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Santa’s Retirement

The Retirement ( loooong overdue ) of Santa, one of the richest guys in the world.   Where Santa  just sits by the fire And warms his toes With Ms. Claus And reads  his story,   And tells all his little green friends They are free To go home, Back …

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Uri Geller speaks out against Theresa May and Brexit

Spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller wants to bend British Prime Minister Theresa May’s will against Brexit using mass-telepathy. From his home in Israel, Geller – who is also a British citizen and a former resident of May’s Maidenhead constituency – wrote an open letter to the prime minister urging her to …

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What’s the boon you’re asking for?

By Gouthama Siddarthan*   My recent article about Washerman community had got more attention. Following that, whether the washerman people around the world will come under in ‘Community’? What is their life condition? In the context of which the answers are not available, it is a small Anthropology walk. About …

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2019 Aga Khan Music Awards Laureates and Finalists Announced

The Master Jury of the Aga Khan Music Awards has announced laureates and finalists for the Awards’ inaugural cycle. The Music Awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan to recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world …

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May the Fortunes Smile on You… A Dialogue with Eslam Abdel-Rahman, Egypt’s answer to Dan Brown!

By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD     وَإِذْ يَمْكُرُ بِكَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيُثْبِتُوكَ أَوْ يَقْتُلُوكَ أَوْ يُخْرِجُوكَ ۚ وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ And [remember, O Muhammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, …

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Can a Horror Be an Evilma?

By Gouthama Siddarthan* —     Speculative fiction has, of late, been catching up in the world of writing which is highly enamoured of it.  But there is a great danger of this fascination falling into the groove of popular legal thriller. The danger bristles with the risky possibility of …

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Islam and The Necessity of Religious Pluralism

Religious Pluralism

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – The sectarian and religious conflicts ruling the Islamic world today are not a unique or new phenomenon, nor in the political and authoritarian dimensions when religion was used to mobilize support for rulers or regimes. The Christian west also witnessed conflicts and sectarian divisions between …

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Fujairah Social and Cultural Association heading toMorocco’s International Youth and Women Forum’

The UAE, represented by the Fujairah Social and Cultural Association, is participating in the ‘3rd International Youth and Women Forum’, being hosted by the Moroccan city of Tangier until 17th March 2019. The forum, organised by the Moroccan Association for Economic, Social and Cultural Development, under the slogan, ‘Women and …

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Protect Childhood launched in UAE

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, DFWAC, launched its 10th annual campaign to prevent child abuse, in conjunction with the UAE Children’s Day, under the slogan “Protect Childhood”, which will continue till the end of April. This year’s campaign focuses on raising awareness of the great impact of the …

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UAE exemplary in empowering young people

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has affirmed that the UAE – under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – is one …

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The Settlement part one

March 5, 2019   Here is A Settlement   to consider   which   can change the fate of humanity For  Gretta and her group of friends To present During their protest.   ( I think that the protest is scheduled for the 15th, that’s ok ) I will be having a Ceremony, by …

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DP World educational programme recognised for ‘excellence’ by UN

DP World has been recognised for ‘excellence’ in the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, delivering quality education via its ‘Global Education Programme’. A survey of programme participants shows that 97.3 percent of teachers believe the programme provides something the school could not, while 96.6 percent of …

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Counter Extremism Hub launched by EU

A ‘Counter Extremism Hub’ has been launched by the European Union’s Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism, STRIVE, Global programme at Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, ISD, a global ‘think and do tank’ dedicated to powering solutions to extremism …

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ARABIC SCIENCE FICTION – Demigods in Time

by Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD     The shower of His merciful bounty gratifies all, and His             banquet of limitless generosity recognizes no fall. The inner secrets             of His subjects, He does not divulge, nor does He, for a rogue’s             slight frailty, in injustice indulge.               …

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Sharjah Government Media Bureau announces communication award winner

The International Government Communication Centre, IGCC, a subsidiary of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, SGMB, has announced that winner of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, SGCA’s, ‘Best Behaviour Change Campaign or Initiative’ category will be decided by a public vote. The move to introduce this particular category to public voting is …

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Eurovision loses singer to Ukraine-Russia dispute

Ukraine’s national broadcaster has dropped the singer who was meant to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest due to apparent political differences over Russia. Anna Korsun, 27, who goes by the stage name Maruv, was selected by a public vote on Saturday to sing at the contest in …

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