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After last year’s absence, Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi Arabia for Hajj in diplomatic icebreaker

After last year’s absence, Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi Arabia for Hajj in diplomatic icebreaker

Agence France-Presse, Tehran: In a diplomatic icebreaker between political foes, tens of thousands of Muslim faithful from Iran have flocked to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites. Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy […]

Iran arrests 4 boys, 2 girls for teaching ‘Western dances’ like Zumba

They were charged with dancing and failing to wear proper hijab. Zumba class(Stock image) Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching “Western” dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a local Revolutionary Guards commander said. “The members of a networked teaching and filming Western dances have been identified and […]

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Donald Trump: ‘The White House is a real dump’

US President Donald Trump arrives at the 72nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey CREDIT: AFP Donald Trump has reportedly explained the reason for his numerous visits to his New Jersey golf club – the White House is “a dump”. The president has made at least four visits to the Bedminster club, […]

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The initiatives are part of the master plan of the China-Pakistan Economic Corri­dor (CPEC). Pakistani newspaper Dawn has published details from a leaked report, outlining China’s plans for Pakistan, all of which sounds rather concerning from an Indian vantage. Pakistan is planning to give deep and unprecedented access to China and Chinese firms in most […]

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Sydney: Joyce, the head of Australia’s flag carrier, was speaking at the event in Perth, capital of Western Australia state, when a man in a business suit walked onto the stage, reached around to rub the pie in his face, and calmly walked away. Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce speaks during a press conference.(AFP) […]

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Johannesburg: South African wildlife rangers are searching for five lions near the Mozambican border after they escaped from the Kruger national park. File photo of lions in the Lion Park at Lanseria, northwest of Johannesburg, in June 2010.(Reuters) Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border […]

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Islamabad: The Panama Papers leaks, which documented offshore deals of many of the world’s rich and powerful, alleged that Sharif’s daughter Maryam was the beneficial owner of the London properties owned jointly by her brothers. The Supreme Court ordered a fresh probe into allegations against of financial irregularities and money laundering against Pakistani Prime Minister […]

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President Trump continues to rant about a pair of new polls that show he is approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating of any president in more than 70 years. “The two fake news polls released yesterday, ABC & NBC, while containing some very positive info, were totally wrong in General E. Watch!” […]

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Washington: Young immigrants brought to the US as children and now in the country illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump says, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. US President Donald Trump is going to complete 100 days in office on April 29.(Reuters) Trump, in an interview […]

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London: Britain’s Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50%, double that of the opposition Labour party. Britain’s Prime Minster Theresa May delivers a stump speech at Netherton Conservative Club during the Conservative Party’s election campaign, in […]

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