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Ex-spy accused of a Saudi Prince in an attempt to kill him

A former senior employee of the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia Saad al-Jabri claims in the lawsuit in a U.S. court that the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman tried to kill him.

Sent assassins came to Canada, where he lives al-Jabri, with two suitcases postmortem instruments, said in a lawsuit. In advance of the attempt was prevented by canadian law enforcement. It happened less than two weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Casucci in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, said in a lawsuit. Saudi Arabia has denied any involvement of the crown Prince to murder Galucci, whose body was dismembered with the help of post mortem instruments.

The spiritual administration of Muslims will treat needy people with meat on Eid al-Adha

The spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation organizes the charitable distribution of meat to the needy on Eid al-Adha, said in a statement on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.

"In honor of the holiday Eid al-Adha and given the difficult financial situation of many families in a pandemic, the Spiritual administration of Muslims is organizing a nationwide protest on distribution to the needy of the meat of sacrificial animals – "Eid Karim 2020". Assistance in the form of several pounds of meat will have tens of thousands of families," the statement reads.

In DOOM called the cancellation of the Hajj sacrifice in the name of saving lives

The cancellation of Hajj because of the epidemic of the coronavirus, as well as limiting the number of people in common prayers in the mosques – it is the sacrifice of the believers for the life and safety of the public, said Friday the first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.

On Friday, he led the festive divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow - the text of his sermons posted on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.

Muftiyat told how to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya

Festive prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Fitr in Chechnya will be held in strict compliance with mask mode and social distance due to the pandemic, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Chechnya.

Chechen authorities in connection with the feast of Eid al-Adha declared a Republic two days - 30 and 31 July. Celebrations are not cancelled, but authorities have warned of the need for strict compliance with safety standards in the context of the pandemic. Earlier in June, the Muftiate of the Republic abolished introduced because of the coronavirus, a ban on collective prayers in mosques, while retaining restrictions for the elderly and people with chronic diseases.

The cost of the Hajj in the following year will increase, says mufti

The cost of the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Islam in Saudi Arabia to 2021 will increase due to the increase in VAT, the trip now costs an average of 3 thousand dollars, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.

"The average price of a single, plus-minus can be each region, depending on the package somewhere there is food, somewhere in there, somewhere closer to the places of pilgrimage, somewhere a little further away - overall, somewhere in the $ 3200 is a trip," said Abbyasov at the conference in MIA "Russia today".

Mufti: Haj to Mecca in 2020 will have 10 thousand people

In the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca this year will be attended by 10 thousand people, while usually on the order of 2.5 million, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of Moscow region Rushan Abbyasov.

"Haj started today. Tomorrow will be standing on mount Arafat. According to our data, in this year, the Hajj makes ten thousand people, of which three thousand subjects of the Kingdom, and about seven thousand foreign residents who were in the Kingdom: students, those who are on a business trip. Usually the Hajj makes about 2.5 million people," said Abbyasov at the press conference of the project "Religion and ideology" in MIA "Russia today".

The expert assessed the situation in Yemen after the agreement in Riyadh

Established in Yemen after Saudi Arabia put forward an initiative for reconciliation of the separatists in the South and the Central government the situation is unstable and could collapse as easily as in the past year because the parties have not resolved important questions of principle, says researcher of the Centre for Arab and Islamic studies, Institute of Oriental studies, an expert of the Russian Council for international Affairs Grigoriy Lukyanov.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia announced that the separatists in southern Yemen and the Central government agreed to the proposed Kingdom new implementation mechanism signed in November last year, the Riyadh agreement, which provides for the establishment of a new government with candidates from the South and the North within 30 days. Separatists from the Transitional Council of South Yemen on Wednesday announced the rejection of imposed authorities in seven southern provinces of Yemen in response to the initiative of Saudi Arabia.

The former President of Iran urged to end the conflict in Yemen

The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2005-2013) wrote a letter to the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, leader of the ruling in Northern Yemen Shiite movement "Ansar Allah" (Houthis) Abdel Malik al-Houthi and the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, urging to end the conflict in Yemen, writes the New York Times, citing a copy of the letter.

The publication notes that amazing the fact that Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, as Riyadh is "the most ardent opponent" of Iran in the region.

The number of cases COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia has exceeded 250 thousand people

The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has exceeded 250 thousand, according to the Ministry of health of the Kingdom.

According to the Ministry, for the last day in the Kingdom revealed 2504 cases of infection, died 39 people. The total number of confirmed cases of infection COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia reached 250 920 recovered 197 735 people died 2486 patients with coronavirus.

The price of Brent crude declined to 43.23 per barrel

World oil prices on Friday morning are down, traders are concerned about the prospects for demand for raw materials on the background of the situation with COVID-19, according to the auction.

As at 7.54 GMT, the September futures price for North sea petroleum mix of mark Brent has fallen on 0,32% - to 43.23 per barrel. August futures for WTI crude oil became cheaper on 0,22% - to 40.66 per barrel.

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