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Haj permit must to enter Makkah

Haj permit must to enter Makkah

JEDDAH/MAKKAH — Authorities have restricted entry into the holy city of Makkah to those without Haj permit or those residing outside the city limits. The move comes as the first… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Urged to Allow Hijab

Malaysia Airlines Urged to Allow Hijab

KUALA LUMPUR: Muslim female flight attendants working for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) should be given the option to wear the hijab, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. Khairy who is also… Read more »

At least 30 killed in attack on mosque in Iraq

At least 30 killed in attack on mosque in Iraq

BAGHDAD: At least 30 people were killed when a Muslim militia opened fired inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the country’s eastern Diyala province on Friday, an Iraqi security source… Read more »

Pakistani journalist Asma Shirazi wins 2014 Peter Mackler award

Pakistani journalist Asma Shirazi wins 2014 Peter Mackler award

Asma Shirazi, Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and host of popular TV talk shows, was named 2014 Winner of Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on Friday. Shirazi… Read more »

Saudi’s Grand Mufti Condemns ISIS Militants as “No. 1 Enemy of Islam”

Saudi’s Grand Mufti Condemns ISIS Militants as “No. 1 Enemy of Islam”

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday that the militant groups Islamic State of Iraq and the… Read more »

Boy with giant hands shunned from school after they grew bigger than his head

Boy with giant hands shunned from school after they grew bigger than his head

An eight-year-old boy has left doctors baffled after his hands swelled to giant proportions and now weigh more than two stone. Young Kaleem, from India, is unable to carry out… Read more »

Islamic State militants behead US journalist ‘James Foley’, release video

Islamic State militants behead US journalist ‘James Foley’, release video

BAGHDAD: Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on… Read more »

Makkah Clock Tower to open for tourists after Haj

Makkah Clock Tower to open for tourists after Haj

The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest tower in the world, is to open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials. Tourists will have to buy tickets to visit… Read more »

Saudi Arabia donates $100 mn for a UN counter-terrorism centre

Saudi Arabia donates $100 mn for a UN counter-terrorism centre

Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTC) at a special event staged in the office of the UN Secretary-General at the organisation’s headquarters in… Read more »

Pakistan celebrating 68th Independence Day

Pakistan celebrating 68th Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan is celebrating the 68th Independence Day today (Thursday) with enthusiasm and commitment to nation building as envisioned by the Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The day dawned with… Read more »