Bahrain to resume Dhuhr prayers in mosques from Nov. 1

Bahrain suspended congregational and Friday prayers in March after mosques were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 October 2020

Bahrain to resume Dhuhr prayers in mosques from Nov. 1

  • The country resumed dawn (Fajr) prayers in mosques earlier on Aug. 28
  • Coronavirus preventive measure have been implemented to keep worshippers safe from contracting the virus

DUBAI: Bahrain will reopen its mosques for noon (Dhuhr) prayers from Nov. 1, state news agency BNA reported.
The country resumed dawn (Fajr) prayers in mosques earlier on Aug. 28 as one of the first steps in gradually reopening of places of worship and religious gatherings.
Coronavirus preventive measure have been implemented to keep worshippers safe from contracting the virus, the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs said in the report.
Bahrain suspended congregational and Friday prayers in March after mosques were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The Kingdom reported 280 new coronavirus infections, 302 recoveries and no deaths overnight after 9,607 tests have been conducted.


Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

Updated 1 min 16 sec ago

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

  • Fakhrizadeh led Iran's so-called “Amad,” or “Hope” program
  • Israel and the West have alleged it was a military operation looking at the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon in Iran

DUBAI: Iranian state television is reporting that a scientist that Israel has alleged led a military nuclear program in early 2000s has been "assassinated."
State TV Friday cited sources confirming the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
It said it would offer more information shortly.
Fakhrizadeh led Iran's so-called “Amad,” or “Hope” program. Israel and the West have alleged it was a military operation looking at the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon in Iran. Tehran long has maintained its nuclear program is peaceful.
The International Atomic Energy Agency says that “Amad” program ended in the early 2000s. Its inspectors now monitor Iranian nuclear sites.