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UK: Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Unanimous decision to support defense of unstunned slaughter

An event organised the Halal Monitoring Committee confirmed the unanimous decision to continue to support the defence of unstunned Halal in the UK. It also included discussion on the campaign against mechanical slaughter.

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Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

| 31/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

Tour and travel operators from 50 countries that are offering packages for Muslims will be coming together at the first World Islamic Tourism Mart 2012 (WITM 2012) in Kuala Lumpur on the 2-4 June 2012.

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Malaysia-Philippines trade set to see steady growth

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia-Philippines trade set to see steady growth

Halal certification would not only help the Philippines companies venture into Malaysia, but also serve as a gateway to the halal market of the Asean region and more export destinations.

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UK: Halal judgment day

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal judgment day

Over 40 Mufti’s and Imam’s, from the country’s most respected Islamic scholars will pass a vote on whether machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption is strictly permitted under Islamic law or not, at a conference being held in the UK on the 3rd June.

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Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

70% of young Millennials, those ages 18 to 26, say a company’s commitment to the community has an influence on their decision to work there. “They feel personally responsible, and they feel empowered to create change.”

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Partner Event: Global hoteliers strengthen Saudi Arabia’s industry presence

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Partner Event: Global hoteliers strengthen Saudi Arabia’s industry presence

The two-day Kingdom Hotel Expansion Summit in Riyadh gathered up to 300 prominent hoteliers, food and beverage heads, executive chefs, developers, consultants and global hospitality suppliers to discuss trends and assess the future of the industry.

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Thailand: Industrial Promotion of Halal Food

| 28/05/2012 | 1 Reply
Thailand: Industrial Promotion of Halal Food

Brunei Darussalam and Thailand propose to promote each other’s Halal food industry. Thailand is good at farm products and Halal science while Brunei wants to develo a Halal Industry Centre and promote their Halal standard.

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London 2012: why feeding 24,000 athletes and team officials is an Olympian feat

| 25/05/2012 | 1 Reply
London 2012: why feeding 24,000 athletes and team officials is an Olympian feat

Providing familiar food, meeting halal standards and not poisoning the competitors are among the challenges for the caterers. Saudi Arabia is one of more than 50 Muslim countries sending competitors who are likely to be negotiating the Ramadan fast.

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9 food processing companies receive “Halal Certification” with USAID support

| 25/05/2012 | Reply
9 food processing companies receive “Halal Certification” with USAID support

Training Serbian companies to qualify for certification was provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Economic Security Project. The companies shared the costs involved in meeting standards and getting certified with USAID.

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Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

| 25/05/2012 | Reply
Muslim Olympic athletes consider delaying fast in London

3,500 Muslim athletes expected to compete in London may look to ancient Islamic tenets that allow exemptions travelers, the sick and others out of concern that not eating or drinking throughout the day could put them at a competitive disadvantage.

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International donors pledge $4bn for Yemen

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
International donors pledge $4bn for Yemen

Neighbouring Saudi Arabia is providing the bulk of the funds, promising $3.25bn to help the goverment improve infrastructure and security. Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is on the brink of food crisis.

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UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UAE Olympic team exempted from Ramadan fast

“There will be no pressure on the players to fast since the Grand Mufti of Dubai Sheikh Ahmed Al Haddad had said players who do not fast can make up by fasting in the period following the games,” says UAE’s Olympic football coach.

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UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
UK: Leicester has elected its first Muslim Mayor

Leicester, one of the most rapidly Islamizing cities in England, has elected its first-ever Muslim mayor. Abdul Razak Osman, an Indian-origin Muslim who was born in Kenya and who immigrated to Britain in 1971, was sworn into office on May 18.

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Event: Experts gather to harness Saudi Arabia’s tourism potential

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
Event: Experts gather to harness Saudi Arabia’s tourism potential

The Kingdom Hotel Expansion Summit, themed ‘harnessing a thriving future for the Saudi hospitality industry’ commences tomorrow in Riyadh to address the Kingdom’s increasing tourism requirements.

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Thailand: Yingluck upbeat on food industry export prospects

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Yingluck upbeat on food industry export prospects

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed confidence the Thai food industry will remain the country’s top revenue earner despite any impact the euro-zone crisis may have. In fact, the overall Asean population of 601 million is a good alternative to ailing Europe.

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Opinion: When ‘separated twins’ reunite

| 22/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: When ‘separated twins’ reunite

Islamic finance and halal industry are twins separated at birth. The Halal industry, as an asset class, is looking for compliant liquidity. Islamic finance, as a movement connected to the real economy, is looking for impactful intra-OIC (compliant) investment and financing opportunities.

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UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

| 19/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: 10th Annual Organic Show, MENOPE 2012

MENOPE 2012 (Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo), 27-29 November 2012, is expected to attract more regional participation this year, apart from a host of global companies who have elicited enthusiasm to be part of the show.

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Jeddah to host major food, hotel, hospitality and packaging show

| 17/05/2012 | Reply
Jeddah to host major food, hotel, hospitality and packaging show

The show has established Jeddah as the hub of the food, hotel and hospitality sector, and the Kingdom as a national showcase and forum where worldwide suppliers present their products and services,

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Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.

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India: New English lifestyle magazine for Muslims

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
India: New English lifestyle magazine for Muslims

The new title, Muallim, which is being touted as the first English language lifestyle magazine for Muslims in the country, will hit the newsstands in May.

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