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Dec09

Report: 20 million Yemenis at severe risk

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Up to 20 million Yemeni’s — two-thirds of the country’s population — are food insecure, primarily because of the war that has ravaged the impoverished country. A joint statement issued Saturday by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and the World Food Program said the conflict has contributed to the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” The agencies cited an analysis by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a food security survey that helps determine whether to declare famine in countries. “Already 15.9 million people wake up hungry” in Yemen, the agencies said of the findings, which...

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Dec09

The bridal dowry (mahr) in Islam

By: Beautiful Islam Source: Beautiful Islam Allah Most High says: “Indeed, We know what We have enjoined upon them for their wives.” (Surah Ahzaab Aayat 50) This verse implies that Allah Most High in His infinite knowledge knows the rights of the wife that are due upon the husband. The Hanafi Scholars state that amongst the rights alluded to in the above verse is the right of mahr or mandatory dowry due to the bride also. There is a stipulated amount in Allah’s knowledge, which The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) highlighted in a Hadith reported by Jaabir (Allah be pleased with him) not to be less than ten dirhams. Minimum Mahr Therefore, according to the Hanafi...

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Dec09

China, Brunei and regional economic diversity

By: Ralph Jennings Source: VOA News TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Brunei, an oil-rich nation in Southeast Asia, watched with near horror as world energy prices fell from 2014 to 2016. Reserves were running out. Its lifeblood of 80 years at stake, the tiny, wealthy country is looking for other sources of prosperity. China is offering to be a source, and it’s China that stands to prosper politically. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to support joint exploration with Brunei for oil and gas, likely in a rectangular block of the South China Sea extending from the Bruneian coastline on the island of Borneo. That’s Brunei’s exclusive economic zone, but China says some of it falls under its flag. A...

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