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    12,000 families in Barishal division observe Eid on Friday

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 07:54pm on July 31, 2020

    About 12,000 families of 10 upazilas in Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Jhalakati and Barguna districts observed the Eid-ul-Azha on Friday...

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    Saudi king leaves hospital after gall bladder surgery

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 11:47am on July 31, 2020

    Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler King Salman left hospital on Thursday, authorities said, after a 10-day stay where he underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder....

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    Hajj goes virtual for families of lucky pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse. Khobar, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 11:10am on July 31, 2020

    Faridah Bakti Yahra travelled alone to Mecca when she won the lottery of a lifetime to join this year's hajj, the smallest in living memory,...

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    Muslims begin downsized hajj amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 10:30am on July 29, 2020

    Mask-clad Muslims began the hajj on Wednesday, circling Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths in the smallest pilgrimage in modern history as the Saudi...

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    Saudi Arabia gears up for downsized hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Mecca | Updated at 10:40am on July 27, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims for...

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    King Salman undergoes successful surgery

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:11am on July 25, 2020

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia underwent successful surgery on Thursday to remove his gall bladder, three days after he was admitted to hospital. It is...

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    Ailing Saudi king chairs cabinet from hospital office

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 01:21pm on July 22, 2020

    Ailing Saudi King Salman chaired a virtual cabinet meeting from a hospital office late Tuesday, a day after he was admitted due to gall bladder...

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    Joy, heartache: Pilgrims in Saudi vie for downsized hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 10:46am on July 22, 2020

    A Jordanian couple in Saudi Arabia burst into tears of joy to be among the chosen ones for next week's scaled-down hajj pilgrimage, but countless...

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    Saudi Arabia announces July 31 as first day of Eid-ul Azha

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:40am on July 21, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid-ul Azha, reports Gulf News. The announcement follows confirmation...

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    Saudi king admitted to hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:05pm on July 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler King Salman was admitted to hospital in Riyadh Monday for gall bladder inflammation, the royal court said, prompting the postponement of...