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Saudi Arabia Announces August 21 as First Day of Adha Holiday

Saudi Arabia Announces August 21 as First Day of Adha Holiday

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that Sunday was the first day of the Hijri month of Dhu al-Hijjah. The announcement, by the supreme court, means that the Adha holiday will fall on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, or August 21. The annual Hajj pilgrimage takes place during Dhu al-Hijjah.

Crown Prince Camel Festival Kicks off in Saudi’s Taif

Crown Prince Camel Festival Kicks off in Saudi’s Taif

The Crown Prince Camel Festival was launched in Saudi Arabia’s Taif on Saturday under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, reported the Saudi Press Agency. A large number of racing camels, known locally as al-Hejin, will compete for top

Are Drugstore Sleep Aids Safe?

It's 2 a.m. and you can't sleep. Is it okay to take a nonprescription remedy? "They're not meant for the long term, but it may be okay for an occasional night of problems with sleep," says sleep expert Dr.

Islands Disappear as Earth Loses its Sand

Islands Disappear as Earth Loses its Sand

Burj Khalifa sparkles under the sun of Dubai desert. The 828-meter-high tower, which was opened eight years ago, has become the highest on the planet.

Egypt Retrieves Ancient Islamic Manuscript

Egypt Retrieves Ancient Islamic Manuscript

Egypt's national library said on Monday that it has retrieved a 500-year-old manuscript that was lost in 1970s, reported The Associated Press. Hesham Azmi, the head of the National Library and Archives, told a press conference the manuscript, titled "The Summary of the Science of History," is the

Chinese Campaign to Counter Illegal Substances Depleting Ozone

Chinese Campaign to Counter Illegal Substances Depleting Ozone

China is carrying out national inspections on foam industries to crack down on illegal production of ozone depleting substances (ODS) widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The move came after London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit organization, reported in

Narrowed Aortic Valve With no Symptoms

Narrowed Aortic Valve With no Symptoms

Q. I was recently diagnosed with aortic stenosis after my doctor heard a slight heart murmur and referred me for an echocardiogram. I don't have any symptoms, so the cardio-logist recommended that I get periodic echocardiograms to monitor the condition.

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