Since April, dozens of female soldiers have become part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and Medina.
Deby, a close Western ally, was killed in battle with rebels on Monday, raising concern in the US and France that turmoil and uncertainty following his death will hamper the fight against militants across the Sahel region.
All prayers, including the special Ramadan night prayers known as Taraweeh, will be barred from public attendance and performed mainly with staff.
Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.
The prospect of Covid-19 hitting Yemen is terrifying considering the already ongoing humanitarian catastrophes in the country.
Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi on Friday evening - 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.
Under the garb of curbing extremism, the young crown prince of Saudi Arabia is targeting voices of dissent.
By shoring up its walls, residents of the city of Djenne participate in yearly rendering of the ancient Great Mosque, the centuries-old epicentre of religious and cultural life in Mali.
The execution of 37 prisoners in Saudi Arabia is a scathing indictment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's 'liberalising reforms'.
1979 not only transformed the region but led to global repercussions still being felt 40 years later.
US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are expected to strengthen an already warm relationship between the two countries.
Two years ago construction on Islam's holiest site came to a grinding halt when a crane collapsed killing 107 pilgrims.
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