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Record 33.3 mln people worldwide displaced by conflict

Source : UN Multimedia / 19 May 2014

More than 30 million people globally were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict, according to a new report launched at the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday.

The report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), which is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, covers 58 countries.

 

Over 40% of Ukrainians opposed to Ukraine joining NATO - poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 14 May 2014

Ukrainian citizens are mostly opposed to the country joining NATO, the Razumkov Center sociological service said, citing its April poll.

According to the survey, when asked if a referendum on joining NATO was held next Sunday, how one would vote, 36.7 percent of respondents said they would vote for it, 41.6 percent against, 6.4 percent would not vote, and 15.4 percent failed to respond.

 

Permanent NATO Deployment to Threaten Peace in East Europe

Source : RIA Novosti / 08 May 2014

NATO’s permanent presence in Eastern Europe will not restore stability and security to the continent, rather it will threaten peace in the region, Martin Sieff, an Irish-American veteran journalist and author, told RIA Novosti.

 

Russians characterize Putin as decisive politician - poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 08 May 2014

Russian citizens characterize Russian President Vladimir Putin as competent and focused, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) sociologists said.

According to the poll results released on Wednesday, 21% of respondents consider Putin to be competent, decisive and focused (20%), while last year such responses were given by 10% and 14% respectively.

 

Opinion: New Zealand should tap into growing Muslim tourism market

Source : Ear-Halal / 06 May 2014

New Zealand has the potential to tap into a rapidly growing Muslim tourism market, says a tourism expert. Also known as “halal tourism”, Kiwi operators and hospitality providers are being encouraged to supply services that comply with Islamic beliefs and practices. Around 50,000 Muslim tourists from Indonesia and Malaysia travel to New Zealand each year, but experts say there’s still room for growth.

 

Americans say US should draw back from world stage – poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 03 May 2014

Almost half of Americans want Washington to reduce its role on the global stage, in a marked change from past decades, a Wall Street Journal poll finds, according to RIA Novosti. "Nearly half of those surveyed want the US to be less active on the global stage, with less than one-fifth calling for more active engagement - an anti-interventionist current that sweeps across party lines," the poll says.

 

Majority think Russia is heading in right direction - poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 02 May 2014

Nearly six in every 10 Russians think that their country is heading in the right direction, the highest number in more than two decades, a recent poll has shown. A total of 58 percent of respondents were pleased with the nation's present course, up from 43 percent in January and 51 percent in early March, an online report released Wednesday by independent pollster Levada Center.

 

Poll: 52% of UAE nationals say UK ‘unsafe’

Source : Al Arabiya / 30 April 2014

More than half of UAE nationals feel the UK is an unsafe destination in the wake of two vicious attacks on Emirati visitors to London, a YouGov / Al Arabiya News survey has found.

The results present a striking shift in Emirati perceptions of the British capital, which in recent years had welcomed a surge tourists from the Gulf, with more than 50,000 Emiratis visiting the UK annually.

 

85% in Muslim countries support the headscarf

Source : World Bulletin / 29 Apr 2014

The findings of a study surveying the opinions on women’s dress in seven predominantly Muslim countries has found that an astonishing 84.6% agree that women should wear the headscarf.

 

The least number of orphans live in North Caucasus: Study

Source : Islam.ru / 26 Apr 2014

Ingushetia is the only Russian region where there are no orphans, Interfax news agency reports.

According to the study of "Interreyting" organization, most children who are under the care of the state, live in the Kemerovo and Irkutsk regions. The ‘top’ ten regions leaders of the number of orphans are:  Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnoyarsk region, Moscow and Moscow region, Primorskiy Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai and St. Petersburg.

 
 

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