Wednesday 26 September 2018 \

 

UAE's Burj Khalifa Supports UN Women’s Campaign For Gender Equality

Burj Khalifa will support the UN Women’s global movement 'HeForShe', which aims to encourage men to support the campaign for gender equality.
 
Burj Khalifa will be joining several major landmarks in turning off half of its lights on the night of 25th September in support of the campaign, expressing solidarity with women, while providing a visual metaphor which illustrates the power lost when the world excludes half its population – women – from society.
 
 

Erdogan to inaugurate the biggest mosque in Germany

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will inaugurate in the German city of Cologne one of the largest mosques in Europe on Saturday. 
 
The Cologne Central Mosque, built by Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) after eight years of construction work, has a capacity of 1,200 people. 
 
 

Dubai among world’s top five most visited cities

Dubai has retained its ranking as the fourth most visited city in the world for the fourth straight year, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) 2018.
 
The city welcomed 15.79 million overnight visitors last year and with a projected growth rate of 5.5 per cent, the emirate is expected to witness another year of steady expansion in 2018.
 
 

Cost of eating out in Saudi Arabia rises at fastest rate in five years

The cost of eating out or enjoying a night’s stay at a hotel in Saudi Arabia increased at the fastest rate recorded in five years last month, according to government statistics.
 
August’s consumer price data show that restaurant and hotel inflation rose to a new high of 8.4 percent year-on-year in August from 7.6 percent year-on-year in July.
 
 

Muslim football player Mohammed Salah to win FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has won the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year for his individual effort for club team Liverpool against local rivals Everton at Anfield in December last year.
 
Salah topped the vote on the official FIFA website from a list of 10 candidates, with fans opting for the Liverpool striker’s moment of individual brilliance in the Merseyside derby.
 
 

"Intellectual Islam" Conference opened in Novosibirsk

A plenary meeting of representatives of different religions took place in Novosibirsk, with the support of the Ministry of Regional Policy. The participants of the meeting discussed important topics, one of them - the fight against extremism.
 
Orthodox, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims gathered in one hall. The representatives of various religions, honorable guests from Central Asia, Dagestan, Moscow
 
Albir Krganov, chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, the Mufti of Moscow.
 
 

Two Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults after car crash near UK parliament

Two mosques in Birmingham were attacked with catapults Thursday in the wake of a car crash outside the U.K. parliament that injured three people.
 
No one at the Al-Hijrah and Qamarul Islam mosques was injured as a result of the attacks which lasted 20 minutes. The buildings' windows were smashed with ball bearings while worshippers were attending the evening prayers.
 
Armed police were deployed to the area to prevent further assaults on the mosques.
 
 

Number of converted Muslims increases in Norway

The number of converted Muslims in Norway increased to at least 3,000 in the recent years, a researcher at Oslo University’s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages said.
 
Norway’s leading Verdens Gang newspaper reported on Sunday that the number of Norwegians choosing to become Muslim since 1990s have increased.
 
The report said the number of converted Muslims in the country during 1990s were around 500 while this number has reached around 3,000 in the recent years.
 

Scientists have identified the most harmful sleeping position

Experts from the us Mayo clinic found out what posture is to sleep the most harmful. It is reported portal Bustle with reference to relevant research.

 

Gaza staff at UN agency for Palestinians strike over job cuts

Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday to protest against job losses and US funding cuts.
The one-day strike closed more than 250 UNRWA schools in Gaza, as well as medical centers and food aid distribution points.
 
The United States has traditionally been UNRWA’s largest funder, providing around $350 million (300 million euros) a year.
 
But President Donald Trump has cut all support, sparking a funding crisis.
 
 

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