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Coast Guard warns on drowning accidents during Eid

A ten-year old girl nearly drowned at the corniche in Jeddah but was rescued in time and is now recovering in a hospital, official sources said.

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Veteran Bollywood actor performs Haj discreetly

Prominent Indian actor and scriptwriter Kader Khan was awestruck by the Kaaba when he saw it for the first time, according to his son who accompanied him on Haj this year. Sarfaraz Khan, who is also an actor in the Indian film industry, said the 78-year-old simply stared at the structure.

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New schedule for women at ‘Holy Rawdah’

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has released a schedule for females wanting to visit the Holy Rawdah, or Garden of Paradise, section.

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3 scientists win Chemistry Nobel for optical microscopy work

STOCKHOLM: Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before.

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Haj agencies win royal plaudits for stellar work

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has commended the efforts of government agencies and private organizations in making this year’s Haj a "big success," enabling more than 2 million Hajis to perform their rituals in peace and comfort.

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Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani from IS

MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Several Syrian human rights groups called on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group, warning that failure to act could result in civilians being massacred.

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Erdogan wants Biden’s apology over comments

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday demanded an apology from US Vice President Joe Biden and warned he would become “history for me” over comments in which he said the Turkish leader had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.

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Eid Al-Adha holiday revives tourist resorts in Jeddah

Eid holiday is a harbinger of good news for resorts and chalets in Jeddah which have rebounded after a period of stagnation lasting for more than two months.

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King: Military role in Haj operation pivotal

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has underscored the great services being offered by the Kingdom’s military and security forces to the guests of God.

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Spirited Hajis stone the Satan

Chanting Allah-o-Akbar (God is Greatest), more than two million pilgrims stoned the Jamrat Al-Aqaba, one of the three pillars representing Satan, in Mina on Saturday. The pilgrims came to Mina from Muzdalifa where they spent Friday night under the open skies. The weather was pleasant and the pilgrims had no great difficulty in sleeping.

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