World Bulletin / News Desk
After a 23-year-long absence, the traditional Ramadan cannon returns to Medina, Saudi Arabia, after approval by the late King Abdullah Abdulaziz.
The cannon used to be the only way to announce the beginning of Ramadan to the people of Medina and brings back memories of the history of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.
Last year, the late King Abdullah Abdulaziz accepted the return of the traditional cannon “upon the request of Medina’s people,” citing its usage in Mecca, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The usage of the Ramadan cannon stopped 23 years ago without a specific reason.
Last week, Israeli authorities refused a request to release Attallah from prison
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Police confirm detention of Turks without providing reason for move
Congress fails to reach agreement on short-term stopgap funding
Xi's eponymous "thought" was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at the 19th Party Congress in October, elevating him to the same status as modern China's founder Mao Zedong.
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Mexico rejects claim, calling it 'manifestly false'
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Republican leadership eyes Thursday vote on stopgap bill, but passage is uncertain without Democratic support
The head of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and the chief of the intelligence agency are also blacklisted, diplomatic sources said, making them subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
Army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem
Icy roads contribute to at least 4 fatalities, fifth death attributed to exposure