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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage
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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage
By OMAR AKOUR Associated Press. MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is.......
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Former US ambassador to Turkey appointed as Syria rep
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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Former US ambassador to Turkey appointed as Syria rep
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey was named U.S. special representative to Syria on Friday. After being sworn in by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
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US says Manbij road map unaffected by row with Turkey
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Saturday, 18 August 2018
US says Manbij road map unaffected by row with Turkey
An ongoing row between Turkey and the U.S. has not affected a bilateral agreement about the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the State Department's acting Middl...
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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage
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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have ...
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Sick stork found in Afrin to be treated in Turkey
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Saturday, 18 August 2018
Sick stork found in Afrin to be treated in Turkey
A sick stork discovered by Turkish soldiers in Syria's Afrin region will be treated in Turkey's southern Hatay province. The soldiers delivered the sick bird, ...
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