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About 20 Riyadh-based Indian organisations have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a massive response to the unprecedented disaster caused by floods in Jammu and Kashmir on a scale similar to that carried out during the Uttarakhand landslides. A meet, organised by Aligarh Muslim University alumni association , Riyadh, appreciated the efforts of the Indian defence forces in the ongoing rescue and relief operation, Arab News reported Monday.
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11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PARIS -- Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- minus two of the main players and without any ground troops -- in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.
As part of its efforts to ensure that the 2014 Hajj operations becomes the most successful in the history of hajj operation in Ghana, the Hajj Agent Association of Ghana collaboration with the National Hajj Committee have organized a seminar for this year's hajj pilgrims. The seminar was aimed at educating the pilgrims about the rituals as well as the dos and don'ts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as many are those who are making the journey for their first time.
A MUSLIM leader yesterday accused wealthy Muslims among the business community of perpetrating a 'local Hajj cartel' by colluding with Government officials to prevent local Muslims from accessing an offer of the Saudi government to go on the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca free of charge. All it would take for about 100 local Muslims to partake of the trip to Mecca free of charge, is for Government officials to sign a document endorsing the local Muslims to avail themselves of the offer of the Saudi government.
After Secretary Kerry's visit to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, he will travel to Ankara, Turkey to hold meetings with Turkish leaders. While in Turkey, the Secretary will discuss bilateral and regional issues, including how to promote security and stability in Syria and Iraq.
On September 9, Secretary of State John Kerry departed for travel to Amman, Jordan; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Baghdad, Iraq . On September 10, Secretary Kerry arrived in Baghdad, Iraq to meet with Iraqi government officials to welcome them on the successful formation of a new government and to discuss how the United States can increase its support to Iraq's new government in our common effort to defeat ISIL and the threat that it poses to Iraq, the region, and the world.
From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 10 -- Tabung Haji 's more than five decades experience in handling haj pilgrims has attracted the interest of Pakistan's pilgrims affairs office here. Director-General of the Pakistan's Counsel General office based in Jeddah, Syed Abu Ahmed Akif said Pakistan would like to emaluate the system that had been implemented by TH in managing the Malaysian haj pilgrims.
Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation denied media reports that its airports would handle direct flights from Israel carrying Israeli Muslims for the haj this October. GACA spokesman Khaled Al-Khaibari said there would be no direct flights from "occupied Palestine" to Saudi airports for the haj, the Arab News website reported on Tuesday.
Top US diplomat John Kerry leaves Tuesday on a mission to forge a coalition to defeat Islamic militants terrorizing Iraq and Syria, with over 40 nations set to join the fight. With memories of past US military conflicts in the region no doubt weighing on his mind, the secretary of state will travel first to Amman, in Jordan and then onto Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the United States seeks to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State , also known as ISIL.
In Amman and Jeddah, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral meetings with counterparts to discuss regional issues and the current situation in Iraq.
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Dhaka in a statement on Saturday dismissed media reports regarding shifting of the tomb and chamber of Prophet Muhammad situated in Masjid An-Nabawi in Medina. "what is being circulated in the media about the chamber where the Prophet's tomb is situated in the Prophet's Mosque is related to a special study carried out by a researcher," according to an enclosed explanatory statement quoting Ahmed Bin Mohammad Al-Mansouri, media spokesperson for the presidency of affairs of Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid An-Nabawi.
For the first time ever, Palestinian Muslims who live in Israel will be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for hajj pilgrimage by air instead of having to make the journey by bus. Owner of the Ramla-based Milad Aviation Company Ibrahim Milad told Ma'an Sunday that flights would be organized from Ben Gurion Airport to Amman and then onward to Jeddah Airport in Saudi Arabia.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:38 am
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