01:00 The first day of Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s biggest religious gatherings, kicks off in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly one million Hindu pilgrims gathered on the ban
It's difficult to imagine how the female pilgrims trekking the perimeter of Koyasan, one of Japan's most holy sites, centuries ago must have felt while making their journey.
A suicide tanker truck bomb attack on Thursday killed some 80 Shiite pilgrims, including 24 Iranians, at a fuel station in Babil province in south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources said.
At least 14 pilgrims have been killed and a dozen others injured in a passenger car crash in Dawei district, southern Myanmar, local media reported Thursday.
A senior official at Indonesia's Ministry of Religious Affairs said here on Friday that the number of Indonesian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia last week has reached 91 as efforts to search the missing nationals related to the stampede are still underway at the moment.
Saudi authorities said the total number of pilgrims killed in the stampede Thursday in Mecca has risen to 717.
Saudi Arabia is expected to receive more than 1.3 million foreign pilgrims this Hajj season, with majority from south Asian countries, Arab News reported on Tuesday.
The 44-day long annual pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Amarnath concluded in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Tuesday.
At least 28 people were killed and 45 others injured when a suicide bomber hit a bus carrying Shiite muslim pilgrims in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan
Lebanon on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three detainees and 10 family members of the 11 pilgrims abducted in Syria, on charges of "forming an armed gang and abducting the two Turkish pilots," the state-run National News Agency quoted a judiciary officer as saying.
As autumn comes, many parts of China will usher in the autumn harvest in a month. According to China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the country has seen a
China has unveiled a slew of measures to strengthen the cultivation and management of young sci-tech talents to facilitate the country's drive to achieve greater self-r
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo arrived in Beijing on Sunday night for a four-day visit.During her visit, China will state its position on economic and trade issu
Indonesia is hosting the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and several other high-profile meetings associated with the Summit in Jakarta from S
The United Nations on Tuesday called for a legally binding ban of nuclear tests and warned of a global catastrophe brought by nuclear weapons.In a message on the Intern
About 50,000 protesters gathered in the capital of South Korea on Saturday to demand that the government take steps to prevent what they fear is an impending disaster:
The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) has reported that Ukrainian forces attacked the 126th Separate Guards Coastal Defence Brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet o
At the invitation of the government of the Republic of India, Premier Li Qiang of China's State Council will attend the 18th G20 Summit to be held in New Delhi, India d
Japan said that it would start releasing more than 1 million metric tonnes of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant on August 24, put
India's moon rover confirmed the presence of sulfur and detected several other elements near the lunar south pole as it searches for signs of frozen water nearly a week
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday announced a further extension of China Section 301 tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import and 77
The 2023 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) opened in Beijing on Saturday.Themed "openness leads development, cooperation creates a win-win future,
Activity in China's services sector expanded for an eighth-consecutive month in August, albeit at the slowest pace of the year, China's Caixin survey showed Tuesday.Cai
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) citizens staying overseas will be allowed to return home as a result of the "eased worldwide pandemic situation," state new
At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Benin's President Patrice Talon pays China a four-day state visit from August 31 to September 3. The visit injects ne
Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf said on Tuesday that his country has put forth a political solution to address the ongoin
Donald Trump will stand trial in March 2024 for trying to overturn his 2020 presidential election defeat, one day before Republican voters in more than a dozen U.S. sta
Zimbabweans voted on Wednesday with many citizens desperate for change after two decades of relentless economic chaos but skeptical that an election will help improve t
Wagner Group private military company's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was presumed dead on Wednesday in a plane crash in the Tver Region near Moscow.According to the list re