Turkey aiming to become top destination for halal tourism

What would you like to learn more about? Turkey has been increasing its capacity for halal tourism by offering segregated pools and beaches for women as well as halal foods with a no alcohol policy. Guests walk by the pool at Elvin Deluxe Hotel, a halal friendly holiday resort, in Alanya, Turkey April 18, 2018.

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Eastern African Standby Force ready to deploy to South Sudan

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 In Summary The 5,800-strong force attained full operational capability in December 2014, but has remained in obscurity despite the conflicts in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi. EASF is made up of troops from 10 partner states — Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. The Eastern African

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Kenyan banks hope to revive South Sudan branches after new peace deal

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 19:32 The latest attempt to find long-lasting peace in the oil-rich South Sudan has raised optimism among Kenyan banks with subsidiaries in the war-torn country. President Salva Kiir and his former vice and now Opposition leader Riek Machar, on September 12, shook hands and signed a revitalised peace deal, pledging to

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Death toll from Iran parade attack rises to 24

  Date of publication: 22 September, 2018 Twenty-four people were killed and 53 wounded by militants who opened fire on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported. Twenty-four people were killed and 53 wounded by militants who opened fire on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday,

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This album documents the lasting impact of Sudan on African music

By Abdi Latif Dahiruly 22, 2018 Sudan was once Africa’s largest country: its vast region extending from the edge of the Sahara in the south, embracing the confluence of the Blue and White Nile at its capital, and straddling the Red Sea along its northeastern border. And much like its expansive geographic contours (somewhat curtailed since

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Syrian Kurds hand over IS woman and child back to Sudan

Middle East  Wladimir van Wilgenburg | 9 hours ago Share share Kurdish-led authorities handed Nada Saad and her 8-month-old son Ahmed to Sudanese authorities on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo: Getty Images) Sudan Islamic State ISIS IS Syria SDF Kurdistan A+AA- ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Syrian Kurds on Thursday handed over a Sudanese woman affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) and her 8-month-old

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Sudan Islamic clerics attack DW show ‘Shabab Talk’

Agencies A young woman’s passionate plea for freedom and respect has sparked a heated debate about gender inequality in Sudan. Video of the Arabic-language DW show went viral, garnering more than 1 million views.  DW’s Arabic-language show “Shabab Talk” sparked controversy in Sudan this week after a woman gave a passionate speech decrying the oppression of

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