1. Saudi Arabia Says Hajj To Start Nov. 15
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Saudi Arabia’s high court has declared Nov. 15 the start of hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Islam’s holy sites.
  2. GCC hopes UAE to be part of Monetary Union
    The GCC secretary general, Abdulrahman al-Attiyah said that he was happy with progress and he hoped the United Arab Emirates would rejoin the GCC monetary union.
  3. Maliki to stay as PM in Iraq power-sharing deal
    Iraq’s political groups have reached a power-sharing agreement in which Nuri Al Maliki will stay on as prime minister, government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh told AFP.
  4. Over 100 hurt in Iran quake
    At least 104 people were injured in a magnitude 4.9 earthquake that hit Iran on Saturday, a media report said.
  5. Nato investigates ‘deadly attack by Afghan soldier’
    Nato is investigating a report that an Afghan soldier shot and killed foreign troops in the south of the country.
  6. Azerbaijan votes for new parliament
    Voting has ended in Azerbaijan’s general election, with the ruling party expected to retain power easily and the opposition alleging foul play.
  7. Dubai Islamic Bank profit drops 10pc
    Dubai Islamic Bank yesterday reported a 10 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit from a year earlier.
  8. Ottawa-area Muslims worry about lamb sacrifice
    Some Muslims in Canada’s capital region are worried that they may be fined for sacrificing lambs during November’s Eid al-Adha celebrations.
  9. Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Specialized Library to Open in Mashhad
    A specialized library featuring books on the life and character of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) is planned to be established.
  10. Homemade bomb at Dutch mosque
    A suspicious package has forced police officers to evacuate Muslim worshippers from a mosque in Netherlands, according to officials.