Friday 16 November 2018 \

 

Fired Muslim awarded $3.2 million in discrimination suit

A jury has awarded $3.2 million in damages to a Muslim who claims he was harassed for years by his supervisors at Loma Linda University Medical Center and ultimately fired because of his Islamic beliefs, his lawyer said Wednesday.
 
The award to Hugo Lizzaraga, 44, who worked 20 years as a warehouse employee at the hospital, capped a six-week-long trial in San Bernardino Superior Court and five days of deliberation. The verdict was announced Monday.
 
 

WFP to double food aid to Yemen, says 14 million risk starvation

The World Food Programme plans to double its food assistance program for Yemen, aiming to reach up to 14 million people “to avert mass starvation”, it said in a statement on Thursday.
 
“Yemen is the largest hunger crisis in the world. Millions of people are living on the edge of famine and the situation is getting worse by the day,” said the U.N. agency, which is already providing food assistance to 7-8 million Yemenis.
 
 

Turkish series Resurrection: Ertugrul to start season 5

Drawing international acclaim, Resurrection: Ertugrul, an action-packed historical Turkish television series will premier for the fifth season on Wednesday.
 
The series will be available for its local and foreign followers.
 
Taking place in 13th century Anatolia, it tells the story of the period prior to the establishment of the Ottoman Empire around the life of Ertugrul Gazi, father of the empire's first leader.
 
 

Turkey congratulates elected Muslim congresswomen in US

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday congratulated the two newly elected Muslim congresswomen in the U.S.
 
“Congratulations to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for being elected to the U.S. Congress. This is a great achievement for Muslim Americans,” Mevlut Cavusoglu posted on Twitter.
 
Minnesota's Omar and Michigan's Tlaib both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim congresswomen to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
 
 

Oldest Figurative Art Discovered In Indonesia Cave

Archeologists discovered a series of 40,000-year-old cave paintings, oldest known figurative art, in the Indonesian island of Borneo.
 
The paintings were found in the Lubang Jeriji Saleh cave hidden behind the cluster of secluded karst mountains located in the East Kalimantan province at Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat Peninsula.
 
The region -- located precisely in Borneo -- was the eastern part of the Eurasian Continent in the ice age on an area of 13,000 square kilometers (5,000 square miles).
 

Anti-dowry drive: Thousands of Indian Muslims return millions to bride families

A man in India has launched a massive campaign against dowry, one of the biggest social evils claiming hundreds of lives every year in the country. Such is the impact of the campaign that close to 1,000 Muslim families have now returned dowry to the bride families, expressing regret over their conduct in public and vowing not to repeat it in future.
 
 

“One Day School” starts in Galiyevskaya Mosque of Kazan

On November 10, the “One Day School” project of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan starts at the Galievsky Mosque of Kazan. The project will help quickly and efficiently master the skills of performing prayers and the basics of Islam in 5 lessons.
 
Today, over fifty people have expressed their desire to attend the classes of the “One Day School”. The youngest listener is 16 years old and the oldest is 78 years old. Sign up for classes by phone: +7 (843) 237-86-18.
 
 

Israel's Netanyahu backs death penalty bill for Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given the go-ahead for a controversial bill that allows the imposition of the death penalty for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis.
 
 

Passengers to face AI lie detector tests at EU airports

Passengers at some European airports will soon be questioned by artificial intelligence-powered lie detectors at border checkpoints, as a European Union trial of the technology is set to begin. As CNN writes in an article "Passengers to face AI lie detector tests at EU airports", fliers will be asked a series of travel-related questions by a virtual border guard avatar, and artificial intelligence will monitor their faces to assess whether they are lying.
 
 

Rohingya still face ‘persecution’ in Myanmar: UN envoy

The United Nations (UN)’s special envoy to Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to drop plans for a hasty repatriation of hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their homeland, where they are still facing a “high risk of persecution.”
 
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have taken refuge in Bangladesh since last year, when Myanmar’s armed forces, backed by Buddhist extremist mobs, launched an intensified crackdown against the Muslim community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
 
 
 

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