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Iran’s Khamenei pardons, commutes over 1000 prisoners

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared an amnesty on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) and Eid al-Ghadeer - two religious holidays in the country, Iran reports. Khamenei agreed to pardon …

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Deaths among Egyptian pilgrims on hajj reaches 35

Egypt's health ministry said Saturday that further deaths among Egyptians while on the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, and during the first and second days of Islam's major festival of Eid Al-Adha, has brought the total number so far to …

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Azerbaijan celebrates Eid al-Adha

Azerbaijani people are celebrating Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.   According to the fatwa issued by the Caucasian Muslims Office on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the holiday …

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Russia celebrates Knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha

A total of 15.5 million pupils will go to school in Russia today. 1.8 million children will start their education this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to the Yaroslavl region, some 250 km …

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Ancient tapestry siezed in Turkey's Adana

An ancient tapestry depicting Jesus Christ was seized in Turkey's Adana province on Monday, a police source said, adding that the artifact was seized during a raid on a residential address in Seyhan district. The police found the …

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Rushan Abbyasov: everything necessary done for Hajj-2017

All the necessary conditions for performing a comfortable and inexpensive hajj to Mecca have been created for residents of the North Caucasus this year, the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Spiritual Administration of Muslims …

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Queen Ketevan's remains to be exhibited in Georgia

Sacred remains of a medieval Georgian regent tortured in Persia for her faith will be returned to the country for exhibitions and pilgrimage after successful conclusion of talks between cultural agencies of Georgia and India this …

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Iran arrests six for Zumba dancing

Iranian officials have arrested six people accused of teaching Zumba dancing and trying to "change lifestyles", media reports say. The group of four men and two women were charged over their dancing and not adhering to the hijab dress …

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Alanian Christian Center to be created in Arkhyz

Alanian Christian Center in the North Caucasus will be created in the near future in Karachay-Cherkessia's Arkhyz. The decree on its creation was signed by head of Karachay-Cherkessia Rashid Temrezov. Center will restore …

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Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr

On Sunday, June 25, Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr - a religious holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. By tradition, Grand Mufti of Russia Ravil Gaynutdin is to address Muslim believers from the …

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Kazakhstan to ban paranja

Kazakh authorities plan to ban wearing niqab and burqa in public places and take measures to protect the rights of non-believers, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society reported. The Ministry already develops corresponding …

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