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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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87 killed in Makkah's Grand Mosque from falling crane

At least 87 people were killed when a crane toppled over at Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence head said, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage.   General

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Bahraini is held for Saudi mosque blast

A Bahraini has been arrested in connection with last week’s mosque bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 15 and left 33 others wounded. He is one of 34 suspects who were rounded up following the attack, according to a Saudi Interior Minist

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Nakheel awards contract for mosque, retail centre

UAE-based developer Nakheel has awarded a construction contract worth Dh38 million ($10.3 million) for a new mosque and a second retail centre at its 560-hectare Al Furjan community in Dubai. The 8,000-sq-ft mosque – the fir

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Safety boost for mosques in Bahrain

Places of worship in Bahrain will be equipped with additional first aid boxes and fire extinguishers, as part of measures to step up security.   Volunteers and officials in charge of mosques and ma’tams will also underg

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Bahrain to fund Grand Mosque prep work in Finland

Bahrain will fund preparatory work on a new Grand Mosque being constructed in Finland, it has emerged. It will be built on an area of 10,000 sq m in the capital Helsinki, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our si

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