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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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Mina crush showed Saudi Arabia’s incompetence to run Hajj rituals: Iran official

September 12, 2016 3:15 pm
Mina crush showed Saudi Arabia’s incompetence to run Hajj rituals: Iran official

In this photo, dated September 24, 2015, Muslim pilgrims and first responders gather around the bodies of people crushed and then piled up in Mina, Saudi Arabia, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (By AP) A senior Iranian official says the loss of thousands of lives during a crush in Saudi […]

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

September 11, 2016 1:24 pm
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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Saudi Arabia Hajj pilgrimage begins as Mina tragedy haunts

September 9, 2016 12:00 pm
Saudi Arabia Hajj pilgrimage begins as Mina tragedy haunts

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are not attending the Hajj pilgrimage this year because Saudi authorities failed to ensure their safety following a tragic crush on September 24, 2015.  They are conspicuous by their absence even as millions of others from around the world are gathering again in Saudi Arabia to perform […]

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