16:42, 13 September 2016 Tuesday
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
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
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
The pilgrims spend the day on the Arafat plateau in supplicating to God to forgive their sins
14:03, 10 September 2016 Saturday
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 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
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 reportedly threatens to expel members disobeying the ban
16:37, 06 September 2016 Tuesday
800 citizens travel to Mecca for Islamic pilgrimage after travel ban was lifted
14:41, 06 September 2016 Tuesday
Iran’s supreme leader charges Saudi authorities with ‘murdering’ pilgrims during last year’s Hajj stampede
17:34, 05 September 2016 Monday
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
"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
Of 177 Indonesians caught with Philippine passports last month, 9 to remain in Manila for further investigation
13:15, 04 September 2016 Sunday
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
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
The Saudi King will provide a royal grant to 1,000 Palestinians to perform the pilgrimage to Makkah
12:45, 29 August 2016 Monday
Comes after over 170 Indonesians caught with Philippine passports before departing from Manila airport for Saudi Arabia
16:22, 27 August 2016 Saturday
Egyptian authorities to reopen Rafah crossing on Tuesday for three consecutive days
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