As millions of Muslims start preparing for this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities ask followers to delay bookings in light of the ongoing global pandemic.
Freedom of expression is enshrined in the Indian constitution. But a day before Indian Independence Day, a fact-finding mission was not allowed to screen its videos or photos after returning from the restive Kashmir valley.
At least one person was killed and another injured after Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport was hit by shelling, according to local media.
Afghanistan's security agency said a Taliban hideout was targeted and there were no civilian casualties. Civilian deaths have been increasing as the US and Taliban attempt to negotiate an agreement to end the 18-year war.
The Supreme Court is hearing an activist's petition seeking to lift curbs on communications and movement that have disrupted normal life and essential services in the Himalayan region.
Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to allow Kashmiri’s to celebrate Eid, many residents of the Himalayan region said they faced restrictions that left them unable to make the traditional sacrifice.
"Reopening airspace at Mitiga international airport after maintenance and cleaning... so that airlines can renew their flights," the facility's management said.
Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which follows the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
All communications and the internet remain cut off for the eighth day. The security lockdown is apparently aimed at avoiding a backlash to the Indian government stripping the only Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.
Afghanistan's President Ghani and his government have not been involved in months of negotiations between Washington and the Taliban on an agreement for a peace deal in the country.
The holiday also known as the Feast of Sacrifice celebrated over a four day period is one of two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals.
The explosion comes hours after Libya's UN-supported government says it accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha.
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