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2.4 million pilgrims in final Hajj rituals as world’s Muslims begin Eid celebrations

  • Saudi authorities say 2.37 million pilgrims, most of them from abroad, have arrived this year for the five-day Hajj
  • As pilgrims returned to Makkah to complete the final Hajj rituals, Muslims throughout the world began celebrating Eid Al-Adha
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

  • Cohen’s account appears to implicate Trump himself in a crime
  • The guilty plea came almost at the same moment former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of financial crimes
By AP ·


King Salman receives Saudi Grand Mufti, princes, and military leaders

  • King Salman extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to Saudi citizens, pilgrims and senior officials
  • King Salman arrived in Mina on Monday to supervise services being provided to pilgrims
By Arab News ·

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Saudis, expats share Eid experience in the Kingdom

  • This Eid is a source of immense joy to Muslims as they decorate their houses, wear new clothes and give as much as they can to the poor


Trump: Turkey making ‘terrible mistake’

  • Turkey has demanded that the US hand over Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric who lives in the US and who Ankara says orchestrated a failed coup attempt
  • A Turkish court last week rejected Brunson’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff rebuke from Trump
By Reuters ·


China expects Taiwan’s last Africa ally will switch to Beijing soon

  • Taiwan, which China claims as a wayward province with no right to state-to-state relations, now has formal ties with only 17 countries
  • China’s hostility to Taiwan has grown since President Tsai Ing-wen’s election
By Reuters ·


Two US airlines cut China routes as Beijing rivals turn up heat

  • ‘The two China routes ... have been colossal loss makers for us’
  • Chinese passengers arriving at US airports are expected to nearly triple to 12.8 million in 2024 from 4.3 million this year
By Reuters ·


Al-Nassr ready to challenge for title after signing Brazilian Giuliano

  • Riyadh club have not won the title since 2015 and have set their stall out to win it for the ninth time.
  • Brazilian Giuliano is the latest star to sign for Al-Nassr, joining Nigeria international Ahmed Musa.


Facebook, Twitter remove pages promoting Russian and Iranian propaganda

  • The account removals comes weeks after Facebook took down accounts originating in Russia for engaging in deceiving behavior
  • Twitter called the effort “coordinated manipulation”
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Reminder: Your smartphone is likely tracking your location

  • Most apps now use location tracking, and not just for obvious purposes like maps and transport
  • A study by Yale University found that three quarters of Android apps contained trackers — usually containing advertising
By Erwan Lucas | AFP ·
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UAE-based designer creates modest fashion at a modest price



‘Gold’ whips up India’s patriotism through hockey

By Gautaman Bhaskaran ·