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Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants: UNICEF

Refugee children on the border of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report “Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children” states. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

12th World Islamic Economic Forum begins in Indonesia

12th World Islamic Economic Forum begins in Indonesia

Be Careful with innovation based on greed, it is the government duty to make sure that each innovation can bring benefits to the people: Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo JAKARTA (Indonesia) – The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) began in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo opened the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum, urging the Muslim community to use ... Read More »

China launches world’s largest seaplane

Chinese workers wave national flags as the Amphibious aircraft AG600 is rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong Province

China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft following seven years of construction. Aircraft will be used for Marine Rescue Operations China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai. The amphibious aircraft – ... Read More »

Muslim world condemns terror attacks in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, UAE, Turkey, Iran, Qatar and other leaders from Muslim world condemn terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and urge for unity among muslims Gulf and Arab States strongly condemned terrorist attacks that rocked Saudi Arabia on Monday, pledging to unify efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms. A suicide bombing outside Prophet’s Mosque (PBUH) in Madina killed four Saudi ... Read More »

Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football

Lionel Messi announces his retirement from international football

Messi missed a penalty in the shootout that decided the Copa América final and later said he would retire from international football Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years. The Copa America final was decided on penalties after Argentina and Chile failed to score ... Read More »

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

“Schools, hospitals, mosques, water stations – they are all being turned into rubble,” chief of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says More than 700 doctors and medical personnel have been killed in attacks on Syrian hospitals since the outbreak of civil war more than five years ago, UN investigators said on Tuesday. Commission chief Paulo Pinheiro told the ... Read More »

Italy’s Osteria Francescana named world’s best restaurant

Osteria Francescana

Italy’s Osteria Francescana tops list of world’s 50 best restaurants while Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca is at No. 2 and New York’s Eleven Madison Park is at No. 3 Italy’s Osteria Francescana was crowned world’s best restaurant of 2016 at an awards ceremony in New York, the first Italian establishment to win the annual accolade. As for the ... Read More »

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