Friday 7 August 2020

Over 2m Haj pilgrims perform stoning ritual

Over two million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at three columns in a symbolic stoning of the devil as part of the annual Haj pilgrimage on Tuesday.    Clad in white robes the pilgrims from 165 countries con


Iran suspends stoning sentence

Iranian authorities have suspended the sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. "The verdict regarding the extramarital affairs has stopped and it's being reviewed," Foreign Mi


Iran spares woman from stoning 'for now'

Iran's judiciary said the stoning of a woman convicted of adultery has been suspended for the time being, the official IRNA news agency reported. The sentence imposed on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani had caused an international outcry but


Iran ‘backs down’ over stoning of woman

Iran appeared to have backed down over the stoning of a woman for adultery amid an international outcry, although her lawyer said she remained in jail and could still be executed by other means. The Iranian embassy in London said Sakineh M

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