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Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

August 31, 2017 10:34 am
Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims sit and circumambulate around the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over two million Muslims from all over the world are performing the multi-stage Hajj pilgrimage at […]

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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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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

August 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

This file photo shows a passenger jet operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines. Qatar denies having banned Saudi flights from landing in the emirate to take pilgrims to the annual Hajj in the kingdom. The flag carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines claimed on Sunday that one of its airliners had been prevented from touching down […]

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Saudi Arabia ‘politicizing’ Hajj pilgrimage: Qatari group

July 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Saudi Arabia ‘politicizing’ Hajj pilgrimage: Qatari group

Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) As a diplomatic crisis drags on in the Persian Gulf region, a Doha-appointed human rights commission says Saudi Arabia has been […]

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‘Deal reached after Saudis submitted to Iran’s Hajj conditions’

March 19, 2017 3:50 pm
‘Deal reached after Saudis submitted to Iran’s Hajj conditions’

Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs A senior Iranian official says an agreement with Saudi Arabia enabling Hajj pilgrimage for Iranians this year came after the kingdom submitted to the Islamic Republic’s conditions. Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, […]

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Iran holds second round of Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

February 25, 2017 6:43 pm
Iran holds second round of Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

A file photo of pilgrims around Ka’aba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia An Iranian delegation, which is currently in Saudi Arabia for talks on the potential resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, has held a second meeting with Saudi Arabian Pilgrimage Minister Mohammed […]

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Iran to send pilgrims to Hajj if Saudi Arabia accepts Tehran’s conditions: Minister Reza Salehi-Amiri

February 22, 2017 9:30 pm
Iran to send pilgrims to Hajj if Saudi Arabia accepts Tehran’s conditions: Minister Reza Salehi-Amiri

People perform Hajj rituals around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (File Photo) Iran will send pilgrims to this year’s Hajj rituals if Saudi Arabia accepts the Islamic Republic’s conditions, says the Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance. Reza Salehi-Amiri said […]

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Iran confirms receiving Saudi invitation for Hajj talks

January 10, 2017 6:45 am
Iran confirms receiving Saudi invitation for Hajj talks

Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Hajj and pilgrimage affairs (Photo by IQNA) Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation to discuss preparations for the next annual Hajj pilgrimage from Saudi Arabia. Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of […]

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Saudi Arabia should account for Mina hajj tragedy: Iran

September 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Saudi Arabia should account for Mina hajj tragedy: Iran

Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thorough and transparent investigation into a deadly crush during Hajj rituals last year. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani made the remarks at a meeting of the Organization of […]

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Double-decker boat transporting Muslim pilgrims capsizes in Thailand, 13 killed

September 18, 2016 8:00 pm
Double-decker boat transporting Muslim pilgrims capsizes in Thailand, 13 killed

A double-decker boat transporting Muslim pilgrims on Thailand’s Chao Phraya River has capsized and more than a dozen people have died. Udomsak Khaonoona, the chief of Ayutthaya Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, said the deadly incident took place on Sunday, when the boat, carrying 150 people, “tried to avoid another […]

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrest nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrest nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims

Muslim pilgrims prepare themselves for Friday prayers in front of the Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 9, 2016. (Photo by AP) A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini […]

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Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia performs Hajj rituals

September 15, 2016 8:36 pm
Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia performs Hajj rituals

UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis and his wife Huda during this year’s Hajj rituals. (Social media photo) Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia has performed Hajj rituals after converting to Islam, becoming the first ever British ambassador to do so. Simon Collis, completed the Hajj with his wife Huda al-Mujarkech, a Syrian […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Hajj restrictions reminiscent of Israel policy on Aqsa Mosque: Yemen’s Houthi leader

September 12, 2016 4:45 pm
Saudi Arabia’s Hajj restrictions reminiscent of Israel policy on Aqsa Mosque: Yemen’s Houthi leader

File photo shows the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdulmalek Badreddin al-Houthiو delivering a televised speech to supporters. The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has lashed out at Saudi Arabia for mishandling of the Hajj rituals, saying restrictions imposed on Muslims for this year’s Hajj are reminiscent of […]

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

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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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