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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Aug 9, 2019 – More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all rich Muslims with ... Read More »

More than 80 migrants feared drowned off Tunisia Coast

Dhaka, July 5 – Dozens of African migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia after setting off for Europe from Libya, a government source and the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Thursday, reports The New York Times. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement more ... Read More »

More than 700mn people still live on less than $1.90 per day

Akihiko Nishio Over the past quarter-century, the world has made enormous advances in the fight against extreme poverty. In that time, more than one billion people have risen out of its deadly grip. While this is a remarkable achievement, more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90-per-day. That’s roughly one in every 10 people on the planet ... Read More »