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13 October, 2018
A 15,343km (9,534-mile) flight from Singapore safely landed at Newark International Airport in the US on Thursday. It has become the world’s longest direct passenger flight.
Flight SQ22 departed at 15:37GMT (11.35pm local time) with 150 passengers and 17 crew members on board. The scheduled 19-hour flight landed 17 hours and 25 minutes later in the US.
12 October, 2018

"The experience of de-radicalization and re-socialization of supporters of extremist and terrorist ideologies" conference was held today in Kazan. The event was in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The plenary meeting of the conference was attended by Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin, as well as Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic Ayrat Shafigullin, head of the Office of the Anti-Terrorism Commission in the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Galiev and others.

12 October, 2018
China's western Xinjiang region has written "vocational training centres" for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.
Xinjiang says the centres will tackle extremism through "thought transformation".
Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith.
12 October, 2018
The capital of China’s Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has launched a campaign against halal products to stop Islam penetrating secular life and fuelling “extremism”.
In a meeting on Monday, the Communist Party leaders of Urumqi led cadres to swear an oath to “fight a decisive battle against ‘pan-halalization’,” according to a notice posed on the city’s official WeChat account.
12 October, 2018
Saudi Arabia on Thursday launched its first-ever railway line linking Mecca to Medina, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
“The Haramain Expressway from Mecca to Medina -- via Jeddah -- officially became operational today," the SPA reported.
According to Project Director Saad al-Shehri, the railway’s first train set out from Medina on Thursday -- en route to Mecca -- with 417 passengers aboard.
12 October, 2018
The Dubai International Holy Quran award (Dihqa), as part of its 14 diverse branches, has helped 115 inmates of Dubai inmates have their jail terms reduced by six months to 20 years by assisting them in memorising the Holy Quran.
Mohamed Al Hammadi, IT & HR director - Dihqa, said a third batch of the aspirant inmates have just finished the tests, which are organised in collaboration with the punitive and correctional institutions of the Dubai Police.
11 October, 2018
Head of the Chechen republic Ramzan Kadyrov visited Ingushetia, where he met with head of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.
"I visited populated areas in the Achkhoi-Martan district of Chechnya today. I met with residents of Bamut," Kadyrov said on his Telegram channel.
"The main and a very pleasant outcome of the conversation is that the Chechen and Ingush people are brothers, and there are no issues that could divide them," he noted.
11 October, 2018
Iran is the top exporter of rose water in the world, the head of Rose Water and Herbal Essences Union in Kashan, Reza Navvabi, said.
According to him, Iran exports rose water to 30 countries, mainly to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.
Navvabi noted that despite efforts to introduce the product to the world, rose water is not in high demand, since many nations are unaware of its use - unlike rose essence which is well-known and widely consumed in perfume industries of Bulgaria and Turkey.
11 October, 2018
Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a contract to allow an UAE astronaut to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.
In July, nine UAE candidates arrived in Russia for medical tests and simulation training before returning to the UAE. In September, two of the candidates, Hazza Mansouri and Sultan Niyadi, proceeded with their training in Russia.
11 October, 2018
An Istanbul university will host the second edition of the “International Conference on the Muslim Ummah” between Oct. 14 and 16 that will bring together 20 international scholars.
The conference, to be organized by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU) at its Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), aims to discuss problems across the Muslim world.
11 October, 2018
The majority of British voters want to stay in the European Union (EU), an analysis of recent polls shows, more than two years after a controversial referendum that triggered the country’s divorce from the bloc.
The YouGov study of four common questions regularly included in nearly 150 Brexit surveys showed a steady shift towards the Remain camp.
11 October, 2018
About a half of Ukrainian and Russian people want their countries to remain independent but friendly, with open borders and mutual visa-free regimes for citizens, according to a joint poll by Russian and Ukrainian think tanks.
In Russia, 45 percent of respondents supported the idea of a friendly alliance with Ukraine without customs of visa barriers, similar to the relations between the nations of the European Union. Still, 16 percent of Russians said they would prefer their country and Ukraine to exist in the form of a single union state.
11 October, 2018
The deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar by the Indian Government has outraged the United Nations and human rights activists who are accusing New Delhi of deliberately pushing the refugees into the jaws of death.
11 October, 2018

The number of Afghans killed or wounded by airstrikes rose 39 percent in the first nine months of 2018, the UN said Wednesday.

The overall number of civilian casualties remained at “extreme levels,” it said. Airstrikes killed or wounded 649 Afghans, more than any full-year period since the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began keeping records in 2009, as US and Afghan forces stepped up aerial bombardments, AFP reported.

10 October, 2018
As part of the meeting between spiritual leaders from different countries held this Monday in Barcelona, the principal imams of Europe and Asia area have decided to study the suitability of building a great mosque in Barcelona, according to Voice of Europe.
The forum’s president, Malik Abderrahman Ruiz, lamented that Barcelona, despite being “the city with the largest Muslim community in Spain,” does not have a representative mosque, and that is why it is necessary to “carry out a large-scale project”.
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
The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz World Center for Dialogue has announced the formation of what it called an Islamic-Jewish council aimed at promoting coexistence and fighting extremism.
The King Abdullah Center for Dialogue among Followers of Religions and Cultures said it launched a European dialogue platform that brings together members of Islamic and Jewish institutions in Europe.
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
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.

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