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Brexit will ‘diminish’ Britain, Blair tells Dubai forum

Leaving the European Union (EU) will “diminish the standing” of Britain in the world, former UK prime minister Tony Blair said during the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai on Sunday. Blair was responding to a question from Vikas Pota, CEO of Varkey Foundation (which organises GESF), during a discussion session that included former UK Chancellor of the ... Read More »

UK teacher wins $1m Global Prize in Dubai

A UK teacher has won the Global Teacher Prize, worth $1 million (Dh3.67 million), on Sunday night in Dubai. Andria Zafirakou was selected from among 10 international finalists who had flown in for the two-day Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), held at Atlantis, The Palm, and organised by the Varkey Foundation. Zafirakou, 39, has inspired her ethnically diverse students ... Read More »

Dubai Islamic Bank plans to raise Dh1.64b via rights issue

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has said it is seeking shareholder approval for a plan to raise Dh1.647 billion on the Dubai Finacial Market by issuing additional shares. Shareholders will have a right to buy one share for every three shares held and will have a nominal value of Dh1, and the rights may be at a discount to market price, ... Read More »

New York: Man convicted for murder of Muslim cleric, associate

A New York resident was convicted of killing a Bangladeshi-American Muslim cleric and his associate in 2016, a crime considered symptomatic of rising Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric in the US. “Oscar Morel of Brooklyn was convicted…of first-degree murder and other charges for the broad-daylight execution of Imam Maulana Akonjee, 55, and his associate and friend Thara Uddin, 64,” Queens District ... Read More »

In new NCERT book, Gujarat anti-Muslim riots now called Gujarat riots

Changes have been incorporated in the last chapter of the textbook titled ‘Recent Developments in Indian Politics’ to tweak the nomenclature of the riots. So, the heading of the passage on the riots (on page 187) has been changed from ‘Anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat’ to just ‘Gujarat riots’. The 2002 Gujarat riots which were called “anti-Muslim riots” in the NCERT ... Read More »

Third Africa Islamic Finance Forum Confirmed for Nigeria March 2018

This exclusive, invitation-only event is designed specifically for the benefit of local and international market players to explore development opportunities in Islamic finance in Africa This exclusive, invitation-only event is designed specifically for the benefit of local and international market players to explore development opportunities in Islamic finance in Africa –  focusing on building the market and exploring the huge ... Read More »

AMU to host Muslim clerics’ meet for introducing science as madrassa subject

In order to prepare madrassa students for higher studies in technical and medical education by including science as a subject in their curriculum, Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU’s) bridge course organisers have planned a conference, ‘Science Education: Its Significance in Deeni Madrassa’, for over 200 clerics. The aim of the conference is to convince the clerics about the importance of imparting ... Read More »

Nine Islamic State member arrested in operation, west of Mosul: Commander

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Hamad Names al-Jabouri, commander of Nineveh Operations, said “the Rapid Response Forces carried out an operation in several districts in the western side of Mosul, arresting nine IS members.” On Tuesday, Jabouri was quoted saying that Nineveh police managed, during an operation, to arrest 20 IS members in Souq al-Maash region, west of Mosul. Earlier ... Read More »

‘EUROPE WILL BE MUSLIM,’ SAYS TURKISH LEADER

Is Europe as a continent with a majority of Christians gone? One Muslim says so. “There is no remedy for it. Europe will be Muslim. We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of that,” said Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu, a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey. He’s also the head of the Turkish parliament’s Security ... Read More »

Ann Coulter attacks immigrants, Muslims, prompts walkout of CU Boulder speech

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter spent most of the first 15 minutes of her appearance at the University of Colorado — put on by the conservative Turning Point USA as a “free speech” event — deriding immigrants as ugly rapists who depress wages and “block vote” for Democrats. “I’m totally a ‘looksist,” Coulter said. “I told Donald Trump when he was ... Read More »