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08 November, 2018
Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday congratulated the two newly elected Muslim congresswomen in the U.S.
 
“Congratulations to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for being elected to the U.S. Congress. This is a great achievement for Muslim Americans,” Mevlut Cavusoglu posted on Twitter.
 
Minnesota's Omar and Michigan's Tlaib both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim congresswomen to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
 
08 November, 2018
Drawing international acclaim, Resurrection: Ertugrul, an action-packed historical Turkish television series will premier for the fifth season on Wednesday.
 
The series will be available for its local and foreign followers.
 
Taking place in 13th century Anatolia, it tells the story of the period prior to the establishment of the Ottoman Empire around the life of Ertugrul Gazi, father of the empire's first leader.
 
08 November, 2018
A jury has awarded $3.2 million in damages to a Muslim who claims he was harassed for years by his supervisors at Loma Linda University Medical Center and ultimately fired because of his Islamic beliefs, his lawyer said Wednesday.
 
The award to Hugo Lizzaraga, 44, who worked 20 years as a warehouse employee at the hospital, capped a six-week-long trial in San Bernardino Superior Court and five days of deliberation. The verdict was announced Monday.
 
08 November, 2018
On November 10, the “One Day School” project of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan starts at the Galievsky Mosque of Kazan. The project will help quickly and efficiently master the skills of performing prayers and the basics of Islam in 5 lessons.
 
Today, over fifty people have expressed their desire to attend the classes of the “One Day School”. The youngest listener is 16 years old and the oldest is 78 years old. Sign up for classes by phone: +7 (843) 237-86-18.
 
08 November, 2018
A man in India has launched a massive campaign against dowry, one of the biggest social evils claiming hundreds of lives every year in the country. Such is the impact of the campaign that close to 1,000 Muslim families have now returned dowry to the bride families, expressing regret over their conduct in public and vowing not to repeat it in future.
 
08 November, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the go-ahead for a controversial bill that allows the imposition of the death penalty for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis.
 
07 November, 2018
The United Nations (UN)’s special envoy to Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to drop plans for a hasty repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their homeland, where they are still facing a “high risk of persecution.”
 
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have taken refuge in Bangladesh since last year, when Myanmar’s armed forces, backed by Buddhist extremist mobs, launched an intensified crackdown against the Muslim community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
 
07 November, 2018
Passengers at some European airports will soon be questioned by artificial intelligence-powered lie detectors at border checkpoints, as a European Union trial of the technology is set to begin. As CNN writes in an article "Passengers to face AI lie detector tests at EU airports", fliers will be asked a series of travel-related questions by a virtual border guard avatar, and artificial intelligence will monitor their faces to assess whether they are lying.
 
07 November, 2018
Britain announced on Monday it would open a joint military training base in Oman in March 2019 as it looks to bolster its relationships with allies in the region.
 
Defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced the British-Omani training base as he visited the country to observe the end of a large-scale joint military exercise involving thousands of personnel practicing desert combat.
 
06 November, 2018
The United Nations refugee agency says a total of more than 2,000 refugees have lost their lives since January trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
 
Charlie Yaxley, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday that "the number of lives lost on the Mediterranean this year has now exceeded 2,000" after 17 people were found dead off the Spanish coast this week.
 
06 November, 2018
Today, UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, faces an unprecedented challenge. At a time when the world is struggling with refugee crises on an unprecedented scale, the agency, which for nearly 70 years has been assisting refugees throughout the world, regardless of the background of their plight, is itself struggling to overcome a funding crisis that threatens its capability to adequately help the world’s most vulnerable displaced communities.
 
06 November, 2018
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the army will come to the defense of Gulf Arabs if they face any direct threats, a pro-government newspaper said on Tuesday.
 
Youm7 newspaper also quoted Sisi as saying in response to a question on US sanctions on Iran: “Instability affects us all and any state that has instability affects all of us.”
 
06 November, 2018
Hundreds of grieving relatives prayed Tuesday at the spot where a Lion Air jet plunged into the sea as revelations over the jet’s malfunctioning air speed indicator raised fresh questions about the cause of the accident.
 
Tearful mourners aboard a pair of Indonesian navy vessels tossed bouquets and scattered flower petals into the Java Sea off the country’s north coast where the brand new jet crashed last week, killing all 189 people on board.
 
06 November, 2018
As several consumers in Saudi Arabia move to acquire environment-friendly electric vehicles, a French company specializing in digital transformation has announced its first electric vehicle charging plant in the kingdom.
 
Schneider Electric announced that the plant has been completed after planning the project commenced in the third quarter of 2017.
 
05 November, 2018
The UAE Cabinet has announced that on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday, a holiday will be officially observed on Sunday, November 18 for all ministries and federal entities.
 
This is in stead of the original date stipulated by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai which is November 20.
 
Normal working hours will resume on Monday, November 19.
 
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05 November, 2018
With anti-Semitic attacks on the rise in Germany, the country's federation of Jews has suggested tailoring extra integration classes for migrants, who may still be influenced by their home countries' anti-Jewish sentiments.
 
05 November, 2018
Eight people were killed, and 16 others suffered injuries in a series of explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, local media reported on Monday, citing a source in local security forces.
 
According to the Al-Arabiya broadcaster, the attacks were carried out late on Sunday.
 
One of the explosions took place in the northern part of the city, in the vicinity of the Aden square, while three others hit the eastern area of Baghdad, and another one hit the south of the city.
 
05 November, 2018
Russian energy giant Gazprom and Austrian oil and gas company OMV have signed a supplement to a contract in order to increase gas supplies to Austria by 1 bln cubic meters per year.
 
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and OMV CEO Rainer Seele signed the document at their working meeting in St. Petersburg, the Russian gas holding said in a statement.
 
05 November, 2018
As part of the wider Saudi Vision 2030, the country’s Ministry of Housing has announced the success of building the first house using 3D printing technology in the Middle East.
 
05 November, 2018
A United Nations special investigator has begun a tour of Britain to examine the impacts of government austerity on the spread of poverty across the country.
 
Estimates suggest that a fifth of people, around 14 million, are living in poverty in the United Kingdom as millions rely on government and charity help to eat and survive. The surge in poverty is mostly blamed on a series of government austerity measures, which began in 2010, two years after the economic recession, to help shrink budget deficit.
 
03 November, 2018
Four movies from Iranian directors are among the 100 greatest foreign-language films, a BBC poll showed.
 
Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama “A Separation” (2011) is the 21st in the ranking based on the poll published on Tuesday.
 
Abbas Kiarostami’s “Close-Up” (1990), “Where Is the Friend’s Home?” (1987) and “Taste of Cherry” (1997) took the 39th, 94th, and 97th places respectively. 
 
03 November, 2018
Russia on Saturday said it will host international talks on Afghanistan on November 9, with representatives of both the Afghan government and the Taliban, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Moscow said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have agreed to send delegations to the conference.
 
"It will be the first time that a delegation of the Political Office of the Taliban Movement in Doha will take part in international talks (at) such a level," the foreign ministry's statement said.
03 November, 2018
The opinion that private data isn’t safe on social media “dominates” Russian society as it’s shared by more than a half of the country’s population, a new survey reveals.
Fifty-five percent of those polled said they were certain that user data on social media is accessed by third parties. Some level of confidence that their information is safe was expressed by only 34 percent, with 14 percent saying that their data is “certainly” not misused.
 
03 November, 2018
Indian Government has put in emergency measures to check the increased air pollution level in National Capital as air quality slipped from ‘very poor’ to ‘hazardous’ on Friday. The state’s Pollution Control Body has been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators while the Delhi government said, “It is fully prepared to implement odd-even scheme when needed.”
 
03 November, 2018
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has said 835,910 visas were issued for Umrah pilgrims (mutamirs) until Wednesday, Oct. 31. It said 547,392 pilgrims already arrived in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current Umrah season and 271,020 of them have left Saudi Arabia after completing the ritual.
 
The number of pilgrims still in the Kingdom is 276,372 pilgrims, with 185,484 pilgrims in Makkah and 90,888 in Madinah, according to the ministry’s weekly data.
 
 

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