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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Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi weapons sales

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 23:05:54 +0000

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi weapons sales

WASHINGTON – The Senate has failed in a bid to override a series of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:03:44 +0000

Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:51:59 +0000

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

 VIENNA – OPEC is extending its deal to cut production for another nine months in bid to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a weakening outlook for global demand.

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PH handball team preps for SEA Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:30:18 +0000

“It’s good that we’ll be able to see these teams in the Asian Championship,” said Franquelli. “That’s one of the reasons why we joined the tournament because we’ll see our opponents in the SEA Games.”

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Lacson: Use of Marawi rehab fund for Mecca trip is ‘technical malversation’

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:43:42 +0000

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday said that the issue on the P5-million Marawi rehabilitation fund was not about whether religion is more important than housing.

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Saudi Arabia asks nations to respond to Iran with ‘firmness’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 07:06:08 +0000

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has urged Muslim nations to confront recent attacks in the region that the U.S. and its allies have blamed on Iran with “all means of force and firmness.”

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