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  • Pilgrims Renounce Evil, Sacrifice Animals as Haj Nears End

    Pilgrims Renounce Evil, Sacrifice Animals as Haj Nears End

    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.

  • At Haj, Saudi Arabia Clerics Step up Anti-Islamic State Drive

    At Haj, Saudi Arabia Clerics Step up Anti-Islamic State Drive

    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.

  • Around 1.4 Million Muslims Reach Hajj

    Around 1.4 Million Muslims Reach Hajj

    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.

  • 2 Million Muslims, Including 1.3 Lakh Indians, Begin Haj Today

    2 Million Muslims, Including 1.3 Lakh Indians, Begin Haj Today

    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...

  • With Wheelchairs and Walking Sticks, Pilgrims Throng Mecca for Hajj

    With Wheelchairs and Walking Sticks, Pilgrims Throng Mecca for Hajj

    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.

  • Hajj 'Dream' Nears for World's Muslims

    Hajj 'Dream' Nears for World's Muslims

    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.

  • Alibaba Who? US Retail Investors Not That Interested

    Alibaba Who? US Retail Investors Not That Interested

    "People are on Facebook, they know it, but no one has ever heard of Alibaba," said Bob Mecca from Hoffman Estate.

  • 82-Year-Old Indian Pilgrim Missing in Saudi Arabia

    82-Year-Old Indian Pilgrim Missing in Saudi Arabia

    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.

  • Saudi Bans Brides from Pakistan, Three Other Countries: Newspaper

    Saudi Bans Brides from Pakistan, Three Other Countries: Newspaper

    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.

  • New, Gritty India Lord Over Lord's

    New, Gritty India Lord Over Lord's

    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 ...

  • First Flight From Bhopal Carrying Hajj Pilgrims on Sept 17

    First Flight From Bhopal Carrying Hajj Pilgrims on Sept 17

    The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from Bhopal on September 17.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders' Grand Felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday

    Kolkata Knight Riders' Grand Felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday

    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...

  • Indonesia Religion Minister Quits Over Pilgrimage Graft

    Indonesia Religion Minister Quits Over Pilgrimage Graft

    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.

  • Saudis Question Mecca Preparedness as MERS Spreads

    Saudis Question Mecca Preparedness as MERS Spreads

    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...

  • Saudi Arabia Finds Another 32 MERS Cases as Disease Spreads

    Saudi Arabia Finds Another 32 MERS Cases as Disease Spreads

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

    Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

    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.

  • Meet Vishwaraj Jadeja, India's next big thing in ice-skating

    Meet Vishwaraj Jadeja, India's next big thing in ice-skating

    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.

  • Saudi man who broke mother's tooth to have his own removed

    Saudi man who broke mother's tooth to have his own removed

    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.

  • Fire at Medina hotel in Saudi Arabia kills 15, injures 130

    Fire at Medina hotel in Saudi Arabia kills 15, injures 130

    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.

  • Blaze kills 12 pilgrims in Saudi holy city hotel

    Blaze kills 12 pilgrims in Saudi holy city hotel

    A fire killed 12 people and injured 130 others in a pilgrim hotel in the Saudi holy city of Medina on Saturday, the state-run SPA news agency reported.

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