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Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger: report

A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published on Friday.
 
Children at one in three schools lack access to proper toilets, putting them at risk of diarrhea and other infections and forcing some to miss lessons altogether, according to the study, based on data from 101 countries.
 
 

Free mosque tours to teach more about Islamic culture launched in Dubai

Have you ever wondered what Muslims do at the mosque or what a mosque is?
 
In an initiative for both tourists and residents, the Islamic Information Centre (IIC) has launched a free-for-all 'mosque experience' where they are inviting people of all faiths and nationalities to attend their weekly tours of one of the most beautiful mosques in Dubai. The aim of the tour is to demystify any misconceptions they may be having about Islamic and Arabic culture.
 
 

Iran to nominate Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development

Iran is making plans for nominating a city as the Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the deputy education minister for international affairs has said.
 
The possible inclusion of an Iranian city in ISESCO list will make the cities environmentally friendly in line with achieving sustainable development goals, Gholamreza Karimi who is also a secretary general at ISESCO national commission and a member of ISESCO executive council explained. 
 

Malaysia dominates the Islamic economy

Malaysia can lay claim to be the center of the world’s global Islamic economy, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hot on its heels, according to new research.
 
The “State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/19,” commissioned by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and produced by Thomson Reuters, shows a narrowing gap between the two hubs. The Islamic economy is the Muslim-majority countries that have financial sectors and economies which comply with Islamic law.
 
 

Vitamin A deficiency can trigger hair loss, experts say

Experts say that a lack of vitamin A may cause hair loss, one of the common problems of our age.
 
Hair thinning and shedding is very common in both men and women, and can start very early for some. The reasons behind this problem have been proven to be diverse; anything from too much stress to irregular eating habits and the environment could contribute to it, and now experts are warning that vitamin A deficiency may be one of the most important factors triggering hair loss.
 
 

Kadyrov says 5yo Chechen can repeat 4,100 push-ups after ‘world record not recognized’

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says five-year-old Rahim Kurayev – dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” – can repeat his “world record” of 4,105 push-ups without stopping after the feat was reportedly not officially recognized.
Kurayev is said to have achieved the impressive push-up tally in 2 hours and 25 minutes, according to local sports minister Musa Khanarikov.
 
 

Iranian, Russian culture ministers meet in St. Petersburg

The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Medinsky in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
 
Salehi expressed his thanks over the support from the Russian Culture Ministry for organizing an Iranian cultural week in Russia, and said that Iran is ready to help the country organize a Russian cultural festival in Iran, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Thursday.
 
He also stressed the need to organize mutual book fairs in Russia and Iran.
 

6th International Conference on 'Islam and Liberty' held in Islamabad

Speakers at 6th International Conference on 'Islam and Liberty' said that the Islamic teachings have never forbidden markets to grow but it imposed specific restrictions to curb all sorts of exploitation and injustices. They said that it was need of the hour to integrate Islamic teachings in modern world to lead the Muslims and eventually present an Islamic model of economy.
 

Indonesia ready to help resolve Rohingya issue: Widodo

Indonesia and the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) are ready to help resolve Rohingya issue, the country’s president said on Thursday.
 
"Indonesia is ready! I am sure, the ASEAN is also ready to help the Myanmar government to create a conducive condition in the Rakhine State, where freedom of movement should be respected," Indonesia’s Antara news agency quoted Joko Widodo as saying.
 
 

Crimean Muslims are invited to perform Umra

The Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and the Crimean hajj-operator AVN-Tour invite Muslims to perform Umrah (small hajj) during the winter holidays. For those who want to make Umrah, four tour packages have been developed: Umra-standard, Umra-comfort, Umra-luxe and Umra-exclusive.

 
 

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