DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK WINS TWO ACCOLADES AT THE ISLAMIC BUSINESS FINANCE AWARDS 2014

DUBAI ISLAMIC BANK WINS TWO ACCOLADES AT THE ISLAMIC BUSINESS FINANCE AWARDS 2014

Dubai, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic Bank in the UAE, has been recognised as the “Best Regional Commercial Bank – Middle East” at the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2014. The bank’s subsidiary Dar Al Sharia was also chosen as the “Best Sharia Advisory Service”, further …

STUDENTS STUCK IN GAZA SIGN PETITION TO OPEN RAFAH

STUDENTS STUCK IN GAZA SIGN PETITION TO OPEN RAFAH

Gaza, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – Hundreds of Palestinian students stucked in Gaza after they presented a petition to the civil affairs department to demand the reopening of the Rafah crossing. Bassel al-Atawneh, a youth union official, called on the unity government and the Ministry of Education to work to end the crisis, …

PALESTINE HEALTH MINISTRY: 30 PERCENT OF MEDICINES OUT OF STOCK

PALESTINE HEALTH MINISTRY: 30 PERCENT OF MEDICINES OUT OF STOCK

Gaza, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – The Health Ministry in Gaza Strip called upon its minister Dr. Jawad Awad to work on solving the health crisis in the Strip before it is too late in light of the acute shortage of 30% of medicines and 50% of medical disposables in Gaza health services. …

EU COURT REMOVES HAMAS FROM BLACKLIST

EU COURT REMOVES HAMAS FROM BLACKLIST

Luxemburg, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – A European court ruled Wednesday that Hamas must to be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist. “The 2001 listing of Hamas was based not on sound legal judgements but on factual imputations derived from the press and the Internet,” the General Court of the European Union said …

ENTREPRENEURS SEIZE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE MARKET

ENTREPRENEURS SEIZE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE MARKET

Singapura, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – A new trend aimed at capitalising on the growing ‘Muslim lifestyle’ market has emerged among regional tech start-ups. Targeting millions of Muslims who seek to express their identities partly through what they buy, new online ventures are being developed in the sectors ranging from fashion, travel, to …

GERMANY ANTI-ISLAMIZATION DEMONSTRATION 2014: THOUSANDS IN DRESDEN PROTEST SHARIA LAW

GERMANY ANTI-ISLAMIZATION DEMONSTRATION 2014: THOUSANDS IN DRESDEN PROTEST SHARIA LAW

Berlin, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – An estimated 15,000 people in the east German city of Dresden turned out to march against the “Islamization of the West” Monday night, with protesters demanding an overhaul of the country’s immigration system. The demonstration, organized by a far-right populist group, is the largest of its kind …

ISRAEL EXTENDS DETENTION OF FEMALE PALESTINIAN STUDENT

ISRAEL EXTENDS DETENTION OF FEMALE PALESTINIAN STUDENT

Tel Aviv, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – An Israeli court yesterday extended the detention of a female Palestinian student until next Thursday, Arabs 48 reported, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Wednesday. The director of the legal unit in Al-Damir Association for Human Rights, Mahmoud Hassan, said …

ISRAEL MONOPOLISES GAS FIND ON EGYPT BORDER

ISRAEL MONOPOLISES GAS FIND ON EGYPT BORDER

Tel Aviv, 23 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) –  Israeli gas companies announced on Sunday details of a new gas find in the Mediterranean off the Israeli coast, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Wednesday. Named Royee, it is said by the Israeli media that the field may contain …

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES GET ACCESS TO VIDEOS TAKEN BY ISRAELI ARMY CAMERAS

AL-QASSAM BRIGADES GET ACCESS TO VIDEOS TAKEN BY ISRAELI ARMY CAMERAS

Tel Aviv, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – Initial investigations into the videos broadcast by Hamas about attacks carried out by its fighters during the latest Israeli war proved they are real and the footage was taken via Israeli army cameras, a Palestinian newspaper reported yesterday. The newspaper, which quoted Israeli radio, said that …

PALESTINIAN ENVOY TO UN: WE WILL JOIN ICC AT AN ‘APPROPRIATE TIME’

PALESTINIAN ENVOY TO UN: WE WILL JOIN ICC AT AN 'APPROPRIATE TIME'

New York, 24 Safar 1436/17 December 2014 (MINA) – Palestinian envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour yesterday stressed on the Palestinian government’s desire to join the International Criminal Court “in time”. In the first speech given by a Palestinian official in front of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute that established the …