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Syria peace talks to kick off in Astana

The 11th round of Syria peace talks in the Astana format is scheduled to start in the Kazakh capital on Wednesday. 
After a six-month recess, the guarantor countries of Turkey, Russia, and Iran will meet once again in Astana to exchange views on various topics. 
The ceasefire in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, efforts to establish a constitutional committee that will rewrite the country’s constitution and the release of prisoners are expected to top the agenda. 

Heavy rainfall in Iraq kills at least 21, displaces thousands

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by torrential rains that have battered Iraq over two days, according to health officials and the United Nations.
Seif al-Badr, spokesperson for Iraq's health ministry, told the AFP news agency on Sunday that women and children were among the dead.
Some had drowned due to floods, but others had died in car accidents, were electrocuted or were trapped when their houses collapsed.

Elifbe Holiday celebrated in Simferopol

More than thirty children of the spiritual and educational project of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Crimea "Yany Baar" (New Spring) celebrated today "Elifbe Bayramy" (Alif ba-Arabic alphabet). 
The festive event was held in the cultural and educational center "Faydaly Ilim" in Simferopol.
This day has become a triple holiday for the children: Friday, the month of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and Elifbe Bayram.

All humans are descended from just TWO people, scientists claim

All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say.
Scientists surveyed the genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals - including humans - from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race. 

Saudi women’s social enterprise protects Syrian refugees from hunger, thirst and loneliness

As you return home, to your home, think of others, do not forget the people of the camps,” said Mahmoud Darwish in one of his most well-known poems, “Think of Others.” Darwish was regarded as the Palestinian national poet and lived between 1941 and 2008.
Fatimah Al-Bassam, 26 (@FatimaAlBassam) and Nouf Aburas, 28 (@Noufaburas) are two young Saudi women who were on a voluntary trip to Al-Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan when they decided to start a social business to offer a sustainable solution to help the refugees.

Islam's Tolerance in a Multi-Confessional Society

The attitude of Islam to representatives of other religions or the tolerance of Islam is one of the most important topics of our time. It is especially relevant for Russia, where people living together, practicing different religions.

Religion is a system of divine principles that call people to do good according to their own will. Among religious principles one can always find such foundations that guarantee a person both spiritual and material development, and consequently, create prerequisites for both earthly happiness and happiness in Eternal life.


Turkey indicts Gulen for 2016 assassination of Russian envoy

Turkey charged 28 people on Friday in relation to the 2016 assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara, naming the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen as the prime suspect in the case, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said.
Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at an Ankara exhibit opening in December 2016. The gunman shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo!” as he opened fire, apparently referring to Russia’s involvement in Syria. He was shot dead by police at the scene.

Mawlid an-Nabi celebrated in St. Petersburg Cathedral Mosque

The Religious Board of Muslims of St. Petersburg and the North-West region of Russia organised a festive event - Mawlid, which was dedicated to the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
This event brought together a large number of parishioners of mosques, public figures of St. Petersburg and the region, believers representing various parts of Russia and abroad. About 1,200 parishioners took part in the Mejlis. Truly, love for the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) united the hearts of people of different nationalities.

Indian Muslims celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi

Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, addressed the Muslim population of the country with congragutatory messages on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. They congratulated the Indian Muslim community on the holiday of Mawlid an-Nabi, which is celebrated in honor of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Crimean Muftiyat proposed not to deport convicted Muslims outside the peninsula

The Chief Imam of Simferopol and the assistant to the Mufti of the Crimea, Mohammed Islamov, suggested introducing halal food for Muslim prisoners and determining them to places of detention within the Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea, with reference to Islamov’s statement during a conference of a working group of Muslim religious organizations on interaction with the Office of the Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments in Kazan.

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