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Vladimir Putin to meet with Mahmoud Abbas

President of Russia Vladimir Putin will receive his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on July 14 in Moscow. The leaders of the two countries will discuss relations between the countries, spokesperson for the Ambassador of Palestine in Russia Abdelhafiz Nofal reports.
"President Abbas will hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 14 to discuss bilateral relations and the development of the situation in the Middle East," RIA Novosti's quotes the representative of the diplomatic mission.

All-Russian Quran recitation contest held in Derbent

All-Russian contest of reciters of the Holy Quran in memory of Sirazhuddin Efendi was held in the city of Derbent, the press service of the Muftiyat of Dagestan reports.

Russia: Palmyra sculptures damaged by Daesh being reconstructed

The Russian Defense Ministry says that scientists in Damascus have begun reconstructing ancient sculptures from the city of Palmyra that were damaged by the Daesh group during Syria’s civil war.
The ministry said in a statement on Monday — citing reports by the state news agency RIA-Novosti — that a group of eight experts has started work on the statues and sculptures rescued from Palmyra.

UAE ranked '10' among most powerful passports

The UAE passport has become one of the world’s most powerful travel documents.
The Emirates passport joins the US, Germany and Singapore with a top ten ranking, according to Passport Index, which ranks the documents based on how easy it is to travel when carrying one.
The UAE’s rise up the ranks comes after the Emirates signed a visa waiver agreement with Russia earlier this week.

Muslims friendly gadget presented at Yekaterinburg exhibition

Russian technology company introduced a device that will assist to properly perform prayers, at the International industrial exhibition "Innoprom-2018" held in Yekaterinburg.
The device, called the "Pilgrim", will help to point the direction of the Qiblah, the time of prayer, count the number of performed prostrations, and can even replace the tasbih (rosary).

Bosnia remembers Srebrenica victims in moving ceremony

The remains of 35 Srebrenica genocide victims were placed on a truck laden with flowers in the Bosnian city of Visoko on Monday morning for their final journey to a cemetery.
The victims will be buried in the village of Potocari, northwest of the city of Srebrenica, on Wednesday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the genocide.

Extreme sports festival to be held in Dagestan

Participants from Israel, Belarus, Azerbaijan and various regions of Russia will take part in the international festival of extreme tourism "Yarydag-2018", in Dokuzparinsky district of Dagestan.
"Representatives of Israel, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Russia confirmed participation in the festival. A total of 147 teams submitted applications, about one thousand people are expected to participate," Raya Ataeva, press secretary of the regional Ministry of Tourism told Tass.

Moscow Mufti awarded Tatarstani President with medal

The Spiritual Assembly of Muslims in Moscow and the Central Region of Russia awarded Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov a medal "For Contribution to the Spiritual and Moral Revival of Islam" at a solemn ceremony in Cheboksary, capital of Chuvashia. 
"Allow me on behalf of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia and on my own behalf to thank you for the great contribution to the development of the spiritual, moral and cultural values ​​of our peoples," the Mufti said. 

Quran reciters contest held in Ufa

Contest of reciters of the Quran was held in the Ufa "Ikhlas" mosque on the initiative of the Association of Islamic Business of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The contest this year gathered some 150 children. The participants are Ufa residents, and residents of neighboring republics and even guests from Odessa, as well as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Record number of Crimean Muslims to perform Hajj

Record number of Crimean Muslims is expected to perform Hajj in holy Mecca this year.
According to State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbek, some 600 Muslim pilgims from the Crimea will be able to perform the fifth pillar of Islam - the Hajj.

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