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Riyadh rallies allies against Tehran at Mecca summits

Riyadh rallies allies against Tehran at Mecca summits

Mecca: Gulf and Arab allies rallied around Saudi Arabia Friday as it ratcheted up tensions with regional rival Iran after a series of att...Read More

EId al Adha 2018: Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam, read to know its significance

EId al Adha 2018: Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam, read to know its significance

Every year millions of Muslims gather at Mecca in Saudi Arabian city for Hajj. A pilgrimage that includes a series of specific rituals ca...Read More

Saudi Arabia: 9 killed in pilgrim bus mishap

Saudi Arabia: 9 killed in pilgrim bus mishap

Mecca [Saudi Arabia]: At least nine people were killed on Friday evening when a bus carrying pilgrims met with an accident in Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louër- Review

The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louër- Review

Book: The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf

Saudi Arabia: Burqa-clad women playing board game at Mecca’s mosque sparks controversy

Saudi Arabia: Burqa-clad women playing board game at Mecca’s mosque sparks controversy

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia]: A photo of four Burqa-clad women playing a board game in the premises of Mecca’s holy mosque went viral on social ...Read More

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Riyadh: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam ju...Read More

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Saudi man attempts self-immolation next to Kaaba in Mecca

Jeddah : A ‘mentally ill’ Saudi national tried to set himself on fire beside the Kaaba inside Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the Islam’s holiest s...Read More

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Hajj goes high-tech for bloodless Eid sacrifices!

Mina : Thanks to computer technology and SMS messaging, Muslims at the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca were able to make their Eid al-Adh...Read More

Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual Hajj in Saudi

Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual Hajj in Saudi

Mecca: From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia today, undeterre...Read More

Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today

Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today

New Delhi: The annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins on Saturday.

Hajj pilgrims to get e-bracelets for safety

Hajj pilgrims to get e-bracelets for safety

Riyadh: Muslim pilgrims joining this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet, newspapers reported tod...Read More

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Iconic Rhythm House goes silent

Mumbai : An institution to some, a temple to someone else, a mecca to another, Rhythm House, Mumbai oldest music shop has meant different...Read More

Muslim graves in France date to 8th century conquest

Muslim graves in France date to 8th century conquest

Washington: Archeologists working in southern France have identified three graves that represent the oldest Muslim burials ever found in ...Read More

Saudi haj disaster toll rises higher with Iran’s 465 dead

Saudi haj disaster toll rises higher with Iran’s 465 dead

Tehran: The death toll in the Saudi haj disaster rose sharply as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week’s stampede and crus...Read More

Four more Indians dead in Makkah stampede, toll 18

Four more Indians dead in Makkah stampede, toll 18

New Delhi: Four more Indian Haj pilgrims have died in the stampede at Makkah in Saudi Arabia, taking the toll to 18, the government annou...Read More

Haj stampede death toll reaches 717

Haj stampede death toll reaches 717

Karachi : The death toll in the Haj stampede in Mina during the stoning of Satan has reached 717, the Saudi civil defence said. According...Read More

717 killed, over 860 hurt

717 killed, over 860 hurt

Hajj Stampede:  Four Indian among victims .

Haj to go ahead despite crane tragedy in Mecca

Haj to go ahead despite crane tragedy in Mecca

Toll mounts to 107 as Saudis grapple with the monumental disaster 

65 die as crane falls on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

65 die as crane falls on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Riyadh :  At least 65 people were killed after a crane collapsed on to the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, which is pr...Read More

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40 Indians jailed in Saudi Arabia return to India

New Delhi : Forty Indian workers languishing in jail in Saudi Arabia for more than a year arrived on Friday after External Affairs Minist...Read More

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