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Ceremonial prayers for dearly departed

IN conjunction with the Hungry Ghost festival, Xiao En Group will be organising its annual enlightenment ceremony on Aug 28.


Three dead in attack on Afghan jail, scores of prisoners flee

JALALABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said.


Roundup: COVID-19 cases nudge 307,000 in Iran; Health officials in Mideast countries warn of rise in coronavirus infections

CAIRO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 307,000 in Iran on Saturday. Meanwhile, Turkish and Iraqi health officials warned of an increase in the coronavirus infections during Eid al-Adha holiday.