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Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat to mark most important day of Hajj

  • Muslims believe that the Day of Arafat is when one’s sins can be forgiven
  • Muslims who are not performing Hajj observe the day by fasting from dusk till dawn
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Hajj ministry urges pilgrims to comply with scheduling programs to avoid crowd disasters

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Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

  • Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted security booth
  • The US mission is closed this week as Turkey celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha
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Kaaba’s replacement cloth fitted in record time

  • The work was carried out while pilgrims continued to circumambulate the Kaaba
  • A team of 160 workers carry out the task in record time, while pilgrims continue around them
By Arab News ·


Yemeni army takes control of strategic mountains in Al-Malagim front

  • Yemeni troops advance into strategically important areas captured from Houthi militia
  • Houthis suffer heavy casualties, while many others are injured or taken prisoner
By Arab News ·

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Afghan president faces flak for Eid truce offer

  • President Ashraf Ghani announced a three-month-long Eid truce with the Taliban on Sunday while marking Afghanistan's 99th Independence Day
  • The Taliban, in turn, announced the release of captured government soldiers on Eid Al-Adha but are silent over truce offer


NMC Health stock jumps as earnings rise and group looks to Saudi Arabia

  • Shares gain as profits rise
  • Analysts upbeat on prospects


Saudi Arabia’s Young Falcons through to Asian Games knockout stages despite 3-0 defeat to North Korea

  • Young Falcons have wings clipped but still fly into second round after heavy defeat.
  • Saudi Arabia qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.
By Gary Meenaghan ·


Kareena Kapoor spends girls weekend in Dubai

  • Kapoor was accompanied by sister Karisma Kapoor, best friend Amrita Arora, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania
  • The actress will soon begin shooting “Good News” with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani
By Arab News ·