Saudi Cabinet stresses commitment to Hajj services

  • The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah has benefited over 52,000 pilgrims
By SPA ·

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Suspected ‘Iranian’ spy drone caught near Pakistan’s Reko Diq gold mine

  • Authorities have launched probe to confirm the identity and ownership of the drone
  • Pakistan earlier shot down an Iranian drone in Panjgur in June 2017
By Naimat Khan ·

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Taliban says its fighters will join Afghan security forces after US troops leave

  • Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen says Taliban will be part of any future government in Kabul
  • Possibility of a peace deal in the next month, even before Eid on August 11, Shaheen says


Saudi Cabinet reviews, stresses commitment to Hajj services

  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program has benefited over 52,000 pilgrims
  • ‘Road to Makkah’ project an extension of services for Pakistani Hajj pilgrims
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Stena Impero operator says tanker’s crew safe and well

  • ‘... they’re all okay and in good health and they’re getting good cooperation with the Iranians on board the vessel’
By Reuters ·


Sri Lanka expands visa-free scheme halted after bombings

  • Sri Lanka initially projected a 30 percent dip in the number of foreign holidaymakers after the attacks
  • Sri Lanka welcomed a record 2.33 million tourists in 2018
By AFP ·


British mortgage approvals near 2-year high in June: UK Finance

  • Consumer demand has generally been robust since Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016
  • The number of mortgages approved for house purchase rose to 42,653 in June
By Reuters ·


Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight against Subriel Matias

  • Doctors operated to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain
  • Dadashev, known as “Mad Max,” was unable to walk to the dressing room and was immediately hospitalized
By AFP ·

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Tourism chiefs salute fashion designer for holding son’s wedding in Lebanon

  • The tourism leader said the situation was to do with Lebanese ego, but he emphasized that wedding parties held in Lebanon could be better than those staged abroad on all levels