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New Railway System Will Link GCC States

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC) gave preliminary approval for development of a new railway system linking GCC states Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said the final approval will depend upon on its feasibility. After announcing plans for the new railway system, Minister Al-Assaf signed contracts worth SR 2.39 billion for implementation of remaining phases of the North-South Railway project.

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What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Brisbane, Australia

One of the best places to bring the children to is the Queensland Cultural Centre which has the Queensland Museum and the Sciencentre which has great hands-on activities for them to be pre-occupied for hours. Another great place is Hands On Art (07 3876 5077, www.handsonart.org.au 150 Enoggera Terrace) which is a non-for-profit organization that arranges all sorts of art workshops for kids with cl...

Masjid Qiblatain

Masjid Qiblatain

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Qiblatain has a very historical significance in Islam. In the early years of Islam the Muslims of Madinah used to pray with their faces towards the Masjid Al Aqsa (the mosque in Jerusalem). It is at this masjid that Allah revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) the Ayats of the Quran that commanded the Muslims to now face the Holy Ka’abah. The Prophet (PBUH) then tilted his face towards the Ka’ab...

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington DC, United States

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is home to the largest collection of air and space artifacts, including the Wright Brothers' first airplane asnd the space suit that Neil Armstrong wore during his historic walk on the moon. Jefferson Drove on the National Mall Tel: 202.633.1000 (voice/tape) or 202.633.5285 (TTY) Website: www.si.edu ...

Cretulescu Palace

Cretulescu Palace

Bucharest, Romania

An architectural beauty, this palace was built in the 20th century for the famous Cretulescu family of Bucharest. The palace is now visited for its history presence and the artistic architectural designs by Petre Antonescu (1873-1965). If you are short on time, have a look at the palace at least from the outside to get a feel of its beauty.          &nb...