Friday 16 November 2018 \

 

US Muslim groups raise over $200k for synagogue victims

Muslim groups raised more than $200,000 Wednesday to aid Jewish victims and their families after a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the state of Pennsylvania.
 
The fundraising campaign organized by CelebrateMercy and MPower Change received national attention for the amount of money raised in a short period of time.
 
The money raised was in response to a gunman opening fire during a ceremony at the synagogue Saturday, leaving 11 dead and six others injured, including four police officers.
 

Ease of doing business: UAE jumps 10 places to be 11th

The UAE has expedited its march towards making the economy more attractive for foreign investment and easier to do business as the latest World Bank report ranked the nation among the world's top 20 countries for the ease of doing business.
 
According to the Ease of Doing Business 2019 report released on Wednesday by the World Bank, the UAE ranked 11th globally, jumping 10 places from last year's ranking of 21. The UAE also maintained its highest ranking in the Middle East and North Africa region, with reforms captured in four areas.
 

Two Muslim women expected to be elected to Congress in midterms

Two Muslim women are expected to be elected to Congress in the US midterm election next week, marking a historic first amid increasing anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
 
Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is likely to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in a densely-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she is the party's nominee.
 
 

Schoolchildren from Dagestan won the contest of the Mental arithmetics

The regional mental arithmetic tournament was held in Sochi from October 27 to 28. The competition was attended not only by children from different cities of Russia, but also from other countries.

The participants of the tournament competed in the ability to quickly and correctly work on the accounts of soroban (abacus), perform arithmetic operations, solve examples mentally and with a flash score.

Dagestani team was also among the participants - students of the “Center for the Development of Intelligence” Pifagorka-Makhachkala ”.

 

Yemeni teacher turns his home into school for 700 students

Almost 700 come daily to his house which he converted into a school in the government-held city of Taiz, which has been at the center of a three-and-a-half-year civil war that has left millions on the brink of famine.
 
Both the Iranian-aligned armed Houthi movement and Yemen’s internationally recognized government have deployed forces in various districts of the southwestern city, Yemen’s third largest.
 
 

Moscow hosts '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents' exhibition

Moscow's Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) hosted the solemn opening of the exhibition of documents of 16th-20th centuries from Turkey's State Archives titled '500 years of Russian-Turkish relations in archival documents.' The event was timed to the 200th anniversary of Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Oriental Studies.
 
 

US Muslims Raise Funds For Families Of Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

American Muslims have raised more than $150,000 for the families of those killed and injured in Saturday's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, in a demonstration of interfaith solidarity, according to US media reports.
Some of the money is already on the way to victims and their families, and organizers say they hope to cover the funeral and other expenses for all 11 people who were killed.
 
 

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to begin by November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar army crackdown, though doubts about a speedy return are likely to persist.
 
More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed from the west of mostly Buddhist Myanmar into Bangladesh from August last year after Rohingya insurgent attacks on the Myanmar security forces triggered a sweeping military response.
 
 

KKK group poses threat outside Islamic center

UK police have launched a hate crime investigation after a group dressed in Ku Klux Klan outfits posed a threat outside an Islamic center in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
 
"We are treating this as a hate crime," Northern Ireland Police Inspector Richard Murray from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Tuesday.
 
 

Gun injuries send 8,000 American children to the ER every year – study

It’s not only school shootings but also accidents, other assaults and even suicide attempts with firearms that send almost 8,000 American children every year to the emergency room, according to a new study.
Guns were the reason some 75,000 children visited the ER between 2006 and 2014, according to the study, carried out by the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
 
 
 

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