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.
Jan 30 2015 - 21:57
U.S. ex-Ambassador to Baku Matthew Bryza said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza that American leaders would sooner or later recognize strategic interests around Azerbaijan. He predicts that strategic thinkers would start paying the republic more attention and the situation would improve.
Jan 30 2015 - 15:25
The transition to the Latin script in Kazakhstan will start no earlier than 2025, the country’s Minister of Culture and Sport Arystanbek Mukhamediuly said. He made the remarks during a briefing in Astana on Jan.30.
Jan 30 2015 - 13:05
Three American contractors were killed at the military airport in the Afghan capital Kabul. Also during the attack one Afghan citizen was killed. A representative of the coalition forces said that an investigation has been opened. It is possible that the attack was organized by one of the employees of the airport or local military.
Jan 30 2015 - 12:48
On Thursday, officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine for failing to clear snow from the side of his mansion. After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on his city this week, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on anyone who left the sidewalks in front of their homes buried in snow. The Secretary of the State was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah.
Jan 28 2015 - 19:09
10 priests and two laymen have been sentenced in Spain’s Granada for pedophilic acts with four altar boys in 2004-2007, Reuters reports.One of the victims currently aged 24 sent a letter to Pope Francis, describing the acts. A criminal case was initiated. The Pope apologized to the victim personally by phone.
Jan 28 2015 - 16:58
Jan 28 2015 - 16:34
Speaking in Sderot, an Israeli town bordering the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is "prepared to act powerfully on all fronts". Earlier it was reported that an anti-tank missile had exploded near the car of the Israeli army in the Mount Dov region near the border with Lebanon, and on Tuesday two missiles from the territory of Syria were fired at northern Israel.
Jan 28 2015 - 11:58
Yesterday elements of the Islamic State group abducted 30 civilians from the area of al-Rashidiyah, located in central Mosul. "The IS group accused the kidnapped individuals of cooperation with the Peshmerga forces and drove them to an unknown destination," RIA Novosti cited the source.