Monday 20 August 2018 \


New report: Myanmar army killed over 24,000 Rohingya

More than 24,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by Myanmar’s state forces since August 2017, according to a new report.
The figures were revealed in the report -- Forced Migration of Rohingya: The Untold Experience -- released by the Ontario International Development Agency, which involved researchers and organizations from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Norway and the Philippines.

Exhibition celebrating mosques from around the world opens in Dubai

A new photo exhibition celebrating some of the world’s most beautiful mosques has opened at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai.
Mosques of the World, which features 32 photographs by people from 15 countries, focuses on the architecture and spiritual beauty of these buildings. It has opened to coincide with the Hajj season and will run until the end of October.

Family taxi cabs to be licensed for Saudi women driver only

The Public Transport Authority has approved granting licenses to the family taxi cabs which will be driven by Saudi women drivers only.


Public transport route will be changed on Eid al-Adha holiday in St. Petersburg

Due to the celebration of Eid al Adha holiday on August 21, several trams will change the route. 
According to the press service of the Transport Committee, the schedule will be changed from half past five in the morning until half past eleven.
Trams will be sent to:
- tram number 6: from the "Korablestroiteley Street" terminal on the current route only to the "19th line of the VO" stop ;

Saudi Arabia distributes smart eco-friendly waste containers in Mecca sites

The Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs is readying for Hajj season, taking hygiene and public services very seriously, while attending to millions of pilgrims from around the world.
The ministry is utilizing the latest new technologies in this field, providing smart eco-friendly compressed waste containers which work by solar energy in all places frequented by pilgrims, especially in populated locations where electricity is not available.

Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

The 80-year-old "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said.
His home country, Ghana, has declared a week of national mourning. Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.
He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a solution to the conflict.

Over 800 foreign journalists to cover Hajj

More than 800 foreign media workers will cover the Hajj rituals, Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Saudi minister of media, has announced.
In addition, facilities have been provided for 151 media institutions and 27 international networks, while six official broadcasts and broadcasts in 10 languages will provide news bulletins and daily programs on Hajj.

Yevkurov asked pilgrims to pray for peace in Ingushetia

Today the head of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Evkurov had a video conversation with Ingush pilgrims who are in Saudi Arabia these days. He asked them about their flight and how they were feeling - the press service of the head of the republic reported.
"Ask God in your prayers for peace and prosperity in Ingushetia. We are looking forward to your return home," - said Yevkurov.

Israel kills three Palestinians, injures 240 and empty ‘Al Aqsa’ of worshippersv

In the latest flare-up of tension between Israel and the Palestinians, three Palestinians were killed and 240 injured by Israeli fire on the 21st Friday of protests near the Gaza border, as part of the ‘Return March’ to break the siege of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
According to medical sources, Karim Abu Fattair (30) was killed after being shot by the Israelis east of al-Bureij, while another was reported dead and 240 others were injured in Gaza.

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