This Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, satellite image provided by NASA Worldview shows fires following Yemen's Houthi rebels claiming a drone attack on two major oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia. (NASA Worldview via AP)
Drone strikes target world's largest oil processing facility, Saudi oil field; attack claimed by Iranian-backed rebels
Saudi Arabia reportedly shuts down half its oil production after drone attack
The world's largest oil processing facility and a nearby oil field in Saudi Arabia were set ablaze early Saturday morning after reported drone attacks by Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels.
The Interior Ministry was quoted by state-run media as saying the fires at the Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq and the nearby Khurais oil field operated by Saudi Aramco were “targeted by drones.”
It wasn’t immediately clear if there were any injuries. Houthi rebels – who are backed by Iran in a yearslong Saudi-led war against them in Yemen – have reportedly claimed r…
What? No HAJJ DOOM this year?
High Speed Train to Mecca Open For First Hajj
For centuries, the yearly Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca has been a massive logistical undertaking. Pilgrims have long piled into buses for overland journeys from India, onto ships for crossings of the Red Sea from Egypt, and into specially chartered planes arriving at temporary outdoor terminals. This year, though, a new option is available. On the way to circle around the Kabaa, pilgrims can take the Haramain High Speed Rail line.
Muslims the world over consider a trip to Mecca during these five days each year to be a life-long aspiration, and with international travel in the Jet Age allowing more and more pilgrims to visit Mecca, crowding has become a major safety concern. According to PBS, over 3 million pilgrims arrive each year, visiting a number of sites held sacred by Muslims the world over. Source
I did ask on THURSDAY if an Earthquake will stop the Synod?
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019FATIMA BIG CITY HALF IN RUINS: ROME EARTHQUAKE TO STOP Synod Of Bishops For The Pan-Amazon RegionOctober 03, 2019
FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 2019:
San Pietro, fragments fall from the ceiling during the Mass of Pope Francis
Small fragments of the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica fell to the ground this afternoon during mass celebrated by the Pope for the ordination of four new bishops. As a precaution the affected area, the wing to the left of the altar, has been evacuated. No consequence because "it was very small fragments" refer to sources present in the basilica. Source
The Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins....