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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 6 days ago

Pilgrims Stone the Devil with Sanitized Pebbles in Hajj Ritual

Muslim pilgrims cast sanitize pebbles on Monday as they took part in the “stoning of the devil”, the major ritual of Hajj which is again under tight coronavirus restrictions. From first light, small groups of pilgrims made their way across the Valley of Mina near Mecca in western Saudi Arabia to symbolically “humiliate” the devil at the Jamrah Al Aqaba mosque. Wearing masks and the ihram, the pilgrim’s seamless white garment, ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 44 days ago

Algeria Election: Voting Under Way in Parliamentary Poll

Algeria was voting Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by a crackdown on a long-running protest movement that has campaigned for a mass boycott. Pro-government parties have urged a big turnout for the 'crucial vote' which they hope will restore stability after two years of turmoil since the forced resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protest movement, which had held weekly demonstrations for reform until they were effectively banned last month, ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 61 days ago

OIC Asks UN to Form Unprecedented Panel to Look into Israeli Violations in Palestine

ciesMember states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are calling on the UN Human Rights Council to set up a permanent commission to report on human rights violations BY THE Israeli occupation. The move comes in the wake of the Israeli aggression on Gaza which lasted for 11 days earlier this month. If passed, it would mark an unprecedented level of scrutiny authorized by the UN’s top human rights body. The proposal ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 272 days ago

Muslims Protest Worldwide against French Abuse of Islam

Muslims around the world continued their condemnation of and protests against the French abuse of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as the President Emmanuel Macron insisted on allowing cartoons which insult the Holy Prophet. In this regard, the IRGC issued a statement in which it considered that the French instigation against Islam is a new black point in the record of the French leadership and President Macron, confirming that the anti-Islam scheme ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 322 days ago

Sudan Declares State of Emergency After Deadly Floods

Sudan's Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year. The council also designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, state-run Sudan News Agency [SUNA] reported on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Sudanese minister of labor and social development said in addition to the deaths, floods this year have injured 46 people, inflicted damage on more than half a million people ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 336 days ago

Morocco Rejects Normalizing Ties with Zionist Regime: PM

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Dine El Otmani on Sunday strongly opposed any normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. “We refuse any normalization with the Zionist entity because this emboldens it to go further in breaching the rights of the Palestinian people,” he told his Islamist PJD party. Morocco has cut its relations with the Zionist regime after the start of Palestinian intifada since 2000, according to Reuters. Earlier, PJD Party in ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 509 days ago

Over 20 Afghan Soldiers, Police Officers Killed in Renewed Taliban Violence

More than 20 Afghan soldiers and police officers were killed in northern Afghanistan overnight in the latest Taliban attack following the end of a week-long reduction of violence and signing of a US-Taliban peace deal, local sources said. According to local sources, two checkpoints were attacked outside the northern city of Kunduz. Ensuing clashes between Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and Taliban militants led to the death of 18 soldiers and 3 ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 531 days ago

Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Military Academy in Afghan Capital

A huge bomb blast has hit Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, in what appears to be the first deadly major assault in the city in months. The blast took place at the entrance to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, a government-run defense university, early on Tuesday. The Afghan Interior Ministry said the attack had claimed the lives of five people, including both civilians and military personnel. 'This morning at around 7 am, a ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 539 days ago

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rejects Trump's Mideast Plan

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East, calling on its 57 member states not to help implement it. The pan-Islamic body, which represents more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, 'rejects this US-Israeli plan, as it does not meet the minimum aspirations and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and contradicts the terms of reference of the peace process,' it said in ...
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