Muslims mark Eid and final days of hajj in Saudi Arabia

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 07:06:26 +0000

Muslim pilgrims pray after they cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. The hajj is required of all Muslims to perform once in their lifetime if they are financially and physically able. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

MINA, Saudi Arabia — Close to 2.5 million pilgrims took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil in the final days of the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as Muslims around the world marked the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations. In Mina, pilgrims spend the final days of hajj throwing pebbles at a […]

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Eid’l Adha: 224 calves to be butchered in Lanao Norte

Credit to Author: ryanl| Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:57:00 +0000

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ILIGAN CITY—The Muslim community in the Lanao provinces are preparing for a grand observance of one of Islam’s biggest feasts, Eid’l Adha.

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Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 06:57:59 +0000

Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million pilgrims were gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform initial rites of the hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a path traversed by the Prophet Muhammad some 1,400 years ago.

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10 years after deadly riots, China’s Xinjiang under lockdown

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 00:26:07 +0000

10 years after deadly riots, China's Xinjiang under lockdown

A decade after deadly riots tore through his hometown, Kamilane Abudushalamu still vividly recalls the violence that left him an exile.

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US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 02:17:21 +0000

US has 'deep concerns' about UN official's trip to China

The U.S. government expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China’s far west.

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‘Don’t jail HUDCC chief’ over P5-M Hajj trip or ‘we’ll revolt in Mindanao again’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 13:17:41 +0000

‘Don't jail HUDCC chief’ over P5-M Hajj trip or ‘we’ll revolt in Mindanao again’

President Duterte has urged COA not to imprison the HUDCC chief over the P5 million Marawi rehabilitation fund used for last year’s Hajj trip of some displaced residents.

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Duterte backs use of Marawi rehab fund to Mecca trip: ‘Ano ba naman ‘yang P5M?’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:36:45 +0000

President Duterte has defended the use of Marawi rehabilitation funds for the pilgrimage of some displaced residents to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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