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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 wins accolades at Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition

Participants in the ‘Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition’ praised the UAE’s support for humanitarian values and child protection. Following similar efforts held in Abu Dhabi in November 2018, the UAE has provided technical and logistic support to continue the Interfaith Alliance Mobile Exhibition, being held on the margins of the Human …

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Dubai Media City fostering talented graffiti artists

Dubai Media City, DMC, has announced the launch of a new competition for aspiring artists that seeks to foster local and regional talent, leading an exciting graffiti art movement within the city. Titled ‘DMC Canvas’, the contest invites artists, designers and other talented individuals to harness their creativity to revamp …

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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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Fujairah highlights key role played by youth councils

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the vital role of youth councils in advancing the national strategy of action in building the nation. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi said that energies and potentials of youth should be well harnessed to …

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UAE’s Knights of Tolerance Programme issued

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, reviewed the second edition of the Knights of Tolerance Programme on its second day. The programme was organised by the Ministry of Tolerance, in cooperation with several local and federal authorities in Al Dhafra. During his meeting with the Knights 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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Dubai Culture launches new library pilot project

New library is a pilot project of Dubai Culture’s strategic initiative to refurbish Dubai Public Library network in partnership with Dubai Municipality Project is part of an initiative launched by Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed to support the UAE National Strategy for Reading Far beyond a traditional library, Al Safa will …

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Abu Dhabi Declaration issued at end of OIC summit

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of delegations of Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), have issued the Abu Dhabi Declaration at the conclusion of the Forty-Sixth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Member States of the OIC held in Abu Dhabi over …

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University of Sharjah committed to development and progress

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, UoS, underscored the university’s continuous efforts toward further development and progress, highlighting the upcoming generation’s role which contribute in building the future of the community. This came during Sheikh …

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UAE to launch its National Reading Month

The activities of the National Reading Month will begin tomorrow around the country, in line with the decision of the UAE Cabinet to allocate March as the annual month of reading. The National Reading Month reflects the efforts of the UAE’s leadership, headed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin …

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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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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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Sustainability Exhibition 2019 launched

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, launched the “Sustainability Exhibition 2019,” which was organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, represented by the Department of Sustainability and Technical Studies, as part of UAE Innovation Month. The exhibition aims to highlight the latest technologies in sustainable …

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Royal patronage of acting talents in Sharjah

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, announced fully-funded scholarships for young Arab acting talent to study at the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy. The announcement came as H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan attended his evening the final ceremony of the third edition of …

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Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art built a substantial exhibition last year around a new acquisition, a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century B.C. that was inscribed for Nedjemankh, a high-ranking priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis. But the exhibit, “Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin,” shuttered earlier this week …

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