Tag: Islam

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:46

If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia - be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent ... Read More

Coca-Cola’s ‘political-correctness-gone-mad’ Ramadan campaign irks Norwegians

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 17:30

A campaign launched by Coca-Cola Norway aimed at celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan has sparked accusations of political correctness gone mad, with some even threatening to protest the ... Read More

Comores and Mozambique in dire need of assistance after deadly Cyclone Kenneth

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 27, 2019 08:01

Cyclone Kenneth raged Mozambique and the Indian Ocean Island Country Comoros today. Tourists took shelter at Comores airport and Ibo Fort in Mozambique. Thousands were left without access to shelters. On ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019 00:49

The list of Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and now even companies, expanding globally as well, is growing every day in support of a boycott of Brunei hotels owned by the ... Read More

Jerusalem’s tourist landmark Temple Mount shut down after firebombing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 22:20

Unrest at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (also known as Haram esh-Sharif and the Al Aqsa Compound) led Israeli police to shut off access on Tuesday after several weeks of tension at ... Read More

Halal tourism is one of industry’s fastest-growing sectors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 18:30

Halal-friendly travel is one of the world’s fastest-growing travel sectors. Halal tourism is a subcategory of tourism which is geared towards Muslim families who abide by rules of Islam. The ... Read More

AITA chief: Iran wants ‘balance in tourist flow rates’ with Turkey

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 20:25

Head of the Association of Iranian Travel Agents has emphasized the need to attain a balance in tourist flow rates between Iran and Turkey. “Iran intends to reach a balance ... Read More

Pope Francis in UAE: Making the world a better place

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 11, 2019 21:40

Pope Francis landed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates last Sunday night as the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula. He departed Tuesday, shortly after celebrating a ... Read More

Halal Internet? ‘Sharia-compliant’ web browser launched in Malaysia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2019 19:30

The world's first Sharia-compliant Internet service suite has been launched in Malaysia - along with browser, chat and sadaqah services. Malaysian startup SalamWeb seeks to create a Halal web-experience for ... Read More

They’re everywhere – enormous swarm of locusts descends on Mecca

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2019 17:20

Saudi Arabia's Mecca attracts millions of Muslim pilgrims from across the globe every year, but this time it became a site of completely different pilgrimage. The locust have been plaguing ... Read More

Critical Thinking Reform in Saudi Arabia’s schools includes tourism

The Media Line The Media Line- January 1, 2019 21:28

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 has a vision that includes a reform to decrease Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil revenues through upgrades to its economy and public service ... Read More

China says No to Christmas, but Yes to tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 21:30

A fascinating country to visit is China unless you're Christian and want to celebrate Christmas Chinese style. This may be a dangerous undertaken. Christians all over the world are getting ... Read More

Hizb Ul Terir reveals foreign funding

editor editor- August 28, 2012 05:24

The investigation of arrested members of Hizb Ul Terir took a dramatic turn when law enforcement agencies were informed that the organization was receiving funds from United Kingdom-based outfits. Read More

Maldivian VP to UN: Arab Spring is proof that Islam and human rights can coexist

editor editor- October 20, 2011 04:42

The political transitions in various Arab countries this year demonstrate that Islam is compatible with human rights and democracy, the vice-president of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, recently told th Read More

Islam and Halal Cuisine is a growing market

editor editor- March 23, 2010 05:45

Islam is the fastest-growing religion with an estimated global Muslim population of two billion. In many European countries, Muslims are poised to become the most significant minority population. Read More

Kelantan fragile balance between Islam and tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 1, 2009 18:09

Fields with traditional wooden houses on stilts, colourful kites flying over white-sand beaches, a lively culture, tasty food and generally friendly people, Kelantan sounds like the ideal place for a Read More

Will tourism come back one day to Thailand’s deep South?

editor editor- September 9, 2009 01:02

Leaving the airport, the billboard immediately catches the attention of the travelers: “Welcome to Narathiwat,” it says in English. Read More

Forbidden love on Gaza beach

editor editor- July 10, 2009 06:58

It seems Palestine, too, has taken a more conservative approach towards local tourists and residents going to the beach, walking along Gaza shores and showing public display of affection. Read More

Define your position on Islam and peace, Islamists tell pope

editor editor- April 17, 2009 08:17

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - Controversial remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Islam and Prophet Mohammad in 2006 could catch up with him during his May visit to the Mideast. Read More

Malaysia keen on luring more US travelers amid challenges

editor editor- July 14, 2008 10:05

HONOLULU - (eTN) - Hawaii is a tourism success, which made it an ideal US destination for a high-level delegation of Malaysian tourism officials, headed by Malaysian Tourism Minister Azalina ... Read More

No alcohol means fewer stars for Cairo’s Hyatt

editor editor- June 18, 2008 05:12

CAIRO - Authorities are threatening to strip Cairo’s luxury Grand Hyatt hotel of its five-star status after the owner stopped serving alcohol in the name of Islam. Read More

Keeping the lid on Bali’s security threats

editor editor- April 16, 2008 23:50

Tempo Interaktif reports that Bali's police precinct covering the capital of Denpasar are tightening security measures in the wake of the failure of the final judicial appeal by the Bali ... Read More

Islamic countries in Asia Pacific to form travel association

editor editor- March 11, 2008 10:09

(eTN) - Islamic countries from the Asia Pacific region have agreed to form an Asia Pacific Islamic Travel and Tours Federation to “safeguard" the interests of Muslim tourists and travel ... Read More