For the first time in modern history, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia has dramatically reduced the number of pilgrims from 2.5 million to as few as 1,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Any loss of revenue from Hajj and Umrah, estimated at $12 billion annually, will put further strain on the Kingdom.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Many of the tactics used by authorities more than a hundred years ago to stem the tide of disease may seem familiar to us today.
During the holy month of Ramadan, night time, for most Muslims, is an opportunity to go out meet family, friends and for communal prayer. This year the celebrations are more muted.
All prayers, including the special Ramadan night prayers known as Taraweeh, will be barred from public attendance and performed mainly with staff.
Ramadan will start on or around the evening of April 23 and will be observed by hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide.
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.
Ramadan instructs Muslims across the world to help each other, and this year it couldn't come any sooner.
The holiest month in Islam is also when traders make money. This year could be very difficult for them and Muslim countries.
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