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.
Nov 28 2014 - 13:55
Turkey has refused to give Pope Francis an ordinary car for his visit on November 28-29. His Holiness will be given an armored vehicle for safety. Moreover, 6,000 police officers will keep order during his visit, Trend reports.
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The International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) will coordinate the Earth Hour campaign in Azerbaijan, as decided by WWF, Trend reports.The campaign will be held on March 28, 2015. Baku will start the campaign at 8.30pm that day. People all over the world will turn their lights off for 1 hour as an act to draw public attention to electricity-saving and reduction of greenhouse emissions.
Nov 27 2014 - 12:54
Six Georgians have been arrested in Cologne for allegedly robbing a jewellery shop. Investigators say they entered the shop by digging an underground tunnel. During their arrest, they dropped 6kg of jewellery from a balcony. The police found the valuables, Interfax reports.The same group had earlier tried to no avail to break into the shop through the roof.
Nov 26 2014 - 19:22
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday for the first time in a month to allow Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, reports Reuters referring to border officials.
Nov 26 2014 - 15:40
Joseph Kobzon, a people’s Artist of the USSR, RSFSR and Ukraine, wants to give up his title of People’s Singer of Ukraine. He wants to send the message using mass media, without giving official notification to the Ukrainian authorities, Gazeta.ru reports.“They did not contact me when they deprived me of honorary citizen’s status in Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava. Why should I contact them?” Kobzon asked.