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Police Tighten Security Measures in Muslim Communities for Safety During Ramadan

Police Tighten Security Measures in Muslim Communities for Safety During Ramadan

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The police have stepped up security measures around Muslim communities across the country as safety precautions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, according to police sources Thursday. The National Police Agency recently ordered provincial and local police authorities in 18 regions to increase security in Muslim communities during [...]

Man Who Posted Threatening Flyers at French Embassy in Seoul Caught

Man Who Posted Threatening Flyers at French Embassy in Seoul Caught

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Police on Wednesday caught a foreign national who allegedly posted threatening flyers on the wall of the French Embassy building in Seoul, warning France against what he called the country’s anti-Muslim stance. The man, whose nationality and identity were withheld, was booked and under investigation on charges of threatening diplomatic [...]

Online Muslim Mental Health Company TherapyLine That Aims to Normalize Mental Health Services in the Muslim World Launches in the UK, Australia and New Zealand This Week

Online Muslim Mental Health Company TherapyLine That Aims to Normalize Mental Health Services in the Muslim World Launches in the UK, Australia and New Zealand This Week

LONDON, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — TherapyLine, the online mobile mental health company for Muslims, launches in three new markets today, UK, Australia and New Zealand, as part of a larger plan to provide professional Counseling to as many Muslims across the world as possible. Originally launched in Canada, TherapyLine provides unlimited counseling from professionally [...]

TherapyLine, the Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Service for Muslims Launches in the United States Today

TherapyLine, the Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Service for Muslims Launches in the United States Today

DETROIT, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — TherapyLine enters the United States market today to help bring online professional Therapy to the more than 3.4 million Muslims that currently live in the country. TherapyLine is an online platform which launched in Canada a few months back that provides unlimited anonymous direct messaging therapy from professionally licensed [...]

NoorLine Launches a Free 24 Hour Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Website

NoorLine Launches a Free 24 Hour Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Website

DETROIT, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — NoorLine, a free anonymous distress line launches out of Detroit this week to help bring 24 hour peer to peer anonymous emotional support to distressed individuals worldwide. Trained Muslim volunteer listeners man their keyboard, not phone lines, to provide mental health support and even just general interaction via direct [...]

S. Korean Alcohol and Pork Exports to Muslim Countries on the Rise

S. Korean Alcohol and Pork Exports to Muslim Countries on the Rise

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean soju and pork exports to Muslim countries, where alcohol and pork are normally forbidden, are rising. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) reported on Wednesday that last year’s soju exports to Indonesia reached $1.3 million, a 10.1 percent increase from the previous year. Between January [...]

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists were the biggest spenders among foreigners who visited South Korea last year, with their average per capita spending reaching US$2,231.70, a local poll showed Wednesday. According to the 2017 International Visitor Survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the figure is down from [...]

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

BUYEO CITY, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Government approval for a slaughterhouse in the Muslim religious tradition of “halal” has seen local Christian groups up in arms in Buyeo City of South Chungcheong Province. According to the Buyeo City Office, the district’s association of Christian denominations has over the past few weeks voiced its opposition to the [...]