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.
Sep 18 2014 - 18:20
Sep 18 2014 - 09:49
Scotland will have a referendum on independence from 7.00am to 10.00pm today. 4.29 million people aged 16 and above (97% of the eligible voting population) will vote, about 700,000 people were allowed to vote in August. Should the majority vote for independence, Scotland will become a new country of Europe on March 24.
Sep 17 2014 - 13:29
Soviet and Russian film director Yuri Kara has proposed a ban on screening any American film in Russian cinemas in response to sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.In his opinion, it would encourage Russian cinema to make more films. The director added that Russia lacked films about national heroes.Yuri Kara is famous for such films as “Tomorrow was the War,” “Master and Margarita” and “Thieves in Law.” He is also an authorized representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sep 17 2014 - 10:11
South Ossetia will close the Georgian border on September 20 to mark the Republic Day. Border-crossing will be halted at 8.00pm tomorrow, Res reports.The border will open again at 9.00am on September 21.
Sep 15 2014 - 22:32
Sep 15 2014 - 10:49
400 residents of Kabardino-Balkaria will make the hajj this year, said Kabardino-Balkarian Deputy Mufti Khizir Misirov, coordinating the hajj. Russia was given a quota of 16,400 hajj tours this year, all of them already booked.The first group of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will depart on September 19. They will travel to Amman by plane, then take a bus. The journey will cost $3,300. The second group will set off for Medina on September 21. The hajj will cost $3,850. Both groups will fly from Mineralniye Vody. Their pilgrimage will take 20-30 days.
Sep 12 2014 - 14:21
Sep 12 2014 - 12:49
Turkey has extradited the head of a terrorist structure recruiting Islamists in France for war in Syria. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the man extradited from Turkey to Paris was operating in Toulouse and Strasbourg, ITAR-TASS reports.About 900 French citizens are fighting or have undergone training in the ranks of Islamists in the Middle East, mainly in Syria, Iraq and North Africa. Some of them were members of the ISIS. France has the highest number of radical Islamists in Europe.