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Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus

A senior Saudi official has urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to travel to Islam's holiest sites to delay making plans for the hajj this year due to the new coronavirus pandemicBy AYA BATRAWY and JON GAMBRELL Associated PressApril 1, 2020, 7:18 PM4 min readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates --…
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April 1, 2020
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Seeing coronavirus impacts from space: Before-and-after satellite photos

Home News Science & Astronomy Beijing's Tiananmen Square, which is normally teeming with people, has been deserted amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Image: © Maxar Technologies) Planet Earth is looking pretty deserted these days as people around the world are sheltering in place and avoiding social contact to curb the spread…
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March 26, 2020
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In a pandemic, religion can be a balm and a risk

By: New York Times | Beirut | Published: March 25, 2020 10:24:13 am In a world where so many routines have been obliterated, it is the rites themselves that many cherish.(Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times)(Written by Vivian Yee) Down on Earth, the coronavirus outbreak was felling lives, livelihoods and normalcy.…
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March 25, 2020
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How prayer is changing as a result of covid-19

Mosques are closed, sermons are shortened and communion causes anxietyEditor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubFOR CENTURIES the…
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March 19, 2020
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How prayer is changing as a result of covid-19

Mosques are closed, sermons are shortened and communion causes anxietyEditor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hubFOR CENTURIES the…
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March 19, 2020
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US Rapper Akon Visits Mecca Before Virus Closure

-6 US Rapper Akon Visits Mecca Before Virus Closure This is the moment US rapper Akon visits the Holy Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca just before its closure amid COVID-19 fears. The Senegalese-American star, who was born to a Muslim family and spent a large part of…
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March 11, 2020