Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Kapitalbank sign a bilateral agreement to develop Islamic Finance in Uzbekistan

The agreement was signed during ICD official visit to Uzbekistan as part of its mandate to explore development opportunities

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), signed an agreement to assist Kapitalbank (www.Kapitalbank.uz) with technical advisory services for the establishment of new Islamic banking window. The agreement was signed during ICD official visit to Uzbekistan as part of its mandate to explore development opportunities…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE strongly condemns terror attack on security checkpoint in Egypt

The UAE expresses its vehement condemnation of these criminal acts and its principled rejection of all acts of violence and terrorism

The UAE has strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a checkpoint south of Al Arish city in north Sinai, Egypt. A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, today said that: ''The UAE expresses its vehement condemnation of these criminal acts and its principled rejection…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Spokesman condemns attack on Egypt Military Forces

Mousavi offered sympathy to the families of the victims as well as the Egyptian nation and government

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned an attack on the Egyptian military in Sinai Peninsula. In a Thursday statement, Mousavi offered sympathy to the families of the victims as well as the Egyptian nation and government. He also underlined the Islamic Republic's principled policy of condemning acts…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the opening of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference

UN is developing a new analytical tool that we will soon be testing in the Horn of Africa

By Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Can you imagine how much a zero, followed by 33 more zeros after the decimal point and then a one, is? I certainly can’t. Perhaps the very slightest trace of virtually nothing – that’s perhaps the best way of putting it. This is the incredible…

Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Tchad
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Embassy Iftar celebrates Spirit of Mutual Respect

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Richard Bell hailed the “spirit of mutual respect” the Iftar represented

The U.S. Embassy was pleased to welcome Chadians from many backgrounds and communities to our annual Iftar on May 30. In his welcoming remarks, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Richard Bell hailed the “spirit of mutual respect” the Iftar represented, while the Secretary General of the High Council for Islamic Affairs thanked…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE Ambassador to Rwanda holds Ramadan iftar

The UAE and Rwanda are committed to religious diversity, and their leaderships aim to reinforce the values of tolerance and integration

Hazza Mohammed Kharsan Al Qahtany, UAE Ambassador to Rwanda, held a Ramadan iftar attended by Dr. Richard Sesebera, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Rwanda. Also at the iftar was the Deputy Grand Mufti of Rwanda, Father Antoine Cambanda, Pastor of the Catholic Diocese of Rwanda, and Bishop…

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    • Ambassador Sullivan addressing the invited guests during the May 21, 2019 Iftar dinner at her residence
    • Ambassador Sullivan welcoming Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, who represented the Chief Imam, to her residence. Looking on are Mr. John Sullivan and Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu
    • Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel Silvanus Torto greeting Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu
    • U.S. Agency for International Development – Ghana Mission Director Sharon Cromer, in a warm hand-shake with the President of the Zakat Fund, Mrs. Azara Abubakari-Harou
    • Ambassador Sullivan in a picture with some dignitaries at the Iftar. Left to Right: Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, and the Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin Salih
    • U.S. Embassy representatives pose for a group photograph with some pupils and teachers of the Al-Zakiyya Islamic Basic School, Abeka Lapaz after a presentation of food items to the school
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U.S. Ambassador Sullivan Holds Iftar with Interfaith Community

President of the National Council of Muslim Chiefs in Ghana Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir represented the Chief Imam

On May 21, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Sullivan, in line with the U.S. Embassy’s long standing tradition, hosted an Iftar dinner at her residence. President of the National Council of Muslim Chiefs in Ghana Chief Abdul Qadir Tahir represented the Chief Imam. Also present were the Honorable Ameer of the Ahmadiyya…

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UNMISS partners with priests in Lakes region to raise awareness about peace agreement (Peter Ring Ariik Kuol)

The senior church man delivered his message as part of efforts being made by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to partner with religious leaders

Raising awareness about the revitalized peace agreement in his Rumbek congregation, an Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan identified tribalism as the greatest threat to harmonious co-existence in the country. “It is an enemy, a big enemy if our people are looking at themselves as part…

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    • Professor Muhammad Yunus, from Bangladesh, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, for his work to tackle poverty through micro-credit. He is a founding member of the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace.
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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…

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Diakonia focus of seminar in West African Republic of Bénin

Representatives from churches and church-related organisations gathered for a capacity-building seminar, financed by funds from Brot fuer die Welt, on diakonia and development

A seminar on human resources and leadership development for diakonia was held in the West African Republic of Bénin from 13-17 May. Representatives from churches and church-related organisations gathered for a capacity-building seminar, financed by funds from Brot fuer die Welt, on diakonia and development. Participants came from French-speaking countries…