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Denmark starts slapping fines for violating face veil ban

Denmark starts slapping fines for violating face veil ban

Copenhagen: A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be penalized for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called on Friday to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 close to Copenhagen, to confront […]

Saudi Arabia presents unique model in serving Hajj pilgrims: Saudi diplomat

Saudi Arabia presents unique model in serving Hajj pilgrims: Saudi diplomat

Cairo: Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been harnessing all its capabilities to overcome difficulties facing Hajj pilgrims, Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Osama bin Ahmed Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the Arab League, has affirmed. In […]

​Hajj Hackathon enters Guinness World Records

​Hajj Hackathon enters Guinness World Records

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia entered the Guinness World Records — breaking the record with the largest number of participants in the world by recording 2,950 participants — at the Hajj Hackathon, that was held by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. On behalf of organizers and participants in the […]

7,000 Saudi scouts gear up to serve Hajj pilgrims

7,000 Saudi scouts gear up to serve Hajj pilgrims

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s scout teams have completed their preparations to offer various services to the Hajj pilgrims. The areas of their services include receiving the pilgrims, guiding them, offering them support and participating in the tasks of pilgrims’ grouping and dispatching to the holy sites. To maintain a long history of scouting, full of work […]

Israel reduces Gaza fishing zone as part of collective punishment policy

Israel reduces Gaza fishing zone as part of collective punishment policy

Gaza: In a move seen as part of Israel’s collective punishment policy that affects the daily life and wellbeing of more than two million Palestinians restricted to the besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli military government decided to reduce the fishing zone for Gazans to only three nautical miles starting Tuesday. While the Oslo agreement signed […]

UNICEF: 16 million Yemenis lack access to safe drinking water, sanitation

UNICEF: 16 million Yemenis lack access to safe drinking water, sanitation

Aden: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has found that 16 million Yemenis lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. On its official Twitter page, UNICEF explained that 16 million people in Yemen, more than half of them children, lack access to safe drinking water. This number of Yemenis also lacks “sanitation services […]

China building helipads, other infra in Doklam area: Nirmala

China building helipads, other infra in Doklam area: Nirmala

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops have “redeployed” themselves away from the face-off site in Doklam, and China has undertaken construction of helipads, sentry posts and trenches for its army personnel there, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. “Post disengagement from the face-off in 2017, troops of both sides have redeployed themselves away from their […]

Pak FS Janjua to visit US to reset bilateral ties: reports

Pak FS Janjua to visit US to reset bilateral ties: reports

Islamabad: Pakistan and the US will try to reset their relations this week during the visit of Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to Washington, media reports said today, days after a top aide of the US President pressed Islamabad to rein-in terror groups operating from its soil. Foreign Secretary Janjua’s two-day visit to Washington from tomorrow […]