Oman

Ambassadors of Gulf Arab states to return to Qatar

Stripes 17 November 2014
By Abdullah Al-Shihri

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said Monday they will reinstate their ambassadors to Qatar after withdrawing them in an unprecedented

 

Arab discrimination and abuse against Palestinians since 1948

the elder of ziyon - 11 November 2014

Palestinians are not allowed to become citizens of Arab countries, in accordance with Arab League Decree 1547 for 1959, "in order to preserve the Palestinian

 

WIEF Dubai: Islamic finance adds up across the world

thenational.ae 5 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

 

‘Plenty of Indonesian maids’

New Straits Times 5 November 2014
By FARRAH NAZ KARIM AND TASNIM LOKMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIAN households waiting for an Indonesian maid, some for the past seven years, have been given the guarantee that they can finally secure one. The catch

 

Nepal set to lift ban on maids in Gulf

Times of Oman 3 November 2014

The Nepalese government is preparing to lift the ban on Nepalese women travelling to Oman and other Gulf countries to serve as domestic workers. Nepal's Ministry of Labour

 

Why Islamic rebel states always fail

National Post 29 September 2014
By David Motadel, The New York Times

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise of a seemingly new type of polity: the Islamic rebel state. Boko Haram in West Africa, the Shabab in East Africa, the

 

Oman fund says working with Bulgaria to solve Corpbank problem

Zawya 11 September 2014

Oman's biggest sovereign wealth fund, the State General Reserve Fund ( SGRF ), is working with the Bulgarian government to try to resolve problems at Corporate Commercial Bank

 

ISIS IN ACTION: Photos of Islamic State savagery the media will not show you (WARNING: Very Graphic)

BareNakedIslam 11 September 2014

You’ve seen a lot of these photos already at BNI. Here are some more. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…

 

Islamic Development Bank approves $987 million for funding development projects

CPI Financial 27 August 2014
By Matthew Amlôt

UAE news agency WAM reports that Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has approved $987 million in funds for supporting economic and social development projects and programmes in its

 

25 countries apply showing interest to host Oman's expo on Islamic life

MENAFN - Muscat Daily 26 August 2014

As many as 25 countries have shown interest to host the travelling exhibition 'Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman'. Held under the patronage of the Ministry

 

The Arab Empire

National Review Online 25 August 2014
By Josh Gelernter

A map has circulated showing the Islamic State’s five-year plan: a caliphate that stretches from the Iberian peninsula to western China, including all of India, north Africa,

 

UK Minister Praises Oman For Its Religious Tolerance

Muscat Daily 19 February 2014

The UK's Minister for Faith and Communities has praised Oman for its religious tolerance. Speaking during a briefing at the British Ambassadors' residence on Monday evening

 

Islamic Financial Services Board to Hold Seminar on Shariah-Compliance in Oman

This week in Oman, the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will hold a workshop covering “Standards on Risk Management, Corporate and Shariah Governance for Institutions

 

U.S. Allies Lead in Female Genital Mutilation

FRONTPAGEMAG.COM 26 July 2013
By Lloyd Billingsley

    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has issued a new report on FGM/C, female genital mutilation/cutting, that raises troubling questions about the practice and the American response to it, particularly in nations such as Egypt

"Girls and women are made to have their external genitalia removed fully or partially– some when they are just infants, others when they hit puberty,” explains UNICEF, "in the

 

Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls 'at risk'

BBC News 23 July 2013

More than 30 million girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) over the next decade, a study by Unicef has found. It said more than 125 million

 

Why Christianity is Vital to Egypt and the Middle East

Assyrian International News Agency. 10 July 2013

The characteristic of Cairo that most alarms visiting Westerners is the constant river of pedestrians amid swiftly moving traffic. Residents of this impoverished megalopolis of 20 million dart into traffic with a fatalistic nonchalance, missing oncoming cars by mere inches

My colleague asks our driver whether people are often struck by cars. He smiles and nods, "Yes, sometimes." Some with expertise in the region attribute this fatalism to the

 

Blacks in North Africa and Middle East Often Face Virulent Racism from Arabs

atlantablackstar. 9 July 2013
By Nick Chiles

As the West continues to train its focus on racism leveled at blacks by white people in the U.S. and recently in Europe and Israel, attention has increasingly been directed at the mistreatment of blacks by Arabs in Northern Africa and the Middle East

For years, observers interested in probing a little more deeply in Iraqi society than the typical Western news stations found that the sizable black population in Iraq endures

 

Al Jazeera Director General Resigns

mediabistro.com 27 June 2013
By Alex Weprin

The director general of Al Jazeera, Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, resigned his post today as he was named Minister of Economy and Trade in the government of Qatar. Al Thani is a

 

Islam in a Nutshell Brochure

Citizen Warrior 26 June 2013

Islam in a Nutshell (PDF document)

The Counter Jihad Coalition in California put together a brochure entitled "Islam in a Nutshell." Here's what the creators of the brochure said about it:

What we have found is that many people still do not know Islam. And they do not want to take much time to learn it. This simple short brochure gives a good summary about the doctrine in 10 minutes of reading.

 

Africa’s 100 million girls with mutilated genitals

The Japan Times 24 June 2013

For a woman in her 50s, Madina Daff still cannot get over her teenage years. She suffered all of them in agony and shame

Madina, barely in her adolescence, was subjected one of the most severe forms of female genital mutilation (FMG) — infibulation. This involves cutting parts of the vagina and

 
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