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Final days of hajj and Eid festival affected by coronavirus

Small groups of pilgrims have performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj as Muslims worldwide marked the start of Eid al-Adha. The...

Strict measures in place as mosques reopen across Saudi Arabia

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia have reopened for the first time in more than two months, but worshippers have been ordered...

Muslims should delay making hajj plans – Saudi minister

More than one million Muslims intending to travel to Islam’s holiest sites to perform the hajj should delay making plans this year due to...

Coronavirus halts pilgrimages to Mecca and Friday prayers in Iran

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom...

More than two million Muslims in Mecca for start of annual hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the initial rites of the...

Saudi King reaffirms commitment to Hajj after Iran criticism

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman says “irresponsible comments” and criticism from other countries against the kingdom’s handling of security during the hajj will not affect...

‘464 Iran pilgrims’ died in Saudi Arabia Hajj disaster

Iran’s death toll from the Saudi hajj disaster has nearly doubled to 464 pilgrims killed, state media reported today, a development that is likely...

Iran vows legal action against Saudi Arabia after Hajj disaster

Iran has vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed...

Pilgrims resume hajj after at least 719 killed in stampede

Muslim pilgrims are continuing with the final rites of hajj a day after more than 700 people died in a stampede. The hajj pilgrimage is...

Saudi Arabia’s king has ordered a safety investigation following Hajj crush horror

Saudi Arabia's king has ordered an investigation into safety at the annual Hajj pilgrimage after a stampede left more than 700 people dead. 800 others...

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