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August 23, 2017 6:03 AM Only one plane lands in Hong Kong International Airport as Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc with flight schedules

A plane from the Netherlands was the only flight to land in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning as a severe typhoon wreaked havoc on the airport. In extremely challenging conditions, with wind speeds of between 80km/h and 113km/h buffeting the aircraft, KLM flight 887 from Amsterdam, landed at 10.33am at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). An Ethiopian 46

August 20, 2017 2:09 PM Bawumia tours Sierra Leone disaster site, presents relief items [Photos]

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia toured the Sierra Leonean town of Regent, on the outskirts of Freetown, where over 400 people have been confirmed dead after the mudslide and flooding disaster. In the company of Sierra Leonean Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh, Dr. Bawumia was briefed about the tragedy which has left the country with a humanitarian 47

August 20, 2017 12:11 PM Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe after assault allegation in South Africa

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. South African police had placed border posts on "red alert" to prevent her from leaving the country, but the international relations minister granted 26

August 18, 2017 6:02 AM Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as "politically motivated" as regional tensions simmer. The Salwa border crossing, a key passage for Muslims on the annual hajj pilgrimage, has been closed since June in a major diplomatic crisis 77

August 17, 2017 12:38 PM Saudi Arabia Reopens Qatar Border for Hajj Pilgrims

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to enter the kingdom by land and would then be flown onward from two Saudi airports in Dammam and al-Ahsa at the king's expense. The king also ordered that aircraft from the country's flagship carrier be dispatched to Qatar's capital, Doha, to fly Qatari pilgrims to the Red Sea city of Jiddah 58

August 17, 2017 7:24 AM Saudi-Qatar border reopened for hajj pilgrims amid rift

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend the hajj, marking a breakthrough in a monthslong rift between the two Gulf countries. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to enter the kingdom by land and that pilgrims would then be flown onward from two Saudi 58

August 16, 2017 9:42 PM Kenyan Democracy’s Missed Opportunity

Last Tuesday, Nairobi felt like a city awaiting the apocalypse. Streets normally clogged with traffic were eerily quiet. Grocery-store shelves had been largely emptied of supplies. Anxious wealthy residents booked flights out of town, conveniently scheduling their summer vacations to avoid the chaos of a Kenyan national election. The Chinese government 193

August 13, 2017 3:18 PM Rescheduled Hajj flights cause disruptions for regular passengers

In a bid to make more aircraft available for rescheduled Hajj flights, the national flag carrier has cancelled all Dhaka-Doha flights till August 26 As a result of rescheduled Hajj flights, regular flights of Biman Bangladesh airlines are set to face disruptions. To date, a total of 25 slots allocated to Hajj flights have been cancelled as pilgrims failed 25

August 13, 2017 8:37 AM Over 68,000 Bangladeshi pilgrims yet to arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

According to the Bangladesh Hajj Office in Makkah, 58,361 pilgrims have arrived in the Middle Eastern country until Saturday, which means 68,837 are waiting back in Bangladesh to board a flight. The Hajj will fall on Aug 30 this year, depending on moon sighting. Saudi authorities will issue visas for pilgrims until Aug 17and the last Hajj flight from Dhaka 41

August 12, 2017 7:26 PM Hajj 2017: Pilgrims drenched awaiting flight

Hajj pilgrims at the Tamale Sports Stadium were left at the mercy of heavy rains on Saturday as they waited for their flight to the holy town of Mecca. The afternoon rain is said to have destroyed the luggage of some pilgrims. Some of the affected people are calling for an immediate overhaul of the Hajj Board for failing to put structures in place to protect 41