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7 million Umrah pilgrims expected in next 2 months

Saudi Gazette | 15 Shabaan 1436/03 June 2015 King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is bracing itself to receive around 20,000 flights carrying more than 7 million Umrah pilgrims from Shabaan until the end of Ramadan. From the start of the current Umrah season which began on Nov. 23 …

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How Doctors Rob Patients

Sadly medical ethics seems to be as weak or absent as all other ethics in society. I can add a couple of my own horror stories of what Indian doctors did to me and my father. Will collect from them before Allahﷻ on the Day when we will all meet …

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Beyond The Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide

By Ramzy Baroud 29 May, 2015 Countercurrents.org “Nope, nope, nope,” was Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s answer to the question whether his country will take in any of the nearly 8,000 Rohingya refugees stranded at sea. Abbott’s logic is as pitiless as his decision to abandon the world’s most persecuted …

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US Rebukes Israel While Showering It With Arms And Favors

By Jonathan Cook 29 May, 2015 Countercurrents.org Nazareth: Only a few weeks into Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government, the intense strain of trying to square its members’ zealotry with Israel’s need to improve its international standing is already starkly evident. The conundrum was laid out clearly by Tzipi Hotovely, a young …

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FIFA scandal: Where are we now

2015-05-29 10:57 FIFA flag (file) Related Links CAF says FIFA vote should go on SA investigated FIFA – Jennings Putin condemns FIFA probe Wade Pretorius – Sport24 Cape Town – The world of football was thrown into disarray on Wednesday in Zurich when Swiss police swooped in on a luxury hotel …

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SA has a big fat problem – academic

South Africa has a fat problem, with women having a bigger problem than men and youth being the third most obese in the world, says a professor. Professor Hans de Ridder from North West University (Picture supplied by to NWU) ~  RELATED We have an absolute epidemic of obesity in SA …

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New travel regulations clarified

  25 May 2015 Written by: News24.com According to new visa regulations, children travelling internationally needed to be in possession of a passport and an unabridged birth certificate from June 1. Children who applied for unabridged birth certificates before June 1 would still be allowed to travel if they didn’t receive …

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‘Conserve water, every drop counts’

Thursday 21 May 2015 10:15 SABC South Africa is experiencing a dry season due to the past season not being as rainy as hoped. (SABC) Department of Water Affairs Spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau says South Africa is experiencing a water shortage due to the past rainy season not being as rainy …

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Syria – Darkoush hit again

Darkoush hit again – Worker at SA funded hospital killed Azhar Vadi | Cii News | 20 May 2015 / 1 Shabaan 1436 Another week, another attack on the town of Darkoush in the hinterland of Syria’s Idlib province by the Syrian regime. At least 38 people were killed and …

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