Saudi Authorities Blame Heat Stress, Unauthorised Trips As Hajj Deaths Reach 1,301

Saudi Arabia’s official death toll from this year’s Hajj exercise has reached 1,301, with extreme heat and unauthorised trips cited as major contributing factors. The Saudi government released a statement acknowledging “numerous cases” of heat stress and highlighting that 83% of the deceased were “unauthorized to perform Hajj.” The affected pilgrims, the statement claimed, “walked…

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Dangote Refinery Accuses IOCs Of Sabotage Over Crude Oil Pricing

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has accused the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria of actively hindering the Dangote Oil Refinery’s operations. Devakumar Edwin, Vice President of Oil and Gas at DIL, made the claim during a training program for energy journalists. Edwin specifically accused IOCs of inflating prices for locally sourced crude oil. “While…

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