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Head of UK party warned after anti-Islamic rally

The head of the populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been criticized by the party’s former leader for joining an anti-Muslim rally last weekend in the northern city of Sunderland.
Speaking after the Islamophobic rally, Nigel Farage warned that Gerard Batten needs "to be careful what company he keeps".

1,700 scholars attend int`l conference on Islamic studies in Palu

Some 1,700 scholars on Islamic studies from various countries attended the 18th International Conference on Islamic Studies (AICIS) in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, from September 17-20, 2018.
The theme of the conference is "Islam in a Globalizing World: Text, Knowledge and Practice."
Some 300 papers are to be discussed during the conference, which was initiated by Indonesia 18 years ago.

Cargill to pay total of $1.5 million to Muslim workers in Colorado prayer dispute

Cargill Meat Solutions will pay a total of $1.5 million to 138 Muslim workers who were fired after walking off the job in a dispute over prayer breaks at a Colorado meat-packing plant in 2015, the company said on Friday.
The dispute arose after the workers, mostly Somali immigrants, were dismissed after they staged a three-day walkout over what they said were insufficient prayer breaks at a plant in Fort Morgan, about 75 miles northeast of Denver.

Makkah will see big increase in malls to meet pilgrim boom

The holy city of Makkah is set to see a sharp increase in the number of retail malls and outlets to cater for a projected boom of pilgrims making the annual Hajj. They are expected to increase by more than 200 percent by 2030.

The anniversary of the Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia to celebrate in Ufa

The 230th anniversary of the formation of the first Muslim centralized religious organization in Russia, the Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia will be held this year in Ufa.
The corresponding order of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortastan is published on the official portal.

1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health: WHO

More than a quarter of the world's adults — or 1.4 billion people — don't exercise enough, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.
In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide were not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity to stay healthy – at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week.

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.
The prevalence of obesity in girls under the age of 20 also shows an increase of 1.7 percent compared with 4.5 percent at the same period of time, IRNA quoted Hashemi as saying.

Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during their Umrah visit

Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any city in the country during their 30-day Umrah visa, 15 days of which must be spent on visiting the Two Holy Mosques.
Abdulaziz Wazzan, Undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Umrah Affairs, said that more than 1,000 pilgrims from the world arrived in the Kingdom last week and over 25,000 Umrah visas have been issued over the last four days, Saudi daily newspaper al-Youm has reported.

The mosques of Tatarstan began to take clothes and food for the needy


Collection of food, clothing and household items for the point of rendering assistance to those in need was announced in the mosques of the capital of Tatarstan. The mufti of the republic Kamil Samigullin told about this for RIA Novosti.


Energy minister says Russia ready to cooperate with US on oil production

Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of cooperating with the United States and Saudi Arabia on terms of oil production for market balancing, but this issue was not considered at a recent meeting with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak told reporters on Monday.

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