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Indian-Origin Doctor In England Suspended For Making ‘Porky Sausages’ Remark To Muslim Female Colleague

New Age Islam News Bureau

02 April 2023

The two doctors worked at Hereford County Hospital in Herefordshire, England.

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• Indian-Origin Doctor In England Suspended For Making ‘Porky Sausages’ Remark To Muslim Female Colleague

• Arab Official, Sheikh Kamal Khatib: Al-Aqsa Is Our Mosque And Not Your Temple

• In Malaysia, Historian Yusuf Liu Says Centuries-Old Traces Of Chinese Muslims Still Seen Today

• Ramadan Mubarak-City of Linden Host Lantern Lighting Ceremony; Mayor Greets Muslims with AssalamAlaikum

• Over 50 Christians, Muslims Jointly Organize Interfaith BreakfastIn Kaduna State

 

India

• Karnataka: Muslim Cattle Trader Murdered After Being Asked To Go To Pakistan, Cow Vigilante Puneet Kerehalli Among Suspects

• Muslims Youths Offers 'Sharbat' To Devotees Of Ram Navmi Procession In Asansol

• 4 arrested for disturbing peace outside mosque during Ram Navami procession in Mathura

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Mideast

• IOF Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque to Forcibly Remove Palestinian Worshipers

• Israeli police raid Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

• Islamic Revolution Women's community is founded

• Second Iranian Revolutionary Guard adviser dies after Israeli attack in Syria – Mehr news

• Smuggled Iranian carving worth £30m seized at airport by UK border patrol

• Pakistan army says 'terrorists' from Iran side kill four soldiers

• Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps adviser dies after Israeli attack in Syria: Agency

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Southeast Asia

• TikTok Malaysia Launches Festive Campaign To Inspire Each Other Through Tips And Tricks During Ramadan

• Police say no report of untoward incident so far after viral videos shows huge crowd outside

• Tabung Haji suspends licence of Haj pilgrimage operator following complaints

• Advisory group calls on PM to appoint technocrats to BNM to lead reform charge against corruption

• Home minister says no to online sale of fireworks and firecrackers

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North America

• At least 26 dead after tornadoes rake US Midwest, South

• Why Torah Was Revealed During Ramadan

• Indian, Romanian families found dead crossing into US from Canada

• Donald Trump indictment throws 2024 race into uncharted territory

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Africa

• Sudan’s speciality ‘bittersweet’ Ramadan drink

• Christians, Muslims jointly organize interfaith iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence

• Nigeria, Jamtara links in SIM swap

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Pakistan

• Conspiracy Hatched To Portray Islam As ‘Extremist Religion’: National Assembly Speaker

• Five more injured in scuffle at flour distribution centre in Punjab

• Imran taunts rulers for ‘cherry-picking’ verdicts

• Christian worker shot dead in Peshawar

• Imran’s nephew gets interim bail in sedition case

• PTI steps up efforts to build political capital

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South Asia

• Journalist Arrested On Charges Of Child Abuse And Child Exploitation: MofaBangladesh

• Convicted Narcotic Trafficker And Absconder Arrested From Indo- Bangladesh Border

• Three British men are being held by Taliban in Afghanistan

• Afghanistan: IED explosion kills child, injures three others

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Arab World

• Seminar On Family Structure In Islam Held At Ramadan Book Fair

• QU president stresses role of scientific research in development during Ramadan Book Fair

• Tens of thousands benefit from QRCS Ramadan food projects

• Islamic Development Bank approves $344.5 mln fund for Egypt's electric express train

• QPNC holds 24th Ramadan auction

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Europe

• Two Teenage Boys Bailed After Man Assaulted While Walking Home From Kings Heath Mosque

• How Muslims feel about Andrew Tate’s conversion to Islam

• Bosnian traditions in holy month of Ramadan

• Police given more time to question boys held on suspicion of murdering pensioner

• Russia sends bombs as Ukraine marks grim Bucha anniversary

• Ukraine says Russia UN presidency a 'slap in the face'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL: https://newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/indian-doctor-england-muslim-female-colleague/d/129471

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Indian-Origin Doctor In England Suspended For Making ‘Porky Sausages’ Remark To Muslim Female Colleague

Apr 1, 2023

The two doctors worked at Hereford County Hospital in Herefordshire, England.

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By India Today World Desk: An Indian-origin doctor in Herefordshire, England was suspended by a medical tribunal for making "porky sausages" remarks to a Muslim colleague, who is originally from Pakistan, reported the BBC. A medical tribunal ruled that Dr Colathor Eshwari demonstrated "hostility based on assumptions about her colleague’s race or religion".

The complainant, Dr A, told the tribunal that when she first arrived from Pakistan as a training fellow in Hereford in November 2019, she had tried to introduce herself to Dr Eshwari at the hospital accommodation. She alleged that Eshwari refused to introduce herself and she muttered the phrase “porky sausages” more than once.

Dr A further said on one occasion, she had poured water from a bottle into a kettle but Dr Eshwari grabbed it and threw the water into the sink, saying, “Don’t make this kettle dirty with your dirty water.”

Dr Colathor Eshwari refuted the allegations and said she was busy in the kitchen and was in a "beastly rush" when Dr A arrived and added that she did not refuse to give her name. She added that during that time, she was searching the communal fridge for sausages and muttered to herself, "Where are the sausages?"

On the water kettle remark, Dr Eshwati told the panel that she poured away the water from the kettle on health and safety grounds. She said the water had come from a half-filled bottle and that she refilled it with tap water instead.

The panel rejected Dr Eshwari’s defence, ruling that it would uphold the accusations against her except the claim over the introduction as it cannot be proven.

It said it was “more likely than not” that she made the “porky sausages” remarks and did say the words to the effect of “don’t make this kettle dirty with your dirty water”. The tribunal ruled that Eshwari's actions were “inappropriate and had the potential to cause offence”, said the BBC report.

Source: India Today

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Arab Official, Sheikh Kamal Khatib: Al-Aqsa Is Our Mosque And Not Your Temple

Kamal Al-Khatib

Apr 2, 2023

Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Sheikh Kamal Khatib, the deputy leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement and currently a senior member of the High FollowUp Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, calls on the Muslim public to strengthen the connection to the Al-Aqsa Mosque following the elimination of a terrorist who grabbed a gun and shot at police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday night.

"20 bullets were fired by Ben Gvir’s policemen into the body of the martyr Dr. Muhammad al-Assibi, even though one bullet was enough to carry out their abominable and heart-wrenching mission, because they were at a distance of zero from him while he was trying to free a Muslim woman from their unclean hands," Khatib charged.

"When one of us is murdered in cold blood at the entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque, does this mean that when one of our sons or one of our daughters or we arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray there, we must write a will in accordance with Islamic law, since he may be murdered like Dr. Muhammad, a resident of the village of Hura, who will not return to his family members except with as a shaheed (martyr -ed.) who was murdered?" he added.

"No, and a million times no, what happened to the shaheed Muhammad will not be a reason for us to avoid or hesitate about traveling to Al-Aqsa Mosque or staying there, but on the contrary, it will cause us to gather and spend more time at the Al-Aqsa Mosque," declared Khatib.

He concluded his words by saying, "If it is required to write our will in accordance with Islamic law, then they will find nothing but the following in it: Do not leave Al-Aqsa (Mosque) alone. Always look towards Al-Aqsa (Mosque). Al-Aqsa Mosque is a deposit on your neck. Al-Aqsa is our mosque and not your temple. We are on the way to the redemption which is near and wait for good tidings."

Khatib was arrested several years ago and charged with inciting violence, publishing words of praise and encouraging acts of terrorism and identifying with a terrorist organization.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) said after the arrest said that Khatib was using his public status to stir up the rioters on the Temple Mount and around the country, despite the fact that he had been warned several times.

Khatib was later released conditional on a number of clauses including: a ban on conducting interviews, speeches or sermons; no Internet access; prohibition of entry into the territory of KafrKanna for 45 days and prohibition of participation in an event with more than 15 people.

Source: Israel National News

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https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/369517

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In Malaysia, historian Yusuf Liu says centuries-old traces of Chinese Muslims still seen today

By Zarrah Morden

02 Apr 2023

Yusuf Liu speaks to Malay Mail during an interview at his office in Petaling Jaya March 25, 2023. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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PETALING JAYA, April 2 — Chinese Muslims have existed in Malaysia for hundreds of years, said historian and writer Yusuf Liu, who is originally from China but has made his second home here.

A tall man who speaks rapidly in both English and Malay, Liu employs graceful hand gestures and movements when illustrating his point.

A resident of Malaysia for over three decades now, the academic has been a prominent link between the Chinese Muslim community here and China, and is given to using both Chinese proverbs and quotes from the Quran when speaking about this.

Beyond bridging the two nations' Chinese Muslim cultures, Yusuf has accompanied senior Malaysian leaders visiting China, having gone with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the current Senate president, Tan Sri Rais Yatim, among others.

“There are at least five roads in Malaysia that are named after Chinese Muslims,” he told Malay Mail during an interview at his office.

To emphasise his point, Yusuf brought out a photograph of him standing by a sign for Jalan Husin Che Lee, which he found in Pangkor.

Other streets included Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho (named after the famous Chinese Muslim admiral) and Jalan Puteri Hang Li Poh, both in Melaka.

“Even if I go to the supermarket, there is a surau there,” he said, adding that it was also very easy to find food in Malaysia that followed halal, or permissible, restrictions.

When the academic, who has performed the Haj pilgrimage four times, spoke about Islam, his eyes grow soft and his hand gestures slow.

He has also published many books about Malaysia, from the history of the country’s watchtowers to the role of Chinese Muslims in the Malay world.

What he is most passionate about, however, is promoting understanding between the Chinese and Malay national cultures. Yusuf said this has led him to publish books such as PeribahasaMelayu-Cina (Malay-Chinese Proverbs), which he co-wrote with Rais.

When asked about the friction that exists between different communities, Yusuf said hostility often comes about because people do not understand each other and instead see their differences.

For emphasis, Yusuf plucked a Malay translation from a book he wrote on Confucian sayings from Islamic perspectives (Teks LengkapLunyuKonfusius&HuraiandariPerspektif Islam) from a bookshelf in his personal library.

But Yusuf said he not only promotes understanding through his books, as he has also done so through calligraphy and wood engravings in Arabic and Jawi.

“Highly developed societies and nations must also have highly advanced culture like thinking, art, literature, calligraphy, heritage, and so on,” he said.

The amount, the biggest so far from China, is from a total of 19 memoranda of understanding (MoU) sealed between businesses in China and Malaysia.

Anwar met President Xi Jinping on Friday during his first trip to China as Malaysia's leader, as his delegation hopes to tie up several projects, likely including assistance for a high-speed railway linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Source: Malay Mail

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Ramadan Mubarak-City of Linden Host Lantern Lighting Ceremony; Mayor Greets Muslims with AssalamAlaikum

By Donna Eleazer

April 1, 2023

Photo Credit: Donna Eleazer

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Ramadan is a celebration for Muslims around the world. It is one of the holiest months of the year. This year Ramadan began on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, and will end April 21, 2023.

The City of Linden held a Ramadan Lantern Lighting on Monday, March 20, 2023 in front of Linden City Hall to begin this season. Mayor Derek Armstead delivered a Welcome Message  to all in attendance. He greeted them with an Arabic greeting  AssalamAlaikum .This is a greeting in Arabic that means 'Peace be upon you."

Fatima Sumrein who is the coordinator of this Linden Lantern Lighting, stated ,"It is imperative for the youth to feel seen, heard ,totally respected and be able to practice Islam unapologetically within their own community. " Ms. Sumrein also stated that this initiative started 5 years ago and the tradition continues .

The program consisted of greetings brought forth by Wael Rasheed( Islamic Center of Union County) and Zaid Hussein (Council on American-Islamic Relations) .

Councilman Iman Alfred Mohammed brought greetings and stated " I have been a Muslim since 1962 and was a part of the group that ushered Islam into America.":

The Close-out Message was brought forth by Mayor Armstead and Member of council Iman Alfred Mohammed. Iman Councilman Alfred Mohammed recited the first chapter of the  Quran, and he stated "Ramadan is shared by billions of Muslims in America."

Source: Tapinto.Net

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Over 50 Christians, Muslims Jointly Organize Interfaith Breakfast In Kaduna State

April 1, 2023

Chimezie Godfrey

Over 50 Christians and Muslims have jointly organized an Interfaith Iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in Kaduna State.

The event which took place at UnguwarRimi, Kaduna, was organized by Conflict Mitigation and Management Regional Council (CMMRC) and Community Peace Observers (CPO), in conjunction with the network of Peace Journalists (NPJ).

They are working to promote ethical values on peaceful conducts among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on the need to embrace Peace and by serving as Ambassadors of Unity in various localities on the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) Programme in the State.

Mr Samson Auta, the coordinator of the Community Peace Action Network (CPAN), of the Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC), Kaduna, stated that the aim of coming together is to join “our Muslims brothers in Breaking Ramadan fast in UnguwarRimi community in Kaduna North”.

The gathering was also to emphasize the importance of strengthening peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance among the adherents of different faith groups and organizations in the State.

Top Islamic and Christian Scholars, women organizations, youth groups and traditional title holders and security personnel attended the event.

Auta said the Ramadan – Iftar provides a golden opportunity for self reflection, devotion to the maker of all mankind and serves as a means for both Christians and Muslims to interact, dialogue and exchange goodwill messages of Peace and unity in the country.

He stressed that this year’s Ramadan season has come amidst the high cost of food stuffs in the markets, general scarcity of naira notes and climatic warm conditions due to climate change-related phenomenon.

He expressed happiness over the just-concluded 2023 general elections in the State, which showed that people promoted peaceful conducts before, during and after the elections.

Auta further appealed to the teeming youth groups in Kaduna State and across the country to shun all forms of violence and embrace Peace as a sustaining factor for development.

Similarly, Mrs Catherine John, the Secretary of the group working on early warning and early response on the CIPP programme, said they came to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in breaking the Ramadan fast with the aim of strengthening Christians-Muslims relationship in Kaduna State.

John said they came in large number as Christians from other parts of Kaduna to strengthen inter-religious and inter-cultural tolerance and harmony.

She noted that both Muslims and Christians at this season are both observing Fasting, “Lent and Ramadan”, hence the need to join hands together towards praying for peace and stability in the country.

In his remark, Comrade Abubakar Suleiman, who is also one of the community peace Observers, residing in UnguwarRimi, Kaduna, expressed delight and happiness over the large number of Christian brothers and sisters that came from far and near to join them in breaking the Ramadan fast as a family.

He called on both Muslims and Christians to always live in peace, irrespective of their tribe, religion, cultural and regional differences in the best interest of peace in Nigeria.

The group plans to celebrate the Easter celebration together through the exchange of visits and sharing of gifts to the less privilege ones.

Meanwhile, the leader of the network of Peace Journalists, Ibrahima Yakubu, who also attended the event, called on members of the different faith groups and organizations in the country to embrace peace and harmony for the peace and stability in the country.

Source: News Diary Online

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India

Karnataka: Muslim Cattle Trader Murdered After Being Asked To Go To Pakistan, Cow Vigilante Puneet Kerehalli Among Suspects

Nakshab Khan

Apr 2, 2023

Bengaluru: In a shocking incident reported from Ramanagara district of Karnataka, a cattle trader was brutally murdered allegedly by cow vigilantes on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Idrees Pasha.

One of the prime suspects in the case has been identified as Puneet Kerehalli, who has been booked by police among others, reports Imran Khan from Bengaluru.

Tension Prevailed in Sathanur when family members of Idrees Pasha, who was transporting cattle was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Saturday.

Source: Timesnow News

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https://www.timesnownews.com/india/karnataka-muslim-cattle-trader-murdered-before-being-asked-to-go-to-pakistan-cow-vigilante-puneet-kerehalli-among-suspects-article-99176852

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Muslims Youths Offers 'Sharbat' To Devotees Of Ram Navmi Procession In Asansol

Apr 02, 2023

On the occasion of Ram Navami, an example of brotherhood was seen in Asansol of Paschim Bardhaman district where Muslim youths offer 'Sharbat' to people taking part in the Ram Navami procession. Here, a grand procession was taken out by Vishwa Hindu Parishad where Muslim youths were seen feeding Sharbat and sweets to all the devotees involved in the procession. While the devotees in the procession greeted the Muslim youths in turn and thanked them for their kind gesture. The youth of the Muslim society say that God has made all human beings equal, but some anti-social people create differences among themselves and work to divide Hindus and Muslims. Not only this, but with the proper security arrangements the procession was peacefully taken out in the entire city with musical instruments.

Source: Times Of India

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4 arrested for disturbing peace outside mosque during Ram Navami procession in Mathura

Siraj Qureshi

Apr 2, 2023

By Siraj Qureshi: Four people were arrested on Saturday in connection with the Mathura Jama Masjid incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Braj region during a Ram Navami procession at Chowk Bazaar in Mathura on Thursday.

On the occasion of Ram Navami, a few young men climbed atop the roofs of the shops around the mosque and placed saffron flags on them. This incident caused communal tensions among the people of Hindu and Muslim communities, the police said.

Although the police took immediate action against the young men by removing them from the premisis, the Muslim community was agitated by the action. They demanded the arrest of those who were involved in the incident.

Source: India Today

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https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/4-arrested-disturbing-peace-outside-mosque-ram-navami-procession-mathura-2354591-2023-04-02

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Mideast

IOF Invade Al-Aqsa Mosque to Forcibly Remove Palestinian Worshipers

2 April, 2023

Israeli occupation forces IOF invaded Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque in an attempt to evacuate Palestinian worshipers on Saturday night, April 1, 2023.

Palestinian local sources reported that Israeli troops invaded Al-Aqsa and reached the Al-Qibli Prayer Hall, in which Palestinian worshipers stay.

However, groups of Israeli forces kept knocking on the doors and tried to open them by force. They also cut off electricity to the Hall Prayer.

Source: Days Of Palestine

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Israeli police raid Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

GulsenTopcu

02.04.2023

Israeli police again raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in East Jerusalem early Sunday, according to witnesses.

Israeli police cut the electricity and forced Palestinians out of the Qibla Masjid who were performing prayers.

Palestinians attempted to prevent police by closing the doors to the mosque.

Israeli forces and fanatical Jewish settlers frequently carry out raids at Al-Aqsa Mosque to provoke Palestinians.

Source: Www.Aa.Com.Tr

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Islamic Revolution Women's community is founded

April 2, 2023

Now, at the turning point of the Islamic Revolution and considering the unique view of the world towards the women of the Islamic Revolution, today is the time to unite more than ever the active, thoughtful, resistant, and value-creating women of the Islamic world. Because the woman is the center of the family and the complete role of a house in which a productive generation will grow in her lap, according to the great prophet, he should be in the center of attention and support, and his capabilities should emerge and grow.

Now the community of the women of the Islamic Revolution is based on three pillars; media, culture and art, chastity and hijab, by creating solidarity and synergy between all the women of the Islamic world and adherents to the Islamic revolution, state institutions and government; To achieve purposefulness and to approach the Mahdavi community and make a change in the work structure in the announced priorities, therefore the working groups:

Source: Tehran Times

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Second Iranian Revolutionary Guard adviser dies after Israeli attack in Syria – Mehr news

2 April, 2023

DUBAI (Reuters) – A military adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps died of his injuries after an Israeli air strike near Syria’s capital, Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

Israel has for years carried out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that began in 2011.

Iran says its officers serve in an advisory role in Syria at the invitation of Damascus. Dozens of Revolutionary Guards members including senior officers have been killed in Syria during the war.

Source: Theprint.In

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Smuggled Iranian carving worth £30m seized at airport by UK border patrol

DalyaAlberge

1 Apr 2023

It was carved almost 2,000 years ago and is such an important sculpture that if it appeared on the art market today it could fetch more than £30m.

But this is a previously unrecorded antiquity that can never be sold. For the large fragment of a Sasanian rock relief – which depicts an imposing male figure carved in the 3rd century AD – has been freshly gouged from a cliff in Iran with an angle grinder.

It was heading for the black market in Britain when it was seized at Stansted airport. Border Force officers became suspicious when they saw its haphazard packaging, perhaps intended to suggest that it was a worthless item. The antiquity, which is over one metre in height, was hacked out of living rock or rock that has been carved in situ.

Dr St John Simpson, a senior curator and archaeologist in the British Museum’s department of the Middle East, said: “We almost never come across a case of something being cut out of the “living rock”. That’s a level of brutalism that surpasses anything.

Source: The Guardian

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Pakistan army says 'terrorists' from Iran side kill four soldiers

Apr 01, 2023

Pakistan's army said on Saturday that attackers from Iran killed four of its border patrol soldiers.

"A group of terrorists operating from Iranian side attacked a routine border patrol of Pakistani security forces operating along Pakistan-Iran Border," the army said in a statement.

Source: Economic Times

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Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps adviser dies after Israeli attack in Syria: Agency

02 April ,2023

A military adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died of his injuries after an Israeli air strike near Syria’s capital, Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

Israel has for years carried out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran’s influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that began in 2011.

Source: Eenglish.Alarabiya.Net

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https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2023/04/02/Islamic-Revolutionary-Guards-Corps-adviser-dies-after-Israeli-attack-in-Syria-Agency

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Southeast Asia

TikTok Malaysia launches festive campaign to inspire each other through tips and tricks during Ramadan

By Jared Wee

02 Apr 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — TikTok has become one of Malaysia’s most used apps with many users viewing it for news, music, dances and short videos.

With Hari Raya upon us, TikTok has launched its festive campaign with the hashtags #InspirasiRamadan and #InspirasiRaya to encourage the community to inspire each other through tips and tricks during the fasting month and document their moments respectively.

From now till April 14, users can draw inspiration from top creators such as Khairul Aming, Boss James, Ryan Bakery and Zarul Hafiz as they challenge each other to share the best tips and tricks on topics such as food, beauty, health and fitness.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2023/04/02/tiktok-malaysia-launches-festive-campaign-to-inspire-each-other-through-tips-and-tricks-during-ramadan/62780

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Police say no report of untoward incident so far after viral videos shows huge crowd outside Shah Alam clothing boutique over purported RM1 bargain sale

By Kenneth Tee

02 Apr 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — A Muslim-wear clothing boutique in Shah Alam, Selangor was ordered to close after some 500 people turned up to seize a purported ongoing bargain sale, with shoppers tussling with one another to purchase them at RM1.

Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim today said authorities were informed of a complaint around 10.30am yesterday, after a huge commotion took place at the clothing shop located in Section 7 of the Selangor state capital.

He said the shop had offered the first 100 customers the opportunity to purchase clothing at RM1, followed by the next 50 customers who were eligible to receive a free men’s kurta.

“Around 11.45am, the management agreed to cease their operations on security grounds after failing to control the crowd,” he said in a statement.

Source: Malay Mail

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Tabung Haji suspends licence of Haj pilgrimage operator following complaints

02 Apr 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has suspended the licence of Emraz Travel & Tours SdnBhd, a haj pilgrimage operator in a move to protect the welfare of prospective pilgrims.

TH said in a statement that the decision was taken following several public complaints regarding the Umrah services provided by the company.

“Prospective pilgrims who choose to perform Haj through a private package can still choose from the other 22 licenced companies, including TH’s subsidiary TH Travel & Services SdnBhd,” according to the statement.

Source: Malay Mail

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Advisory group calls on PM to appoint technocrats to BNM to lead reform charge against corruption

By R. Loheswar

02 Apr 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Malaysian Association of Social Protection Contributors’ Advisory Services (SPCAAM) today called for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to make sweeping changes to the top echelon of the country’s central bank to prove its commitment to fighting systemic corruption.

The social protection advisory board claimed public trust in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) had been eroded after news of an international scamming syndicate infiltrating five major local financial institutions with only investigations focused on certain employees suspected of involvement.

“Not placing the five banks under investigation is pure incompetence on the part of BNM, and a reflection of the systemic corruption and lack of proper governance in the country,” Callistus Antony D’Angelus, the international labour advisor to SPCAAM said in a statement today.

Source: Malay Mail

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Home minister says no to online sale of fireworks and firecrackers

By R. Loheswar

02 Apr 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The Home Ministry does not permit the online sale of fireworks and firecrackers even though the Cabinet agreed to legalise them to prevent smuggling of these items.

Several news outlets today reported Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail saying that only authorised vendors are allowed to sell them provided they’ve followed the guidelines fixed by the ministry.

“Online sales are not allowed. The ministry and police are monitoring this to ensure that traders who have a permit sell only the types of fireworks that are allowed. The sales of (firecrackers and fireworks) should be done only in places that are safe.

“Approvals to import, store and sell firecrackers are given only to 27 companies that comply with police guidelines and conditions. The Customs Department will ensure that only companies that have these permits import fireworks and firecrackers.

Source: Malay Mail

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North America

At least 26 dead after tornadoes rake US Midwest, South

April 02, 2023

Storms that dropped possibly dozens of tornadoes killed at least 26 people in small towns and big cities across the South and Midwest, tearing a path through the Arkansas capital, collapsing the roof of a packed concert venue in Illinois and stunning people throughout the region Saturday with the damage's scope.

Confirmed or suspected tornadoes in at least eight states destroyed homes and businesses, splintered trees and laid waste to neighbourhoods across a broad swath of the country.

The dead included at least nine in one Tennessee county, four in the small town of Wynne, Arkansas, three in Sullivan, Indiana, and four in Illinois.

Other deaths from the storms that hit Friday night into Saturday were reported in Alabama and Mississippi, along with one near Little Rock, Arkansas, where city officials said more than 2,600 buildings were in a tornado's path.

Source: The Week

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Why Torah Was Revealed During Ramadan

April 2, 2023

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller

Most people have at one time or another wondered, ‘If there is only one God why are there so many religions?’ The Qur’an declares that Allah could have made all of us monotheists, a single religious community, but (didn’t) in order to test us in what we have been given.

“If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (God’s plan is) to test you in what He has given you: so compete in all virtues as in a race. The goal of you all is to (please) Allah who will show you on judgment day) the truth of the matters in which you dispute.” (Qur’an 5:48)

This means that religious pluralism is the will of God. Yet for centuries many believers in one God have chided and depreciated each other’s religions, and some believers have even resorted to forced conversions, expulsions and inquisitions. Monotheists all pray to the same God, and all prophets of monotheistic faiths are inspired by the same God.

For almost 14 centuries Jews, Christians and Muslims have read each other’s holy scriptures from an adversarial perspective. Since all monotheistic scriptures come from the one and only God, we should view other scriptures as potentially enriching our understanding of our own scripture.

But in the middle ages almost all readers thought of revelation as a zero sum sport like tennis rather than a multiple win co-operative sport like mountain climbing. In a zero sum game any value or true spiritual insight I grant to another scripture somehow diminishes my own. This was the result of the widespread use of scripture for missionary purposes; to win over others and not to share equally with others.

The situation has not improved much in modern times. In the last two centuries university academics have written many studies of comparative religion which they claim are objective and not distorted by their religious beliefs. Unfortunately, academics who treat other religions academically usually do not believe that other scriptures are actually Divinely inspired.

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Indian, Romanian families found dead crossing into US from Canada

Mar 31, 2023

MONTREAL: Six people from two families -- one of Romanian descent with Canadian passports, the other from India -- were found dead in a marsh near the Canada-US border after trying to cross illegally into the United States, police said Friday.

Their bodies were discovered late Thursday near a capsized boat belonging to a missing man from the Akwesasne Mohawk community, local deputy police chief Lee-Ann O'Brien told a news conference.

"The six individuals are believed to be from two families, one of Romanian descent and the other believed to be citizens of India," she said, adding that they include five adults and one child under the age of three.

Source: Times Of India

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Donald Trump indictment throws 2024 race into uncharted territory

Mar 31, 2023

NEW YORK: The historic indictment of former President Donald Trump thrust the 2024 presidential election into uncharted territory, raising the remarkable prospect that the leading contender for the Republican nomination will seek the White House while also facing trial for criminal charges in New York.

In an acknowledgment of the sway the former president holds with the voters who will decide the GOP contest next year, those eyeing a primary challenge to Trump were quick to criticize the indictment. Without naming Trump, Florida gov Ron DeSantis called the move “un-American.” Former Vice President Mike Pence, whose life was threatened after Trump incited an insurrection at the US Capitol, told CNN the charges were “outrageous.”

That posture speaks to the short-term incentives for Republicans to avoid anything that might antagonize Trump's loyal base. But the indictment raises profound questions for the GOP's future, particularly as Trump faces the possibility of additional charges soon in Atlanta and Washington. While that might galvanize his supporters, the turmoil could threaten the GOP's standing in the very swing-state suburbs that have abandoned the party in three successive elections, eroding its grip on the White House, Congress and key governorships.

Trump has spent four decades managing to skirt this type of legal jeopardy and expressed confidence again late Thursday, blaming the charges on “Thugs and Radical Left Monsters.”

Source: Times Of India

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Africa

Sudan’s speciality ‘bittersweet’ Ramadan drink

02 Apr 2023

OM ESHR (Sudan), April 2 — As generations of Sudanese have done before her, Wissal Abdel Ghany crouched next to a fire to prepare a traditional drink, a thirst-quenching favourite enjoyed during the fasting month of Ramadan.

She sat in a small room in the village of Om Eshr, on the outskirts of the capital Khartoum, which teemed with a small force of women busily scraping and spreading a mixture before serving the beverage in clear glasses.

The drink has satisfied thirsty fasters for decades and recipes are “inherited from our mothers and grandmothers,” the 43-year-old said.

Corn is harvested and left to dry in the sun before being ground and mixed with spices such as fenugreek, cumin or even hibiscus — Sudan’s other essential Ramadan beverage.

Source: Malay Mail

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Christians, Muslims jointly organize interfaith iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence

By News Desk

April 1, 2023

Over 50 Christians and Muslims have jointly organized an Interfaith iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in Kaduna State.

The event which took place at UnguwarRimi, Kaduna, was organized by Conflict Mitigation and Management Regional Council, CMMRC and Community Peace Observers, CPO, in conjunction with the network of Peace Journalists, NPJ.

They are working to promote ethical values on peaceful conducts among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on the need to embrace Peace and by serving as Ambassadors of Unity in various localities on the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace, CIPP programme in the state.

Samson Auta, the coordinator of the Community Peace Action Network, CPAN, of the Interfaith Mediation Centre, IMC, Kaduna, stated that the aim of coming together is to join “our Muslims brothers in Breaking Ramadan fast in UnguwarRimi community in Kaduna North”.

Source: Daily Nigerian

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Nigeria, Jamtara links in SIM swap

Apr 2, 2023, 08.20 AM IST

Kolkata: The total number of arrests in the SIM swap cases touched 26 on Saturday with some fresh arrests being carried out in connection with two separate cases of swapping.

Cops have identified the top boss of this gang to be a Nigerian. This is the first time in a cybercrime in Kolkata that a Nigerian has joined hands with those trained in Jamtara, said a senior officer from the detective department.

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Pakistan

Conspiracy Hatched To Portray Islam As ‘Extremist Religion’: National Assembly Speaker

Agencies

April 02, 2023

ISLAMABAD -  National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Saturday said that a well-thought-out conspiracy was hatched to portray Islam, which is the religion of peace, as a conservative and extremist religion.

He made these remarks while speaking at the Maleeka tul Arab conference held under the auspices of Mukhtar Organization Pakistan in connection with the death anniversary of Ummul Momineen HazratKhadeejatul Kubra (S.A) held at Islamabad. The Speaker highlighted the role of Hazrat Khadija al Kubra (SA), the wife of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), in relation to her services for the cause of Islam. He mentioned that Hazrat Khadija (SA) as the endorser of the first revelation of Islam who had established the largest business empire in the Arab world and was renowned as Tahira, the purest lady. However, the Speaker expressed concern that the west may not be aware of the great personality of Hazrat Khadija (SA) due to the negligence of the Muslim Ummah in promoting her role in Islamic history. He stressed the need for Muslims to highlight the true message of Islam, which advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Speaker also called upon the Muslim Ummah to unite and work towards promoting the true image of Islam, which is based on peace, tolerance, and harmony. “Protection of the signs and services of Mashaheer e Islam is the key to eliminating intolerance and radicalization,” the speaker said. He lauded the contribution made by Quaid e Millat e Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi who played an effective role in commemorating the days attributed to Mashaheer e Islam and highlighting their pious characters. The event was participated by renowned dignitaries of different schools of thought, poets, and political, social and religious scholars who offered extraordinary tributes to the services of HazratKhadeeja al Kubra (S.A). Addressing to the conference the Secretary General of Tehreek e Nifaz e FiqahJafariyaAllamaBisharat Hussain Imami said that Almighty Allah praised HazartKhadeeja (S.A) in the Holy Quran. HazratKhadeeja (S.A) did not only strengthen the foundations of Islam but also trained her progeny in a way to ensure the eternal protection of Islam. Addressing to the conference, Syed Muhamma

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Five more injured in scuffle at flour distribution centre in Punjab

Dawn Report

April 2, 2023

TOBA TEK SINGH: Five persons, including a woman, were injured when a scuffle broke out at the free wheat flour distribution centre in Shorkot while the people blocked a road in protest against non-availability of flour in Muzaffargarh on Saturday.

On the other hand, Punjab Caretaker Information Minister Aamir Mir has termed the reports of deaths during the flour distribution mere propaganda of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). He said the claim of death of dozens of people during the distribution of flour was nothing but mischief but added that the lives of three valuable people were unfortunately lost due to the rush and an inquiry was going on into the matter.

In Shorkot, there was a heavy rush of free flour seekers located at the Government Elementary School in Shorkot Cantt. The scuffle occurred between policemen and the people, leading to a stampede-like situation.

As a result, five persons received injuries. They were given first aid at ShorkotRafiqui Welfare Hospital. A man received stitches on his foot that was cut during the disorder.

The eyewitnesses said a similar situation had occurred at the same centre two days back when the people had attempted to open the gate of school forcibly to enter the distribution centre and some people were also wounded.

Source: Dawn

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Imran taunts rulers for ‘cherry-picking’ verdicts

Ahmad Fraz Khan

April 2, 2023

LAHORE: As he reiterated his demand for elections within 90 days of the dissolution of provincial assemblies of Punjab and KP, former prime minister Imran Khan taunted the ruling coalition for saying they would not accept the decision of the CJP-led bench.

He said Pakistan was facing a ‘defining’ moment and asked his supporters, particularly the legal community, to be prepared to protect the Constitution.

In a comment on PDM’s assertion that it would not accept the verdict of the current bench after its demand for a full bench was turned down by the chief justice, Mr Khan wondered whether the ruling alliance was only going to “accept the decisions that are favourable to them”?

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Christian worker shot dead in Peshawar

Bureau Repor

April 2, 2023

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen killed another member of a minority community in Pishtakhara area of the provincial capital on Friday, the police said.

Pishtakhara police station officials said that Kashif Masih, a sanitary worker and a resident of Banaras Abad locality of the Academy Town, was on his way back home from work when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at him in a residential area.

“We have recovered two empties of a 30 caliber weapon from the spot and have obtained the CCTV footage,” a police official said, adding an FIR was registered against unknown persons.

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Imran’s nephew gets interim bail in sedition case

Bureau Report

April 2, 2023

PESHAWAR: A court in Nowshera district on Saturday granted an interim pre-arrest bail to a nephew of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan in a case of sedition and other offences.

Additional district and sessions judge Mohammad Asif fixed April 19 for next hearing into the petition of suspect Hassaan Niazi and ordered the local police to produce case records.

The FIR against Mr Niazi was registered by the Nowshera cantonment police station on March 29 on the complaint of Kaka Sahib resident Shabbiruddin.

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PTI steps up efforts to build political capital

Ikram Junaidi

April 2, 2023

ISLAMABAD: As the government and top court lock horns over the formation of a bench to hear the case about a delay in elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) stepped up contacts with political parties to take them into confidence over political and economic turmoil as well as a tiff between the judiciary and the top court.

PTI President Parvez Elahi, on the instructions of party chairman Imran Khan, telephoned leaders of the MuttahidaQaumi Movement (MQM) — currently a part of the ruling coalition, though with some reservations — including convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mustafa Kamal, and former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar, reported Express News. Mr Elahi also contacted the son of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri.

Both parties stressed the need to bring all the democratic political forces on a joint platform to protect the supremacy of the Constitution and independence of the judiciary by thwarting the “unconstitutional” actions of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. They agreed to hold joint efforts to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and the independence of the judiciary.

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South Asia

Journalist arrested on charges of child abuse and Child exploitation: MoFA Bangladesh

By AIR News

April 1, 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Bangladesh has denied that the journalist Md. Shamsuzzaman was arrested as he wrote about ‘cost of living in Bangladesh’. In a statement issued on Saturday, the MoFA said that the report by a few international media and institutions about the arrest of the journalist is ‘totally false and fabricated’. It said a journalist was arrested because of ‘child abuse’ and ‘child exploitation’. The MoFA statement said that the journalist offered ten taka to a 9-year-old boy and then expressed his own views in the name of that child which is surely an act of child abuse and exploitation.

The MoFA further said that Shamsuzzaman tried to undermine the independence of Bangladesh on the great Independence Day. These acts are surely tantamount to punishable crimes. The Government of Bangladesh is committed to uphold freedom of expression for all its citizens and the media. However, creating social unrest by undertaking such fraudulent acts is contrary to the spirit of honest journalism, said the statement.

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CONVICTED NARCOTRIC TRAFFICKER AND ABSCONDER ARRESTED FROM INDO- BANGLADESH BORDER

April 02, 2023

A team of ARSC has arrested a fugitive named Jafar Ali, 45 years, R/o Vill. Chander KuttiDinhata, Distt- Cooch behar, West Bengal, convicted in a NDPS case of PS Crime Branch.

In the year of 2010, a team of Crime Branch had apprehended the accused Jafar Ali and his associates with 142 kg weed (Ganja) from Burari, Delhi. In this regard, a case FIR No. 132/2010, dated 08.09.2010, u/s 20/29 NDPS Act was registered in PS Crime Branch Delhi. During trial, the accused Jafar Ali was sentenced to 15 years rigorous imprisonment with fine by the Hon’ble Court, Delhi.

As per the given direction, the team reached at SahebganjDinhataCoochbehar, West Bengal to arrest the accused. After smelling presence of the police party, the accused fled from his native place to cross INDO-Bangladesh Border. Due to sincere efforts, dedication, and high level of professional competence of the raiding team, accused was traced and arrested from Kusherhat, Dinhata, West Bengal, situated 500 meters away from Indo- Bangladesh Border.

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Three British men are being held by Taliban in Afghanistan

By Jo Couzens

02-04-2023

Three British nationals are currently being held in custody by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a humanitarian organisation has told the BBC.

Mr Richards said Mr Cornwell and another unnamed man had been arrested in January. He confirmed a third man was also arrested on a different date.

The Presidium Network is a UK-based non-profit organisation that provides support to communities in crisis, representing the needs of people affected by violence or poverty to international policy makers.

Mr Richards confirmed the organisation is representing Mr Cornwell, a paramedic who works for a charity, and the second unnamed man but not the third British national.

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Afghanistan: IED explosion kills child, injures three others

02 April,2023

An Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) exploded in the Shah Joi district of Zabul province on Friday evening, the provincial police spokesman said.

It is reported that a group of children were playing next to a tractor in the field when the bomb went off and killing the children and leaving 3 injured.

A similar incident took place on Tuesday when a blast claimed the lives of two children and injured four others in the northern Jawzjan province according to local sources.

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Arab World

Seminar on family structure in Islam held at Ramadan Book Fair

TAWFIK LAMARI

APRIL 02, 2023

A seminar titled 'The Importance of Family Structure in Islam' was organised Saturday by the Ministry of Culture, in co-operation with the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs, as part of the Ramadan Book Fair, which is currently being held at Darb Al Saai in Umm Salal.

Preacher Sheikh MuwafiAzab said that ever since the creation of Adam (peace be upon him) human progress has been concerned with family structure.

"Islam has paid attention to married life, which is considered a social institution and the first building block of society,” the preacher said.

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QU president stresses role of scientific research in development during Ramadan Book Fair

APRIL 02, 2023

HE President of Qatar University (QU) Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham affirmed the role of scientific research in the country's development process.

This came during Ramadan Majlis, an event organized by the Ministry of Culture as part of Ramadan Book Fair's activities at Darb Al-Saai headquarters in Umm Salal, which will last until April 5.

The event was held in the presence of HE Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, a number of officials at the Ministry of Culture and a group of thinkers and intellectuals.

Dr. Hassan Al Derham spoke about his scientific career, which began with a scholarship to study architecture in the United States, and after the study, he joined Qatar University as a teaching assistant. He obtains a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Construction Project Management from University of Glamorgan (currently University of South Wales), UK.

HE underlined the keenness of the administration of the QU's College of Engineering to attract Qatari students in engineering disciplines, especially architecture, adding that he worked in teaching, and then became the head of civil engineering department in 2003, passing through several positions until he assumed the position of President of Qatar University on June 15, 2015.

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Tens of thousands benefit from QRCS Ramadan food projects

02 Apr 2023

Doha: The foreign representation missions of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) are carrying out Ramadan Iftar projects, under its Ramadan Campaign 1444 AH “Humanity First: Give to Charity”.

QRCS’s personnel in Lebanon and Bangladesh are preparing Ramadan Iftar parcels, to be distributed to the refugees and host communities in the two countries.

In the presence of Ambassador of Qatar to Somalia H E Dr. Abdullah bin Salem Al Nuaimi, QRCS’s office in Somalia distributed 700 food parcels on day 1 of the Ramadan Iftar project, for the benefit of 4,900 people at the camps of Banadir region.

The project involved distributing 3,000 food parcels at the remote camps of Banadir region, and 2,180 food parcels at Baidoa camps in Bay region, for the benefit of 5,180 families, at a total cost of $498,815. Each parcel contains 66 kg of food staples, such as rice, sugar, vegetable oil, wheat, pasta, dates, tuna, juice, tea, and powdered milk.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar

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Islamic Development Bank approves $344.5 mln fund for Egypt's electric express train

1 Apr 2023

During its 350th meeting in Jeddah, the Islamic Development Bank's (IsDB) board of executive directors approved three projects worth a total of $403 million.

Egypt's Electric Express Train Project is a 660km sustainable, green, and climate-resilient electric express railway system, aimed at providing safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for 25 million people annually while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 250,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Is DB President and Group Chairman Muhammad Al Jasser emphasized the significance of the approved projects, stating that they will promote sustainability, economic integration, and resilience during these challenging times.

Source: English.Ahram.

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QPNC holds 24th Ramadan auction

APRIL 02, 2023

Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Centre (QPNC) of the Ministry of Culture held on Friday the 24th Ramadan auction for coins and stamps, with the participation of collectors from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt and Lebanon. The auction featured 258 items and sets including stamps, postcards, medals and envelopes from Qatar, the GCC as well as

The Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Centre aims to foster and spread the hobby of collecting stamps and coins, work to improve it, and create conditions for its members to develop this hobby by organising exhibitions, auctions, in addition to the local and external participations.

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Europe

Two teenage boys bailed after man assaulted while walking home from Kings Heath mosque

April 2023

Two 16-year-old boys, who were arrested after a man was assaulted while walking home from a mosque in Birmingham on Wednesday night, have been released on bail.

The man fell as a result of the attack, hitting his head on a display board, and was taken to hospital with cuts to his face and a broken hand.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "Two 16-year-old boys have been bailed with conditions while our enquiries into the attack on a man in York Road, Kings Heath, continue.

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How Muslims feel about Andrew Tate’s conversion to Islam

2 April 2023

‘Mashallah Brother Tate,’ was a common response popping up in comment sections and Twitter replies as the news broke that controversial influencer Andrew Tate had been released from a Romanian jail and put under house arrest.

Tate thanked God upon his release after spending part of his first Ramadan behind bars over charges of rape and human trafficking - all of which he denies.

In the past, Tate’s identified as both Orthodox Christian and atheist. But just before his arrest in December 2022, he converted to Islam, claiming it to be "the last true religion".

This didn’t come as a surprise for some in the Muslim community, as he’d already praised Islam and and shared his views on the religion in the run-up to him taking shahada with friend and fellow kickboxer Tam Khan in a mosque in Dubai. 

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Bosnian traditions in holy month of Ramadan

Apr 2, 2023

Preparing for Ramadan starts a while before the month begins, as Muslims go about cleaning the mosques which volunteers and young people fill and decorate.

When the start of Ramadan is confirmed by the state, different forms of celebrations start in Bosnia, and you can see lanterns and lights everywhere.

Ramadan is considered a chance in Bosnia to spread the sense of takaful (sponsorship) and pay the debts of the indebted as well as collect donations for the needy.

In Bosnia, Ma’edet Al Rahman (Mercy Table) brings together people of all religions, and families, relatives, and neighbors are all invited.

In Ramadan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the markets get crowded as the period between noon and afternoon witnesses great demand by fasting individuals who purchase their vegetables, meat, and legume needs to prepare iftar before Azan Al Maghrib (sunset call to prayer).

Politicians and public figures in Ramadan in Bosnia pray Taraweeh (special Ramadan prayers) around the country without tight security.

Source: En.Mehrnews.Com

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Police given more time to question boys held on suspicion of murdering pensioner

By Ted Hennessey

02-04-2023

Police have been given more time to question two teenage boys arrested on suspicion of murdering a pensioner who died after she was robbed in her own home.

The pair, aged 14 and 15 and both from the Lowestoft area, are being held following the death of 82-year-old Joy Middleditch who lived in Pakefield.

Ms Middleditch was found lying on the floor of her end-of-terrace bungalow in Grayson Avenue by concerned family members on Saturday, and police were called just after 1.50pm.

Source: Standard.Co.Uk

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Russia sends bombs as Ukraine marks grim Bucha anniversary

Mar 31, 2023

KYIV: Russia used its long-range arsenal to bombard anew several areas of Ukraine on Friday, killing at least two civilians and damaging homes as Ukrainians commemorated the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Bucha, a town near Kyiv, stands as a symbol of the atrocities the Russian military has committed since its full-scale invasion began in February 2022.

The Kremlin's forces occupied Bucha weeks after they invaded Ukraine and stayed for about a month. When Ukrainian troops retook the town, they encountered horrific scenes: bodies of women, young and old men, in civilian clothing, lying in the street where they had fallen or in yards and homes.

Russian soldiers on intercepted phone conversations called it "zachistka" - cleansing, according to an investigation by The Associated Press and the PBS series "Frontline."

Source: Times Of India

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Ukraine says Russia UN presidency a 'slap in the face'

Apr 1, 2023

KYIV: Ukraine on Saturday branded Russia's presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of April "a slap in the face", joining a chorus of outrage from Western countries.

Moscow assumes the presidency as part of its monthly rotation between the Security Council's 15 member states, with ties with the West at their lowest point since the Cold War, over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Russia's tenure of the body's rotating presidency was "a slap in the face to the international community".

"I urge the current UNSC members to thwart any Russian attempts to abuse its presidency," he said on Twitter, calling Russia "an outlaw on the UNSC".

Source: Times Of India

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