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15,000 jobs in Umrah industry awaiting Saudis: gov’t official

The 1440 Umrah season, beginning in Muharram, will see the entry of new Saudi companies in the field, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah for Umrah Affairs Dr. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Wazzan told Okaz/Saudi Gazette Saturday.
Licenses have been granted to some 685 companies and establishments. Investment opportunities in the hotel sector will increase by over SR100 million. This will create over 15,000 job opportunities for Saudi young men and women, he said.

Expats can now apply for permanent residence in this GCC country

Expats who have lived in Qatar for more than 20 years can now apply for permanent resident visas, if certain conditions are met by them.
According to a statement by Qatari News Agency, "HH the Amir issued today the Law No. 10 of 2018 on permanent residency."
A government notification said, "HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. 10 of 2018 on permanent residency yesterday. The law is effective and will be published in the official gazette."

Saudi Arabia’s health sector is ME’s largest with SR150b spending

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s health sector is the largest in the Middle East with a spending of over SR150 billion.
Inaugurating the Global Health Congress with the theme of “Embracing the future” at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Al-Rabiah said that the ministry has launched ambitious health plans to restructure and reform the health system in a way meeting the potential challenges.

Head of Dagestan congratulated Muslims on the coming 1440th year

The head of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, congratulated the Mufti of Dagestan, as well as all Muslims of the republic, on the upcoming 1440th new year in the Muslim calendar!
According to the congratulatory text of the head of the region, the Muslim community of the republic plays an important role in strengthening traditional values, familiarizing the younger generation with the historical and spiritual heritage ...

European tourist accepts Islam in UAE, inspired by police

Inspired and touched by Abu Dhabi tourism police's values of tolerance and civilised approach, a Dutch female tourist has converted to Islam.
The Tourism Section in Investigation Directorate, after liaising with the competent entities, hosted Christina Dafano, who deeply expressed her happiness to embrace Islam, according to a statement issued by Abu Dhabi Police on Saturday.
After reciting the Shahada, Dafano changed her name Noura.

Islamic collection made a furore in Chelyabinsk

A fashion parade was organized in one of the central streets of Chelyabinsk as part of the city's day celebration on September 7. At the parade local and invited clothing designers demonstrated their collections. Moscow Fashion House Zuhra displayed the most impressive and attractive collection. 


Malaysia: 17 million products seized over use of fake halal logos

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has seized 17 million products nationwide over the use of fake halal logos.
“As of August, we registered 41 cases of the use of fake halal logos. We confiscated 17 million products,“ said the ministry’s deputy secretary-general Datuk Muez Abd Aziz said at the announcement of the Halfest Giant 2018 Halal Expo at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) here today.

Islamic center of Belgium wants to retain control over Great Mosque

The Islamic and Cultural Center of Belgium (CICB) contests before the State Council the decision of Interior Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) to cancel the concession agreement for the Great Mosque of Brussels, Sudpresse newspapers report Thursday.
The oral arguments were held Wednesday concerning a decision made last March by Minister Jambon, as head of the Buildings Agency.

‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign launched in the Islamic Republic

A campaign to plant tree saplings under the “10-billion tree tsunami” campaign in Pakistan was launched earlier this week. The Islamic Republic’s Prime Minister Imran Khan planted the first sapling under this initiative in Haripur, a district in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The 10-billion tree tsunami plan will be implemented in the next five years as Pakistan aims to fight climate change in the country.

Morocco to Launch Islamic Insurance (Takaful) in 2019

Morocco will launch next year Islamic Insurance (Takaful) after introducing in 2017 Islamic banking services, which are thriving in the Middle-East, Africa, Asia and some western countries, say local insurance experts.

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