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21 Sep, 2017, 17:18 BST Persecution Against Pakistani Christians Discussed in the United Nations

The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities organised an event entitled "Persecution without Prosecution: The Plights of Pakistani...


12 Sep, 2017, 17:20 BST A Pillar of Islam that Unites Millions

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Millions of Muslims from every country and every culture unite in Saudi Arabia one time every year for...


07 Sep, 2017, 14:00 BST Makkah: One of the Most International Cities in the World During Hajj

More than 1.8 billion people share the faith of Islam across the world. As a key pillar of Islam, every able-bodied Muslim should undertake the...


06 Sep, 2017, 20:46 BST International Icons Speak on Hajj and Islam

For centuries, millions of Muslims have travelled to Makkah from every corner of the globe for the annual Hajj pilgrimage - the largest annual...


06 Sep, 2017, 13:35 BST Hajj 2017: Women Attend in Large Numbers

The annual Hajj pilgrimage unites millions of people in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula - the birthplace of Islam. This year, the Kingdom has...


05 Sep, 2017, 04:00 BST Hajj 2017 Comes to a Close

More than 2.35 million pilgrims have completed Hajj this year, fulfilling their religious duty in peace and unity at the holiest city in Islam,...


31 Aug, 2017, 10:24 BST Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information: Hajj is the Largest Peaceful Global Gathering

The Hejaz valley in Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the most celebrated place on earth. For centuries, millions of Muslims have...


31 Aug, 2017, 07:36 BST 2 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Makkah to Perform Hajj

With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy...


29 Aug, 2017, 19:44 BST EWTN Global Catholic Network Opens U.K. Studio

Facility Located at Historic Walsingham Site EWTN Global Catholic Network has opened its first studio and office in the United Kingdom. The...


29 Aug, 2017, 07:00 BST Saudi Arabia Launches Digital Platforms to Give the Entire World a Window to View the Hajj

Hajj2017.org and SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org to provide updates to pilgrims, worldwide audiences and media The Ministry of Culture and Information...


26 Aug, 2017, 11:05 BST Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj

The Kingdom is expecting to welcome around two million international pilgrims in total Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims...


23 Aug, 2017, 14:45 BST Minhaj-ul-Quran UK: 500 British Muslims to Receive Counter-Narrative on Jihadi Ideology and Beliefs

A leading moderate British Muslim organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran UK, will host a major "anti-terror" training camp, in order to equip more than 500...


17 Jul, 2017, 09:00 BST KAICIID, United Nations Join Forces to Prevent Incitement to Violence

"Alarming spike in the misuse of religion to justify violence": KAICIID Secretary General at UN Launch of Action Plan KAICIID Secretary General...


10 Jul, 2017, 08:30 BST International Buddhist Group Welcomes Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at UN Headquarters in New York on July 7 is being lauded as a historic step for...


26 Jun, 2017, 16:09 BST New Video From The Elijah Interfaith Institute Features Religious Leaders Issuing a Coordinated End of Ramadan/Eid el Fitr Message: Make Friends Across Religions

60 of the World's Most Prominent Religious leaders, issued a common greeting for the end of the Ramadan and celebration of Eid el Fitr calling for...


23 Jun, 2017, 05:00 BST Bayara Organized an Iftar With a Social Twist

Bayara organized a special iftar at The Oberoi, Dubai, where recipes of the dishes on the buffet menu were crowdsourced from their social media...


21 Jun, 2017, 12:00 BST The Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall Gives Back to the Community in the Holy Month of Ramadan

- UAE declared 2017 as the 'Year of Giving' The Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall's General Manager Roudi Soubra and his team are giving back...


20 Jun, 2017, 18:26 BST Better Living Health Tips for People With Type 2 Diabetes who are Fasting for Ramadan

Muslims with Type 2 diabetes are being encouraged to use a new 'Better Living' guide on staying well during the fasting month of Ramadan (from...


20 Jun, 2017, 11:41 BST Highly Successful First Ramadan at Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel

Saudi Nationals and Females at the Heart of the Groundbreaking Project Makkah's first ever hotel to combine both guest and business facilities,...


01 Jun, 2017, 14:41 BST New Pathway: Kyiv is Ready to Make a Trade-off for the Sake of the United Local Orthodox Church

To read the full article, published May 30, click here: https://www.newpathway.ca/kyiv-trade-united-orthodox-church/ The Ukrainian Canadian news...


01 Jun, 2017, 14:34 BST New Pathway: Kyiv is Ready to Make a Trade-off for the Sake of the United Local Orthodox Church

To read the full article, published May 30, click here: https://www.newpathway.ca/kyiv-trade-united-orthodox-church/ The Ukrainian Canadian news...


19 May, 2017, 14:11 BST Friends of Zion Heritage Center Welcomes Donald Trump to Israel with Billboards Lining Streets of Jerusalem

Dr. Michael Evans, Founder and Chair of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center & Member of the Founding Trump Faith Board Available for...


07 May, 2017, 20:08 BST World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder Calls for Jewish People to Unite Against Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism at Annual Jerusalem Post Conference

Mr. Ronald S. Lauder, President of The Jerusalem Post NY Annual Conference and President of the World Jewish Congress, delivered remarks at the...