Turkmenistan organizes special flight to Mecca for pilgrims
Turkmenkhovayellary, the state airlines of Turkmenistan, organized a special flight of 188 pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) on a Boeing-757, Trend reports.
Turkmenistan has been sponsoring pilgrims' visits to Mecca since 2001.
Aug 29 2014 - 18:46
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has told journalists that the U.S State Department's statement on the human rights situation in the country is unfounded,
Aug 29 2014 - 14:14
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Seliger Forum today that Kiev was not planning to let its soldiers who are surrounded at Olovaysk leave. Putin called it a big mistake and warned that there would be major casualties, RIA Novosti reports.Putin compared the situation in the east of Ukraine with the fate of Russian cities in the Great Patriotic War.
Aug 29 2014 - 12:44
Ukrainian militants have regained control of the Novoazovsk, Starobeshevsky and Avrosiyevsky districts, Slavyanoserbsk, Krymskoye, Kirovsk, and roads on the Mangush-Osipenko line. 7000 soldiers have been surrounded. Militants plan to take over Mariupol. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is adamant that Russian forces within the ranks of the militants were behind the progressing resistance.
Aug 29 2014 - 11:55
The UN says that 2,593 people have died and about 6,000 have been injured in the conflict of Ukraine since April 2014, RIA Novosti reports.The UN report of the UN monitoring mission for human rights published today says that 36 people were dying daily in the east of Ukraine from July 16 to August 17.
Aug 29 2014 - 11:45
Zara is stopping sales of new children’s t-shirts. They have long sleeves and horizontal stripes, a big six-sided star is seen on the left side of the t-shirts. The new clothes look very similar to uniforms worn by prisoners of concentration camps, Vedomosti reports.Zara denies any similarities and emphasized that the t-shirts were inspired by classic American Western films. The word “sheriff” is written on the stars. A Zara official added that the t-shirts were only for sale online.
Aug 29 2014 - 09:50
According to the UN, the number of refugees in Syria has reached 3 million. About half of Syrians left their homes, every eighth Syrian crossed the border, about a million became refugees this year. 6.5 million Syrians remain in the country, half of them being children, but left homes, Gazeta.ru reports.
Aug 28 2014 - 13:51
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