UN slams Israel settlements
UK: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed
concern to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about new
settlement construction in the Palestinian territories, a UN
Hajj pilgrimage starts November 14
SAUDI ARABIA: The annual Hajj pilgrimage to
Mecca will begin on November 14 after Saudi authorities Saturday set
November 16 for the Eid al-Adha holy day and festival, following the
sighting of the crescent moon.
Obama backs India’s drive for UN power
INDIA: US President Barack Obama Monday backed
India’s quest for a permanent UN Security Council seat, inviting the
world’s largest democracy to take its “rightful” place at the summit
of global power.