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Main hajj rituals begin last night

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Makkah: The main hajj rituals were set to begin at 10pm Tuesday night (Bangladesh time) amid tight security to prevent any unwanted accidents.
Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims have already gathered in Makkah from around the world to perform the hajj.
Special Khutba (sermon) was delivered before Johr prayers yesterday at Al-Masjid-ul-Haram (Grand Mosque) describing the hajj rituals of the next five days.
This year, the authorities concerned have taken adequate security...
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US official discusses security situation

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Acting assistant secretary of US Department of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived here early Tuesday on a two-day visit to discuss security situation, energy cooperation and regional issues apart from bilateral issues.
Alice Wells, also acting Special...
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UN urges BD to shelter Rohingyas

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow the fleeing Rohingyas from Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh.
UN Secretary General made the appeal recognizing that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from My-anmar for...
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UNHCR urges BD to open borders for fleeing Rohingyas

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UNHCR, the refugee agency of the United Nations, has urged Bangladesh to open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
"UNHCR believes it's of the utmost importance that it (Bangladesh) continues to allow Rohingya fleeing vio-lence to...
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US support sought to resolve Rohingya crisis

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Bangladesh has sought continued US support to resolve Rohingya crisis as more Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali raised the issue during his meeting with visiting acting assistant secretary of US Department of State for South...
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