- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Homemade bomb at Dutch mosque
A suspicious package has forced police officers to evacuate Muslim worshippers from a mosque in Netherlands, according to officials.