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Explaining Hajj 'The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca' Cairo - Every year, numbers of Muslims from around the globe make their trip to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform one of the five pillars of Islam - Hajj. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, ... Thursday 31-08-2017 08:11 PM Qatar opposition conference to launch in London Cairo - A Qatari businessman living in exile in Britain has been securing backing from a prominent Conservative MP to launch an opposition conference in London in September. Khalid al-Hail, ... Thursday 31-08-2017 05:09 PM Classified cables incriminate Qatar of backing Israeli interests in region Cairo - An Emirati news portal revealed Thursday classified cables saying that Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad has called for a political solution to the Iranian nuclear program to prevent the scourge ... Thursday 31-08-2017 04:31 PM Egypt's Irrigation minister chairs session on African continent Stockholm - As part of his participation in the World Water Week, Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Ati presided over a session on the African continent. The World Water Week kicked ... Thursday 31-08-2017 04:06 PM Buckingham Palace 'sword man' charged with planning terror act London - A man armed with a sword who was arrested outside Queen Elizabeth IIs Buckingham Palace residence has been charged with a terror offence Thursday, London police said. Mohiussunnath ... Thursday 31-08-2017 03:57 PM Finland to review terrorism laws, increase security funding Helsinki - Finland on Thursday said it would review terrorism laws and provide extra funding for security after two women were killed in a knife attack this month. Eight people were wounded ... Thursday 31-08-2017 03:54 PM Policeman stabbed in Stockholm, man arrested Stockholm - A Swedish policeman was stabbed in a bustling Stockholm square on Thursday, police said, indicating that a man had been arrested in connection with the attack. "A police ... Thursday 31-08-2017 02:35 PM Trump calls Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, discuses mutual issues Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) - President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, where the latter praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and offered ... Thursday 31-08-2017 01:36 PM Suicide bomb attack in Algeria kills two policeman Algiers - A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and ... Thursday 31-08-2017 12:51 PM Over 2m flock to Mina as Hajj begins Mecca (Saudi Arabia) - More than two million Muslims from around the world arrived in Mina to spend the day of Tarwiyah and follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Pilgrims ... Thursday 31-08-2017 11:59 AM 16 Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar Coxs Bazar (Bangladesh) - Coastguards in Bangladesh on Thursday found the bodies of 16 Rohingya, many of them children, who drowned when their boat capsized as they fled an upsurge in violence in ... Thursday 31-08-2017 11:41 AM Mecca's Governor: 1,564 Qatari Pilgrims Arrived in Makkah Compared to 1,210 Last Year Mecca (Saudi Arabia) - Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Mecca Region, who is also the Chairman of Hajj Central Committee, announced on ... Thursday 31-08-2017 11:26 AM Harvey death toll surpasses 30; more fatalities expected Texas (United States) - Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in. Harvey is about to release ... Thursday 31-08-2017 10:37 AM Pope Tawadros in Australia: we have 33 Coptic bishops serving outside Egypt Canberra - Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese said he is happy to visit Australia, in which he arrived earlier Wednesday. The Coptic Church has 33 bishops ... Thursday 31-08-2017 10:18 AM Bahrain: Qatar was behind ‘tragic’ 2011 protests Manama - A broadcast by Bahrain’s official news agency on Tuesday said Qatar was behind the “tragic events” of 2011, which saw an upsurge in protests by the Arabian Gulf island-state’s Shiite ... Wednesday 30-08-2017 10:09 PM