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UAE deports Kashmiri man suspected of being IS sympathiser

Srinagar, Aug 19: A Kashmiri man, suspected to be a sympathiser of the banned terror group IS, was recently deported to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), officials said in Srinagar on Sunday.

Thirty-six-year-old Irfan Ahmad...

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual Haj pilgrimage

Makkah, Aug 19: More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

From first light Sunday, throngs of the faithful have circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in Makkah, one of the holiest sites in Islam....

Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

Dubai, Aug 18: Nearly 470 mosques have been prepared for the Eid Al-Adha prayer, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Daawah and Guidance in Madinah announced

Sheikh Fahad bin Sulaiman al-Tuwaijri, Director-General of the ministry in Madinah, said that...

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for Haj

Jeddah, Aug 18: Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim Haj pilgrimage begins Sunday.

The kingdom has plans to...

Israeli cops question PM Netanyahu on corruption again

Jerusalem, Aug 17: Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations.

Two police vehicles arrived on Friday at Netanyahu’s residence while protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading...

Saudi Vision 2030 ‘will boost competitiveness,’ WEF says

London, Aug 15: Countries across the Middle East are struggling to create diverse opportunities for their youth, according to the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Arab World Competitiveness Report.

However, a number of countries are innovating and creating new...

Beware! Up to 25 years in jail, Dh 4 million fine for cyber-crime in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Aug 13: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 amending the UAE Cybercrimes Law.

According to the Decree, Article Nos. 26, 28 and 42 of Federal Decree-Law No....

UAE President pardons 704 prisoners ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

Abu Dhabi, Aug 13: The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 704 prisoners on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms for a variety of offenses....

Turkey central bank ready to take ‘all necessary measures’ for stability

Istanbul, Aug 13: Turkey’s central bank on Monday announced it was ready to take “all necessary measures” to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira, promising to provide banks with liquidity.

“The central bank will closely monitor...

Eid-ul-Adha in Middle East on Aug 21; 11-day holiday in KSA; 7-day in UAE

Riyadh/Dubai: Aug 12: The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the first of Eid ul Adha as August 21 after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted on Saturday evening. The Day of Arafat will fall on...