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Profile: Erdogan’s Success & A Short Biography

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is arguably the most successful leader in Turkey’s democratic history. After 11 years as prime minister, he will now become his country’s first directly-elected president, in what has been until now a largely ceremonial role. He has dominated the political landscape since 2002, steering his Justice and Development (AK) Party party to three …

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Experts restore rare manuscripts in Yemen

The pictures show experts repairing manuscripts at a government-run restoration centre in Sana’a recently. The centre, which was established in Yemen in 1980, has about 16,000 manuscripts and 20,000 parchments of the Quran dating back to 622-719 CE.

Gaza 4.0 Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs

STARTUP WEEKEND GAZA 4, June 19-21, was the fourth and largest SW held in Gaza.  Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. The first Startup Weekend in Gaza was launched by Google, SADAF Technologies, Mercy Corps, …

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Study on why Muslim world lags behind

TORONTO, Canada – The 57 countries that form the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) account for 23% of world population, yet less than 11% of the world’s GDP.  A study from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the Saudi-based Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship compared Muslim countries with the rest of …

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Islam grows in free Malawi

LILONGWE – Tasting the fruits of freedom after decades of oppression in the southern African nation, Malawi Muslim community has hailed the impact of multi-party democracy which has allowed the growth and expansion of Islam. Until 1993, Malawi was under a dictatorship that imposed crippling restrictions on the entire population including Muslims. “The dawn of …

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