No touching the Ka’aba and Black Stone during Hajj

Saudi authorities have issued special health protocols for this year's Hajj, including that pilgrims must not touch or kiss the Holy Ka'aba and the Black...

Decision imminent on whether to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque

The fate of one of the most famous and beautiful buildings in the Islamic world will be decided in the next 12 days. Turkey’s highest administrative...

Boris Johnson urges Israel not to annex West Bank land

Boris Johnson has written an opinion piece for an Israeli newspaper saying that the United Kingdom views any move to annex Palestinian land as...

Head of Turkish Red Crescent at centre of storm over ‘anti-gay’ tweet

The Turkish authorities have defended the head of the Turkish Red Crescent after he criticised LGBTQ activists on International Pride Day.  Kerem Kinik, chairman of...

Dubai-based conman Com Mirza jailed for fraud

A Dubai court has sentenced a conman who defrauded investors worldwide to six months in jail and also fined him $75,500 for cheating an Indian...

CAGE calls for immediate release of arrested British aid worker Tauqir Sharif   

The family of British aid worker Tauqir Sharif and advocacy group CAGE are demanding his immediate release by the Syrian opposition group Hayat Tahrir...

No foreign pilgrims will be allowed to perform Hajj this year

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that no foreign pilgrims will be allowed to perform the Hajj this year. In a press conference yesterday Minister of Health,...

Top UAE official urges greater cooperation with Israel

The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates has called for increased cooperation with Israel, saying the UAE wants to separate disagreements with Tel...

Saudis to make Hajj decision within a week

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will make a decision on whether to cancel this year's Hajj within a week. The development comes as a...

Anger against Iranian police after Afghan refugees die in car fire

The deaths of three Afghan refugees in a car fire in central Iran has prompted an outpouring of anger towards police after the blaze...
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