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17 August, 2018
The Vegetable and Fruits market at Doha Central Market has seen an increasing turnout of customers ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, with many affirming that prices are stable and supply is adequate.
 
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported Friday that the supply of various types of vegetables and fruits from different countries is on daily basis. Besides, the local produce of various types including leafy vegetables has helped reduce and stabilise prices of various types of goods.
17 August, 2018
Pilgrims from Russia arrived safely in Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj, settling in tent camps and hotels, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday, from the words of Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin.
 
"At the moment, everyone with whom I met,  mostly residents of our republic, the Urals and Siberia, feel great. The organization of the hajj was held at a high level - the flight, transfer, accommodation," - said Samigullin, who also performs hajj this year.
 
17 August, 2018

Saudi Arabia is currently hosting more than 800 foreign media personnel to cover this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, according to Saudi Information Minister Awad bin Saleh al-Awwad.

17 August, 2018
Dagestanis will have a day off on the Muslim holiday of Kurban-Bayram, on August 21, RIA Dagestan reports.
 
According to the press service of the Head and the Government, the relevant decree was signed by Artem Zdunov, the chairman of the Cabinet of the region.
 
Kurban-Bayram is an Islamic holiday, which marks the end of the pilgrimage of Muslims of the world to Mecca.
16 August, 2018
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has sparked a row by allegedly expressing its intention to set up Sharia Courts in the country. Sharia law or Islamic law is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. Sharia Courts run according to Islamic laws. The AIMPLB is the top non-government representative body for Indian Muslims.
 
16 August, 2018
The Israeli authorities have approved plans to construct 20,000 new settler units in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, once again defying international calls for the regime to stop its settlement activities in Palestinian lands.
 
Jerusalem al-Quds municipality announced Wednesday that it had agreed to building more than 20,000 new settler units along with industrial areas and hotels in the occupied Palestinian city, Israeli media said.
 
16 August, 2018
The amount of Zamzam water that pilgrims have consumed since the beginning of the 2018 Hajj season and until the end of Dhu al-Qidah has reached 8,505,623 liters of which 2,284,700 liters were delivered to residence headquarters in Mecca via a group of field services, according to an official statistic. 220,923 liters of those were distributed in guidance centers at Mecca’s entrances.
 
Drinking Zamzam water is something that pilgrims are keen on doing while performing their Hajj rituals.
 
16 August, 2018
At least 24 children on their way to school and a health worker have drowned when their boat sank in northern Sudan.
 
More than 40 children were on the boat, whose engine failed in a strong current as it crossed a 2.5km (1.6m) flooded area near the River Nile.
 
The children, who were between the ages of seven and 16, began to panic, leaned to one side and the boat overturned, the school's headmaster told the BBC.
 
Only two bodies have been found.
 
16 August, 2018
A Saudi researcher has developed a robot that understands local dialect, becoming the first in the world to communicate in Arabic.
 
Dr. Faisal Alsarheed, Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Saudi Electronic University, researched the project and developed the robot within two years after receiving funding from the university.
 
He is now completing his research paper.
 
16 August, 2018

US payment systems Visa and MasterCard are no longer present on Russia's Crimean Peninsula. The republic’s largest bank has finished the procedure of switching all plastic cards to Russia’s Mir payment system.

“On August 14, the process of replacing Visa and MasterCard plastic cards in favour of the Mir payment system has ended. Visa and MasterCard plastic cards issued by Genbank, which have not been replaced, are not serviced since August 14,” the Crimean bank said.

15 August, 2018
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics announced on Tuesday its statistical calendar for this year’s Hajj season, which includes more than 136 major services to be carried as part of the general services offered to pilgrims.
The authority said on its official website that a total of 192,254 employees, from both genders, will be working to deliver those services to pilgrims. It said 189,113 men and 3,141 women are working around the clock throughout the days of Hajj.
15 August, 2018

Lebanese businesspeople have launched a solidarity campaign for the Turkish lira, which has recently lost ground against the dollar amid a raft of newly-imposed U.S. sanctions.

15 August, 2018
On August 13, the mufti of the Republic of Mordovia, Zyaki-hazrat Aizatullin, went to Mecca to perform one of the most important pillars of Islam - Hajj. A visit to the holy places of Mecca and Medina will take place at the invitation of the King of Saudi Arabia Salman ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the press service of the RDUM of the Republic of Mordovia.
 
Hajj is a series of obligatory rites, the fulfillment of which brings the Muslim closer to Allah Almighty and symbolizes the faith, unity and equality of pilgrims.
 
15 August, 2018

Organizers in Senegal launched a campaign on social media Monday to support Turkey and its economy.

14 August, 2018
On August 13, the Muslim community of Serpukhov held volunteer clean-up works at the place where the celebration of Kurban Bayram will be held. on August 21, Muslims around the world will celebrate this holiday, which is the final part of the hajj - the annual pilgrimage of the followers of Islam to Mecca.
 
In Serpukhov festive events will be held at: ul. Kaluga, 128-a, from 07:00 to 08:00.
14 August, 2018
The authorities of Ingushetia and North Ossetia decided to organize a joint agricultural commodity fair on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Kurban Bairam, the Prime Minister of Ingushetia Ruslan Gagiev said.
 
"Ingushetia and North Ossetian colleagues are planning a fair for residents of the Prigorodny district on August 18," R.Gagiyev wrote on his page in the Instagram social network after a meeting with ministers in Magas.
 
14 August, 2018
On the initiative of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan and Almetyevsk Mukhtasibat, a new Tatar school "Nur" will open on September 1 in Almetyevsk, the press service of the DUM RT reports.
 
14 August, 2018
Authorities in Saudi Arabia are preparing to launch a cellphone application to monitor religious speeches and prayers in mosques and allow worshippers to know whether the Islamic preacher is expected to continue delivering speeches for a long time.
 
According to the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance in the country, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, the application will allow the monitoring of mosques to assess the nature of the speech and duration in “minutes and seconds.”
 
14 August, 2018

Festive events dedicated to the Eid al-Adha  holiday will be held in all mosques in Nizhny Novgorod and the region on 21 August. This is reported by the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Nizhny Novgorod region. The Ulema Council of DUMNO decided to start the celebrations at 07:00.

13 August, 2018
The first group of Azerbaijani pilgrims went to Mecca. Applications for the Hajj were filed by more than a thousand people. The pilgrims departed from the Baku airport named after Heydar Aliyev. "This is my second pilgrimage. I will only pray for peace everywhere and that the Almighty Allah sent us relief, "said one of the pilgrims Mushvig Guliyev.
 
13 August, 2018
Pilgrims from Tatarstan visited Медина with a two day excursion. They performed prayers at the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi Mosque and got acquainted with the holy places and significant religious objects of the city.
 
13 August, 2018
The Kiswa consists of five pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth one is hung as a curtain above the door of Kaaba.
 
Preparing the Kiswa takes several months and needs large amounts of precious metals and pure silk. Around 170 craftsmen are involved in the process, which passes through various stages until the Kiswa is ready. The Kiswa is usually placed on the Kaaba on the day of Arafat.
 
13 August, 2018

Dubai has moved a step closer to approving the use of self-driving cars on its roads.

The Roads and Transport Authority department says it has endorsed standards of testing for electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles that will ensure the emirate is “pioneering” in the field.

The government body has revealed that autonomous vehicles will be a fixture on the city's roads in the "near future" - though it is still not known when the driverless fleet will be rolled out for public use.

 

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