Montenegro Police Fires Tear Gas at Protesters Against Serbian Orthodox Church Ceremony

Police in Montenegro have fired tear gas against hundreds of protesters who gathered in the historic city of Centinje to oppose the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). Dozens have reportedly been injured when police …

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Saudi Arabia to Reopen Borders for Vaccinated Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia will begin accepting overseas vaccinated worshippers who want to undertake the Umrah pilgrimage, authorities announced on Aug. 8. According to stated-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the kingdom will from Aug. 9 begin “gradually receiving Umrah requests from various …

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Dozens Killed, Injured in Stampede at Religious Festival in Israel

A stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel has killed and injured dozens of attendees on April 29, the national emergency service Magen David Adom (MDA) confirmed. According to MDA, 103 people have been injured, including 44 in critical …

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Religious Pilgrimages Continue in Iraq Despite High COVID-19 Cases, Security Concerns

Worshipers in Iraq continue to take part in processions for the annual pilgrimage to commemorate the death of respected figure Imam al-Kadhim, despite fears on rising coronavirus cases. Pilgrims disregarded Covid-19 protocols and crossed over barbed wires set up by …

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