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Over 6m pilgrims expected to perform Umrah this season

Over 6m pilgrims expected to perform Umrah this season

The Kingdom is expected to receive more than 6 million Umrah pilgrims during the current season and the number is likely to exceed past figures, Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has…

As a religion of humanity and human rights, Islam banned the torture of prisoners

As a religion of humanity and human rights, Islam banned the torture of prisoners

Jubayer Ahmad : Islam adopted an attitude of mercy and caring for the captured enemy. Previously, it was a custom for the captive to work for own his food or manage…

Fergana of Uzbekistan: The birth place of Emperor Babur

Fergana of Uzbekistan: The birth place of Emperor Babur

The Fergana Valley (alternatively Farghana or Ferghana is a valley in Central Asia spread across eastern Uzbekistan, southern Kyrgyzstan and northern Tajikistan. Babur, the Turco-Mongol founder of the Mughal dynasty,…

Sultan Mosque bears the memory of Muslim rule in Singapore

Sultan Mosque bears the memory of Muslim rule in Singapore

When Singapore was ceded to the British in 1819, Temenggong  Abdul Rahman, the island’s chief, and Sultan Hussain Shah of Johore, under whose jurisdiction Singapore fell, acquired small fortunes in…

Score killed Russian air strike hits busy market in Idlib province

Score killed Russian air strike hits busy market in Idlib province

At least 40 people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday in a suspected Russian air strike on a crowded marketplace in Idlib province, activists said. The early morning attack…

Starvation in Yemen: ‘We are hoping just to survive’

Starvation in Yemen: ‘We are hoping just to survive’

Megan O’Toole, Ali Aboluhom  : Abdullah al-Osaimi worries every day about how to put food on the table for his wife and four children. The family fled several months ago from their…

Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attack

Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attack

A Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly stabbing an Israeli policeman in the Damascus Gate area on Sunday. According to Israeli police, the 38-year-old Palestinian from the occupied West…

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey over jet downing

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a series of economic sanctions against Turkey following the downing of Russian figher jet by Turkish forces earlier this week. A decree published on…

Walled City of Baku: A rich heritage of Azerbaijan

Walled City of Baku: A rich heritage of Azerbaijan

Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The…

Kazakhstan of Central Asia: The heart of global trade linking the East and the West

Kazakhstan of Central Asia: The heart of global trade linking the East and the West

ERLAN A. IDRISSOV : The current media spotlight on Kazakhstan highlights the strategic role that it is playing not only in Central Asia but also at the international level. But what…