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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
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.
 
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.
 
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.”
 
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
 
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 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
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.
 
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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. 
 
 

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