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Riyadh gave NO PROOF Tehran launched oil-plant attack – but still ‘expects US to do its dirty work for them’

Saudi Arabia wants its allies to believe Tehran launched attacks on its oil facilities, even though the one thing their evidence proves is the Iranian-made arms. Even so, Donald Trump will unlikely greenlight a war against Iran. ‘Made in Iran’ is not ‘launched by Iran’ The possibility that Iranian-made missiles[…]

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Drone strikes on oil facilities were Yemen’s ‘reciprocal response’ for Saudi bombings – Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. Speaking to reporters in Ankara following three-way talks between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, Rouhani suggested the drone attacks were[…]

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‘Maximum lies’: Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war

Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war. Allegations that Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are “unsubstantiated” and false,[…]

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Pilgrims begin their journey back home from today

After completing their Haj rituals amid an atmosphere of serenity and peacefulness, the pilgrims will start their journey back home from today (Tuesday). Their departure will continue until Sept. 15 when the Haj is officially declared over. According to the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh Bantin, the 2.5[…]

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Excitement in Makkah as countdown to hajj begins

Months of detailed preparation will come to fruition on Friday as the sacred journey of hajj begins in the holy lands of Saudi Arabia. More than 1.8 million Hajj pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the pinnacle of the hajj, with more than 4000 South African Muslims forming part[…]

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3 million hujjaj expected to perform hajj

With the Hajj mere days away from reaching its peak on the day of Arafat and an expected 3 million pilgrims from around the world, authorities have their hands full. South African journalist Faizel Patel has assured VOC News, however, that everything is running smoothly and that the authorities in[…]

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