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Rohingya in US mark first year of Rakhine massacre

Rohingya in US mark first year of Rakhine massacre

Washington: A group of Rohingya Muslims gathered in front of US Capitol building Saturday to mark the first anniversary of violence against their community by the Myanmar army in Rakhine state and their exodus to Bangladesh. The demonstration was coordinated by multiple Muslim and Rohingya organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Dar Al-Hijrah […]

Hajj begins as over 2 million pilgrims converge in Mina

Hajj begins as over 2 million pilgrims converge in Mina

Makkah: More than two million pilgrims have begun their lifetime spiritual journey by converging on the vast tent city of Mina since last evening. As the night wore on Saturday, all roads and highways leading into Mina were filled with pilgrims, most of whom traveled in buses and other vehicles while some others on foot. […]

​Saudi King, Crown Prince express sorrow over Kerala flood

​Saudi King, Crown Prince express sorrow over Kerala flood

Jeddah: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable of condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind of India, expressing his deep sorrow over the death of several people in the floods that has devastated the southern Indian state of Kerala. “We came to know about the floods in Kerala that resulted […]

​Saudi Arabia launches Hajj hotline

​Saudi Arabia launches Hajj hotline

Makkah: The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allocated a hotline to serve pilgrims round the clock. The ministry said that calls would be received on hotline 8003404444 from Saudi Arabia and abroad dealing with queries, complains or remarks. “The step is part of efforts to measure the extent of people’s satisfaction with the […]

Over 15 lakh pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

Over 15 lakh pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj

Jeddah: The number of Hajj pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Hajj season until the end of Tuesday reached 1,570,054 pilgrims. According to the statistics issued by the General Directorate of Passports, this represents a decrease of 15,183 or about 1 percent, compared to the number of pilgrim arrivals during […]

Denmark mulls adding jail terms to face veil ban

Denmark mulls adding jail terms to face veil ban

Copenhagen: Denmark has been discussing adding jail terms to a controversial ban on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force on August 1. Rachid Nekkaz, a French business executive of Algerian origin, has launched a fund against the burqa ban, which he called “illegal,” and has paid fines of over 500 […]