Muslims gather in Mecca ahead of Haj

Riyadh: Thousands of Muslims from around the world gathered on Friday in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage. More than 1.6 million people had arrived in the holy city of Mecca for this year’s Haj Pilgrims were praying around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s most sacred site, where Muslims go More...

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By Agencies On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Pak condoles Vajpayee’s death, Imran says void in S Asian politics

New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing him as a renowned statesman, with the incoming Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan saying his death More...

By Agencies On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Turkey’s currency crisis gets worse with fresh 11% plunge

Ankara: Turkey’s currency nosedived again Monday with a fresh 11 per cent plunge as fears deepened about the country’s ability to deal with a crisis that has rattled markets around the world. Turkish More...

By Agencies On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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InfoWars violated rules, but will remain on platform: Twitter

San Francisco: Twitter said the accounts belonging to US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media organisation InfoWars will remain online for now, one day after an investigation found that his accounts appeared More...

By Agencies On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Israel demands ‘complete cease-fire’ in Gaza: Netanyahu

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will continue to fight Hamas in Gaza before a “complete cease-fire” is achieved. We are in the midst of a campaign against terror More...

By Agencies On Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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20 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan airstrike

Pul-e Khomri (Afghanistan): At least 20 Taliban terrorists were killed and four huge insurgents’ weapons and ammunition depots were destroyed after US-led NATO coalition forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan’s More...

By Agencies On Saturday, August 11th, 2018
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4 killed in Canada shooting, suspect arrested

Ottawa: At least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday in the Canadian city of Fredericton, the police said. A suspect was later arrested. An incident has resulted in at least four people killed In a post More...

By Agencies On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Melania Trump’s parents become naturalised US citizens

New York: US First Lady Melania Trumps parents became American citizens in a naturalisation ceremony here, completing a year-long immigration process even as President Donald Trump called for new laws to bar Americans More...

By Agencies On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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43 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

Sana’a: At least 43 people, mostly children believed to be under the age of 10, were killed and several injured when Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit buses in northern Yemen on Thursday, officials said. They More...

By Agencies On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Masterminds behind Venezuelan President’s alleged assassination bid identified

Caracas: Venezuelan authorities have identified the masterminds behind an alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro using explosive drones, according to a top official. Attackers used two DJI M600 More...