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Hajj 2024: Pilgrims Embark on Sacred Final Rites Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Throngs of devout believers have commenced the emblematic devil-stoning ritual in Saudi Arabia, signifying the concluding days of Hajj and heralding the Eid al-Adha festivities for Muslims globally. Hajj pilgrims partook in the Jamrat ritual, symbolically pelting the devil with stones, in Mina on Tuesday. (AN photo) MINA, Saudi Arabia – On Sunday, legions of pilgrims converged in Saudi Arabia for the traditional devil-stoning rite. This ceremony concludes the Hajj pilgrimage and kicks off the global Eid al-Adha…

Euro 2024 Highlights: Wimbledon’s Missed Opportunities and UEFA’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

The second day of Euro 2024 escalated the thrill with a series of memorable matches. Switzerland tied with Germany in Group A, triumphing over Hungary 3-1, while Spain defeated Croatia 3-0 in their Group B debut, netting all goals before the break. Italy kicked off their European Championship defence by rallying from the quickest goal ever in the tournament, scored at 23 seconds, to overcome Albania 2-1. Beyond the pitch, social media buzzed with activity. Here are some standout moments. Tantalizing 'What Ifs' at…

South Africa: Celebrations of Freedom Day

South Africa commemorates its Freedom Day, marking thirty years since the first multiracial elections. This election brought the ANC and Nelson Mandela to power as the country's first black president. Three decades later, the dream of a rainbow nation, the ANC remains in power, but like this ceremony, the party leaves a mixed impression.

Prime Minister Roble skips Somali and Turkish celebrations amid allegations with Farmaajo

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who is also the coordinator of government functions, skipped dinner for outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Thursday evening tomark the 10th anniversary of Somali-Turkish cooperation. It was activated in 2011 when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan first visited Somalia as PrimeMinister. Since then, Ankara and Mogadishu have beencelebrating the day to strengthen their relationship. Relations with Farmaajo While the country prepares to hold general…

in Tigray, an Orthodox Easter between celebrations,

This Sunday in Ethiopia we celebrated Dagmay Tensae, a form of second Easter for the Orthodox within the nation. In Tigray, within the north, when the struggle has continued since November, believers have tried to respect custom, however discover it troublesome to rejoice in such a context. With our particular correspondent in…

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