Wednesday , 24 July 2019

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India Thanks Saudi Arabia For Increasing Country’s Haj Quota

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing India’s quota for Islam’s most holy pilgrimage, the Haj. At the inaugural ceremony of the Saudi national and cultural festival Al Janadriyah, where India has been given guest of honour country status this year, Ms Sushma Swaraj said “a large number of my Muslim brothers and sisters ... Read More »

The World’s Religious Patterns Are Changing

Christianity is still the top religion worldwide, but changes in belief are expected to shift the global religious landscape.  The future of the world’s religious landscape is shifting as people age. New global findings published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, a peer-reviewed academic journal, suggest the worldwide pattern of religious affiliation at a person’s time of death is ... Read More »

How Islamic State changed global warfare

Use of weaponized drones, do-it-yourself armoured vehicles and a well-planned internet strategy have given Islamic State an unprecedented edge In September last year, a coalition airstrike targeting IS (Islamic State or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) around the town of Mayadin in Syria killed Abu Salman, Abu Muadh al-Tunisi and Sajid Farooq Babar working with the terrorist group. All ... Read More »

London mosque offers meal to homeless

Every Thursday evening, Eva, a 45-year-old woman from Germany, makes her way to a mosque in North London where she will receive a warm meal, something that is hard to come by for a homeless person living on the streets. Eva has been living in the U.K. for five years and has been homeless for the last three. She lost ... Read More »

‘Integration for us is integration for everyone,’ UK Muslims say

Muslim Council of Britain reframes discussion on integration with new report on Islam and British society. David Cameron, former UK prime minister, said “integration is a two-way street” after staying with a Muslim family more than a decade ago. However, the street has since narrowed to one-way traffic. Integration has become a term applied only to Muslims, according to a ... Read More »

Three die in French shooting and hostage-taking; attacker killed, claimed Islamic State link

Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming “Allahu Akbar.” Police later stormed the supermarket in the small town of Trebes and the attacker was killed, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters at the scene. The 26-year old attacker from ... Read More »

Indian passports may no longer be used as address proof

The Indian passport is set to go through a lot of changes, if the proposal of the ministry of external affairs is implemented. They will no longer be valid proof of address, a Hindustan Times report says. Reason: The current last page with the passport holder’s address and the names of the guardian will be dropped. What’s more, to make ... Read More »

Netanyahu to start six-day India visit on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will begin a six-day visit to India on Sunday and the event, announced by the Israeli embassy here on Friday, will be closely watched by Pakistan in the neighbourhood and by Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East where India has gained in profile in recent months. India needs Iran to counter Pakistan in ... Read More »

US President undergoes first medical check-up

President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical check-up as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. What has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of ... Read More »

3 Pakistani Teacher Aqeela Asifi ranked among Top Ten Teachers of the World

When Aqeela Asifi was nominated for the “Global Teachers Prize” in 2016, she was also nominated alongside ten of the best and most dedicated teachers from around the world – which is an achievement within itself. Aqeela Asifi was trained as a teacher in Afghanistan, but unfortunately, was forced to leave her home country when the Taliban took it over ... Read More »