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More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

August 25, 2017 5:00 pm
More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

Muslim worshipers pray at the Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on June 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with […]

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Qatar censures Saudi Arabia’s offer to transport pilgrims to Mecca

August 22, 2017 9:00 am
Qatar censures Saudi Arabia’s offer to transport pilgrims to Mecca

This file photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 being moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. (Photo by AFP) Doha has said that Saudi Arabia must permit Qatar’s own airlines to […]

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Saudi Arabia claims Qatar blocking flights to Mecca

August 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Saudi Arabia claims Qatar blocking flights to Mecca

Security personnel stand on the stairs of a Saudi Airline plane after one of its pilots released a distress signal prior to landing at Manila airport on September 20, 2016. (File photo by AFP) Saudi Arabia has claimed that Qatar is stopping its planes from landing in Doha to take […]

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Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque: Report

August 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque: Report

Muslim pilgrims walk towards the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on September 13, 2015. Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group reportedly plans to restart a $26.6-billion project to expand the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, nearly two years after a deadly crane crash halted the […]

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Iran, Hezbollah condemn terrorist plot near Great Mosque of Mecca

June 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Iran, Hezbollah condemn terrorist plot near Great Mosque of Mecca

Saudi security forces work at a scene after a bomber blew himself up in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 23, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Iran has strongly denounced a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, saying the “foiled attempt” proved again that terrorism knows […]

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Saudi Arabia drops case on deadly Mecca crane crash

January 26, 2017 9:20 pm
Saudi Arabia drops case on deadly Mecca crane crash

Saudi emergency teams stand next to a construction crane after it crashed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque on September 11, 2015. (Photo by AFP) A Saudi court has decided to drop a case it opened a few months ago to prosecute those responsible for the 2015 deadly crane crash in the […]

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Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles during Jamarat (Stoning of the Devil) ritual in Mina on last day of Hajj rituals

September 14, 2016 4:00 pm
Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles during Jamarat (Stoning of the Devil) ritual in Mina on last day of Hajj rituals

Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles during Jamarat (Stoning of the Devil) ritual in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on September 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Muslim pilgrims from around the world perform Jamarat or ‘Stoning of the Devil’ in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, on […]

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Hajj pilgrims mark Day of Arafat in Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca

September 11, 2016 3:00 pm
Hajj pilgrims mark Day of Arafat in Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca

About 1.5 million Muslims from across the world have started to observe the Day of Arafat, an occasion for repentance and supplication considered as the pinnacle of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. On Sunday, the worshipers began day-long prayers and recitals of the Holy Qur’an on a rocky hill known as Mount […]

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Fact-finding body must be formed to probe Mina tragedy: Iran

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Fact-finding body must be formed to probe Mina tragedy: Iran

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi ©AFP Iran has called for the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate last year’s human crush which killed thousands of pilgrims during Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia, a senior official says. Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi […]

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Iran will never give up Mina tragedy follow-up near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia: Official

September 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Iran will never give up Mina tragedy follow-up near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia: Official

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will not give up pursuing the rights of the victims of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, until justice is achieved. “The […]

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