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Ocean cruises become popular with Saudis

By Habib Shaikh / 11 Nov 2013

There is an increasing interest among Saudis to go on ocean cruises, particularly honeymoon and family packages, according to veterans in the travel and tour industry in Jeddah.

They say cruises have become relatively affordable and convenient; the traveler has to unpack only once while cruising from port to port and today’s modern ships are more comfortable.

 

Study shows Turkish people oppose extramarital affairs

Source : World Bulletin / 08 Nov 2013

Turkish political parties and media sources have been discussing Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest remarks on the cohabitation of male and female students. Meanwhile, a new study conducted by Turkish universities showed that most Turkish people were opposed to extramarital affairs.

The Turkish media reported on Monday that Erdogan complained about the lack of dormitories for university students, which he said caused many problems.

 

Islamophobia on the rise in Quebec: Survey

Source : Presstv / 08 Nov 2013

Islamophobic abuse has soared in the Canadian province of Quebec since the government proposed a ban on religious symbols for public workers, a survey shows.

The Collectif Québécois contre l’islamophobie, a local anti-Islamophobia group, said on Tuesday that 117 complaints of verbal or physical abuse against Muslims were made between September 15 and October 15.

 

Most people prefer not to read, survey shows

By Ali Fayyaz / 05 Nov 2013

The technological boom has had a negative impact on reading habits.

A survey recently conducted by Arab News revealed that only two in ten people read on a regular basis. The survey also revealed that 80 percent of individuals do not read during their free time.

 

Canadian Muslims: The Highlight of A Mosaic

By Dr. Zijad Delic / 2 Nov 2013

Among the most educated, youngest, and diverse groups in Canada, the vibrant Canadian Muslim community is witnessing significant developments that would allow it to offer a lot to their Canadian homeland.

Dating back to the middle of the 19th century, Muslims have been arriving to Canada from abroad to settle down and establish their lives and build up their new homeland.

 

Mohammad most popular name in the world: Report

Source : Presstv / 31 Oct 2013

The name of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has become the most popular name in the world, a new report says.

Spanish daily ABC recently reported that some 150 million people across the world are named “Mohammad.”

 

Snowden Is a Hero, say 51% of Americans

Source : Commondreams.org / 31 Oct 2013

51% of Americans think whistleblower Edward Snowden is “something of a hero," according to results of a new survey.

The results of the Angus Reid Global online poll, which surveyed 4,500 Canadians, Britons and Americans, were released to the Huffington Post on Wednesday.

 

Israelization of Egypt: Now Egypt is targeting Gaza Fishermen

Source : Abdurrahman Aydin / 29 Oct 2013

It is reported by famous internet website The Electronic Intifada that, in the last few weeks, the Egyptian navy is harassing Palestinian fishermen on a continuous base by arresting and injuring them and damaging their fishing boats. The shift of power in Egypt since July 3 has not just led to border closures for those wanted to cross into the country from Gaza. Besides, it caused a rapid decline in the transport of basic goods, which is partly affected by the restrictions on fishing rights.

 

Palestinian downturn bites, aid falters, tunnels collapse

Source : Reuters / 28 Oct 2013

The arteries of Gaza's economy have collapsed as Egypt demolishes the smuggling tunnels along its sandy border.

Ancient stone villages in the occupied West Bank have become trapped in rural poverty, while investors and donors shy away from a zone of seemingly endless conflict.

The crackdown on the Gaza Strip and stagnation in the West Bank mean the Palestinian economy might shrink this year after average annual growth of about nine percent in 2008-2011.

 

Egyptian military officers back army chief for president

By Yasmine Saleh / 24 Oct 2013

After months of turmoil in Egypt, military officers are pushing popular army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president, after the 2011 uprising had inspired hopes for democratic change in a country long dominated by generals.

Sisi ousted Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Mohamed Mursi, the man who appointed him, in July after mass protests against the Islamist leader’s rule.

 
 

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