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The Economic Impact of Religious Tourism in Saudi Arabia

12 hours 11 minutes ago

For over 1400 years, Saudi Arabia has been a central hub for Islamic pilgrimage, drawing millions of Muslims from around the world to its holy cities of Makkah and Medina. The annual Hajj pilgrimage and the year-round Umrah bring millions of Muslims to the country, making religious tourism a vital part of the Saudi economy. […]

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Barr: UN ignores its own rapporteur to appease Taliban

12 hours 14 minutes ago

Heather Barr, the deputy director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, stated that Richard Bennett’s new report on the “shocking and increasing harassment of Afghan women by the Taliban” is clear and critical. Barr said that the UN had ignored its special rapporteur’s report to gain cooperation from the Taliban. On Monday, […]

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Iran blames occupying forces for causing Afghanistan’s woes

12 hours 41 minutes ago

Ali Bagheri, the acting Foreign Minister of Iran, has emphasized that the Afghan people, in cooperation with neighboring and regional countries, are the primary decision-makers in their country. He asserted that they [the people] do not allow external actors with a history of destructive interference, who are responsible for the current problems, to intervene. Late […]

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TTP declares three-day Eid ceasefire in Pakistan

13 hours 19 minutes ago

The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared a three-day ceasefire in Pakistan for Eid al-Adha. The TTP stated that this ceasefire was in response to the requests of the Pakistani people but warned that their fighters would defend themselves if security forces took any action. The TTP announced this ceasefire amid a recent increase in attacks by […]

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Extreme heat in Mecca claims lives of 14 Jordanian pilgrims

13 hours 38 minutes ago

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that 14 of its pilgrims have died due to the extreme heat in Saudi Arabia, and 17 others are missing. On Sunday, June 16, the ministry released a statement attributing the cause of death of these pilgrims to the intense heat. Earlier, the Saudi Ministry of Health had […]

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Afghan migrants like Soheila: Eid in exile feels strange

13 hours 52 minutes ago

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry Afghanistan has been among the countries with the highest number of refugees and migrants globally for several decades. Soheila is one of the thousands of Afghan migrants who have celebrated Eid in a foreign land over the past two years. According to Soheila, for migrants, Eid feels strange, and they only […]

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Four, including central Baghlan police chief, die in traffic accident

1 day 18 hours ago

Local officials in Baghlan province report that Akhtar Mohammad Baryaly, the police chief of the “Central Baghlan” district, along with three of his guards, have died in a traffic accident in this province. Shir Ahmad Burhani, the spokesperson for the police command of the Taliban in Baghlan, stated in a press release that this incident […]

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Ongoing clashes in Southern Gaza: 8 Israeli soldiers and 19 Palestinians killed

1 day 18 hours ago

The Israeli army has announced that eight of its soldiers were killed during an operation in southern Gaza. Daniel Hagari, the Israeli army spokesperson, stated in a press release that the explosion occurred on Saturday morning, June 15, in the city of Rafah in southern Gaza. Reuters reported that the soldiers were all members of […]

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Israeli media: Taliban assures Iran of sending fighters to support Hezbollah

1 day 19 hours ago

Israel Army Radio, citing the newspaper Al-Akhbar, has reported that the Taliban has assured Iran that in the event of a severe war between Israel and Hezbollah, it will send thousands of its fighters to Lebanon to support Hezbollah. This report comes after Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the special representative of the Islamic Republic in Afghanistan […]

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Afghanistan bans import of vehicles manufactured before 2005

1 day 19 hours ago

The Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan has announced a ban on the import of vehicles manufactured before 2005. In a statement, the ministry mentioned that this decision was based on a cabinet resolution and a decree from the leader of the Taliban. The statement also noted that customs procedures for vehicles manufactured between 2000 and […]

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Oman announces prisoner exchange between Iran and Sweden

1 day 20 hours ago

The government of Oman has announced that, following requests from the governments of Iran and Sweden for mediation in the matter of prisoners held in the two countries, Oman’s efforts have led to an agreement for the exchange of prisoners. According to Oman’s official news agency, prisoners from both sides were transferred from Tehran and […]

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Pakistani authorities ban Afghan entry into Peshawar during Eid and Muharram

1 day 21 hours ago

Pakistani media have reported that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities have banned Afghan refugees from entering the provincial capital, Peshawar, during Eid al-Adha and Muharram. “Afghan refugees in Peshawar will face a complete entry ban during Eid-ul-Azha and Muharram,” said Capital City Police Chief Qasim Ali Khan, as reported by Pakistan Observer. He added that these measures […]

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Biden and Trump to debate without audience

1 day 21 hours ago

Joe Biden, the President of the United States, and Donald Trump, the former President, will participate in a 90-minute debate. However, this debate will take place without any audience presence. The American television network CNN recently announced that the Biden and Trump campaign teams agreed on Saturday to a debate on June 27, featuring two […]

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Mujahid: Taliban to attend third UN-hosted Doha meeting

1 day 21 hours ago

A Taliban spokesperson for the Taliban announced on Sunday that their representative will attend the upcoming UN-hosted conference on Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed in an interview with the media that representatives of the group will participate in the third Doha meeting. Mr. Mujahid stated that the delegation’s composition representing the group in […]

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Tajikistan announces 50 scholarships for Afghan students

1 day 21 hours ago

Zahir Aghbar, Afghanistan’s ambassador, announced on Tuesday that Tajikistan will grant 50 scholarships to Afghan students, focusing particularly on girls. He stated on Sunday, June 15th, through a post on his social media platform X that concessions would be made for girls. According to Afghanistan’s ambassador, the embassy will conduct exams to identify eligible scholarship […]

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Surge in Hidden Camera Incidents in Pakistan’s Girls’ Hostels Raises Alarm

2 days 11 hours ago

Lahore, Pakistan — Recent incidents involving hidden cameras in girls’ hostels have sparked significant concern across Pakistan. The Lahore police have registered a case against the owners and staff of a private girls’ hostel in Johar Town after discovering hidden cameras in the washrooms. These cameras were reportedly used to record videos of the residents, […]

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German police shoot Afghan man after he kills compatriot and attacks soccer fans

2 days 17 hours ago

German police announced on Saturday that they had shot and killed an Afghan citizen in western Berlin. Police stated that this 27-year-old Afghan citizen first attacked his 23-year-old compatriot with a “knife-like object” on Friday afternoon in Wolmirstedt, a small town about 130 kilometers west of Berlin. The victim later succumbed to his injuries. according […]

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Kyrgyzstan arrests 15 alleged ISIS-K supporters

2 days 18 hours ago

Kyrgyzstan authorities announced on Friday that they had arrested 15 people on charges of supporting ISIS. The Kyrgyzstan State Security Agency said on June 14, “One of the leaders of this group was operating under the supervision of the Khorasan branch of ISIS in Afghanistan.” The State Security Agency of Kyrgyzstan also stated that this […]

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Ashraf Ghani wanrs: People’s pateince is not unlimited

2 days 18 hours ago

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stated in his Eid message that the people of Afghanistan want a legitimate government and an acceptable government for all, “but they prefer this to be achieved peacefully.” However, Mr. Ghani warned that the patience of the Afghan people is not unlimited. In his Eid message, Ghani wrote that people […]

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