Mar 04

Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting Islamic worship in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca and Iran canceled Friday prayers in major cities. The decisions affected both…

American and Afghan military personnel were fired on while conducting an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, the U.S. military said Saturday. Several U.S. personnel were either injured or killed, but the exact number and other details were not provided,…