International Edition 1305 EDT

August 21, 2018 01:05 PM
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A barrage of rockets hit Kabul Tuesday morning. The attack took place just as President Ashraf Ghani was live on air delivering his address for the Muslim holy festival Eid-al-Adha in a special ceremony at the presidential palace. Tuesday, Britain called for the European Union to increase sanctions against Russia, saying the bloc had to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the United States, which hit Moscow with new economic curbs this month. Nearly 2 million pilgrims from around the world gather this week near the Muslim holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj. Worshipers crowd in close quarters often eating and sleeping outside, which may put them at risk for illness. Saudi Arabia's health minister says the Kingdom is ready.