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$100bn Saudi mosque expansion projects on track

Construction projects to expand capacity at Makkah's Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed in about three years, enabling Saudi Arabia to accommodate more pilgrims, Makkah's mayor told Reuters. Osama

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Grohe initiative cuts water use in mosques

A sustainability initiative by Grohe, a leading provider of sanitary fittings and innovative water products, has reduced water consumption in many mosques in the Mena region. Under its ‘Green Mosque Initiative’ Grohe a

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Saudi Binladin seeks $218m Islamic loan extension

Saudi Binladin Group has asked for an extension on an 817 million riyal ($217.8 million) Islamic loan that matured last week and which was being used to fund construction on the kingdom's Grand Mosque site, sources aware of the matter said.

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Prosecutors bring charges over Saudi mosque crane disaster

Suspects including engineers and two government employees will face trial in Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 107 people when a crane toppled over at Makkah's Grand Mosque last year, a local newspaper that reflects government thinking reporte

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Wasl Properties completes mosque in Muhaisnah project

Wasl properties, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with the inauguration of ‘wasl Oasis Mosque’ at its wasl Oasis II project in Muhaisnah, located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dub

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2,000 Jordan mosques to run on green energy

About 2,000 mosques in Jordan are aiming to function entirely on renewable energy sources in two years, reducing their energy consumption by 90 per cent, a report said. Currently, 400 mosques in Jordan generate their needs of elec

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Attack on a Saudi mosque kills 3 people

An attack on a mosque in Al-Ahsa in east Saudi Arabia killed three people on Friday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television reported.   An activist, citing witnesses, told Reuters earlier that an explosion wa

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Qatar to fund Ingushetia mosque construction

Qatar government has reaffirmed his plans to finance the construction of a cathedral mosque and an Islamic university in Ingushetia, a republic in Russia's North Caucasus region, said a report. The Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad

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Man drives car at troops protecting mosque in France

A soldier and an elderly Muslim man were slightly injured when a man drove his car at troops protecting a mosque in Valence in southern France on Friday, officials said. The driver was seriously wounded when the soldiers shot at h

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Death sentence for 7 in Kuwait mosque bombing

Seven defendants were sentenced to death on Tuesday for the Islamist militant suicide bombing of a mosque in June in Kuwait that killed 27 people, the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna reported. Eight other suspects were given prison sente

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