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Hajj Selfies Gain Prominence, Islamic Scholars Aghast

August 24 Selfie fever has taken the world and it has taken a toll on the Hajj pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques, much to the chagrin of scholars who condemn such ‘touristy behavior’. “I saw pilgrims at Kaa’ba taking selfies with it in the background and this ...

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At least 2 Million Muslims from Worldwide Gather for Annual Hajj

August 20 Muslim pilgrims on Monday gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Some two million pilgrims packed shoulder-to-shoulder early Monday for an emotional day of repentance and supplication. It was on this day ...

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8.2 Earthquake Strikes Fiji

August 19 A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 348 miles and was located 174 miles northeast of Fiji’s Ndoi Island. ...

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It is Final Now- Imran Khan is the New Prime Minster of Pakistan

August 17 Pakistani lawmakers have voted for Imran Khan as the new prime minister of Pakistan on Friday. A simple majority in the vote, due to take place in the lower house of parliament on Friday afternoon, brought Khan to power ahead of a swearing-in ceremony set for Saturday. Khan ...

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Suicide Bombing Kills At least 48 Muslim Children in Afganistan

August 16 A bomb tore through a university preparatory academy in Kabul, killing 48 and injuring 67 others, according to the country’s Health Ministry. The attacker targeted the private school in the minority Hazara neighborhood where a group of young men and women were studying for university entrance exams. The ...

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Turkey Will Boycott American Electronic Items

August 14 The President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan announced Aug. 14 that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a U.S. pastor. “Turkey has one of the most solid banking systems in ...

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While India Wants Rohingya Deportation, 3400 Indians Caught Illegally entering U.S.A

August 13 The US-Mexico Border has become a hot-spot for Indian Immigrants seeking to enter the United States, illegally. Not Mexicans or Africans, now Indians are one of the fastest growing illegal immigrants to the US. According to a Fox News Report, Indians who are unable to obtain H1B visas, ...

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Imran Khan Wants Resumption of Talks with India Over Kashmir

August 12 Imran Khan, expected to be sworn in as Pakistan’s new premier next week has called for a resumption of the dialogue with India on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. Imran made the remarks during a meeting in Islamabad with Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria, who congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ...

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29 Children among 50 Killed in Saudi Air Strikes on Yemen

August 11 Dozens of children, many younger than 15, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, according to reports. The children were on a field trip when their bus was struck at a market, the first stop of the day; ...

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51 Taliban Militants Killed in Army Operations

August 05 At least 51 Taliban insurgents were killed and six were injured during an ongoing operation by Afghan forces in eastern Kunar province, Khaama Press reported. The sixth phase of Qahr Silab-2 operation kicked off on Friday night and is currently being conducted with the help of the artillery ...

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