Muslim World League chief meets Lebanese religious leaders

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Al-Issa meeting with the Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdullatif Durian. (Supplied)
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Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros receives Al-Issa. (Supplied)
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Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, president of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council, meeting with Al-Issa. (Supplied)
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Al-Issa meets Elias Audi, Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch. (Supplied)
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Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi receives Al-Issa. (Supplied)
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Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Al-Aql Naim Hassan receives Al-Issa. (Supplied)
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Mufti Jaafari Sheikh Ahmad Qablan receives Secretary General of the Muslim World League. (Supplied)
Updated 24 September 2018
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Muslim World League chief meets Lebanese religious leaders

  • Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa started his visit by meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdullatif Durian
  • The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) met with several religious leaders during his official visit to Lebanon

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) met with religious leaders during his official visit to Lebanon.
Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa started his visit by meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdullatif Durian.
Al-Issa also met with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi. During the meeting, the secretary-general stressed the importance of dialogue in order to promote common values based on love, respect and cooperation, and to confront hatred.
He visited Elias Audi, Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch. They discussed bilateral cooperation and coordination.
Al-Issa also met with the president of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan.
The secretary-general met with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Al-Aql Naim Hassan. They discussed bilateral cooperation and coordination.
Al-Issa also met with Bishop Boulos Matar, Chaldean Bishop Michel Kasarji and Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros.


Turkish high speed train crashes in Ankara

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Turkish high speed train crashes in Ankara

  • Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass
  • The accident occurred around 6:30 am (0330 GMT) as the train was traveling between Ankara and the central Turkish province of Konya

ISTANBUL: A Turkish high speed train crashed into an overpass at a train station in the capital Ankara on Thursday morning, causing many casualties, CNN Turk and other broadcasters said.
Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass at the Marsandiz train station, to the west of Ankara.
The accident occurred around 6:30 am (0330 GMT) as the train was traveling between Ankara and the central Turkish province of Konya, the broadcaster said.

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