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September 18, 2017 4:03 AM Court ruling raises hopes of women in Kenyan politics

Buoyed by record gains in last month’s elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation’s top court will enforce women’s rights to better political representation, following the surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Kenya’s highest court made history in Africa on September 1 by ordering a rerun of its presidential election, saying 1

September 15, 2017 10:27 AM Reputational repair: Iran tries to capitalise on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

The Iranian leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, made a strikingly strong statement on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar this week, berating “hypocritical” (presumably Western) governments for their double standards on human rights. Addressing a gathering of clerical students, Khamenei on Tuesday urged Muslim countries to apply pressure on the Myanmar 1

September 14, 2017 11:31 AM Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power struggles 1

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM 78 Egyptians die of heart attacks, breathing complications in Mecca Hajj

The death toll of Egyptian pilgrims performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca has risen to 78, the Egyptian Health Ministry has said. Most of the dead pilgrims suffered heart attacks and breathing failure, Head of Egypt's medical Hajj mission Ahmed al-Ansary said in a statement. He said their age (60-80 years) was the main reason for their health 3

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM Efforts of Saudi transport ministry during Hajj lauded

RIYADH: Minister of Transport Sulaiman Al-Hamdan has expressed gratitude to the staff of the ministry, the General Transport Authority (GTA), General Ports Authority (GPA), and General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) for their integrated work with other Hajj agencies to serve pilgrims during the just-concluded Hajj season. He said efforts of all transport

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia rises to 82

An 85-year-old woman from Aswan died from cardiac arrest while she was in hospital in Medina, the deputy-head of Egypt's hajj medical commission Mohamed Shawky said, according to state-run news agency MENA. Deaths from heat exhaustion, fatigue and other natural causes are a common occurrence among pilgrims on the hajj in Saudi Arabia. More than 100,000 Egyptian 2

September 11, 2017 4:21 AM Bin Laden’s Son Is Poised to Unify Terrorists Worldwide

Hamza bin Laden isn’t just being prepared for a leadership role in his father’s organization. He’s now the figure best placed to reunify the global jihadi movement. One day in early November 2001, on a hillside south of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden bade farewell to three of his young sons. In the shade of an olive tree, he handed each boy a misbaha

September 10, 2017 11:01 AM Dubai’s Saudi German Hospital obtains Dhs370m Islamic loan

The amount will be used for the operation and expansion of the hospital Saudi German Hospital, a private hospital in Dubai, obtained a Dhs370m ($100.8m) Islamic syndicated loan which will be used for the operation and expansion of the hospital, it said on Sunday. Emirates Islamic coordinated the Islamic facility with Mashreq Bank and Dubai Islamic Bank as initial 8

September 7, 2017 4:48 AM UAE ranked as one of the most generous states in the world

71 percent of respondents in the UAE admitted to helping a stranger The UAE is the ninth most generous state in the world, this year’s World Giving Index of 139 states revealed. The Charities Aid Foundation surveyed 146,000 people in 139 countries to measure their willingness of general populations to help a stranger, donate to charity and volunteer 1

September 1, 2017 11:40 PM A Long-Pursued ISIS Preacher Is Finally Charged in New York

The charges against Mr. Faisal have also raised concerns among F.B.I. agents about whether federal prosecutors have lost their appetite to pursue overseas terrorists because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said they should not be tried in civilian courts. Either way, Mr. Faisal’s arrest is a significant development because of his influence on would-be 1