Digest for international stories for week Aug 19 - Aug 25,

2017SaturdayBeirut: The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency.Karachi: Ruth...

Aug 26, 2017 11:48 AM | Newsscroll

Kushner chases peace talks in Middle East

Washington [U.S.A.], August 25 : United States President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to broker peace in the region. ...

Aug 24, 2017 8:52 AM | Newsscroll

1.4 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia before hajj

Riyadh, Aug 24 More than 1.4 million Muslims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the hajj, authorities said today, with the annual pilgrimage marked by the return of Iranians after Tehran's...

Aug 24, 2017 9:25 PM | Newsscroll

Qatar fearful over treatment of hajj pilgrims in Saudi

Doha, Aug 22 Qatar said today it is worried hajj pilgrims from the emirate face being badly treated if they travel to Saudi Arabia as the row over arrangements for the religious event...

Aug 22, 2017 10:34 PM | Newsscroll

Saudi Mecca hotel evacuated after fire

Riyadh, Aug 21 A hotel in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, where two million Muslims will perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, was evacuated today after a fire broke out, the civil defence service...

Aug 21, 2017 1:55 PM | Newsscroll

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Doha, Aug 21 Qatar today denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh.Saudi Arabian...

Aug 21, 2017 12:34 PM | Newsscroll

Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Riyadh, Aug 20 Qatar has blocked Saudi planes from transporting hajj pilgrims, Saudi state media said, after Riyadh reopened the border despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf.Riyadh last...

Aug 20, 2017 9:55 PM | Newsscroll

Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

Riyadh, Aug 20 Saudi Arabia said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage."Saudi Arabian Airlines director general...

Aug 20, 2017 9:12 PM | Newsscroll

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

Geneva, Aug 17 UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura today said he hopes to launch "real, substantive" peace talks in October, after the opposition has had time to develop a more pragmatic negotiating...

Aug 17, 2017 9:30 PM | Newsscroll

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border after surprise meeting

Riyadh, Aug 17 Saudi Arabia said today it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighbouring countries that led to both sides...

Aug 17, 2017 5:10 PM | Newsscroll