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Tajiks Try Taking The Hajj By Foot

While most Muslims might jet to Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage, seven Tajiks are making their 4,600-kilometer trek by foot in honor of their sacred religious duty, and in search of good health and adventure.


Tajik Villagers Begin Journey To Hajj By Foot

Seven Tajik men have crossed into Afghanistan on the first stage of a planned journey by foot to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the key Muslim obligation of the hajj.


UN calls for increased efforts to stop spread of foot and mouth disease in Middle East

The United Nations food agency today called for an increase in efforts to stop foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from spreading in the Middle East and North Africa after a new case of the disease was detected in the Gaza Strip.