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by | August 22, 2018 | 17:11

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world's biggest gatherings every year , and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. The Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon from Mount Arafat to Muslims who had accompanied him on his final hajj, according to Islam. At sunset, they will descend the mountain and head back to Muzdalifah, the halfway point between Arafat and Mina.

by | August 22, 2018 | 16:31

Medics said Israeli gunfire killed two Palestinians and wounded at least 270 others, 50 of them with live bullets. Over 300 residents from the Israeli border communities surrounding Gaza participated in a demonstration on Saturday night in Tel Aviv, demanding protection in light of the continued escalation along the border with the besieged Gaza Strip .

by | August 22, 2018 | 13:03

The public security ministry announced it was sending a contingent of 60 troops to join teams in the area on Monday. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have poured over the border into Roraima state over the last few years, fleeing economic and political turmoil in their country.

by | August 22, 2018 | 13:02

The Chinese leader was invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN for the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea on 9 September, writes the Straits Times. The North Korean leader, who was accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and senior officials of the ruling Workers' Party, said that despite the sanctions, the country was making history with "legendary miracles despite the most hard conditions", reports Efe news.

by | August 22, 2018 | 11:56

They were arrested August 9. This included Israelis and American Jews, as well as those linked to The People's Mujahedeen (MEK), an Iranian opposition organization that the United States considered a terror group until 2012. agents said. By December 2017, Doostar made contact with Ghorbani in the Los Angeles area. The indictment says he paid $2,000 to Ghorbani in their meetings.

by | August 22, 2018 | 11:56

Now an "Action Group" dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation & demagoguery. "Never again", Zarif tweeted . The US State Department on Thursday announced the creation of the IAG to execute the administration's Iran strategy and pressure the country to change its behaviour.

by | August 22, 2018 | 11:15

Earlier, the North apparently dismantled a ballistic missiles test site, a move seen by many as a gesture towards fulfilling the June agreement in which Kim directly mentioned denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Before this week's reunions, almost 20,000 people had participated in 20 rounds of face-to-face reunions since 2000. Past participants express frustration and anger that their final conversations with North Korean relatives included so little genuine conversation.

by | August 21, 2018 | 23:30

The last alleged Nazi war criminal deported by the USA to Germany was John Demjanjuk , who served as a guard at the Sobibor extermination camp in occupied Poland, in 2009. Palij, with a fluffy white beard and a brown, newsboy-style cap atop his head, was wrapped in a sheet as the agents carried him down a brick stairway in front of his home and into a waiting ambulance.

by | August 21, 2018 | 21:42

TOLO news reported, citing a security source, that insurgents "launched numerous rockets from the Eidgah mosque area in Kabul city and fired on the Presidential Palace". Ghani heard the thud and interrupted his message to say: "If they are thinking the rocket attack will keep Afghans down, they are wrong". The Taliban say they met with a USA diplomat in Qatar earlier this month for what the group described as "preliminary" talks, and said it expected further negotiations.

by | August 21, 2018 | 16:42

Wu said that El Salvador had repeatedly sought large amounts of funding from Taiwan for a port project that a Taiwanese team of engineers dispatched by the government thought wasn't economically feasible. "I believe the Salvadorean people will feel the Chinese people's friendship and hospitality and benefit from the two countries' cooperation", Wang said, stressing that history will prove that forging diplomatic relations with China is in the fundamental and long-term interests of the ...

by | August 21, 2018 | 13:43

The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam which every Muslim is required to complete at least once in their lifetime if they are healthy enough and have the means to do so. President Rodrigo Duterte has declared August 21 as a holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha. If the moon is sighted on the 29th, the next day is declared as the first day of Zul Hijjah and the Eid is celebrated on the 10th of the month.

by | August 21, 2018 | 11:23

The report stresses that China's space program "is developing rapidly, despite the public stance against the militarization of space". With recent tests, China may be trying to show off its "capability to strike US and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam", the report said, according to BBC News .

by | August 21, 2018 | 10:44

A disaster response personnel carrying a toddler in his arms and ziplining across a surging river, holding on to a steel rope, became the image of hope for the flood-ravaged district of Kodagu, also known as Coorg, in Karnataka where rescue operations continued amid rain for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday.

by | August 21, 2018 | 08:39

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday morning to face the charges. Rourke said this has been a "long week" for both cops and Shanann Watts' family. He went on to say he "went into a rage" strangling Shanann to death. Watts said he buried Shanann's body near two oil tanks and dumped Bella and Celeste's bodies inside the oil tanks, according to the affidavit.

by | August 21, 2018 | 07:25

Climate change was to be the undoing of Turnbull the first time around. It's reminiscent of the #putoutyourbats tribute to late cricketer Phillip Hughes, and the #putoutyouronions trend when Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott for the leadership.

by | August 21, 2018 | 03:31

A successful challenge to Turnbull's prime ministership would have been the fifth change in national leadership since 2009, with no prime minister seeing out a full term in office since 2007. A report in The Australian suggests Mr Turnbull had lost confidence of nine Liberal cabinet ministers - half of the Liberal contingent. Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese said the prime minister should call an election, if he survives the week.

by | August 21, 2018 | 02:47

However, the site reports not everyone agreed with Dutton becoming leader, with another senior Liberal polly saying: "Peter Dutton is one of the most unpopular people in government". He appeared to have support from Dutton at the time, who tweeted: "In relation to media stories today, just to make it very clear, the Prime Minister has my support and I support the policies of the Government".

by | August 21, 2018 | 01:04

The man is said to have shouted "Allah is great" as he lunged at his targets, having gained entry to the station shortly before 6am by repeatedly pressing the buzzer at the security door and speaking to those inside over an intercom. "On this evidence, for the moment, we are treating it as a terrorist attack ". Officers searched the man's home, which was located just a few hundred meters (yards) from the site of the attack.

by | August 21, 2018 | 00:32

The three-day reunion - the first for three years - will take place at Mount Kumgang, a scenic resort in North Korea, following a rapid diplomatic thaw between the neighbors. Family visits are limited to 11 hours. "Imagine 73 years long without knowing whether their family members are still alive or passed away - no news at all".

by | August 20, 2018 | 21:34

Smoke could worsen into unhealthy levels by Monday, the agency said. Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia, Canada, and in the eastern portion of the state is expected to spread into western Washington starting Sunday. The Clean Air Agency is urging everyone to stay indoors as much as possible and keep windows closed. Children and the elderly should avoid outdoor physical activity altogether.