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Turkish President calls for peaceful, diplomatic solution to tensions in eastern Ukraine

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the worrying developments in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and Moscow. During a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the current crisis must be resolved peacefully by diplomatic means in line with the territorial integrity of Ukraine and international laws.

Children not allowed at Two Holy Mosques during Ramadan

MECCA: Saudi-Arabia has updated mechanism and regulations for Umrah and prayers at Grand Mosques in Makkah and Madinah during the holy month of Ramadan. According to regulations, only vaccinated pilgrims and worshipers will be allowed to perform the rituals. Children’s entry is prohibited at both Holy Mosques. The new regulation will be in force until end of the pandemic and till return to normal public life.

70 dead as battle for Yemen’s Marib rages on three fronts

MARIB: In Yemen, seventy people have been killed in a fighting between pro-government forces and Houthi rebel in Marib city. According to pro-government forces, battles are raging on three fronts outside the city.

Ramazan in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

DNA MAKKAH — Saudi Arabian government has announced Ramazan will start in the Kingdom on Tuesday, April 13. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered to shorten taraweeh prayers (special night prayers) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said that the taraweeh prayers will be shortened to 10 raka’ts from 20 raka’ts, and that will be strictly in complianceRead More

World Economic Forum lauds NAB’s effective Awareness and Prevention Strategy

ISLAMABAD: April 11 /DNA/ – Justice (RETD) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB said that corruption is a method and a technique adopted just to bypass the rule of law and engulf the whole system into socio economic turmoil. Furthermore, corruption, being the root cause of almost all ills, gives birth to multifarious problems including nepotism, favoritism and negating meritocracy, transparency and accountability. He said that NAB’s effective Awareness and Prevention Strategy has started yielding excellent results which was appreciated by the World Economic Forum in order to aware people about theRead More

Italy reports 331 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, 15,746 new cases

Italy reported 331 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday against 344 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 15,746 from 17,567 the day before. Italy has registered 114,254 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 3.77 million cases to date. Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 27,251 on Sunday, down from 27,654Read More