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‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars
World

‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday…
Egypt’s major mosques to reopen for Friday prayers
Egypt

Egypt’s major mosques to reopen for Friday prayers

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced that Friday prayers would return within various major and university mosques starting Friday,…
No coronavirus vaccine has been recognized so far, says WHO official
World

No coronavirus vaccine has been recognized so far, says WHO official

No vaccine has so far been recognized for the COVID-19 coronavirus, said Rana Hajjeh, the Director of Program Management at…
Health Ministry calls on all Egyptians to commit to all coronavirus preventive measures
Health & Fitness

Health Ministry calls on all Egyptians to commit to all coronavirus preventive measures

Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed on Sunday implored all citizens to continue abiding by preventive measures such as social…
Canadian preacher jailed in Myanmar for holding services during virus ban
World

Canadian preacher jailed in Myanmar for holding services during virus ban

YANGON (Reuters) — A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Canadian preacher who said Christians were immune to the novel…
Hajj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual
Middle East

Hajj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual

RIYADH (Reuters) – Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but…
Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus
Middle East

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj…
Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus
Middle East

Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masked pilgrims arrived Thursday at Mount Arafat, a desert hill near Islam’s holiest site,…
Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus
Middle East

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation,…
Technology infuses ancient hajj rites amid global pandemic
Middle East

Technology infuses ancient hajj rites amid global pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The vast white marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca,…
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