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Muslim pilgrims move to Muzdalifah, pray for peace

MUZDALIFAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims, mostly on foot, streamed down to Muzdalifah near Mecca on Friday after a day of prayer in a haj marked by concerns over sectarian violence.


Muslim pilgrims pray for peace at Mount Arafat

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - More than 2 million elated Muslim pilgrims crowded onto holy Mount Arafat near Mecca on Friday, praying for Muslims around the world and hoping for a safe haj.


USM researchers win awards

Six Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) researchers did the country proud when they won awards at the 55th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research New Technologies in Brussels last month.


U.N. backs Lebanon tribunal after minister's murder

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hours after the killing of one anti-Syrian Lebanese politician, the U.N. Security Council approved plans for a special international court to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of another -- former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.


U.N. assembly presses Israel to withdraw from Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Friday to deplore a deadly Israeli artillery attack in Gaza, six days after the United States vetoed a similar measure in the Security Council.


MMC wins Saudi new city project worth RM109.4bil

The MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) has secured a US$30bil (RM109.4bil) deal to develop and manage the new Jizan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia together with The Saudi Binladin Group, according to MMC's statement.


MMC-Saudi group to jointly develop economic city in Saudi Arabia

The MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC) has been awarded the rights to develop and manage the new Jizan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia together with The Saudi Binladin Group, according to MMC's statement.-----------------------------------------------------------------


Hari Raya festivities for all

Muslims in the country ushered in Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Tuesday with joy and prayers followed by open house for relatives and friends.


U.N. hears case for sanctions on top Sudan officials

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Qatar, the U.N. Security Council's only Arab member, disclosed on Friday that experts hired by the United Nations had recommended sanctions against top Sudanese officials for atrocities in Darfur.


AU to increase Darfur troop strength to 11,000

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The African Union will add 4,000 troops to its extended Darfur peacekeeping mission, bringing the number of police and soldiers in western Sudan to 11,000, a spokesman for the AU said on Monday.