for use among Islamic states, said Erol Yarar, chairman of the International Business Forum (IBF).
 
He stated that the U.S. keeps down money transfers, imposes sanctions on the international market, and causes crises in countries by using the dollar. 
 
"In IBF, this year, we will discuss the term 'monetary pluralism' to create a fairer and healthier trade environment," he said. 
 
 

Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger: report

A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published on Friday.
 
Children at one in three schools lack access to proper toilets, putting them at risk of diarrhea and other infections and forcing some to miss lessons altogether, according to the study, based on data from 101 countries.
 
 

Free mosque tours to teach more about Islamic culture launched in Dubai

Have you ever wondered what Muslims do at the mosque or what a mosque is?
 
In an initiative for both tourists and residents, the Islamic Information Centre (IIC) has launched a free-for-all 'mosque experience' where they are inviting people of all faiths and nationalities to attend their weekly tours of one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai. The aim of the tour is to demystify any misconceptions they may be having about Islamic and Arabic culture.
 
 

Iran to nominate Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development

Iran is making plans for nominating a city as the Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the deputy education minister for international affairs has said.
 
The possible inclusion of an Iranian city in ISESCO list will make the cities environmentally friendly in line with achieving sustainable development goals, Gholamreza Karimi who is also a secretary general at ISESCO national commission and a member of ISESCO executive council explained. 
 

Malaysia dominates the Islamic economy

Malaysia can lay claim to be the center of the world’s global Islamic economy, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hot on its heels, according to new research.
 
The “State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/19,” commissioned by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and produced by Thomson Reuters, shows a narrowing gap between the two hubs. The Islamic economy is the Muslim-majority countries that have financial sectors and economies which comply with Islamic law.
 
 

Vitamin A deficiency can trigger hair loss, experts say

Experts say that a lack of vitamin A may cause hair loss, one of the common problems of our age.
 
Hair thinning and shedding is very common in both men and women, and can start very early for some. The reasons behind this problem have been proven to be diverse; anything from too much stress to irregular eating habits and the environment could contribute to it, and now experts are warning that vitamin A deficiency may be one of the most important factors triggering hair loss.
 
 

Kadyrov says 5yo Chechen can repeat 4,100 push-ups after ‘world record not recognized’

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says five-year-old Rahim Kurayev – dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” – can repeat his “world record” of 4,105 push-ups without stopping after the feat was reportedly not officially recognized.
Kurayev is said to have achieved the impressive push-up tally in 2 hours and 25 minutes, according to local sports minister Musa Khanarikov.
 
 

Iranian, Russian culture ministers meet in St. Petersburg

The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Medinsky in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
 
Salehi expressed his thanks over the support from the Russian Culture Ministry for organizing an Iranian cultural week in Russia, and said that Iran is ready to help the country organize a Russian cultural festival in Iran, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Thursday.
 
He also stressed the need to organize mutual book fairs in Russia and Iran.
 

6th International Conference on 'Islam and Liberty' held in Islamabad

Speakers at 6th International Conference on 'Islam and Liberty' said that the Islamic teachings have never forbidden markets to grow but it imposed specific restrictions to curb all sorts of exploitation and injustices. They said that it was need of the hour to integrate Islamic teachings in modern world to lead the Muslims and eventually present an Islamic model of economy.
 
 

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