Economy

Hamas opposes UN involvement in Gaza reconstruction

The Times of Israel 4 November 2014
By Elhanan Miller

Hamas is opposed to UN involvement in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following Operation Protective Edge and has requested that the Palestinian unity government, rather

 

Fatwa No Barrier to Saudi Arabia’s $6 Billion Bank IPO

Bloomberg 4 November 2014
By Deema Almashabi and Daria Solovieva

Not even a fatwa against National Commercial Bank (NCB)’s initial public offering could derail the biggest-ever share sale in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s largest bank

 

Islamic banking gains ground in Turkey

Al Monitor 4 November 2014
By Mehmet Cetingulec

There are currently four private Islamic banks operating in Turkey: Albaraka Turk, Bank Asya, Kuveyt Turk and Turkiye Finans. According to the Banking Regulatory and

 

War criminal turned sharia banker sentenced to death by hanging

Money Jihad 3 November 2014

A former director of the largest sharia bank in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death for war crimes. Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal announced yesterday verdicts

 

Luxembourg Bond Plan to Test Islamic Shariah Cash Depth

businessweek 1 November 2014
By Daria Solovieva, Dana El Baltaji and Samuel Potter

Luxembourg is poised to test demand for Islamic bonds as the issuer of the lowest-yielding sovereign sukuk on record plans to become a regular borrower. The country has been

 

WIEF Dubai: Islamic finance adds up across the world

The National 1 November 2014
By Frank Kane

Over three days of speeches, debate, policymaking, and plain old marketing one theme emerged as dominant from the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai: Islamic finance

 

EU Tyranny: New Law against Democratically Dismantling EU from Within

Gatestone Institute 29 October 2014
By Timon Dias

It looks as if this new law is meant to serve as a severe roadblock to parties that would like to dismantle the EU in a democratic and peaceful way from within. A

 

Turkey's gender gap widens, ranks 125 among 142 countries

TODAY'S ZAMAN 29 October 2014

Turkey fell five places this year to 125th in the Global Gender Gap Report, commissioned by the World Economic Forum and released on Tuesday. For 2014, 142 countries were

 

Video: Jailed for a Tweet - Interview with Nabeel Rajab

youtube 29 October 2014
By VICE News

Nabeel Rajab is a human rights activist awaiting trial in Bahrain, one of the West’s favorite dictatorships.

 

Denmark offers some foreign fighters rehab without jail time -- but will it work?

CNN 29 October 2014
By Bharati Naik, Atika Shubert and Nick Thompson

When Omar left home in 2013, his parents thought he was going to help out at a refugee camp for the victims of Syria's brutal civil war. But the soft-spoken Danish student

 

Turkey's Twitter Wars Heat Up

Foreign Policy 29 October 2014
By Berivan Orucoglu

As the Turkish government continues to squeeze freedom of expression, many Turks have found themselves resorting increasingly to social media in order to learn what's going on

 

Iranian authorities tasked with informing tourists of Islamic rules

Fox News Latino 29 October 2014

The Iranian parliament approved on Tuesday a bill that requires the authorities to inform tourists and other foreigners in the country about Islamic rules and customs, Iran's

 

Kerry, Qatar and the poisonous tree

carolineglick.com 28 October 2014
By Caroline B. Glick

It would be interesting to know which Arab leaders are telling US Secretary of State John Kerry that the absence of peace between Israel and the Palestinians is "a cause of

 

Treasury hopes ISIS will go broke on its own

Money Jihad 28 October 2014

In remarks last week (hat tip to @HSPI), Treasury official David Cohen confirmed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria makes $1 million a day from oil sales, that it has

 

Luxembourg Bond Plan to Test Islamic Shariah Cash Depth

Bloomberg 28 October 2014
By Daria Solovieva, Dana El Baltaji and Samuel Potter

Luxembourg is poised to test demand for Islamic bonds as the issuer of the lowest-yielding sovereign sukuk on record plans to become a regular borrower. The country has been

 

Asian, African women migrants abused in UAE homes, excluded from labor law, rights group says

FoxNews 28 October 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and

 

Liechtenstein joining hunt for Islamic wealth

Chicago Tribune 27 October 2014
By Yudith Ho and Daria Solovieva

Liechtenstein wants to lure wealthy Muslims to its private banks as it seeks to revive an industry hurt by the loss of the nation's status as a tax haven. The principality of

 

The Left’s Worst Crime in the Middle East

Canada Free Press 27 October 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

The left’s worst crime in the Middle East has been its support for the region’s Arab-Muslim majority at the expense of its minorities. It has supported the majority’s

 

Hamas 5.4 Billion:Ebola 1 Billion

Tiimes of Israel 27 October 2014
By Diane Weber Bederman

Based on the amount of time, energy and money that we have put into Ebola and Hamas, it is clear that the United Nations is more concerned about propping up a terrorist

 

Taxi firm in Rochdale offers white drivers on demand after two of Pakistani origin were jailed for sex-grooming of girls in town

Daily Mail 23 October 2014
By Ben Wilkinson

A taxi company in a town tainted by a child sex-grooming gang scandal is offering customers white drivers on demand. Rochdale minicab firm Car 2000 is offering the choice

 
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