World Bulletin / News Desk
The number of the Turkish pilgrims arrived Saudi Arabia has reached 314,464 as the pilgrimage season begins.
Saudi Arabia Health Ministry assigned 20,000 employees to serve the pilgrims in Mecca and Medina.
The Ministry of Pilgrimage authorities said on Tuesday that 30,000 pilgrims came only via Medina airport on Monday and 101,897 pilgrims came to Mecca after visiting Prophet Mohammed's holy tomb in Medina.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Abdullah Al Rabia, said that health officials were present to serve the pilgrims free of charge 7/24 in Medina and Jeddah airports, in Mecca and around Kaaba and added that pilgrims were quite healthy compared to previous years.
He said that they were scanning the pilgrims for coronavirus but there had not been an alarming situation regarding the epidemics, adding that they take care of all incidences, especially yellow fever, meningitis, seasonal flu, polio and botulism.
It was announced that a fully-equipped hospital with 263 beds was prepared in Arafat and 8 fully equipped-hospitals would provide service in Mecca.
Muslims currently account for between 5 and 12 percent of the country's total population of roughly 14.2 million.
Celebratory gunfire heard across Mindanao island following sighting of crescent marking end of Ramadan month of fasting
Muslims performed prayers at open grounds and parks that were filled with worshippers donning white attire.
President of the Addis Ababa Islamic Affairs Supreme Council called on the faithful to pursue peace in the country, blaming "foreign elements" and "non-Muslims" for recent clashes between Muslim protesters and police in the Ethiopian capital.
An ongoing Israeli offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip also dominated the Muslim prayer
Addressing worshippers at the Al Zarah playground in Juba, Sheikh Juma Said Ali, the chairperson of Central Equatoria Muslim Council, called for peace and stability in South Sudan.
In the main sermon at Cairo's Al-Azhar mosque, the preacher called for supporting the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
Saleh and incumbent President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi performed the prayer at the Al-Saleh mosque in the capital Sanaa.
Commodity price hikes in Juba have been exacerbated by the looming Muslim Eid holiday, local traders and shoppers say
Five countries – Oman, Morocco, Gabon, Tanzania and Azerbaijan - have so far announced that Eid al-Fitr will start on Tuesday
The feast is due to start on Monday in Gaza as well as in some other Islamic countries
Monday has been declared a national holiday by the Interior Ministry
The confusion was set earlier Saturday when JNI spokesman Khalid Abubakar said in a statement that Sunday could mark the start of Eid al-Fitr if the new moon was sighted.
Official figures suggest Muslims make up 12 percent of Malawi's 14 million while Muslim groups put the percentage at 36.
Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding.
The Indian Parliament was adjourned as lawmakers called for a debate on an incident in which right-wing Hindu politicians alleged forced a Muslim worker to break fast in Ramadan