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Nazarbayev arrives in Saudi Arabia

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev started his official two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, the press service of the Kazakh President said. Nazarbayev visited the western Saudi city of Medina, where he met with the …

Turkey allows female police officers to wear headscarf

The headscarf ban for Turkey's police forces has been lifted following amendments made to the dress code under the scope of the democratization package passed by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in 2013. Starting August …

Iranian pilgrims won't attend Hajj this year

This year, Iranian pilgrims won't be able to attend Hajj in Mecca,  Press TV channel wrote on its Twitter page. "Iran says it will not take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca because of …

 Turkmen parliament approves law on religious freedom

Turkmenistan’s parliament has adopted a law 'On freedom of religion and religious organizations'. It is reported that the adoption of the law is based on principles that Turkmenistan is a democratic, legal and secular …

Iranian Ayatollah to visit Azerbaijan

A prominent Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Hussein Nuri Hamadani, will visit Azerbaijan in the upcoming days. During the visit he will meet with representatives of the religious communities of Baku, Shamakhi and Ganja, hold prayers in the …

Thousands of Assyrian Christians at risk in Syria

Over 15,000 Assyrian Christian families remaining in Syria are at risk, the bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon, Yatron Koliana, said. "My personal sources say there are about 15,000 families left in Syria. Of course, they ...

Allahshukur Pashazadeh to visit Tajikistan

The Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, will visit Tajikistan at the invitation of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rakhmon, on July 21. He will attend the international …