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22 October, 2018
The death toll from a landslide in Malaysia's Penang province has risen to nine, local media said Monday.
The landslide occurred on a construction site burying several workers under debris.
Rescue workers have so far recovered five Bangladeshis, 3 Indonesians and one Myanmar national, daily Star reported.
One person is still missing in the landslide that hit the province on Friday evening following torrential rains.
21 October, 2018
Egypt has resumed the restoration of Cairo’s monumental 13th century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a sign that vital cultural work is finally getting back under way after seven years of political turmoil.
Workers removed dried weeds from inside the mosque and restored fittings. The mosque was built by the Mamluk Sultan al-Zahir Baybars bin Abdullah Al-Bindakari between 1266 and 1268.
21 October, 2018
An Emirati man has proven that age is just a number after getting his master's degree at the age of 75 from a university in Dubai.
Ali Mohammad Naji was all smiles at his graduation ceremony that took place on October 19 - photos of the event went viral after his son posted selfies with his father, saying how proud he was of him.
21 October, 2018
Turkish cultural center, Yunus Emre Insititute (YEE), launched a new Turkish literacy program for orphans in Pakistan's northeastern city of Lahore.
Provincial Information Minister Fayyaz Ul Hassan Chohan, Turkey's Consul General Emir Özbay, Yunus Emre Institute's Director in Lahore Ulaş Ertaş and other officials were also present at the launching ceremony.
"This language program would help students study the very rich culture and history of Turkey," Chohan told at the ceremony.
21 October, 2018
The groundbreaking ceremony for Uzbekistan's first nuclear power plant was held on Friday with the participation of the Russian and Uzbek leaders, taking part remotely from the capital Tashkent
Speaking at the ceremony alongside Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plant would provide cheap and clean electricity to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries while also boosting the safety of energy supplies for the entire region.
19 October, 2018
One person was killed in an explosion at the Avangard fireworks factory in the town of Gatchina near St. Petersburg , a regional emergency services official told Sputnik
"A body has been found [at the site of the blast]," the official said.
"Two more people could still be under the rubble," he added.
19 October, 2018
Muslims in a Turkish village of Yalova have discovered they had performed their prayers in the wrong direction for 37 years. 
The Sugören mosque, which was built in the Sugören village of the Yalova province in 1981, appointed İsa Kaya as an imam in 2017.
After local rumors that his congregation had been praying facing the wrong direction, Kaya recently applied to the mufti’s office in Yalova to check if the rumors held truth, Demirören News Agency reported.
19 October, 2018
The Dubai government has launched a free e-learning education platform to cater for more than 50 million Arabic speaking students across the region and beyond.
“Madrasa” was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, prime minister of the UAE, under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
18 October, 2018
indigentAt its commissioning, the mosque was deemed the most modern and costliest ecclesiastical edifice in British West Africa.
The Shitta-Bey mosque, one of Nigeria’s national monuments, retains its unique architecture and interior designs, which were credited to Senghor Baptista Da Costa.
18 October, 2018
Three mosques built by a Turkish aid agency in Kyrgyzstan were inaugurated on Wednesday.
The Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) built the mosques in Jalal Abad and Chuy regions. The mosques are named as Haji Nigar Yunus, Esref Ors and Omur.
18 October, 2018
A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas.
In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate crime charges.
Mark Di Carlo, Perez’s defense attorney, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
18 October, 2018
The Syrian government gave approval for the United Nations to deliver aid next week to thousands of desperate civilians stranded near a US garrison in southeastern Syria on the Iraqi-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday.
A siege earlier this month by the Syrian army and a block on aid by Jordan has depleted food in the camp and led to at least a dozen deaths in the last week among its over 50,000 inhabitants, mainly women and children, residents and UN sources told Reuters. 
18 October, 2018
Nearly 12 million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine, the  World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday.
Herve Verhoosel, WFP's spokesperson, explained the concern to reporters in Geneva saying: "Yemen is currently facing the world's worst hunger crisis, with almost 18 million people throughout the country not knowing where their next meal is coming from.
18 October, 2018
Meeting in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi, the Russian and Egyptian presidents have signed what officials describes as a strategic cooperation treaty designed to increase trade, military, and other ties between the two nations.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who was completing a three-day visit to Russia, hailed his talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on October 17 and the cooperation agreement as opening a "new chapter in the history” of the countries’ bilateral relations.
17 October, 2018
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full UN member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
The United States, Israel and Australia voted against the move, which won 146 votes in favor. There were 15 abstentions and 29 countries didn’t vote.
17 October, 2018
 Some 12 million Yemenis could soon be on the brink of famine if the security and economic situation in the war-ravaged country does not improve, the UN warned Tuesday.
“Yemen is currently facing the world’s worst hunger crisis, with almost 18 million people throughout the country not knowing where their next meal is coming from,” World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Herve Verhoosel told reporters in Geneva.
17 October, 2018

At least 18 people died in a blast in a technical college on the Crimean peninsula, with dozens more injured, Crimean head Sergei Aksyonov said on state television on Wednesday.

17 October, 2018
A city in one of India's most populated states is having its Muslim name changed to a Hindu one as its nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government seeks to ‘correct the mistake’ made by Muslim Mughal rulers in the 1500s.
Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, will now be called Prayagraj, a source from the area's ruling BJP party told reporters on Tuesday.
17 October, 2018
Dubai remains the world's most cosmopolitan city in 2018 with 83 per cent (2.6 million) of its residents foreign-born who speak over 140 different languages.
16 October, 2018
The number of recorded hate crimes in England and Wales has more than doubled in the past five years, official data shows, with a substantial rise in offenses directed at Muslims.
Religiously-motivated hate crime has risen by 40% in just the past two years with more than half (52%) being directed at Muslims in the community, according to the Home Office.
16 October, 2018
The Crimean delegation has discussed with Syrian President Bashar Assad the possibility of operating regular flights between Syria and the peninsula, as well as possible business missions, Andrey Nazarov, the Yalta International Economic Forum's organizing committee co-chairman, said on Tuesday
16 October, 2018
Russian delegation of foreign and defense ministry officials travelled to Saudi Arabia and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry said the two-day visit started on Sunday.
The delegation from Russia, whose influence in the Middle East has risen after it launched a military intervention in Syria in 2015, also held talks in Saudi Arabia with Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the ministry said.
16 October, 2018
The top official in China's Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims.
In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the "vocational education" centres were proving effective in staving off terrorism.
He said "trainees" were grateful for the opportunity to change their ways and make their lives more "colourful".
16 October, 2018
A Chatham councilman running for re-election apologized for anti-Muslim statements he made that were condemned Monday by an Islamic organization.
Peter Hoffman said that 10 years ago he made a post on the anti-Islam website BarenakedIslam that read, “Islam is a sick, backward faith practiced by low life scum ... until the 'moderate' Muslims rein in their sick brethren and stop this type of behavior, Islam will always be the religion of beasts in my mind.”
15 October, 2018
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi discussed a number of measures aimed against spreading extremist ideology in the world. It was announced by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in an interview with Egyptian TV journalist Amro Abdel-Hamid, who heads the TEN TV television channel.

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