The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is an association of central banks and monetary authorities, and other institutions launched by theMalaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 3 November 2002, for the regulation and supervision of the Islamic financial services institutions. It is the foundation for the.. More
Morocco wants to lure back its citizens living abroad to reverse a brain drain and reduce poverty, but many say they have worked hard to carve out a life in Europe and to return would be a leap into the unknown.
The three million Moroccans living abroad represent around 10 per cent of the country's resident population and their money transfers.. More
As the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip draws to a close, hopes for economic prospects in this impoverished, strife-torn land have been renewed.
Already, the EU has pledged investments in Gaza, with 700-800 million euros of mainly infrastructure projects by June, according to Antoine Eric de Haulleville, head of the EU's International.. More
New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, located south of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere, and marking the eastern boundary of the Tasman Sea, a portion of the Pacific Ocean that separates New Zealand and the nearest large landmass, Australia, by a distance of about 1,600 km (1,000 mi). New Zealand.. More
There is a bottleneck of people at the small entrance to Endless Checkpoints, a recently opened photography exhibition in Tel Aviv.
To get into the main exhibition hall, where pictures of daily strife at a series of West Bank checkpoints are exhibited, visitors must first pass a TV screen showing footage of the Qalandiya checkpoint.
And here.. More
The hope, the fear, the disappointmentin the United Nations in the run-up to the 61st General Assembly could be summed up in one word - Darfur.
The hope was represented by a huge rally for Darfur in New York's Central Park on Sunday, as leaders and diplomats assembledfor the annual UN gathering.
Tens of thousands who demonstrated against the.. More
For the past century, Muslims in the Balkans are the victims of many episodes of ethnic cleansing by the crusaders and later by the Communists in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece. As Communism collapsed, the Muslims in Eastern Europe are still facing suppression, discrimination, harassment and intolerance.
There are 31 countries in the Caribbean, which are classified linguistically into four regions, such as English speaking, French speaking, Spanish speaking and Dutch speaking Islands. There are 19 English speaking countries; five French speaking countries; three Spanish speaking countries and four Dutch speaking Islands.
Muslims from different parts.. More
Albania (Albanian Shqipëria, “Country of the Eagle”), is a republic in southeastern Europe, and it is officially known as the Republic of Albania.
Albania lies along the northwestern edge of the Balkan Peninsula, with a total area of 28,748 sq km (11,100 sq mi). The greatest distance from north to south is about.. More
Today Albania is surrounded by Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Almost 4 million Albanians live in the Republic of Albania. Another 2 million live in Kosova and an additional 700,000 in Macedonia. Adding up the number of people scattered in the territories, there are an estimated 6.5 million ethnic Albanians... More
World War II
In accordance with its treaty of alliance with Britain, Iraq broke off diplomatic relations with Germany early in September 1939 and during the first few months of World War II had a pro-British government under Premier General Nuri as-Said. In March 1940, however, Said was replaced by Rashid Ali al-Gailani, an extreme Arab nationalist,.. More
The Mongol sacked Baghdad in 1258 and there was further pillage of this city by the Turkic conqueror Tamerlane in the following century. In less than a century, the Mongol conquerors themselves converted to Islam, and Islamic power resurged in Turkey and India after being dislodged from the Arabian heartland. The story of the invasion of Baghdad.. More
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland (Polish Rzeczpospolita Polska) is a country in Central Europe. Communists ruled Poland from 1945 until 1989. When political and economic unrest among Poles resulted in the collapse of the regime it was replaced by a non-Communist coalition.
Poland’s capital and largest city is Warsaw,.. More
The Digestive System:
The effect of alcohol is not limited to the nervous system. Alcohol destroys all the parts, passages, and organs of the digestive system as well.
1) The Alcoholic’s Tongue: The tongue of an alcoholic is covered with a dirty cover, where microbes grow and multiply. The tongue becomes infected and unusually red. Some alcoholics.. More
According to the terms of the treaty of Hudaybiyah, the Arab tribes were given the option to join either of the parties with which they desired to enter into treaty alliance, the Prophet's sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) or the Quraysh's. As a consequence, Banu Bakr joined the Quraysh, and Khuzaa'ah joined the Prophet,.. More
All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, feast of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the day God is glorified for all his saints known and unknown. Roman Catholics are obliged to hear Mass on this day. In medieval...More