World | Agence France- Presse | Tuesday December 16, 2014
A Saudi cleric has sparked uproar by appearing on television along with his wife -- whose face was uncovered in an open challenge to strict tradition in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Monday October 6, 2014
Tens of thousands of Muslims, including Indians, ritually stoned the devil in Mina Valley for the second day on Sunday and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 5, 2014
Taking aim at Islamic State, Saudi Arabia has mounted a battle for hearts and minds at this year's haj, warning pilgrims that the hardline group is "evil" and seeking to recruit their children to fight in Iraq and Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 3, 2014
Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by about 1.4 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 2, 2014
Over two million Muslims from around the globe, including 136,000 Indians, have gathered in Mecca to perform Haj that reaches its zenith on Friday as officials said all arrangements are in place for the world's largest annual gathering in the city th...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 29, 2014
Their backs hunched, elderly Muslim pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Mecca's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 25, 2014
From war-ravaged Iraq and Syria to Ebola-hit Nigeria and dozens of other nations, pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, the world's largest Muslim gathering.
Reuters | Monday September 8, 2014
"People are on Facebook, they know it, but no one has ever heard of Alibaba," said Bob Mecca from Hoffman Estate.
Diaspora | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday August 24, 2014
An 82-year-old Indian pilgrim, who arrived in Saudi Arabia four months ago for Umrah pilgrimage, has gone missing, a media report said on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 7, 2014
Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said.
NDTVSports,Sanjay Ahirwal | Thursday July 24, 2014
Alastair Cook's men ran into New India, a group of gritty players, who were not scared of giving back what their country had received for years. Faced with a barrage of short-pitched deliveries the world over, Ishant Sharma sent down a generous doze ...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 17, 2014
The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from Bhopal on September 17.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 3, 2014
The mecca of cricket, Eden Gardens will once again stand up to welcome its Kolkata Knight Riders team, amidst fun, glamour and glory on Tuesday which will be a mark of respect for the team by the Cricket Association of Bengal for bringing the IPL tro...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 26, 2014
Indonesia's religious affairs minister resigned on Monday after being accused of misusing funds that were supposed to help Muslims go on pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
World | Associated Press | Friday May 16, 2014
Officials in Saudi Arabia are raising alarm that the kingdom is not doing enough to prevent Mecca from becoming a route for exporting an often deadly respiratory virus as millions of Muslims from around the world converge on the city to perform pilgr...
World | Reuters | Friday May 9, 2014
Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had identified 32 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total number of infections in the country so far to 463.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 23, 2014
Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
NDTVSports | Saturday March 1, 2014
Vishwaraj Jadeja is the only Indian ice-skater who trains in Utrecht, a place that can be called the Mecca of Ice Skating. He is already the Indian national record holder and on current form, not too far away from the Olympic qualification mark.
Offbeat | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 23, 2014
A Saudi Arabian man who punched out his mother's tooth during a fight will have his own tooth broken as punishment, in addition to being imprisoned and publicly lashed.
World | Associated Press | Sunday February 9, 2014
A fire broke out on Saturday at a hotel housing religious pilgrims in western Saudi Arabia, killing at least 15 people and wounding 130, according to authorities in the kingdom.