Hajj ministry urges pilgrims to comply with scheduling programs to avoid crowd disasters

By Arab News ·

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Al-Faw peninsula: 30 years on and ghosts of the Iraq-Iran war remain

  • 30 years on, rewards of recapturing Al-Faw peninsula have failed to emerge
  • Al-Faw, the name given to both the town and the triangular peninsula sandwiched between Kuwait and Iran, sits 100km southeast of Basra.

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Hajj Ministry forks out on ‘happy meals’ for pilgrims

  • Prepackaged meals are ideal for pilgrims in regard to cooking quality, storage and even transporting from one place to another
  • A variety of meals is produced, each served in heavy-duty sealed pouches or trays


Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India’s flood-hit Kerala

  • An estimated 800,000 people have taken shelter in some 4,000 relief camps across Kerala
  • 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century
By Reuters ·


US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

  • Fears of oil scarcity no longer driver of US energy policy
  • Surging shale production brings energy abundance
By AP ·


Belief running high for Saudi Arabia’s Young Falcons

  • Where others have picked over-aged players, Saudi Arabia, in contrast, have brought their U-21 team
  • Al-Shehri arrived at the Games playing down the importance of results and focusing on performances
By Gary Meenaghan ·


Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

  • Hundreds of employees have called on the company to provide more “transparency, oversight and accountability
  • Employees have asked Google to create an ethics review group with rank-and-file workers, appoint ombudspeople to provide independent review and internally publish assessments of projects
By Reuters ·