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Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina as Mount Arafat Prepares to Receive Them

On Friday, Hajj pilgrims observed the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, following the prophetic tradition.They enjoyed a peaceful and secure environment as they prepared for their journey to Arafat at dawn on Saturday, the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, to perform the crucial ‘standing at Arafat’ ritual.The movement of pilgrims to Mina was smooth, monitored by thousands of security personnel.The Saudi government provided comprehensive care, mobilizing all...


Stunning nature photographs that look like paintings

Mother Nature is so impressive that at times many landscapes, animals, and natural structures look surreal—almost like paintings. However, these images are real and were captured with a camera, not a paintbrush. Click here to see these beautiful dreamlike photographs!


Today's best photos: From a selfie in France to a heatwave in Egypt

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


This Renewed Five-star Hotel in Paris Has Some of the Best Eiffel Tower Views in the City

Hôtel Balzac’s sleek new redesign sets the standard for tech-savvy luxury, with loads of personality and meaningful interactions.


Spain unleash high-speed demolition of Croatia to put tiki-taka in the past

The game was only an hour in, and the seleccion would defend when they had to, but it was as virtually done even if there as still time for a moment’s silliness, a reminder of what can happen when the tension drops, when the concentration is not complete. A glimpse of how quickly it can be lost, of a familiar flaw. There were ten minutes left when Unai Simon lost the ball trying to play out and, with Bruno Petkovic preparing to roll the ball...


Southwest Air Flight ‘Dutch Roll’ Probed by US Regulators

Federal aviation safety officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines Co. flight that experienced an unusual rolling that may be linked to a damaged backup power control unit.


3 easy ways to bring the Blue Zone diet home from Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

In the Blue Zone of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, locals prioritize simple, fresh ingredients and lean proteins in their diet.


The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris

The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armoured doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the world. Some fragments may also pass through AGLAE (the French acronym for the Grand Louvre Accelerator of Elemental Analysis), installed in the 1990s and the only one in the world to work exclusively on artworks.


I Pack These Comfy, Pillow-like Sandals Every Time I Travel — and They're Nearly 50% Off Right Now at Amazon

They require zero break-in period and are my go-to pair for airports, cruises, theme parks, and city exploring.


Different ways that spirits may communicate with us

Have you ever spotted a wild animal during the day and felt it was there to tell you something? Ever felt your hairs stand on end when listening to a song you haven't heard in years? If so, it's possible a spirit was trying to contact you. Indeed, many people believe that our loved ones stay in contact with us via various channels, even once they have passed. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


Sleepers: The car world's biggest wolves in sheep’s clothing

These cars are seriously quick without bragging about it - let's take a look at the ultimate Q cars


Extreme heat is already ruining summer travel — and it's only going to get worse

It's only June, but life-threatening temperatures and extreme climate events have already soured some travelers' European vacation plans.


Course design expert says architects are making same huge mistake too often

Robert Trent Jones Jr believes tree removal is overdone in golf course architecture.


Koeman shrugs off hiccups and insists Netherlands have fighting chance

“Welkom Oranje!” is the loud Dutch welcome on billboards dotted around the factory town of Wolfsburg, home to the Netherlands for the next few weeks; many of Ronald Koeman’s side have a direct view of the steaming chimneys of the mammoth Volkswagen plant – the size of about 700 football pitches – from their plush hotel rooms opposite. Those words sit above what can only be described as a little friendly one-upmanship from the locals. “Aber nach...


World Bank team to visit JK to examine hydroelectric projects

According to officials, the team will arrive here on 17 June and till 28 June visit various rivers, waters of which are allocated to Pakistan under the IWT.


Sikkim Floods: Over 2,000 Stranded Tourists To Be Evacuated By Sunday

Sikkim: The 2,000 tourists stranded in north Sikkim's Lachung and Chungthang, after continuous heavy rainfall triggered massive landslides and floods in Mangan district, will be airlifted or evacuated via road by Sunday, said a senior official on Friday. At least six people have died so far after the heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in the Himalayan state, damaging properties and crippling road connectivity, power, food, and mobile networks in many...


Where to Have Eid Al Adha Dinner in Bahrain?

Eid Al Adha is the perfect time to create cherished memories with loved ones and one of the best ways to do so is to share a hearty meal with them. Here are some restaurants in Bahrain where you can dine with your family or friends during Eid Al Adha. Read More: Here’s When Summer 20


How to Get a Workout in While Traveling

Travel does not have to put a damper on your workout routine.


12 killed, 14 critically injured as vehicle skids off into Alaknanda river

The injured were rushed to the Rudraprayag District Hospital, from where seven of them were subsequently airlifted to AIIMS Rishikesh.


Ten Amazing Brunch Spots to Visit in Bahrain for Eid

The mornings during Eid Al Adha can be hectic with running various errands to getting ready to receive guests so that one forgets to have a proper breakfast.You might not have time to prepare something, so it's best to visit a brunch spot with your family or friends to rejuvenate for t


Sweden splashes out to save its unluckiest warship

Sweden splashes out to save its unluckiest warship Sweden is embarking on a colossal four-year project to safeguard a nearly 400-year-old warship that is the centrepiece of its famous Vasa Museum. The first phase of the project, dubbed "Stotta Vasa" (Support Vasa), is to stabilise the wreck.


Award availability alert: Fly in premium cabins on British Airways from the West Coast to Europe

We found decent British Airways award availability deals between U.S. West Coast cities and London — you can even connect onward to other European destinations.


Eid Entertainment Events in Qatar

Qatar Tourism and a number of agencies and shopping centers in Qatar offer a number of entertainment activities suitable for the joy of children and families, including circus shows, theatrical performances, and entertainment in a number of malls and places in Qatar.Here is a list of the most import


Devils Tower: the story behind the mysterious US national monument

Nature is fascinating in so many ways and it holds secrets that scientists have been trying to uncover for years. This is the case of Devils Tower, which is believed to have been formed around 50 million years ago. However, the place has a mythological and sacred meaning for the local indigenous people. The mysterious rock formation attracts thousands of tourists for different reasons. Devils Tower is a monument surrounded by stories of aliens and legends of giant bears, but what is the real story behind this national monument? Click here to find out!


DIARIES FROM LEBANON set to premiere at five different festivals this June

After a show-stopping world premiere at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival last February, Myriam El Hajj’s Lebanese feature-length documentary DIARIES FROM LEBANON is poised to kick off quite the festival tour, with screenings lined up at five different festivals throughout the entirety of June.The film’s anticipated festival tour will kick off with an in-competition screening at the Geneva International Oriental Film Festival on June...


Here Are The Tee Times, Pairings For U.S. Open Featured Groups

Less than 10 golfers are under par heading into the final round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina and it seems that one of those men is destined to win the major. Bryson DeChambeau is the clubhouse leader right now, sitting three strokes ahead of Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy ...


Hajj : Pilgrims Flock to Mina for Tarwiya Day

Mina - In the early hours of Friday (8 Dou Al Hijja 1445 H), the first day of the Hajj (Tarwiya), pilgrims began flocking to Mina, where they will spend the night before heading to Mount Arafa at dawn to perform the most important rite of pilgrimage.Pilgrims from all over the world embarked to the Mina valley, 5 km east of Makkah, in an air of fervor, contemplation, devotion and prayer, before starting their ascent of Mount Arafa in the early...


Timeframe: Dredging Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's greatest engineering feats

One of the world's most ambitious projects began construction 23 years ago this month. The land reclamation phase of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah project represents a remarkable feat of modern construction and urban development. Spanning several years and involving meticulous planning, innovative technology and immense effort, this phase was instrumental ...


UP CM releases Asiatic lion pair Bharat and Gauri at Gorakhpur Zoo

Earlier, on June 2, Chief Minister Adityanath visited the zoo to observe the five-year-old lion Bharat and the seven-year-old lioness Gauri.


Eid Al-Adha Traditions From Around The World

Photo Credit: VOAnews, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Egypt Families gather during the Eid Al-Adha holiday for large feasts that often include traditional dishes like Fattah. It is also very common in Egypt to visit the graves of deceased relatives to offer prayers and remember loved ones during the Eid holiday. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia hold...


20 facts you might not know about 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Sure, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” doesn’t have Indiana Jones’ name in the title like the sequels, but it’s the film that made everybody’s favorite archeologist a household name who could get himself in the title of a movie. Throw us the idol and we’ll throw you 20 trivia facts about “Raiders.”


Rich tourists rejoice! Greece is finally doing something about the cruise ship problem.

Greece's prime minister is reportedly moving to limit the number of cruises descending on Mykonos and Santorini.


5 Signs You Have Toxic In-Laws

Identifying these red flags that you have toxic in-laws is the first step to protecting your mental and emotional well-being.


Delhi Airport Sets Up Biometric Registration Kiosks For Faster Immigration Processing

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Friday announced the launch of innovative Biometric Registration kiosks at the international arrival pier of the Delhi Airport. These kiosks are specifically designed for foreign nationals arriving in India with a visa where biometric information was not collected during the application process. This is the first time that such kiosks have been implemented at any airport in India, said DIAL in a...


Strictly's Shirley Ballas, 63, cosies up to her toyboy fiancé Danny Taylor, 50, as they head out in Lisbon during their Mediterranean cruise

The pair, who are on a Mediterranean cruise, were all smiles as they headed off for a guided tour around Lisbon in a colourful Tuk Tuk.


Green Mahabalipuram shows the way to Indian heritage sites—Solar power, e-carts, recycling

The Mahabalipuram Shore Temple boasts the tag of being ‘India’s first green archaeological site’. Now, other heritage sites in Tamil Nadu may follow suit.


At 67, Bobbi Brown Shares Her ‘Essential’ Skincare Products for Glowing Skin

The beauty pro says these products “make traveling a breeze.”


The Best Wellness Retreats To Kick Off Your New Year

Whether you want to be out in nature, get a good workout or just feel restored, we have something great for you.


Kimpton is taking over a historic resort in Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is finally getting a new life as a Kimpton resort participating in IHG One Rewards.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


The best German cars ever made

Germany is famous as the home of some of the world's great car makers. We look at some of the cars they've built that we think are the best


British holidaymakers warned they will face 'record temperatures'

The Copernicus Climate Change Service's (C3S) seasonal forecast covering July, August and September predicts extreme and hotter-than-average temperatures in the Mediterranean.


American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death

American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death - A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon and resumed on Wednesday morning for Albert Calibet


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


Hottest ever June 'heat dome' weather will see Americans swelter

Hundreds of millions of Americans are set to swelter through 90-degree weather over the coming weeks in what is predicted to be the hottest June ever.


Today's best photos: From Hajj in Makkah to protests in Manila

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.


Uttarakhand: 13 Killed After Tempo Traveller Falls Into Gorge Near Badrinath Highway

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami informed that local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations.


I've stayed in 5-star hotels around the world. This one simple, cheap amenity should be in every room.

The Balmoral in Edinburgh was the first hotel I've stayed in that offered complimentary travel adapters in every room.


Act fast: Fly Air France business class to Paris for 100K miles round-trip

You can book round-trip business-class fares on Air France from Newark, New Jersey to Paris for just 100,000 miles in a new rewards deal.