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10 October, 2018
Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday agreed to establish the first railway line linking the two countries.
 
According to Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA), a delegation from Egypt’s railway authority recently visited Khartoum to discuss the project with Sudanese Transport Ministry officials.
 
The planned railway will begin in Egypt’s southern city of Aswan and end in Sudan’s northern town of Abu Hamad.
 
10 October, 2018
Gas supplies via the Turkish Stream might begin on January 1, 2020, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Rossiya-24 TV channel.
 
"As for the Turkish Stream, its construction is carried out according to the approved plans. As you know, intergovernmental agreement was signed between Russia and Turkey, a road map was approved and everything is on schedule, By January 1, 2020, it will be possible to supply gas via the Turkish stream using two lines," he said.
 
09 October, 2018
A diverse crowd of protesters took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to march against racism and denounce the newly-elected Coalition Avenir Quebec government.
 
Muslim families pushing strollers, Indigenous community leaders, masked anti-capitalist activists and members of some 50 community groups marched through the city's downtown in a protest that stretched across several blocks.
 
08 October, 2018
Dozens of Iranian manuscripts and historical object are going to be put up for auction in an exhibition in London later this month.
 
In this exhibition, which is called Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, nearly 150 Iranian works are going to be auctioned at an initial price of $1,000 to more than $230,000.
 
08 October, 2018
A heat wave like the one in 2015 in India which killed nearly 2,500 people may become an annual occurrence in India and Pakistan, a damning UN report on the threats of climate change claims.
According to the report published on Monday, if world temperatures do indeed rise by two degrees Celsius, India could see deadly heat waves increase in frequency and become an annual condition.
 
08 October, 2018
Tomer Frankfurter died in California's Yosemite National Park in September after falling 250 metres while trying to take a selfie.
 
News reports like this were analysed to compile the study.
 
They found that selfie-related deaths are most common in India, Russia, the United States and Pakistan and 72.5% of those reported are men.
 
Previous studies were compiled from Wikipedia pages and Twitter, which researchers say did not give accurate results.
 
08 October, 2018
The Miami Valley Islamic Association is reaching out to share its culture with the Springfield community.
Islamic Day of Ohio is an annual state-wide effort inviting people of various faiths to get to know their Muslim neighbors.
 
The MVIA will celebrate its event, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bayley Auditorium on the Wittenberg University campus. The event is free and the public is invited.
 
08 October, 2018
Mohamed is the most popular name in the country for newborn boys in Belgium when all of the variations of the name are taken into account, the latest statistical release has revealed.
02 October, 2018
German police on Monday arrested six men on suspicion of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” group that attacked foreigners in the city of Chemnitz.
 
The German nationals, aged 20 to 31, were taken into custody for allegedly forming a group called “Revolution Chemnitz” with the aim of subverting the democratic state.
 
02 October, 2018
These will help them to be accepted by majority communities in non-Muslim countries, members of the Abu Dhabi-based World Muslim Communities Council have said.
Muslim minorities around the world have been urged to respect different cultures, embrace positive integration and have a sense of national belonging to the country they have migrated. These will help them to be accepted by majority communities in non-Muslim countries, members of the Abu Dhabi-based World Muslim Communities Council have said.
 
02 October, 2018
number of prominent French Muslim activists said Sunday that President Emmanuel Macron should listen to more Muslim voices before finalizing plans for new rules for Islam in France.
 
The French government needed to decide if it was "capable of treating 5 million of its citizens as grown-up, autonomous human beings," Marwan Muhammad, former head of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, said.
 
02 October, 2018
A mosque in the northwestern German city of Gladbeck was vandalized overnight by suspected Neo-Nazis, according to mosque officials.
 
The attackers wrote racist slogans and drew swastikas on the windows and the walls of the mosque, run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB).
 
Nadir Kahraman, head of the DITIB’s Gladbeck branch, condemned the attack and urged the police to bring the perpetrators to justice.
 
01 October, 2018
The US threat of a naval blockade to stop Russian energy exports might work on lesser states, but can only be seen as futile and dangerous in the case of Moscow, Ramzan Kadyrov has told US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
In an open letter to Zinke, the head of the Chechen Republic responded to a direct threat of using military force to close sea lanes in a bid “to make sure that Russia’s energy does not go to market.” The threat was made at last week’s meeting of the US Consumer Energy Alliance.
 
01 October, 2018
Indonesian's president on Sunday called on people to pray for victims of the earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.
 
Joko Widodo and several thousand people attended a mass prayer really in Surakarta, Central Java for victims of Friday's natural disasters, Indonesia's national news agency Antara reported.  
 


The tsunami, towering up to three meters high, hit Palu, capital of the Central Sulawesi province, and the northeast of the nearby Donggala Regency.


01 October, 2018
Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl began her address at the General Assembly in Arabic, which she said she had learned at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna and in Beirut during the war.
 
“Arabic is one of the six languages of the United Nations. I studied Arabic at the UN in Vienna. It is a beautiful and important language and part of the Arab and ancient civilization,” she said.
 
29 September, 2018
King Salman has ordered a study into opening Quba Mosque for prayer throughout the day, said Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.
 
The king visited and prayed at the mosque on Wednesday, accompanied by a number of princes. 
 
Following the study, implementation of all necessary requirements will begin immediately, said Prince Faisal.
 
29 September, 2018
ome 1.4 percent of thousands of surveyed U.S. military service members reported that they attempted to kill themselves in the past 12 months, a study released earlier this year revealed.
 
29 September, 2018
The Palestinian authority has asked the International Court of Justice to compel the US to shut down its embassy in Jerusalem, because it violates the Vienna convention, which says an embassy must be located in a host country.
29 September, 2018
Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach of the city of Palu on Friday when waves up to six meters (18 feet) high smashed ashore just on dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path.
 
“When the (tsunami) threat arose yesterday, people were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run and they became victims,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency BNPB said in news briefing in Jakarta.
 
29 September, 2018
Сhinese authorities have renamed a river with an Arabic-sounding name in Ningxia—an autonomous region and home to the mainland’s largest Hui Muslim population—in a bid to weaken Islamic influence in the area.
 
28 September, 2018
Saudi Arabia has unveiled its £6 billion ($7.87 billion) high-speed rail service that will run between Mecca and Medina.
 
Mecca is the site of an annual pilgrimage for millions of Muslims as part of a sacred journey known as Hajj.
 
The 280-mile (450-kilometer) railway will slash travel time between Mecca, the spiritual heart of Islam, and Medina, its second most sacred site, in half.  
 
28 September, 2018
A three-year battle to restrict the use of a 34-acre tract of land for an Islamic cemetery ended last Thursday.
 
In a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 20 Farmersville City Council unanimously approved a settlement with the Islamic Association of Collin County which will allow the group to move forward with its development of the property.
 
The land overlooks Lake Lavon and is in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction located along Hwy. 380 and CR 557.
 
28 September, 2018
 
10 Kramats (shrines) located across South Africa will soon be given national heritage site status.
 
Kramats mark the graves of holy men of the Muslim faith. They play an important part of the Muslim heritage and legacy.
 
It was announced on Monday that the Kramat of Sheikh Yusuf in Macassar would be among the holy sites recognised by the Department of Arts and Culture.
 
27 September, 2018
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly in a week where the United States sent mixed signals about their plan for peace between Israel and Palestine.
 
"Jerusalem is not for sale," he told the UN in the opening seconds of his speech, prompting applause from the audience.
 
27 September, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have held a one-on-one meeting in Baku today, the Kremlin press service reported.
 
 

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