Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July, which triggered a constitutional crisis and prompted accusations of a coup. The protesters gath..
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that 10 million pilgrims have successfully performed Umrah since Oct. 4 last year, following the launch of its “safe Umrah” procedures and the gradual return of pilgrims to the Two Holy M..
Abu Dhabi will cancel COVID-19 testing requirements to enter the emirate for travellers from the UAE starting on Sunday, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency WAM said on Saturday. The UAE's capital had restricted entry into the emir..
Lebanon’s fuel crisis worsened on Saturday as petrol stations across the country remained closed and drivers slept in the long queues at the few that opened in the hope of buying some of the scarce fuel available. The shortages persisted a d..
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, deputy prime minister in the Taliban's newly announced caretaker government and the top figure in the Doha deal, has been named among the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time magazine. Mullah Baradar led the ..
Greece on Saturday inaugurated the first of five "closed" migrant camps, which are opposed by human rights groups who say their strict access measures are too restrictive. Barbed-wire fencing surrounds the new camp on the island of Samos..
France's foreign affairs minister agreed with his Indian counterpart to work on a programme to promote "a truly multilateral international order," the French foreign ministry said on Saturday. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmanyam Jais..
Divers in the Philippines pulled plastic bags, drinks bottles and fishing nets from a coral reef on Saturday, joining an annual cleanup that aims to highlight the impact of garbage on the world's oceans. About a dozen divers cleared rubbish fr..
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Umrah and prayer at Grand Mosque permits restricted for fully vaccinated pilgrims from Oct. 10