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  • Makkah crane collapse highlights city’s development boom

    MAKKAH: The deadly collapse of a construction crane in Makkah has highlighted the controversial pace of high-end urban development in the birthplace of Islam...

    Towering over the place of prayer, a different type of development has taken shape — gargantuan commercial projects which critics say have erased Makkah’s heritage and threatened its spirituality...

  • Despite the weather, Islamabad Carnival draws crowds

    ISLAMABAD: Despite Sunday’s high temperatures, 11-year-old Habibullah seemed more than willing to tolerate the heat as he took in the rides and activities at the Islamabad Carnival 2016, at the Arts and Craft Village in Shakarparian...

    Samiullah, his father, agreed that the event was interesting, but didn’t seem convinced it was worth the hot weather, saying it was too hot to stay for long...

  • Extreme weather drives late-night shopping in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Extreme weather in Rawalpindi and Islamabad has changed the shopping pattern this Ramazan, and even the corporate brands are keeping their outlets open late at night ignoring the official timings...

    ”The Rawalpindi-Islamabad region has faced a different weather pattern this year, not only due to high temperature but also because the humidity increased the heat index...

  • Likely to spare Sindh coast, Ashobaa turns city weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Ashobaa, currently located at around 700 kilometres south of the city, has turned north-west towards the Persian Gulf, missing the Sindh coast though affecting weather in Pakistan’s coastal areas including Karachi...

    Though still quite far from the coast, Ashobaa has started influencing the weather of Karachi that experienced a cloudy day, said a weatherman...

  • Drizzle makes city weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The Karachiites had a pleasant day on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday with cloudy sky and intermittent drizzle in different parts of the city with the maximum temperature of 31...

    5 degrees Celsius, said a meteorological department official and added that similar weather conditions might persist on Monday...

  • Saudi king imposes penalty on Binladin Group after Makkah crane crash

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday sanctioned the Saudi Binladin Group for last Friday's crane collapse at Makkah's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the Haj pilgrimage...

    Moreover, Saudi Royal Court has announced one million riyals as compensation for the bereaved families of martyrs and half million for injured of Makkah crane crash incident, Radio Pakistan reported on its website...

  • Makkah hotel evacuated after fire

    A hotel in Makkah, where around 2 million Muslims have gathered to perform Haj, was evacuated on Monday after a fire broke out, the Saudi Civil Defence Directorate said...

    Civil defence spokesman Major Nayef Al-Sharif said no casualties were reported following the fire, which was sparked by a faulty air conditioning unit on the eighth floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah district of Makkah...

  • Saudi court acquits 13 accused in Makkah crane crash case: report

    A penal court in Makkah on Sunday acquitted all 13 people charged with negligence in the 2015 crane crash incident which had resulted in deaths of at least 109 people, the Saudi Gazette reported...

    A massive construction crane had crashed into Makkah's Grand Mosque in September 2015, killing 109 people, less than a fortnight before the Haj pilgrimage was supposed to start...

  • No blood money for Makkah crane crash victims, rules Saudi court

    Makkah's Summary Court on Sunday ruled that victims and affectees of the 2015 crane crash at the Grand Mosque which resulted in the deaths of at least 109 people would not receive any blood money or compensation, the Saudi Gazette reported...

    A massive construction crane had crashed into Makkah's Grand Mosque in September 2015, killing 109 people, less than a fortnight before Haj was supposed to start...

  • Saudi security forces foil plans for attack in Makkah

    RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Makkah as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as Ramazan ends, Saudi Arabia’s security forces said on Saturday...

    The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jeddah, as well as two areas in Makkah itself, including the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighbourhood, located near the Grand Mosque...

  • Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Makkah: Arab coalition

    A ballistic missile fired by suspected Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Makkah in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said...

    The missile was intercepted 69 kilometres (43 miles) south of the city in western Saudi Arabia, the coalition said in a statement, calling it “a desperate attempt by Shiite Huthi rebels to disrupt Hajj”,...

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