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16:42, 13 September 2016 Tuesday
Saudi king rejects mixing hajj with politics

For the first time in nearly three decades, Iran's 64,000 pilgrims are not attending the hajj in Saudi Arabia after the two regional rivals failed to agree on security and logistics.

13:01, 12 September 2016 Monday
At hajj Syrian pilgrims talk of exile and war

Fatima, 38, managed to leave Syria after government troops assaulted her home neighbourhood of Baba Amr in the central city of Homs, one of the cradles of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

16:43, 11 September 2016 Sunday
Hajj at high point a year after deadly stampede

More than 1.8 million gathered from sunrise at the hill and a vast surrounding plain known as Mount Arafat, about 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Mecca.

14:08, 11 September 2016 Sunday
Muslim pilgrims ascend Arafat in Hajj climax

The pilgrims spend the day on the Arafat plateau in supplicating to God to forgive their sins

14:03, 10 September 2016 Saturday
A tale of three pilgrims

A Russian, a Chinese and a Malaysian – united in their desire to perform the Hajj – make the arduous journey to Saudi Arabia

13:14, 10 September 2016 Saturday
The Hajj in numbers

The Hajj hosts millions of people and in doing so requires a dedicated amount of workers bringing together thousands of people to make the Hajj safe and easy for pilgrims

14:04, 09 September 2016 Friday
Humans of Hajj is bringing stories of pilgrims in Mecca

Some of the stories shared by pilgrims and people who work in Makkah. We’ve selected a few posts that touched our hearts.

09:34, 08 September 2016 Thursday
Hezbollah bans members from Hajj this year

Hezbollah reportedly threatens to expel members disobeying the ban

16:37, 06 September 2016 Tuesday
Sierra Leone Muslims make first Hajj after Ebola

800 citizens travel to Mecca for Islamic pilgrimage after travel ban was lifted

14:41, 06 September 2016 Tuesday
Riyadh accuses Tehran of politicizing Hajj pilgrimage

Iran’s supreme leader charges Saudi authorities with ‘murdering’ pilgrims during last year’s Hajj stampede

17:34, 05 September 2016 Monday
Indonesia wants unused Hajj quotas offered around

Minister of Religious Affairs asks for quota to be proportionality revised, unused quotas to be offered to other countries

12:03, 05 September 2016 Monday
Khamenei calls on Muslims to reconsider Saudi holy sites

"Because of Saudi rulers' oppressive behaviour towards God's guests, the world of Islam must fundamentally reconsider the management of the two holy places and the issue of hajj," Khamenei said in a statement published on his website, referring to Mecca and Medina.

14:15, 04 September 2016 Sunday
168 return to Indonesia after Hajj passport scam

Of 177 Indonesians caught with Philippine passports last month, 9 to remain in Manila for further investigation

13:15, 04 September 2016 Sunday
Saudi denies hiring Israeli firm to secure pilgrims

An Israeli radio claims Riyadh has reached a deal with an Israeli firm to provide electronic bracelets for millions of pilgrims

14:17, 31 August 2016 Wednesday
For 2nd day Egypt allows Gaza pilgrims to cross border

Since 2013 ouster of country’s first freely-elected president, Egypt has kept Gaza border tightly sealed for most part

08:27, 31 August 2016 Wednesday
Saudi to pay for 1 000 Palestinians to perform Hajj

The Saudi King will provide a royal grant to 1,000 Palestinians to perform the pilgrimage to Makkah

12:45, 29 August 2016 Monday
Philippine MP seeks inquiry into Hajj passports

Comes after over 170 Indonesians caught with Philippine passports before departing from Manila airport for Saudi Arabia

16:22, 27 August 2016 Saturday
Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for Gaza pilgrims

Egyptian authorities to reopen Rafah crossing on Tuesday for three consecutive days

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