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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid
RAMALLAH: Muslims around the world marked the Eid Al-Adha holiday on Tuesday, gathering at mosques or in vast open sites to celebrate one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the
Tanker missing off Gabon with 17 sailors onboard
Libreville: A tanker is missing off the coast of Gabon with 17 Georgian sailors onboard, officials said on Tuesday. The ship “disappeared” from tracking screens on Aug.14, the source said, while regional military officials said the potential search area was between the Gabonese coast and the Sao Tome and Principe archipelago. Specialist websites list the 121-metre ship, the Pantelena, as a 7,000-tonne, 12-year-old dual-purpose
Former Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US
Berlin: Germany on Tuesday took in a 95-year-old former guard at a Nazi labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed, after he was stripped of his US citizenship. The German foreign ministry said it had agreed to accept the former Ukraine national Jakiw Palij after his expulsion from the United States late on Monday, citing Berlin’s “moral duty” in light of the Nazis’ crimes. “The United States had repeatedly pressed
Swedish fighter jet crashes after bird collision, pilot survives
Stockholm: A Swedish fighter jet crashed after colliding with a flock of birds in southern Sweden on Tuesday, authorities said, adding the pilot ejected safely. “It was a bird collision and the pilot had to eject,” Johan Lundgren, spokesman at the Swedish Armed Forces told AFP. The pilot was on a training mission in a Jas Gripen aircraft manufactured by Swedish aerospace company Saab. The accident happened eight kilometres
Actions better than words, says Russia after Trump offer
MOSCOW: The Kremlin said on Tuesday it welcomed statements by US President Donald Trump indicating a desire to co-operate with Russia, but that it would welcome concrete steps to improve relations more. Trump told Reuters on Monday he would only consider lifting sanctions against Russia if it were to do something positive for the United States, for instance in Syria or in Ukraine. Trump has repeatedly said he would like better
Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue
Palembang: A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site ..
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Former Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US
Berlin: Germany, citing its "moral duty", on Tuesday took in a 95-year..
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Afghan forces kill insurgents after mortars hit Kabul
KABUL: Afghan forces killed four out of nine insurgents who launched m..
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Record-breaking teen claims shooting gold for India
Palembang: Sixteen-year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new..
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Saudi King congratulates pilgrims on Eid
MAKKAH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulazi..
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VP, AD CP receive UAE Rulers on Eid
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Dubai flyer makes mid-air proposal
DUBAI: The Emirates' EK303 flight from Shanghai to Dubai witnessed a w..
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Nigerian football spared FIFA ban
Abuja: FIFA announced on Monday Nigeria will no longer be suspended ov..
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Rival Koreas begin emotional family reunions
SEOUL: The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkle..
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At least 14 killed in Rio security operations: Officials
Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Mo..
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