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Over 177,000 pilgrims arrive from non-Arab Africa

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Over 177,000 pilgrims arrive from non-Arab Africa

MAKKAH: A total of 177,426 pilgrims from 46 non-Arab African countries have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Haj, the chairman of the board of directors of the Tawafa Establishment for Non-Arab African Pilgrims announced Tuesday. Abdul Wahid Seifuddin said 142,134 of them arrived from Madinah after paying homage to the Prophet Muhammad […]

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5 Most Likely Ways the U.S. and China Could Spark Accidental Nuclear War

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5 Most Likely Ways the U.S. and China Could Spark Accidental Nuclear War

The absence of a clear, mutually understood policy on when we use nuclear weapons makes conflict — though it remains extremely unlikely — more likely to escalate into nuclear war more quickly than anyone can stop it. After 10 years of close but unproductive talks, the U.S. and China still fail to understand one another’s […]

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How 10 Billion Will Live on this Planet

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How 10 Billion Will Live on this Planet

Next week, according to United Nations projections, the world will pass 7 billion in population, and by the end of this century it’s likely to grow by half again to 10 billion. What will determine their quality of life? From an economist’s view, what matters is the productivity of the 10 billion—will they be educated […]

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Airstrike Reportedly Kills Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

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Airstrike Reportedly Kills Civilians in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A woman and seven young children were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition patrol called in an airstrike against insurgents firing on them from a mud compound, Afghan officials said Saturday. NATO said it was investigating the attack. Habibullah Shamlani, the governor of Nad-Ali, the district in Helmand Province where the attack occurred, […]

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