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Israeli police, settlers clash over West Bank ‘outpost’

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: At least 16 Israelis, including 11 police officers, were injured on Sunday in clashes that erupted when Jewish settlers refused to vacate a settlement outpost built on Palestinian land east of the city of Salfit in the occupied West Bank. In a statement cited by Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli Border Police said incalcitrant […]

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Israeli warplane strikes empty vehicle in Gaza City

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA CITY, Palestine: An Israeli warplane struck a car in Gaza City early Sunday, according to Israeli officials and eyewitnesses. Israeli Army spokesman Avichay Adraee said the vehicle — which was empty at the time of the attack — belonged to a Palestinian activist responsible for launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israeli territory. “The raid […]

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First encounters with the Kaaba

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

MAKKAH: “Awe at first sight” was the fitting title of a special event at Makkah Cultural Club in celebration of the Kaaba and its importance to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Dr. Abdullah Al-Tariqi, a Saudi academic specialized in historical studies, highlighted some of most important cultural trips to Makkah by intellectuals and other travelers, and […]

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Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a vehicle belonging to someone who sends burning kites into Israel from Gaza. No one was wounded in Sunday’s strike but it marked an escalation in Israel’s response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on agriculture in southern Israel in recent weeks. Fields were once […]

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Grand Mosque in Makkah

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

Worshippers flocked to Eid Al-Fitr prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah early on Friday morning. More than two million people gathered to attend the last night of the Qur’an recitation during the holy month of Ramadan. The Grand Mosque, also called Al-Haram Mosque, or the Sacred Mosque, is the largest in the world and […]

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KSRelief distributes food baskets in Hodeidah

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) has distributed food baskets to 360 Yemenis at a camp for internally displaced people in the city of Al-Khokha in the western province of Hodeidah. The baskets are part of a total of 22,273 allocated to the province. Their distribution is part of the Kingdom’s 262 […]

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Cambodia a ‘beacon for Muslim coexistence,’ says OIC chief

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: While some Southeast Asian countries struggle to get to grips with anti-Muslim sentiment, Cambodia’s positive approach to integration is yielding dividends, with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chief describing the country as “a beacon of peace and tolerance.” Cambodia’s promotion of peaceful coexistence has won praise from OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed […]

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Lebanon mufti praises Palestinian steadfastness

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

BEIRUT: In a sermon marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday on Friday, Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdulatif Darnyan praised Palestinians who prayed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan — which ended Thursday — despite Israeli threats and intimidation. Speaking at downtown Beirut’s Mohammad al-Amin Mosque, he said: “And it’s not just the Palestinians who have faced […]

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Gazans mark Eid holiday under Israel’s 10-year blockade

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

GAZA CITY, Palestine: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will celebrate the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday on Friday amid rising poverty rates and deteriorating economic conditions. Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has groaned under a crippling Israeli/Egyptian blockade that has gutted its economy and continues to deprive its roughly 2 million inhabitants of […]

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Abdulrahman bin Farouk Addas, CEO of KSA’s Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

The board of directors of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites on Thursday appointed Abdulrahman bin Farouk Addas as CEO of the commission. Addas has more than 16 years of experience in institutional and digital transformation, design and strategy management, as well as financial consultancy, real estate development and technology investment. Addas […]

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