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‘Target of planting 540m saplings in AJK set under Billion Tree Project’

May 17, 2019 |

Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan says target of planting 540 million saplings in the state has been set under Billion Tree Project.

He was talking to newsmen after attending a high level meeting in Islamabad chaired by …

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Thousands of Palestinians rally in commemoration of Nakba Day

May 15, 2019 |

Ramallah Thousands of Palestinians participated Wednesday in marking the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), which is commemorated yearly on May 15 in Palestine and the Diaspora, when Palestinians were dispossessed of their ancestral homeland by Israel and became …

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Saudi cabinet: Targeting oil installations in the Kingdom a threat to global economy

May 15, 2019 |

Jeddah Saudi Arabia's cabinet said the sabotage operations against two East-West oil pipeline pumping stations on Tuesday targeted not only the Kingdom but the security of global oil supplies and the world economy.

Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said …

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CM Sindh reviews financial position of province

May 13, 2019 |

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that there will be no deduction in the budget of essential services.

He was chairing a meeting in Karachi today to review the financial position of the province.

The Chief Minister …

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Pakistan Bait ul-Mal extends facilities to WEC by setting up 24000 modern computer labs

May 11, 2019 |

Pakistan Bait ul-Mal has extended its facilities to Women Empowerment Centers (WEC) by setting up 24000 modern computer labs.

According to an official, the Centres have now the capacity to train 10,000 students annually to make women financially self-reliant.

He …

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Pakistan Islamic School Reforms Aim to Curb Extremism

May 9, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Officials in Pakistan say Islamic organizations have agreed to put some 30,000 madrassas, or seminaries, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education as part of the government's efforts to curb violent extremism in the country.

Critics blame madrassas …

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Turkish opposition slams decision for re-run Istanbul vote as ‘coup’

May 7, 2019 |

Ankara, Turkey's opposition is denouncing a decision by the country's electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul.

The Supreme Electoral Board ruled Monday in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party, which challenged the …

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New Istanbul mosque becomes largest in Turkey

May 6, 2019 |

Istanbul, Turkey's largest and newest mosque was officially inaugurated Friday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Construction on the Camlica Mosque Complex began in 2013 and has a capacity of 63,000 worshippers.

Having a combination of Ottoman and Seljuk architectural …

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Challenges of Observing Ramadan in Non-Muslim Countries

May 5, 2019 |

For the next 30 days, Tarannum Mansouri will arise at 3 a.m. at her home in Vadodara, India, being careful not to awaken her toddler son. She will bathe and then join the other women in her family in the …

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New Zealand Prime Minister Engaged

May 3, 2019 |

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged to her longtime partner Clarke Gayford after a proposal over the Easter holidays, her spokesman said Friday.

Gayford, the 41-year-old host of a TV fishing show, takes care of …

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Saudi Supreme Court calls for sighting Ramadan crescent on Saturday

May 2, 2019 |

Riyadh Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court called on all Muslims to sight the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday evening, 29 Sha'ban 1440 AH (4 May 2019), signaling the start of the blessing month of fasting.

In a …

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University of Sarajevo delegation discuss ways to enhance cooperation with ISESCO

May 1, 2019 |

Rabat A delegation from the University of Sarajevo visited Wednesday the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) headquarters in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco.

The delegation comprised Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof. Dr. Zuhdija Hasanovic and …

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