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10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Ka

Learn about 10 amazing things you may not have known about the Ka’bah.

20:45, 31 October 2016 Monday

OIC to discuss alleged Houthi missile strike near Mecca

Last week, Riyadh accused Shia militia of targeting city with ‘ballistic missile’ fired from Yemen

09:40, 31 October 2016 Monday

Nigerian president condemns missile attack on Mecca

Speaking to Saudi king, Muhammadu Buhari calls thwarted attack 'reprehensible and ignoble'

09:20, 29 October 2016 Saturday

Sudan decries alleged attempted missile strike on Mecca

Alleged Houthi strike 'a clear violation of the dignity of the sacred land.' foreign ministry says

08:30, 28 October 2016 Friday

S Arabia shoot down missile fired towards Makkah

Houthis confirm launch of missile into Saudi Arabia on Friday but say it targeted Jeddah airport

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.

10:42, 19 September 2015 Saturday

Two injured in Mecca landslide

Part of a mountain collapse in Mecca has injured two people after a ceiling collapse.

22:28, 11 September 2015 Friday

Scores killed as crane crashes into Mecca's Grand Mosque

Civil defense authority says that emergency teams were sent to the scene after a 'crane fell at the Grand Mosque'

13:32, 14 July 2015 Tuesday

Two million Muslims attend night prayer in Mecca

Muslims gathered from across Saudi Arabia and the world to pray Taraweeh prayer on Ramadan’s 27th night

15:14, 22 June 2015 Monday

Saudi restores Ottoman columns to Ottoman location

Drowned out by the looming sky high towers, the Saudi government has restored Ottoman columns, pulled down in renovations, back to their original Ottoman location giving a breath of fresh air for the Kaaba district.

12:50, 02 October 2014 Thursday

Pilgrims converge on Saudi's Mina ahead of Hajj

Pilgrims – coming from all over the world – will spend one day and one night in prayer before setting out for Mount Arafat on Friday morning for the spiritual journey's climax.

17:12, 09 August 2014 Saturday

Mecca minaret construction poses risk to Zamzam spring

Despite Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz inaugurating a Zamzam Water Project to ensure a constant supply of pure Zamzam water in 2010, criticism of the minaret plans appear to be falling on deaf ears.

12:03, 24 July 2014 Thursday

Fire at Grand Mosque in Mecca leaves 14 injured

Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding.

11:33, 26 June 2014 Thursday

Mecca holy mosque to hand out Qur'ans in 72 languages

Mosque authorities in Mecca’s Grand Mosque expanded the number of Qur’an translations to 72 different languages ahead of Ramadan.

14:07, 24 June 2014 Tuesday

5 3 million Muslims to perform Umrah in Ramadan

It has been reported that since the beginning of the Umrah season around 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia.

17:16, 27 May 2014 Tuesday

Complex dedicated to Prophet Muhammad to be built in Mecca

Called the "Peace be upon the Prophet" project, the center will include an exhibition, university, electronic gate center, library, translation center, hotels and other facilities.

14:37, 09 May 2014 Friday

Muslim pilgrims pray in rare rainfall at the Ka'bah

Mecca, which is located in Saudi Arabia's desert climate, only usually experiences brief downpours four or five times a year on average.

12:31, 22 February 2014 Saturday

Childhood home of Prophet Muhammad could be demolished

The birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is at risk of being bulldozed to make way for a modern complex in the holy city of Mecca.

13:12, 02 February 2014 Sunday

Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas'

The Independent newspaper from UK searched the transformation in the holy site and interviewed a number of citizens who expressed discontent over the way their town was changing.

16:22, 13 November 2013 Wednesday

Saudi authorities arrest 20 thousand migrants in Mecca

The Saudi authorities have arrested around 20,000 illegal migrants in the holy city of Mecca.

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