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UN: Hatred CAR at terrifying level

UN: Hatred CAR at terrifying level

Hatred between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic has reached a “terrifying level”, a senior United Nations official has said, with atrocities including the decapitation of children and cannibalism.…

Protest UN food cuts in Gaza

Protest UN food cuts in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated against cuts to a United Nations food programme, as protest leaders said they would boost their efforts to restore food assistance to local families. Protesters…

Saudi Arabia’s economy can achieve growth of 4.4 percent

Saudi Arabia’s economy can achieve growth of 4.4 percent

Saudi Arabia’s economy can achieve growth of 4.4 percent in 2014, in line with a forecast by the International Monetary Fund, the governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) said.…

Real estate investment trust to plan raise $135m

Real estate investment trust to plan raise $135m

 A real estate investment trust, Emirates REIT, said on 11 March that it planned to raise at least 500 million dirhams ($135 million) in Dubai’s first initial public offer of…

The number of children impacted by Syria’s war has doubled

The number of children impacted by Syria’s war has doubled

The UN said the number of children impacted by Syria’s war has doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, many of them trapped in besieged areas and beyond reach.…

Grand Mosque imam’s advice: Selfishness causes many worries for society

Grand Mosque imam’s advice: Selfishness causes many worries for society

Selfishness causes many worries for society, according to Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, imam of the Grand Mosque. In his Friday sermon, he told Muslims to fear Allah, obey Him and stay…

Suicide car bombing in Iraq

Suicide car bombing in Iraq

A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 35 people and wounded over 100 in the southern Iraqi city of Hillah, police and medical sources have…

Grand Mosque expansion work on schedule

Grand Mosque expansion work on schedule

Work on the suspended “mataf” (area for circumambulation around the Kaaba) is continuing vigorously after the top floor of the area was completed last year in order to accommodate pilgrims…

UN calls for more troops in CAR

UN calls for more troops in CAR

The head of the United Nations has asked the Security Council to bolster foreign forces in the Central African Republic by another 10,000 soldiers to protect civilians caught in ongoing…

Tunisia lifts state of emergency

Tunisia lifts state of emergency

The president of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, has lifted a state of emergency in force since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring. “The president and commander-in-chief of the armed…