Monthly Archives: September 2015

Russia launches air strikes in Syria

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CORRESPONDENT Russia launched air strikes in Syria against opponents of president Bashar al-Assad for the first time on Wednesday, adding a dramatic new edge to growing competition for influence with the US in the Middle East. The Russian defence ministry said it had conducted “precision strikes against ground targets of the terrorists” from the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...

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Priyanka to appear on ‘Jimmy Live!’


Priyanka Chopra, who plays an FBI agent in her international debut TV show “Quantico”, will now be seen on popular American late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The 33-year-old actress, whose debut American series “Quantico” premiered in the US on Sunday, took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and well-wishers. “Have ...

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26 Bangladeshi pilgrims dead in Mina Tragedy

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CORRESPONDENT Deaths of 26 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims have so far been confirmed in the Mina stampede in Saudi Arabia on September 24, the foreign ministry said yesterday quoting a report of the Bangladesh Embassy in the Gulf country. Of them, names of 13 could be confirmed. “Of the 26 pilgrims, names of 13 have been found,” said a ministry statement, ...

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Turkey demand Saudi Arabia to hand over Hajj management

Erdogan A senior official of the ruling Justice and Development Party ak party has criticized Saudi arabia for failures in management of annual hajj  pilgrimage after more than 700 people died in a stampede in Mina and urged the kingdom to hand over the organization of the event to Turkey. “I am calling on the Saudi Arabia’s government: Give us ...

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Toll from Hajj stampede outside Mecca reaches 2,000

717 pilgrims The death toll from a deadly crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has soared to about 2,000, says the head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, citing Saudi sources. “Based on the latest announcement by Saudi Arabia’s officials, the number of those who were killed in the Mina incident ...

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Erdoğan, Putin, Abbas attend mosque opening in Moscow

russain mosque Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was in Russia at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital’s new main mosque, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. An estimated 2 million Muslims now live in Moscow, which has seen an influx of people from the North Caucasus republics of southern Russia, Azerbaijan and the former Soviet ...

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Russian Central Mosque to reopen on eve of Eid-ul-Azha


Moscow’s Central Mosque will reopen on the eve of Eid al-Adha, also called the Feast of Sacrifice, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan among the guests attending the event, Anadolu Agency has reported. The ceremony will also be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders, the agency said. The mosque – also known as Moscow Cathedral Mosque ...

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Croatia demand Greece to stop sending migrants to Europe


  Croatia will demand that Greece stop moving migrants from the Middle East on to the rest of Europe, Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said on Monday. Meanwhile, fewer boats than normal carrying Syrian refugees and migrants from elsewhere landed on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday morning as a storm threatened to hit, following a weekend of death at ...

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US announce Patriot missiles can be redeployed in Turkey


A spokesperson from the US Department of Defense has said that the US is ready to redeploy Patriot missile batteries in Turkey within a week if deemed necessary, according to a report. “We are prepared to sustain the current deployment site in a cold-basing status to facilitate future deployments of US Patriots,” a spokesperson from the Pentagon told web portal ...

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