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UN: 7 million Sudanese internally displaced, 2 million more forced out of country

UN: 7 million Sudanese internally displaced, 2 million more forced out of country

The United Nations is sounding the alarm on a worsening humanitarian crisis in Sudan, with the number of internally displaced people now exceeding 7 million, Xinhua reported yesterday. According to UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, more than half of those displaced…
Global Divorce Trends: Insights from Muslim, Non-Muslim Countries

Global Divorce Trends: Insights from Muslim, Non-Muslim Countries

In 2023, overall divorce rates continued to rise worldwide, reflecting various cultural, legal, and societal issues. Muslim countries have unfortunately displayed some alarming trends, despite the religion’s emphasis on the importance of this institution. Kuwait is on the lead with…
Sun to Shine Perpendicularly to Kaaba Today to Reveal Qibla

Sun to Shine Perpendicularly to Kaaba Today to Reveal Qibla

The sky of Makkah is to witnesses the sun shining perpendicularly to the Kaaba at noon today, Monday, May 27, corresponding to 19 Dhul-Qa’da 1445 AH. According to the Astronomical Society of Jeddah, the phenomenon occurs at the time of…
India, Bangladesh Prepare For First Cyclone in 2024

India, Bangladesh Prepare For First Cyclone in 2024

With the first major cyclone of the year approaching, Bangladesh and India are on high alert after the Indian weather department has forecast wind speeds of up to 120 km/h, Reuters reported today. The news agency says that the storm…
Southern Africa Faces Humanitarian Crisis Amidst El Niño-Driven Droughts, Floods

Southern Africa Faces Humanitarian Crisis Amidst El Niño-Driven Droughts, Floods

A severe drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather pattern has left millions food insecure in Southern Africa, warns World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Cindy McCain. During a recent visit to Zambia, the epicenter of the crisis, McCain described…
Deadly Attack on Mining Community Leaves Some 40 Dead in Nigeria

Deadly Attack on Mining Community Leaves Some 40 Dead in Nigeria

Around 40 people were killed in a raid on a mining community in north-central Nigeria, VOA reported yesterday. The attack occurred late Monday in Wase district, Plateau state, when armed men on motorcycles opened fire on residents of the Zurak…
Climate Change Blamed for Record-Low Antarctic Sea Ice in 2023

Climate Change Blamed for Record-Low Antarctic Sea Ice in 2023

According to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, the record-low levels of Antarctic Sea ice observed in 2023 were extremely unlikely to have occurred without the influence of climate change. The researchers from the British Antarctic Survey analyzed…
Over 400 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast in 7 Days: IOM

Over 400 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast in 7 Days: IOM

In a statement on Monday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported a significant increase in the number of migrants rescued off the coast of Libya over the past week, Xinhua reported today. According to the IOM, between May 12…
Record Number of Internally Displaced People Globally Amid Conflicts in Sudan, Gaza

Record Number of Internally Displaced People Globally Amid Conflicts in Sudan, Gaza

A new report has revealed a troubling global trend, with the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide reaching a record high of 75.9 million by the end of 2023, TRTWorld reported yesterday. This marks a staggering 50% increase over…
Global Energy Summit to Address Deadly Unhealthy Cooking Habits

Global Energy Summit to Address Deadly Unhealthy Cooking Habits

World leaders will convene in Paris this week for an energy summit focused on expanding access to clean cooking methods, Al Jazeera reported yesterday. The summit, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), aims to raise billions in funding to…
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