A family of pilgrims with their gift bag at the Dubai Airport.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.
Due to climate change, conditions of heat and humidity in the areas of Saudi Arabia where the Hajj takes place could worsen to the point that people start experiencing harmful health effects, researchers said.
The last batch of Yemeni Hajj pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia on Thursday onboard an Emirati aircraft, under a grant by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Top Turkish officials condemned a caricature scorning President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, calling it a “disgusting effort” to “spread its cultural racism and hatred.”
TBHF’s funding, which amounts to more than US$1 million will be utilised to support the nation’s educational infrastructure and enabling access to a larger number of children and youth.
The Pacific island of Palau will build an undersea telecoms cable financed by Australia, Japan and the United States in a $30-million project, Australia said on Wednesday.