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25 September, 2018
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.
 
25 September, 2018
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. 
 
25 September, 2018
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.
 
25 September, 2018
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.
 
25 September, 2018
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.
 
24 September, 2018
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.
 
24 September, 2018
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.
24 September, 2018
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.
24 September, 2018
Saudis came together on Sunday for the grandest national celebration yet.
 
With 900,000 fireworks set off simultaneously from 58 platforms across 20 cities in the Kingdom, the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) is aiming to make the Guinness World Records for the largest fireworks display.
 
22 September, 2018
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.
22 September, 2018
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.
 
22 September, 2018
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."
 
21 September, 2018
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.
 
21 September, 2018
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.
 
21 September, 2018
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.
 
21 September, 2018
Gulf Cooperation Council countries have pledged $10 million to help fund the printing of textbooks in Yemen, Saudi state TV channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
 
The pledge came in response to the deterioration of the educational process in Yemen.
 
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched an educational campaign two months ago to support the Yemeni government, and to stand with the Yemeni people in their ordeal.
21 September, 2018
Muslim children are being falsely accused of radicalization by the British government as part of its counter-terrorism strategy Prevent, a report said Thursday.
 
The report released by the human rights advocacy group Cage details how Prevent has erroneously targeted Muslim communities throughout the U.K. on the pretext of tackling radicalization and extremism and has even separated Muslim children from their families. 
 
20 September, 2018
The Islam Awareness Week 2018 was launched on Monday, September 17 at the Wellington Islamic Centre in the presence of FIANZ’s newly appointed president Dr Mustafa Farouk, community leaders, dignitaries and, representatives from parliament and other ethnic and interfaith communities.
 
FIANZ or Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand is an apex body of the Muslims in New Zealand that looks after the issues and, concerns of the Muslims in the country.
 
20 September, 2018
More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale"."Millions of children don't know when or if their next meal will come," said Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International.
 
"This war risks killing an entire generation of Yemen's children who face multiple threats, from bombs to hunger to preventable diseases like cholera."
20 September, 2018
A senator has proposed banning various companies from hiring drivers with foreign-issued or international driver’s licenses in order to boost road safety in Russia.
The bill – submitted by Senator Akhmat Salpagarov to the State Duma on Thursday – also sets a six-month transition period during which foreigners can exchange their licenses for similar documents issued in Russia.
 
19 September, 2018
The All-Russian Theological Conference "The Role of Religion in Strengthening the Unity of the Peoples of Russia" will be held in the Republic of Dagestan on September 20-21, 2018. The conference is organized by the Committee on Freedom of Conscience, Interaction with Religious Organizations of the Republic of Dagestan and the Muftiate of the Republic of Dagestan.
 
19 September, 2018
India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.
 
The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.
 
19 September, 2018
The holy city of Makkah is set to see a sharp increase in the number of retail malls and outlets to cater for a projected boom of pilgrims making the annual Hajj. They are expected to increase by more than 200 percent by 2030.
 
19 September, 2018
Cargill Meat Solutions will pay a total of $1.5 million to 138 Muslim workers who were fired after walking off the job in a dispute over prayer breaks at a Colorado meat-packing plant in 2015, the company said on Friday.
 
The dispute arose after the workers, mostly Somali immigrants, were dismissed after they staged a three-day walkout over what they said were insufficient prayer breaks at a plant in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver.
 
 

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