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Court supports Hagia Sophia decision, Pompeo objects

President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim prayer as a mosque on Friday after a top court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made his announcement just an hour after the court ruling was revealed, brushing aside …

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US approves polygamy for Mormons

The Utah state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday effectively to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state. The bill, which would treat the offense of plural marriage as a simple infraction on par with a parking ticket, now …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi promotes tolerance among children

Today, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum launched A Costume Adventure, an interactive adventure game inspired by the clothing portrayed in artworks from the museum’s permanent galleries. The adventure includes multiple stages, each presenting a unique challenge for children aged 4 – 10 to complete through interactive digital displays. Open from …

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Year of Tolerance celebrated by UAE oil sector

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, and First Abu Dhabi Bank, FAB, are celebrating the Year of Tolerance in the UAE by helping an Abu Dhabi-based school for people of determination to drastically reduce its electricity and water bills. Funds raised from a special co-branded, biodegradable credit card, launched at …

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UAE anchor of peace, CICA summit

The United Arab Emirates, since its establishment, has been an anchor for peace and stability in a volatile region that is now in a dire need of immediate solutions to counter extremism and terrorism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding, said a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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UAE opposed to hate-speech at UN

Earlier this week, Dr. Sultan Al Remeithi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to combating hate speech across all mediums and safeguarding religious sites in meetings with senior UN officials. “This year, the world witnessed an increase in horrifying terrorist attacks on places of …

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UAE highlights fight against intolerance

he UAE condemned as a ”flagrant violation of international law” acts of terrorism on commercial ships in its regional waters and drone attacks on two pump stations in Saudi Arabia, said H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, while delivering the …

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UAE prepares to ring in Chinese New Year this Friday

Various entities in the UAE are gearing up to welcome the Chinese New Year this Friday, including the world’s man-made tower displaying a dragon-themed light and sound show. The Chinese New Year begins on Friday (February 16) on the Chinese lunar calendar. The celebration usually lasts for over two weeks …

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Authors promote empathy through creativity

Turkish novelist Burhan Sonmez was left for dead by his attackers in 1996, but he survived and after more than a decade recuperating in the United Kingdom, he returned to his motherland as a successful writer, channeling his experience and anger into creativity. What he couldn’t achieve as a human …

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