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Google launches new jobs search feature for Mideast

Google has launched a new feature on its Search homepage and app that allows people to look for jobs available right on the main Search results page and which will be available to users in 15 countries across the Middle East.
 
Starting today (September 10),  users will find a series of results from across the web on the main Google Search results page , after entering a job-related query in Arabic (example: “marketing jobs in Riyadh”) that meet their unique needs.
 
 

Two Holy Mosques appoint 41 women in leadership positions

The President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Sudais, has appointed 41 women in leadership positions.
 
The Presidency said in a statement on Monday that the appointments came from al-Sudais’ “keenness to keep up with the 2030 vision of our country and to work on its implementation and benefit from it and because Muslim women are an important message and a fundamental pillar in achieving this vision and in view of what is required by the public interest”.
 

Report Reveals 76% of Islamophobia Attacks in Belgium Target Women

Around 76 percent of Islamophobic attacks in Belgium in 2017 targeted Muslim women, an anti-Islamophobia association in the country revealed on Saturday.
 
The Belgian Association for the Prevention of Islamophobia (CCIB) published a report on the attacks happened in 2017.
 
According to the report, the attacks mainly carried out by targeting places of worship, spreading hatred on social media and physical aggression towards people.
 
 

Iraq officially removes US Dollar from Iran trade

Iraq indicated that it has officially removed the US dollar in trade with Iran by announcing a legal limit for passengers to carry along Euros - instead of the customary US Dollars - into the Islamic Republic.
 
Iran’s media quoted a statement by Iraq’s Customs Authority as saying that passengers would be allowed to carry along €10,000 or an equal value of any other foreign currency other than the greenback into Iran.
 
 

Literacy gap between women and men decreasing in Iran

Literacy gap between women and men is decreasing in Iran, reaching to 12 percent compared to 40 percent three decades ago.
 
According to the latest statistics released by the Statistical Center of Iran, in the Iranian calendar year 1395 (March 2016-March 2017), the number of illiterate women was 5,569,035 while the number of illiterate men was 3,226,518.
 
However, the number of literate women in the same year was 29,753,843 and the number of literate man stood at 32,912,917.
 
 

Dubai Metro yields $18bn for economy in 8 years: study

Accumulated benefits of Dubai Metro in the period between its establishment in 2009 and end of 2016 reached Dh66 billion ($18 billion) compared to accumulated capital and operational costs of about Dh41 billion, i.e. the cost-benefit ratio reached 1.6 by the end of 2016, a report said.
 
 

Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang face ’political indoctrination’ - Human Rights Watch

The Turkic mostly Muslim Uighur minority in China’s Xinjiang region face arbitrary detentions, daily restrictions on religious practice and "forced political indoctrination" in a mass security crackdown, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
 
The United Nations human rights panel said in August that China is believed to be holding up to 1 million ethnic Uighurs in a secretive system of "internment camps" in Xinjiang, in China's far west, where they undergo political education.
 
 

Turkey: Ancient Islamic monastery moved to new site

A small Islamic monastery, also known as zawiya, in southeastern Turkey dating back to the 12th century was relocated Monday to a new site to prevent it from flooding when a new dam opens. 
 
A 256-wheeler flatbed truck moved the shrine part of the 850-ton ancient Artuqid-era religious school for one-and-a-half hours, to a cultural park in the district of Hasankeyf in the Batman province.  
 
The first part of the zawiya was carried some 2.4 kilometers away from its original spot. 
 

Emirati runner puts best foot forward for 40-day trek from Abu Dhabi to Makkah

A dedicated doctor is hoping to inspire UAE residents to follow in his footsteps, as he gets set to embark on a 40-day trek from Abu Dhabi to Makkah.
 
Dr Khaled Jamal Al Suwaidi, an Emirati academic specialising in international relations, has shed almost 50 kilograms in just three years after lacing up his running shoes to boost his health.
 
In February, the super-fit 34-year-old, now a trim 72kg, completed a 327-kilometre run from Fujarah to Port Zayed in Abu Dhabi.
 
 

Saudi Arabia announces first day of Muharram

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has announced that Tuesday, September 11, will be the first day of Muharram, 1440H.
 
It said in its statement that the crescent of the month of Muharram 1440H was not sighted on Sunday evening, 29/12/1439 H.
 
Dubai announces holiday for Islamic New Year 
 
 
 

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