Stay tuned here for live streaming of all the latest updates of moon sighting from Saudi Arabia. The coastal state, co-incidentally, has been celebrating Eid along with Saudi Arabia over the past few years. Along with Saudi Arabia, the crescent moon would also be searched in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. The North African nations – Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and others would also be searching for the crescent moon today. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other South-east Asian nations have begun the expedition to sight the crescent moon of 29th Ramadan.
June 24, 2017 12:22 UTC
If the moon is spotted, the North African nations, including Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and others would be celebrate Eid al-Fitr tomorrow. The sighting of moon in North Africa today, could determine whether the crescent moon would be spotted in Asian subcontinent tomorrow, where believers are awaiting the moon of ‘Chand Raat’. In Egypt, the moon sighting would begin following the sunset at 7:00 PM, whereas, the sunset in Morocco occurs at 7:44 PM. Apart from North Africa, moon sighting process would also be undertaken in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and other Gulf countries. In North Africa, where the Muslim population adds up to over 90 per cent, the holidays would begin tomorrow, and last till Wednesday evening.
June 24, 2017 11:37 UTC
Thus, the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe commended the comrades for owning up to their wrongdoings. Mantashe was addressing delegates at the party’s Gauteng policy conference taking place throughout this weekend in Irene, Pretoria. “At least our comrades are owning up … that is the beginning of wisdom. For the most part, the politically connected Gupta family and their associates are behind the saga. Unlike his fellow comrades, Zuma denied the allegations and told cabinet he does not own any home in Dubai.
June 24, 2017 11:37 UTC
Live UpdatesLoad MoreNew Delhi, June 24: The world is gearing up for celebrating Eid and breaking the month-long fast. It is a Muslim festival and celebrated by Muslims all over the world. In Africa, Eid will be celebrated on Sunday, June 25th and in this continent, Islam is proficient in people in West, East and North Africa. Stay tuned here for all live updates of Eid al-Fitr moon sighting in Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Niger and other parts of Mid-Africa. On the day of Eid, Muslims usually follow the tradition of purchasing new clothes and offer prayer at the mosque.
June 24, 2017 11:27 UTC
This new distribution agreement will allow RTVi to broadcast content to millions of viewers in Europe. "For us, this step is very important, it opens new opportunities for further promotion and growth of the RTVI popularity. said Evgeny Kirichuk, head of RTVI global sales and distributionRTVi (Russian Television International) is an international Russian-language privately owned television network. RTVi broadcasts by satellite and cable in Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. About iKO Media GroupiKO Media Group is a boutique end-to-end media service partner for broadcasters and content owners.
June 24, 2017 06:56 UTC
Q.I saw this bird in the reeds beside the river Suir on the Waterford greenway. Gerard O’NeillA: It is a sedge warbler, a common summer visitor from western and southern Africa, that nests in reeds and bushes near water. Tom Curtis, Ringsend, Dublin 4A: They are hoverflies, the common wasp hoverfly and the dark wasp hoverfly. It is a native of southern Europe and north Africa, and could have originated here from a pet shop. Common frogAnd a very clearly marked common frog sent by Francis Devine, Howth.
June 24, 2017 03:56 UTC
Government officials in Qatar say they have reviewed a list of 13 demands presented by Saudi Arabia and aligned nations earlier this week, and find them neither “reasonable nor actionable,” according to the Al Jazeera network. On the list was the demand to shut down Al Jazeera itself. “We are a world-renowned and award-winning network,” he said, adding that the idea of Al Jazeera and its free press role is an idea that cannot be shut down regardless of what governments decide. All told, Al Jazeera broadcasts in 100 different countries. Image: Al Jazeera Network
June 24, 2017 02:57 UTC
In a joint press briefing with the spokesperson for the MINUSCA, a Moroccan MINUSCA official said that the attack took place on June 21 when a group of armed Anti-balaka rebels opened fire on the Moroccan peacekeepers guarding the site where 200 Muslims including women and children sought refuge. He added that the Moroccan contingent successfully repelled the attack and averted casualties among MINUSCA peacekeepers and civilians. Violence have flared in the area of Bangasso, about 700km away from the capital Bangi, after the Anti-Balaka rebels perpetrated deadly attacks on Muslim civilians and UN peacekeepers alike. Last May, a Moroccan peacekeeper was killed in a fire exchange after an attack by the anti-Balaka group on a Moroccan checkpoint in downtown Bangassou. Ten peacekeepers, 9 Moroccan and a Cambodian, were injured in this attack.
June 24, 2017 02:26 UTC
Morocco finalized an equity investment deal worth €10 billion with the Development Bank of Central African States, a move that further strengthens Morocco’s financial footprint on the continent. The deal was signed in Rabat this week by Morocco’s economy Minister Mohamed Boussaid and the vice president of the Development Bank of Central African States Zounguere Sokambi Armand Guy. The deal will also help Morocco strengthen ties with Central African states in keeping with King Mohammed VI’s south-south cooperation vision. Known by its French acronym, BDEAC, the Development Bank of the Central African States was founded in 1975 in Bangi by the heads of state of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo and Gabon. Based in Brazzaville, the bank started operating in 1977 as an international financial institution in charge of financing the development of the member states of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
June 24, 2017 02:03 UTC
Agencies/DohaQatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said yesterday any move to shut it down was an attack on media freedom, following demands by Gulf neighbours for the channel to be taken off air. “We in the network believe that any call for closing down Al Jazeera is nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region and to suppress people’s right to information,” the broadcaster said in a statement. Al Jazeera added that it “deplores” calls for its closure. A leading British publication, The Guardian, published an editorial yesterday, referring in the headline to the demand to shut Al Jazeera as “muzzling journalism”. Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, has said on Twitter: “The UAE and Saudi demand that Qatar shut down Al Jazeera doesn’t just punish Qatar; it punishes the millions of Arabs in the region from important news coverage.
June 24, 2017 00:11 UTC
The capacity increase to the largest city in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province will raise frequency on the route to four daily services year-round. With the Amman route already upgraded to a Boeing 787 on each of the current daily services, an additional daily early morning flight serving the Jordanian capital will operate between June 25 and September 30. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency AircraftEY511 Abu Dhabi 00:55 Amman03:05 Daily Airbus 320EY512 Amman 04:10 Abu Dhabi08:10Daily Airbus 320Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency AircraftEY647 Abu Dhabi 11:50 Cairo13:40 Daily Airbus 320EY648 Cairo 14:50 Abu Dhabi 20:30 Daily Airbus 320Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency AircraftEY615 Abu Dhabi 10:40 Rabat16:15 Sun Airbus 330-300EY616 Rabat 19:10 Abu Dhabi 05:50 * Sun Airbus 330-300Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.
June 23, 2017 21:11 UTC
Battling multiple terrorist groups, Turkey pays a heavy price, with the 2017 Global Peace Index finding that terrorism costs the country nearly $200 billion every year, putting it in 146th place out of 163 countries. Meanwhile, the index said: "The world slightly improved in peace last year, but has become less peaceful over the last decade." Iceland topped the list of countrie,s followed by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark, all of which rank highly in the 2016 Global Peace Index as well. The Global Peace Index is "produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ranks 163 countries covering 99.7 percent of the world's population. The index gauges global peace using the three domains of the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic or international conflict, and the degree of militarization."
June 23, 2017 21:00 UTC
But even the foregoing did not prepare me for its application to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) when it knows, it is not a ‘West African State’. Or will our leaders redraw the world map to relocate Morocco to West Africa? Of its two neigbours, it is illegally occupying Western Sahara to the south and has no friendly relations with Algeria, on its eastern border. For 42 years, it has defied the ruling of the International Court of Justice (IJC) recognising the right of Western Sahara to independence. For 35 years, it has blocked the United Nations decision to hold a referendum in Western Sahara.
June 23, 2017 20:15 UTC
Contrary to this news, 2016 also brought slightly improved worldwide peace. The index is put together annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace to measure relative peace worldwide. Long-term trends from these reports note growing inequality in peace between countries whose status is improving and countries diving into deeper instability and violence. The Middle East and North Africa region, home to all those countries, remains the most violent, but not the region most affected by terrorism. Political instability dragged down some European countries, whose populist political parties gained support in 2016.
June 23, 2017 19:06 UTC
Oneonta, NY (13820)TodayShowers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%..TonightRain showers this evening with mostly clear conditions overnight. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
June 23, 2017 19:03 UTC