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Taliban fighters raid Kunduz in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters raid Kunduz in Afghanistan

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have carried out an early-morning raid on the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, entering the northern city from three different directions, sources told. There have been…

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at al-Aqsa compound

Israeli security forces have clashed with hundreds of Palestinian worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. Witnesses told that Sunday’s confrontation between Israeli forces and Palestinians began…

Hajj stampede death toll rises

Hajj stampede death toll rises

The death toll from Thursday’s stampede during a Hajj ritual outside of Mecca has risen to 769, Saudi Arabia’s health minister has said. At a press conference on Saturday, Khalid…

Palestinian prisoners threaten to join strike

Palestinian prisoners threaten to join strike

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have threatened to launch a mass hunger strike next month if prison authorities do not release them and end the use of administrative detention, according…

Realty prices: Dubai goes against the grain

Realty prices: Dubai goes against the grain

When Dubai’s dynamic real estate market is compared to the evolution of some of the others around the world, some differences start to make themselves evident. And it is these…

Middle East air travel growing despite non-oil slump

Middle East air travel growing despite non-oil slump

Middle East air travel is increasing this year despite a first-half non-oil sector slump in major regional economies, including in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the region’s two biggest economies.…

Pilgrims may have ignored instructions : Saudi minister

Pilgrims may have ignored instructions : Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia’s health minister said a crush that killed more than 700 people at the Hajj pilgrimage may have been caused by pilgrims failing to follow instructions from authorities. In a statement…

Saudi Arabia orders probe into deadly Hajj stampede

Saudi Arabia orders probe into deadly Hajj stampede

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has ordered an investigation after a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage left at least 717 people dead and 863 injured, according to state media. Prince…

ISIL affiliate claims deadly blasts at Yemen mosque

ISIL affiliate claims deadly blasts at Yemen mosque

A Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) armed group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa that killed…

Muslims gather at Arafah for Hajj pinnacle

Muslims gather at Arafah for Hajj pinnacle

The Day of Arafah is considered one of the most important days, not only of the Hajj pilgrimage, but of the Islamic calendar. Almost two million Muslims performing Hajj in Saudi…