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02 November, 2018
 
A study of attitudes towards Israel in the UK has found that 49 percent of Britons have an unfavourable view of Israel.
 
The annual poll of UK attitudes about Israel was conducted by the Populus polling company and was commissioned by an Israel lobby group, the British Israel Communications and Research Center (BICOM).
 
02 November, 2018
More than 87,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their country since July, Lebanese authorities said Friday.
 
In a statement, Lebanon’s General Security Directorate said approximately 80,000 refugees had voluntarily returned to Syria -- with the Security Directorate’s help -- within the last three months alone.
 
Another 7,670 Syrians, the statement added, were repatriated over the same period in coordination with the Damascus regime.
 
02 November, 2018
More than 4,000 visitors, mostly buyers and sellers of halal products and services, from 40 countries, as well as over 75 companies from 15 countries, attended the 10th Halal Expo Dubai, which opened yesterday (October 29) in Dubai, UAE.
 
The two-day expo kicked off just two months after Duai Islamic Economy Development Centre recognised the show as part of the Islamic Economy Week.
 
31 October, 2018

The regional mental arithmetic tournament was held in Sochi from October 27 to 28. The competition was attended not only by children from different cities of Russia, but also from other countries.

The participants of the tournament competed in the ability to quickly and correctly work on the accounts of soroban (abacus), perform arithmetic operations, solve examples mentally and with a flash score.

Dagestani team was also among the participants - students of the “Center for the Development of Intelligence” Pifagorka-Makhachkala ”.

31 October, 2018
Muslim groups raised more than $200,000 Wednesday to aid Jewish victims and their families after a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the state of Pennsylvania.
 
The fundraising campaign organized by CelebrateMercy and MPower Change received national attention for the amount of money raised in a short period of time.
 
The money raised was in response to a gunman opening fire during a ceremony at the synagogue Saturday, leaving 11 dead and six others injured, including four police officers.
31 October, 2018
Almost 700 come daily to his house which he converted into a school in the government-held city of Taiz, which has been at the center of a three-and-a-half-year civil war that has left millions on the brink of famine.
 
Both the Iranian-aligned armed Houthi movement and Yemen’s internationally recognized government have deployed forces in various districts of the southwestern city, Yemen’s third largest.
 
30 October, 2018
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to begin by November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar army crackdown, though doubts about a speedy return are likely to persist.
 
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed from the west of mostly Buddhist Myanmar into Bangladesh from August last year after Rohingya insurgent attacks on the Myanmar security forces triggered a sweeping military response.
 
30 October, 2018
American Muslims have raised more than $150,000 for the families of those killed and injured in Saturday's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, in a demonstration of interfaith solidarity, according to US media reports.
Some of the money is already on the way to victims and their families, and organizers say they hope to cover the funeral and other expenses for all 11 people who were killed.
 
30 October, 2018
UK police have launched a hate crime investigation after a group dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits posed a threat outside an Islamic center in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
 
"We are treating this as a hate crime," Northern Ireland Police Inspector Richard Murray from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Tuesday.
 
30 October, 2018
Over 100,000 people around the world are missing, which has created a global “crisis,” the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.
 
Agnes Coutou, the organization’s protection adviser, told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee that “this is the highest number we have ever had.”
 
30 October, 2018
The Mufti of Dagestan Sheikh Akhmad Afandi presented a sword to Abdulrashid Sadulaev.
 
As reported by the press service of the Republican Muftiyat, on October 28, Sheikh Ahmad Afandi took part in a solemn event in which he congratulated the Dagestan fighter on the birth of his first child in the family - his daughter, as well as on his victory at the World Championship in Freestyle Wrestling, held last week in Budapest.
29 October, 2018
A Lion Air passenger plane that took off Monday from Jakarta crashed into the sea with 189 people on board, all of whom are feared dead in Indonesia’s worst air disaster in recent years. 
 
29 October, 2018
Russian energy giant Gazprom will work with Russian Railways on the construction of a railroad which will run to the new Arctic port of Sabetta, on the western shore of the Ob river estuary, on the Yamal peninsula.
 
The project is set to be transferred to federal ownership so that the federal budget could back the potential investors, according to an unnamed government source, as quoted by Russian business daily Vedomosti. The partners are reportedly in talks with Russia's largest independent natural gas producer Novatek.
29 October, 2018
The UAE's first entirely Emirati-built satellite has successfully launched on Monday morning.
 
KhalifaSat launched into Earth orbit from the Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima, a small island off the southern tip of mainland Japan.
 
KhalifaSat was third UAE satellite to be launched into space, after DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2.
 
29 October, 2018
Italy’s far-right League party intervened on Sunday to block efforts by a Muslim association to turn a former hospital chapel into a mosque.
 
The Muslim group last week made the highest offer for the chapel in the northern city of Bergamo at an auction organized by a local hospital, outbidding the Romanian Orthodox Church which had been using the building for its religious services.
 
29 October, 2018
The opening ceremony of the first phase of one of the largest airports in the world will take place on Monday with the attendance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several leaders from around the world.
 
The ceremony which will be broadcast live, will kick off at 4:30 p.m. local time (1330GMT) on the 95th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.
 
29 October, 2018
Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned Monday.
Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 percent of children under the age of 15 -- a full 1.8 billion youngsters, including 630 million under the age of five -- breath dangerously polluted air.
 
This has tragic consequences: In 2016 alone, some 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air, the WHO report found.
28 October, 2018
The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.
 
MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks.
 
The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups.
 
One MEP said, if no action was taken, "by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans".
28 October, 2018
The leaders of the four countries gathered for a summit in Istanbul to discuss Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold has highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.
 
Ankara, which has long backed rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, and Moscow, Assad’s principal foreign ally, brokered a deal last month to create a demilitarized zone in the northwest Idlib region.
 
28 October, 2018
Indonesia’s government is offering investors $37.3 billion worth of infrastructure projects, $1 billion of which is earmarked for Shariah-compliant financing, Ekoputro Adijayanto, CEO of the ministry of national development’s Center for Private Investment (PINA) told Salaam Gateway. 
 
Adijayanto said around $300 million of the $1 billion earmarked for Islamic financing will be offered to investors from the Middle East and the remaining $700 million to local investors, including pension funds and insurance companies.
28 October, 2018
The US-based tech giant Google will be fined in Russia because it failed to integrate a mandatory blacklist of sites into its architecture. Russian law states that search engines are not to provide links to banned sites.
Google’s failure to abide by the rules, which was reported by the Russian communications watchdog RKN, will cost it between $7,600 and $10,600 under the current legislation, which will probably not be that big of punishment for the multibillion dollar enterprise.
 
28 October, 2018
Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir said on Thursday he was lifting a partial ban on the import of Egyptian goods, during a visit by his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
 
In March 2017 Sudan banned the import of all Egyptian agricultural goods amid a range of disputes, including over land and accusations of political meddling.
 
Tensions have since eased, and Mr Al Bashir backed Mr Al Sisi's re-election earlier this year.
 
27 October, 2018
Malang City Administration will build Quran Museum by using four-dimensional (4D) technology which will be integrated with Malang City Islamic Center.
 
“We will design it like the one in Dubai,” said the Malang Mayor Sutiaji on Tuesday, October 6.
 
27 October, 2018
Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs said on Saturday.
 
Oman relies on the United States and efforts by President Donald Trump in working towards this "deal of the century" (Middle East peace), Alawi Bin Abdullah told a security summit in Bahrain a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman.
 
27 October, 2018
To encourage the community to share the peaceful message of the Holy Quran with new Muslims, the Islamic Information Centre (IIC) of Dubai and the Dar Al Ber Society are launching the Quran and Sunnah Memorisation Competition 2018 for new Muslims and children of new Muslims.
 
For the third year running, the competition offers a platform for new Muslims who have converted within the last 15 years to memorise the beautiful words of Allah. 
 
 

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