Sunday 23 September 2018 \

 

Prayer rooms opened in Ufa hospital

Two prayer rooms,  for Christians and Muslims, were solemnly opened in the therapeutic building of GKB No. 13, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bashkortastan reported. There had been created all the necessary conditions for praying and taharata (performing ablution) in the muslim prayer room.
 
 

ICC says can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

The International Criminal Court said Thursday it had jurisdiction to probe the forced deportation of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military as a possible crime against humanity.
 
Some 700,000 people from the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh since August last year to escape a bloody military crackdown.
 
 

Global study places UAE residents' sedentary lifestyles in the spotlight

Almost half of women and more than 40 per cent of men are not getting enough exercise in the UAE, new figures have shown.
 
Data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found the Emirates ranked alongside the UK and the US as having some of the most inactive populations in the world.
 
The study showed Kuwait to be the worst offender, where 67 per cent of the adult population fails to complete the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.
 

Student convert to Islam inspired by his teacher

A Beninese student first heard about Islam in his country and was inspired by his teacher in Turkey to convert to Islam.
 
As part of Turkiye Scholarships, Beninese Thibaut Gbetolossi Gbaguidi, 27, came to Turkey in 2017 to do doctorate in Zoology at Ankara University.
 
Before he came to Turkey, he used to study at a university in Benin, where he met a group of Muslims for the first time when he was 17.
 
 

Turkish president to visit Iran for talks on Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in the Iranian capital on Friday to discuss the latest developments on war-torn Syria, according to presidential sources.
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will host the trilateral summit in Tehran, with a focus on Syria.
 
Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the talks where a range of issues would be discussed, including securing territorial integrity in Syria, preventing human rights violations, and developments in Idlib.
 

Bahrain ranked best expat destination worldwide

Bahrain leads the list of the best destinations for expatriates for the second year thanks to great results for working abroad and the ease of settling in, said InterNations, a global information site for people who live and work abroad, in a new report.
 
The kingdom received particularly good ratings for working abroad and the ease of settling in (1st in both categories) as well as family life (7th out of 50 countries), added the Expat Insider 2018 Survey.
 
 

Trump the greatest source of German angst: Survey

The greatest source of German angst are the policies of US President Donald Trump, according to an insurance company’s survey of the deepest fears plaguing the country’s people.
 
Trump’s policies were named as the top fear factor by 69 percent of respondents in the annual survey, in which last year’s number one issue, terrorism, was bumped down to fifth place.
 
 

Baku to host Indonesian Islamic Architecture Forum

As part of the 3rd Indonesian Cultural Festival (ICF), the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Baku and YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites you to an Architecture Forum with the theme of Indonesian Islamic architectural heritage on September 14.
 
The Forum is led by Indonesian renowned architect, Mr. Munichy Bachron Edress, Chairman of Indonesian Architecture Association.
 
 

One of the oldest mosques restored in the Kabardino-Balkaria

In the once village of Sautu, the territory of which now belongs to the village of Verkhnaya Balkaria of the Chereksky district, the opening ceremony of one of the oldest mosques in the republic was held, the website of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic reports.
 
 
The mosque was restored on the funds collected by believers. Last Saturday, the Qadi of the republic Misirov Khizir lead the afternoon prayer in the mosque, after which everyone was invited to the festive table.
 

Palestinians praise Paraguay’s embassy move as diplomatic victory

Palestine has praised Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime shut its mission there in a show of anger.
 
In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Paraguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said his country had reversed a decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
 
 
 

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