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.
In a letter to Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's Justice and Development Party, Isaac Charia requested party membership.
Iskander Van Doorn, 22, followed in his father Arnoud's footsteps by leaving the far-right movement and accepting Islam.
The American Muslim Society and Egyptian Americans demand the release of a U.S. citizen held behind bars in Egypt for "supporting" the government of the country's toppled leader Mohamed Morsi.
Organizers said nearly 10,000 people had attended the opening and hoped that more will come before the spiritual event wraps up on Monday afternoon.
Abdelaziz El Jaouhari, the head of the mosque committee, said in a statement that the letter had called Muslims "cockroaches" and wished new mayor Cyril Nauth good luck in cleansing the "Muslim race".
According to a press statement by Dr. Sevim Erkmen to the Turkish Agency Cyprus (TAK), Shaykh Nazim is receiving the necessary treatment but still remains in a serious condition.
A group of young British Muslim men have come out with their story about how the MI5 threatened to place them on the terror list and hurt their families if they did not spy on their fellow Muslims.
The surveillance program deployed undercover detectives in Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and watch day-to-day activities. Police also infiltrated mosques and student groups.
Alexandroupoli's main church condemned the attack on a mosque that saw unidentified people placing a pig's head outside of it.
Athens mayor candidate Aris Stiliotopulos is reported to have said that issues such as these should be decided by the people, but in classic right-wing rhetoric added that Athens has 'no more room for asylum seekers'.
The plan is part of a wider project by the TDV in building mosques for Muslims who live in the Caribbean.
Thousands of Muslims have been detained in Kenya in recent weeks.
The Syrian Islamic Council, a body made up of prominent Islamic scholars and representatives of Turkmen, Kurdish and Arab groups, said it will focus on dealing with religious matters between opposition groups and work with humanitarian aid foundations.
Imam Magomed Zakaryayev was killed when two masked assailants opened fire on him in the Kizil-Yurt district.
It will be the first time since the Friday sermon is read in Turkish in Erbil since the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Muslim leaders asked the Kenyan government to suspend the security operation on grounds that human rights were being violated.