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Arab-Chinese digital library to be launched in Beijing

The first Arab-Chinese digital library will be launched on Tuesday in Beijing on the sidelines of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF).
The library is a joint project of the Arab League, the King Abdul Aziz Public Library and the National Library of China.
The library will serve as a bridge between the Arab world and China and help promote cultural ties and exchange of knowledge.

Death toll rises to 24 in Turkey train derailment

Twenty-four people were killed when a train derailed in northwest Turkey this weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Monday, a sharp jump from the previous toll of 10.
The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Akdag as saying search operations this morning had now been completed at the wreck of the train, which derailed early Sunday evening in the Tekirdag region while heading towards Istanbul.

Oxford University, UK’s oldest seat of learning, now a place more Muslim students are calling home

Arriving at the University of Oxford to begin her studies, Mahdiyah Rahman suddenly felt anxious. “I didn’t know how many other Muslim students would be there. I wasn’t sure what to expect.”
During her first week, the 19-year-old student discovered that there were just two other Muslims in Oriel, the Oxford college where she would eat, sleep and study during her time at the university. “I was the only one there wearing a headscarf,” she recalled. Over the summer Rahman had given little thought to the realities of practicing her faith at university, but standing in the crowded hall at Freshers’ Fair, surrounded by hundreds of stalls advertising student clubs and societies, she felt overwhelmed. 

Religious qualification training held for Muslim teachers in Crimea

"Faydaly ilim" educational project of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea held refresher courses for teachers of the basics of Islam in Simferopol.
Within the framework of the two-day training, the refresher courses were attended by both experienced teachers with length of service in the religious and educational sphere, as well as fresh graduates of the madrasah.

Muhammad and Fatima - most popular names in Dagestan

Makhachkala Administration Registry Office listed the most unusual names that parents gave to newborns in the first six months of the year.
In the list of rare female names were Suburet and Udrida, and one married couple named their daughter Jennet-Denise-Alsou.
The most popular male name remains Muhammad (305 children), the top three also include the names Adam (78) and Amir (72). As for girls the most populat names are Fatima (157), Safia (144) and followed by Maryam (142).

Mufti of Tatarstan met with Mufti of Antalya

Mufti of Tatarstan Republic Kamil Hazrat Samigullin in Turkey met with the Mufti of Antalya Asman Artan.
The Heads of Muslims discussed the development of system of Muslim education in both countries. In particular, Kamil Hazrat was interested in the experience and activities of the Primary classes on the basics of Islam for children.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in jail in a corruption case verdict announced in capital Islamabad Friday that immediately saw an outcry of “injustice” by his party supporters.
The anti-corruption court in capital Islamabad also imposed a fine of 8 million pounds ($10.58 million) on Sharif.

ECHR: Homosexual Marriage is not a Human Right

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France decided that homosexual marriage is not a human right. 
Unanimously, the World Court of Human Rights has established, verbatim, that "there is no right to homosexual marriage."

The "Rasulev Readings" Conference held in Troitsk

VII scientific-practical conference "Rasulev readings: Islam in the history and modern life of Russia" was held in Troitsk of Chelyabinsk region, Russia.
The theme of the 2018 conference is the words of Ishan Zainulla Rasulev: "As long as there is time, while we are alive, we must manage to do good, for the betterment of people."

Cathedral mosque in Simferopol unites Crimean Muslims

Mufti of Crimea Haji Emirali Ablaev together with delegation from the Crimean Tatar Council under Head of the Republic office visited construction site of the Cathedral Mosque in Simferopol, for inspecting the construction of the main building of the mosque and the administrative building.

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