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Tunisia nears zero coronavirus cases as it eyes tourism

The coronavirus pandemic dealt Tunisia's crucial tourism industry a heavy blow. Now on the verge of being the first country in North Africa to reopen its borders, its people are torn between economic and health concerns. For 10 years, Juanita Reimer has lived at the edge of the Sahara desert…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Mecca

52 ideas that changed the world

In this series, The Week looks at the ideas and innovations that permanently changed the way we see the world. This week, the spotlight is on Islam:Islam in 60 secondsIslam is an Abrahamic religion which teaches that there is only one God (Allah) and that the Prophet Mohammed is God’s messenger.It is…
bubmag
June 11, 2020
Mecca

From the archives: Taking Muhammad Ali home

Muhammad Ali's body at Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery faces Mecca, but with his grave dug on a hill, he also faces the sunrise. Wayne Lawrence for ESPNJun 3, 2020Tom JunodESPN Senior Writer This story about laying boxing legend Muhammad Ali to rest was originally published in ESPN The Magazine's June 12,…
bubmag
June 3, 2020
Mecca

Coronavirus in Yemen: A country on the brink

Yemen has suffered years of civil war, poverty and cholera — and now COVID-19 is also rampant. Aid groups say the country is on the brink of collapse, but an international donor conference hopes to raise billions in aid. "For us, death is normal," said Amal Mansoor. "But I am…
bubmag
June 1, 2020
Mecca

Masks, personal mats and no ablutions as Saudis reopen mosques

Mask-clad worshippers flocked to Saudi mosques that reopened nationwide – except in the holy city of Mecca – Sunday for the first time in more than two months as the kingdom eased restrictions imposed to combat the Covid-19 outbreak. Worshippers kept a minimum of two metres apart in Saudi mosques…
bubmag
May 31, 2020
Mecca

10 things you need to know today: May 31, 2020

1. Protests lead to another night of unrest nationwide Protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd continued throughout dozens of cities across the United States on Saturday. The demonstrations were largely peaceful during the day, but several turned violent at night, as police and crowds clashed and…
bubmag
May 31, 2020
Mecca

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

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May 31, 2020
Mecca

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

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May 31, 2020