Day: January 4, 2018

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‫شركة Gemalto تُدشّن أول بطاقة بيومترية EMV للمدفوعات اللاتلامسية

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المصادقة البيومترية تحل محل كود التعريف الشخصي، مما يعمل على تسهيل المعاملات اللاتلامسية ذات القيمة الأعلى ضمان أقصى حماية شخصية عن طريق عمليات التسجيل الآمنة داخل الفروع وتخزين البيانات البيومترية الحساسة على البطاقة لا توجد مشكلات بشأن عمر البطارية – إذ يتم تشغيل بطاقة المجسات البيومترية عن طريق وحدة الدفع أمستردام، 4 يناير 2018 – […]

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Gemalto launches the first biometric EMV card for contactless payments

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Biometric authentication replaces PIN code facilitating higher value contactless transactions Maximum privacy protection ensured by secure in-branch enrolment process and on-card storage of sensitive biometric information No battery life issues – the biometric sensor card is powered by the payment terminal Amsterdam, 4 January 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital […]

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Bangladesh FM receives OIC delegation prior to its visit of Rohingya camps

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Dhaka (UNA-OIC) � Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam received here on Wednesday a delegation consisting of officials from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC). The meeting held before the delegation’s visit to the Rohingya refugee camps.

The delegation was updated on the agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate the Rohingya refugees who had fled Myanmar into Bangladesh to escape the violence against them and the persecution, murder, rape and the burning of their villages. The ministers stressed on the need to monitor the repatriation process and the return of the refugees in safety and dignity.

The senior officials of the foreign ministry also briefed the delegation about the human rights and humanitarian situation of over 650,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox Bazaar who arrived since August 2017, and the efforts of Bangladesh to meet their needs including shelter, food, healthcare and education.

Bangladesh already had around 300,000 refugees who fled the previous waves of violence. The delegation will be visiting Rohinhya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar on January 4-5 as part of a fact-finding mission to obtain first-hand information regarding the human rights violations suffered by them in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, and to assess the humanitarian needs of the refugees in the camps.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Palestinian president to attend Jerusalem conference in Cairo

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Cairo (UNA-OIC) � Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will participate in the World Conference in Support of Jerusalem to be organized by Al-Azhar, in collaboration with the Council of Muslim Elders on January 17-18 at the Al-Azhar International Conference Center in Cairo.

Al-Azhar said, in a statement, on Wednesday that the invitation to hold the conference comes within the series of decisions taken by Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb to respond to the decision of US President Donald Trump to transfer the American embassy to the occupied Jerusalem and recognition of the city as the capital of the occupying Zionist entity. These decisions also included the refusal of Al-Azhar Grand Imam to meet the vice president of the United States on December 20.

On December 6, Trump made a statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that his administration would relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision sparked huge outrage and protests around the world.

For its part, Al-Azhar strongly condemned the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing it as an illegitimate and reckless step and an unacceptable attempt to falsify history.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Sudan plans to raise agricultural exports to $10 billion by 2020

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Khartoum (UNA-OIC) � Sudan announced on Wednesday an action plan to increase the exports of agricultural production to $10 billion over the next three years.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment Mubarak Al-Fadhel Al-Mahdi said in a press statement that the joint vision between the government and the private sector related to improving production aims to increase the agricultural and animal exports to $10 billion by 2020.

The minister added that the export of these commodities amounted to $1.8 billion in 2016, and rose to $2.5 billion in 2017. He called for extending production into the vertical dimension by introducing technology to benefit from the value-added products.

Source: International Islamic News Agency