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Dubai to host world peace conference 

    DUBAI: K.T. Abdurabbi    ARABNEWS.COM Dubai International Peace Convention is a perfect opportunity to illustrate Islam’s teachings of peace, said Hamad bin Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, chairman of…

Islam the opera: curtain up on Clusters of Light about life of prophet Muhammad

theguardian: by Peter Walker and Susan Schulman — Shepperd said his involvement changed his view about the religion’s take on several subjects, for example the position of women. He said:…

D I H A D – Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition 25 – 27 March 2014

تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشــيخ محـمـد بن راشــد آل مـكـتوم، نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي “رعاه الله” Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum…

Demand grows for halal food as industry evolves

AP | Mar 13, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES A visitor talking with a representative of a halal food producer from Saudi Arabia during a recent halal food exhibition in Dubai,…

Abdullah opens ‘Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ forum

  Abdullah opens ‘Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ forum March 09, 2014  Print    Send to Friend ABU DHABI: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, highlighted that the tolerant Islamic…

Catholicism Growing in Heart of Muslim World

Syndicated News Catholicism Growing in Heart of Muslim World By John L. Allen http://www.bostonglobe.com Posted 2014-03-10 02:40 GMT   King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain has recently agreed…

Mixing religion with politics is Muslim world’s problem, says Al Murr

(Wam) / 19 February 2014 FNC Speaker Al Murr and delegation visits Iranian Shura Council, invites Ali Larijani to visit UAE. Mohammed Al Murr meets Iranian President Dr Hassan Rohani…

UAE president stable after stroke: ministry

STORY SUMMARY UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan has undergone an operation after suffering a stroke and is in a stable condition, the presidential affairs ministry said on Saturday.…

‘Winter’ World Cup for Qatar, says Jerome Valcke

(CNN) — The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the European winter, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has told a French radio station. “It will be played…

Turkey can bridge the Mideast’s divide

Story Summary January 06, 2014 12:09 AM By Sinan Ulgen The Daily Star Following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s recent visit to the Gulf states, the Islamic Republic’s charm offensive…

Dubai 2014 firework display breaks world record: Guinness

DUBAI: Dubai shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Records said…

Gulf states seek food security in Europe, U.S. after African problems

December 30, 2013 – 08:27 By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The desert states of the Gulf are changing tack in their multi-billion dollar search for food security.…

Single GCC visa likely by mid-2014

GCC countries are planning to launch a European-style Schengen visa by mid-2014 to allow Gulf-based expats and foreign businessmen to move easily across the borders of the six-member bloc. The…

UAE second highest in students’ happiness index

Muaz Shabandri / 10 December 2013 The PISA 2012 results showed 85 per cent of Dubai’s students reported that they are happy at their schools, above the global average of…

Foreign firms to design GCC train project

DAMMAM: HAMID AL-RUWAILI | ARAB NEWS/AL-EQTISADIAH Published — Thursday 12 December 2013 The Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) will issue tenders for the design of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) train…

Islamic banking ‘sustainable way forward’

Manama. Islamic banking could be the more economically viable and sustainable model of financing going forward, a report said. Following last week’s World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Manama, Bahrain,…

Oman opposes Gulf union

MUSCAT: Oman opposes upgrading the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to a union of six nations, Muscat’s foreign minister said on Saturday. The union issue is on the agenda of the…

Tehran charm offensive: UAE leader accepts visit invitation

The UAE President on Wednesday accepted an invitation to visit Iran. The official WAM news agency said the date for the visit would be announced at a later stage. Iran…

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