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Australia: Fourth Annual Aspiring Leaders Umrah Tour 2018 completed

By: Human Appeal Australia Source: MuslimVillage Human Appeal Australia (HAA) in conjunction with Deen Academy (DA) hosted a group of young Muslim Australians for its fourth annual Aspiring Leaders Umrah Tour of four countries – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and UAE. The tour, comprising fifteen participants from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and for the first time Perth, took place from 5 to 24 February 2018. The group of young university students and graduates were led and mentored by Bashar Al-Jamal, director of HAA and Dr Zac Matthews from DA. The journey started with the minor pilgrimage (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The spiritual enrichment gained from worshippers dressed in...

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WHO: Rising antibiotic resistance becoming a global threat

By: Lisa Schlein Source: VOA News GENEVA — New data from 22 high- and low-income countries show antibiotic resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections is growing at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization surveyed one-half million people with suspected bacterial infections between March 2016 and July 2017. The survey, the first of its kind, is vital in improving and understanding the extent of antimicrobial resistance in the world. World Health Organization Spokesman Christian Lindmeier, tells VOA the findings raise many red flags. “The data that these countries provided show us that in some of the most common bacteria, the most commonly reported resistant bacteria, we...

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Turkey urges citizens to think twice about travel to US

By: VOA News Source: VOA News ANKARA — Turkey on Friday cautioned its citizens about traveling to the United States, in retaliation for a new U.S. travel advisory that warned Americans about terror threats and arbitrary detentions in Turkey. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the U.S. travel warning “unfairly” portrayed Turkey as an unsafe country and did nothing to improve frayed ties between the NATO allies. “Ankara is as safe as Washington, Istanbul is as safe as New York,” Yildirim said. The Turkish travel advisory urged citizens to reconsider travel plans to the United States, citing a series of terror attacks and violent incidents, including in...

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