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Saudi aviation academy to train first women pilots

A flight school in Saudi Arabia is opening its doors for women, following the end of a decades-long driving ban in the deeply conservative Muslim country where many social restrictions are easing.
Oxford Aviation Academy, a leading trainer and crew recruiter, has already received applications from hundreds of women hoping to start lessons in September at a new branch in the eastern city of Dammam.

World’s oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

It is believed that the ancient people mastered the making of bread not earlier than managed to domesticate the wheat, but a new archeological find made in the Middle East is changing this established scientific view - the remains of bread aged 14.5 thousand years found in Jordan are related to those times, when agriculture has not yet appeared.

3000 Muslims from Chechnya to perform Hajj this year

Chechen Muslims are getting ready to perform one of the pillars of Islam - the pilgrimage to holy places in Mecca - the Hajj. 
Some 2600 pilgrims will be able to make it this year. This is the quota allocated to the region by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Chechnya's Mufti Salah Mezhiev said.

"Izge Bolgar Jueny" press conference hold in Tatarstan

Joint press conference of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, the World Congress of Tatars and the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan, dedicated to "Izge Bolgar Zhyeny", the Day of official acceptance of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, was held at the Information Agency "Tatar-inform".
This year the event will be held on July 21, 2018.

Aeromobile to be launched in Kazakhstan

Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan announced about plans to create a "hybrid of car and airplane" International News Agency "Kazinform" reports.


Lifting weight helps beat depression, new study suggests

Having an exercise routine is important for bodily health, as it has been proven that adding muscle tone helps to decrease injury risk and improve bone health.
However, new scientific evidence suggests that regular strength training may also ward off and fight symptoms of depression.Brett Gordon from Limeric University in Ireland has conducted a study on 2,000 participants who are suffering from depression as well as with those who have no mental illnesses.

More US Muslims to run for ballots in 2018 elections

From Congress to local legislatures and school councils, US Muslims who disagree with President Donald Trump's policies are running massively for various elected offices in the USA.
Such a surge of activity has not been since 2001, after the September 11 attacks. Nevertheless, observers and political scientists say, the way to victory for American Muslims can be difficult because of strong anti-Islamic sentiments in society.

World Cup-2022 will help the Arab world - Emir of Qatar

Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow said he expected that the World Cup-2022 will help the Arab world to overcome the political difficulties that it faces now.
"We will try to make the World Cup in 2022 an excellent championship, because this event is extremely important for the whole region. As you know, the Arab countries are now facing difficulties, we expect that this event will help us overcome these difficulties," the Tass quotes Emir of Qatar.

Russian military schools to offer free education to young Syrians

The Russian government has issued a decree allowing young Syrians to study in Russian military schools for free if they have sufficient knowledge of Russian and pass the necessary exams.
New Syrian cadets “will be accepted in military schools after a competition, within the limits allowed by the Russian law and in line with the procedure applied to Russian citizens,” reads the document published on the official web portal for legislative information on Friday.

Hajj-2018 season opened on July 14

The first foreign pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday (July 14/1 Zul Kaeda). Among the first were pilgrims from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
First Biman Airlines aircraft carrying pilgrims from Bangladesh landed at the King Abdulaziz airport in Jeddah and flights from New Delhi (India) and from Karachi (Pakistan) are expected to land at Prince Muhammad International Airport in Medina. The Saudi General Administration of Civil Aviation (GACA) has completed all preparations for the arrival of pilgrims.

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