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25 people penalized for transporting 103 illegal pilgrims

Saudi Gazette ReportARAFAT — Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, announced on Saturday that the first phase of the Hajj security plans had been completed, with all the pilgrims ascended at Arafat on time, thanks to the integrated traffic and organizational plans featuring flexibility, promptness and efficiency.Addressing daily press conference for this year’s Hajj at Arafat on Saturday, Col. Al-Shalhoub said...


This Country Has the Most Tanks, and It’s Not Even Close

Recently, dozens of military tanks were spotted traveling down the railroad line in Charleston, South Carolina.


Singapore Tourism Board and Yuewen Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Arabian Post -Yuewen CEO Hou Xiaonan: Accelerating the International Expansion of Chinese IPWUXI, CHINA – Media OutReach Newswire – 14 June 2024 – On June 13, 2024, the “Great Meetings in Singapore” – the 7th Greater China MICE Industry Conference hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board, was held in Wuxi, China. At the event, the Singapore Tourism Board and Yuewen signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Ou Yanmei, Director of the Singapore...


Top 5 Eid Al Adha Travel Destinations for UAE Residents

As the world’s largest international travel hub, Dubai offers UAE citizens an abundance of holiday choices. With Eid Al Adha around the corner, many are planning their summer escapes. According to dnata Travel, the UAE’s longest-serving travel provider, the top five summer holiday destin


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!


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

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


The best photos of the week: From the G7 Summit to a thunderstorm in Omaha

Striking pictures from around the world


How to Get a Workout in While Traveling

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


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...


What makes a perfect summer read? 12 classic books that fit the bill

There's an assumption that an ideal summer book is an easy read. You know, the kind of book you take on vacation to skim through while sipping some tropical concoction at the beach or poolside, only an oversized sunhat for shade. In essence, a lighthearted romance with an easy-to-follow plot. Predictable characters in the very vague genre of contem...


The world's most dangerous hikes

Hiking is a great way to connect with nature and marvel at the surrounding beauty. It allows you to enjoy numerous natural wonders around the world and experience them in a unique way. But hiking through some trails can also be extremely dangerous. So much so that every year people die on these paths. Slips, falls, heart failure, and wildlife attacks are just a few examples of how people lost their lives in these stunning locations. Browse through the following gallery and discover the world's most dangerous hikes.


The safest Caribbean islands for travelers

Embarking on a Caribbean adventure unveils sun-drenched landscapes, rich cultures, and unforgettable moments. However, safety concerns often cast shadows on the allure of these tropical wonders. In this guide, we dismantle common misconceptions, revealing the true safety landscape of the Caribbean. Let's navigate beyond stereotypes to uncover gems that offer not just beauty but security for travelers. Simply click on.


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.


Weather Update: Rainfall Likely In Eastern, North-East Region In Next Few Hours

Light to moderate rainfall in West Bengal, Sikkim, West Assam, Meghalaya, West Arunachal Pradesh for the next couple of hours.


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.


Matching Short Sets Are the Travel Outfit Trend of the Summer — Shop the 14 Best From $21 at Amazon

Don’t spend a minute of your trip worrying about what to wear.


Makkah emir reassures excellent services for pilgrims

Saudi Gazette ReportMAKKAH — Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah, advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, reassured the excellent services being rendered to the Hajj pilgrims in line with the Saudi government’s Hajj operation plan.This was during a phone call he made with Makkah Deputy Emir and Deputy Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Saud bin Mishal on Saturday. Prince Khaled...


UNTOLD Dubai Crowned as the Best Festival of the Year by The Middle East Event Awards 2024

VDubai, UAE (14 June 2024): A four-day phenomenon that saw some of the best musical artists in the world descend on Expo City Dubai, UNTOLD Dubai was truly a sight to behold. Recognising the magnitude of this show-stopping event, the festival has recently been honoured as the Best Festival of the Year at the prestigious Middle East Event Awards 2024, held on June 13th at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. This accolade underscores the festival’s status as...


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.


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...


I'm a Travel Writer Who Summers on the Amalfi Coast — Here's Everything I'm Packing This Season

Live your best "dolce vita" life with picks starting at $12.


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.


Hajj pilgrims advised on safe practices for stoning

Saudi Gazette reportMINA — As pilgrims gather in the vast expanse of Mina to partake in the stoning of the Jamarat, a ritual embedded in the Hajj pilgrimage, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has outlined essential guidelines to ensure the safety and spiritual integrity of this solemn act.In an effort to preserve the sanctity and order of the ritual, the Ministry has issued specific instructions, urging pilgrims to refrain from climbing the...


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


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!


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

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


These Insanely Helpful Garden Plants Keep the Mosquitoes Away

Say goodbye to the outdoor pests. Bugs come with the territory when you’re outdoors, but some are more tolerable than others. If it feels like mosquitoes are invading your yard, it’s understandable to want to do what you can to get rid of them. Enter mosquito repellent plants. Here’s the thing: Experts say that the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to use personal repellents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But if you want to go a more natural route, you may be interested in selecting certain plants—they’re just not necessarily guaranteed to work as well as a spray. “The idea that planting certain plants around your home will successfully repel mosquitoes is only supported by anecdotal evidence and not empirical evidence,” says Eva Buckner, Ph.D., assistant professor and state extension specialist at the University of Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. It’s important to note, though, that there is some evidence that certain plants may help discourage certain mosquitoes from setting up camp in your yard—they just don’t work as well as a chemical or spray. If it feels like your outdoor space is a haven to mosquitoes, it’s a good idea to “eliminate mosquito breeding grounds on and around your property by draining standing water from flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers, baby pools, and other sources,” says Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., board-certified entomologist and senior vice president of public affairs at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Using a small fan outside may also help keep mosquitoes away since “they are not strong flyers,” Fredericks says. But if you like the look and smell of certain plants and want to see if they keep the mosquitoes away, too, there’s no reason not to try them. These are the plants fans swear are most likely to help get rid of mosquitoes. Snap up one or a few to enhance your outdoor space.


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.


The Four Seasons Hotel New York will reopen in September

Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have reached agreements and plan to reopen the Four Seasons Hotel New York this September and the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in the spring of 2025.


“Bridgerton” star Luke Newton on Colin's jealousy of Whistledown and his future as a writer

"He finds it intimidating that [Penelope's] so successful," Newton tells EW. "And he has to learn to accept that and how the power dynamic shifts between them."


United States-Canada: test your knowledge of the longest international border in the world

Drawn up in 1793, the Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world. Set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it weaves and meanders through forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and towns. Much of the border follows the 49th parallel, itself established in the 1760s as the boundary between the province of Quebec and the state of New York. The border separates the second and fourth largest countries in the world by area. By sharing a land boundary line, the US and Canada have a lot in common. But these nations can also boast some unique aspects about this vast and impressive frontier. So, are you interested in learning more about the borderland? Click through and follow your own line of inquiry.


These historic buildings were demolished... But why?

Over time, our architectural aspirations as a society have evolved in impressively futuristic ways. However, it is important to realize that these new buildings were built on the foundations of their predecessors. Unfortunately, this means many of our old architectural marvels have not withstood the test of time. Many beautiful old buildings such as libraries, churches, theaters, and museums have either been destroyed by wars or torn down to make way for parking lots and highways. Click through this gallery and take a closer look at these remnants of architectural history to better understand our past.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 ...


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.


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


Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina, Pray at Mount Arafat as Hajj Reaches its Peak

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...


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...


UAE President inquires about wellbeing of UAE pilgrims in phone call with Head of Pilgrims' Affairs Office

ABU DHABI, 15th June, 2024 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inquired about the conditions and wellbeing of UAE pilgrims during their performance of the Hajj rituals in the holy sites.His Highness followed up on this matter during a phone call with Dr. Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, and Zakat and Head of the UAE Pilgrims' Affairs Office.During the call,...


BBC Escape to the Country’s Jules Hudson’s devastating losses just months apart from each other

Escape to the Country star Jules Hudson has revealed that he was in the middle of grieving his late father when both his beloved dogs passed away from cancer just months apart


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.


UFC on ESPN 58: Official scorecards from Las Vegas

Check out the official scorecards from all 11 bouts at UFC on ESPN 58 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. (Gallery will be updated throughout the event.)


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.


Nine Badrinath-bound pilgrims feared dead as vehicle falls into deep gorge

According to district disaster management officials, although the exact death toll is not known, nine people are feared dead. No body had been recovered till the time of reporting. All rescued persons were in serious condition when they were being shifted to a nearby hospital.


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 ...


Forbes Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital aims to revolutionize green skyscrapers

Magnum Real Estate has submitted a proposal to construct the Forbes International Tower in Egypt8217s New Administrative Capital in collaboration with global media company Forbes The project is expected to have direct investments of approximately 1 billion and represents one of the world8217s best architectural designs It aims to add a distinctive architectural mark that hellip