October 30, 2018

Lion Air crash: Indonesia to inspect Boeing 737-Max 8 planes

Lion Air crash: Indonesia to inspect Boeing 737-Max 8 planes Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDebris found from Lion Air crash in sea Indonesia has ordered inspections on all the country's commercial Boeing 737-Max 8 planes, after one crashed into the sea with 189 people on board. The Lion Air jet went down shortly after take-off near the capital, Jakarta, on Monday. There are no known survivors. Searchers have recovered debris, bodies and personal items. They are looking for the fuselage and flight recorders. Boeing launched its 737-Max 8 model last year. The plane that crashed went into service just a few months ago. On Tuesday Indonesia's transport ministry said all Max 8 aircraft belonging to Indonesian commercial airlines would be inspected, but it stopped short of grounding them. How could a brand new plane crash? Mourning siblings and mystery couple on ill-fated plane Meanwhile Lion Air, the country's largest low-cost airline, said it wo..
October 30, 2018

Dubai: GIES 2018 Puts the Spotlight on Islamic Philanthropy, Skills for Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dubai: October 30, 2018 – The growing significance of Islamic philanthropy and creative skills needed to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution were two key topics discussed by […]
October 30, 2018

Tokyo ticket seller’s foreigner fear costs garden thousands

Tokyo ticket seller's foreigner fear costs garden thousands Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The employee offered to pay back part of the sum with his retirement bonus A Japanese man gave away tickets worth more than 25 million yen ($222,000; £174,000) to a Tokyo tourist attraction after developing a fear of foreigners. The ticket seller, now in his 70s, said he was too scared to speak to overseas tourists after one yelled at him years ago, local media reported. So he let some 160,000 tourists enter Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden for free between 2014 and 2016. And now an audit has revealed the cost of that fear ran into the millions. $1m lottery break for US hip patient Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan Rare white tiger kills zookeeper in Japan The issue first came to light in December 2016, after a colleague noticed his "strange ways" and alerted the management, who quizzed the man - who has not been named. It was then he admitted he had not been charging f..
October 30, 2018

This winter, UNHCR urges Muslims to transform their Zakat into warmth and shelter for refugees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018 –UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging Muslims across the world to assist one million vulnerable refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, […]
October 30, 2018

Filipina women detained at Halloween party in Saudi Arabia

Filipina women detained at Halloween party in Saudi Arabia Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia prohibits public practice of traditions associated with religions other than Islam Seventeen Filipina workers in Saudi Arabia have been detained after they took part in a Halloween party, the Philippines foreign ministry says. The women were taken into custody on Friday by intelligence officers who raided a compound in Riyadh, after neighbours complained about the noise. It is not yet clear what charges they are facing. But the foreign ministry noted that Saudi laws prohibit unattached men and women being seen together in public. The Indian maid who had her arm chopped off in Saudi ArabiaThe Philippine ambassador in Riyadh, Adnan Alonto, told the ministry that initial information indicated the organisers of the party had been charged with holding an event without a permit and for disturbing the neighbourhood. The Philippine Star newspaper cited a Facebook post by a man called Hu..
October 30, 2018

Dubai: Crown Prince of Dubai Officially Inaugurates World’s largest forum on the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2018

Dubai, October 30, 2018(CABNCTV)-His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, officially […]
October 30, 2018

Sony eyes record profit as gaming hits boost earnings

Sony eyes record profit as gaming hits boost earnings Image copyright Sony Sony has forecast a huge jump in annual operating profit as demand for its games, including God of War and Spider-Man, boosted earnings. The Japanese electronics firm raised its annual profit forecast to 870bn yen ($7.7bn; £6.0bn), up 30% from estimates given in July. The upgrade comes after strong sales in its Playstation division drove revenues in the second quarter. Gaming also spurred a strong rise in operating profit at rival Nintendo. IDC gaming analyst Sam Reynolds said both Japanese firms had posted "impressive earnings based on the strength of the gaming market". He said Sony could credit strong sales to "the quality of games on the platform" which include bestsellers God of War and Spider-Man, while demand for Red Dead Redemption II has also been high. Sony unveils mini Playstation Classic console Gaming becomes the latest addiction Mr Reynolds said the gaming market was less competitive than S..
October 30, 2018

India journalist and police killed in ‘Maoist attack’

India journalist and police killed in 'Maoist attack' Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A large number of security forces are deployed in Chhattisgarh to counter Maoist rebels A cameraman from India's national broadcaster, Doordarshan, and two policemen have been killed in an alleged attack by Maoist rebels. They were ambushed on Tuesday morning in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is often hit by Maoist violence. The attack comes days after rebels blew up a vehicle of India's central paramilitary force, killing four personnel. Chhattisgarh is scheduled to hold state elections next month. "Today our patrolling party was ambushed by Naxals," deputy inspector general P Sundar Raj told ANI news agency. He added that two other police officers were also injured in the attack. The TV crew from Doordarshan was in the area to cover the upcoming polls, according to the broadcaster. They were travelling with security forces when their vehicles were attacke..
October 30, 2018

North and South Korea: The football game that kicked off peace

North and South Korea: The football game that kicked off peace Image copyright Reuters Image caption Players of South Korea (in blue) and North Korea (in white) ran together in unison What does it take to help bring the Korean peninsula back from the brink of war? It turns out that there are two key ingredients: soccer and soju. Last December, as US President Donald Trump was threatening Pyongyang with fire and fury and Kim Jong-un was describing the US president as a "dotard", others were looking for opportunities to ease the rising tensions. Choi Moon-soon, the governor of Gangwon province, hoped he could give sports diplomacy a chance. His region sits on the border with North Korea and he describes it as one of the last divided provinces in the world. Gangwon was also getting ready to welcome countries from across the world to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. But there was one key country missing - South Korea's neighbour. Mr Choi wondered what he could do to change this..
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