Friday, July 1, 2022


New Year stampede at India religious shrine kills 12

The disaster unfolded in darkness at around 3am on the packed route to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Few masks as Iraq pilgrims ignore Covid for Shiite mourning

Even though only a little over 5% of Iraqis have been fully vaccinated against Covid, pilgrims insisted they had no need of masks, counting on divine providence to protect them.

No haj pilgrims from Indonesia this year

The religious affairs minister cites safety concerns amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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