In Makkah, women set off on hajj as ‘guardian’ rule cast aside

MAKKAH: Bushra Shah, a 35-year-old Pakistani, says she is realizing a childhood dream by making the great pilgrimage to holy Makkah, and under new...

Lebanon summons central bank chief over graft allegations

BEIRUT: A Lebanon prosecutor has summoned central bank chief Riad Salameh for questioning next month over graft allegations, the latest of several cases brought...

Sons guide hajj pilgrims in tribute to COVID victim dad

MAKKAH: In Makkah, the site of the annual hajj, the sons of a prominent Saudi guide who died of COVID after three decades serving...

Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat in high point of hajj

MAKKAH: Muslim pilgrims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Monday in the high point of this year's hajj, being held in downsized form...

Saudi stages second hajj of COVID era

MAKKAH: Hajj pilgrims streamed out of the holy city of Makkah and into the Mina valley yesterday, launching the rituals of the great pilgrimage...

Tensions over Aqsa incursions by Zionists

JERUSALEM: Zionist police clashed with Muslim protestors yesterday at a flashpoint Jerusalem Old City shrine as Jews were headed there to mark a religious...

Taleban leader ‘favours political settlement’ to Afghan conflict

KABUL: The Taleban's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada yesterday said he "strenuously favours" a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan even as the hardline...

Syria regime fire kills 7

EHSIM: Syrian regime artillery fire killed seven civilians including three children in the country's last major rebel bastion of Idlib, a Britain-based war monitor...

Pilgrims arrive in Makkah for second pandemic hajj

MAKKAH: Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Makkah yesterday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest...

Kabul, Taleban negotiators meet in Qatar

DOHA: Representatives of the Afghan government and Taleban insurgents met in Doha for talks yesterday as violence raged in their country with foreign forces...

Syria’s Assad takes oath after criticised re-election

DAMASCUS: President Bashar al-Assad took the oath of office for a fourth term in war-ravaged Syria yesterday, after taking 95 percent of the vote...

Lebanon’s PM designate Saad Hariri says won’t form govt

BEIRUT: Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down yesterday, saying he was unable to form a government, nine months after accepting the challenge and...

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19th July