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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired from Yemen over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, with debris landing inside the capital's international airport, officials said.

Nov 05, 2017, 07:15 AM IST
Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

MECCA (Reuters) - More than two million pilgrims participating in the haj this week began returning to Mecca on Sunday for final prayers as the world`s largest annual gathering of Muslims winds dow

Sep 04, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

MECCA (Reuters) - More than two million pilgrims participating in the haj this week began returning to Mecca on Sunday for final prayers as the world`s largest annual gathering of Muslims winds dow

Sep 04, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Muslims at haj are worried about Donald Trump's policies towards them

"No one that I know is happy at the current circumstances or the current administration. No one, not a single person in this entire gathering."

Sep 03, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

35 Egyptian pilgrims die during Haj pilgrimage

The pilgrimage started on August 31, with more than two million pilgrims, including 1.8 million foreigners, expected to participate.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:41 AM IST
Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Nearly 2 million worshippers, from nearly every country, arrived in Saudi Arabia this week for the five-day ritual, which is a once-in-a-lifetime religious duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.

Aug 30, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Hotel fire in Mecca causes alarm

Civil Defence spokesman Nayef al-Sharif said no casualties were reported in the incident.

Aug 21, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5 in what has become the worst political crisis to grip the Gulf region in decades.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mecca

The coalition blamed a lack of control over the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah and misuse of permits for aid shipments for the continued smuggling of missiles into Yemen.

 

Jul 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST
Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition

Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca: Arab coalition

A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, just a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam`s holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said.

Jul 28, 2017, 07:22 AM IST
BJP MLA stokes controversy, says will stop Haj yatris from UP if Ram temple is not built in Ayodhya

BJP MLA stokes controversy, says will stop Haj yatris from UP if Ram temple is not built in Ayodhya

Despite Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's strict advise to his party leaders to avoid brash talks or thoughtless comments, a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh has shared a video on social media threatening Haj pilgrims in the wake of recent attack on Amarnath yatra in which 7 people killed. BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput in his live video said that he will stop people of Muslim community from going to Mecca and Madina, if the Ram temple is not built in Ayodhya.

Jul 14, 2017, 09:58 AM IST

Saudi security forces kill "wanted man" in Mecca: Reports

Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others.

Jun 23, 2017, 20:36 PM IST

Turkish Finance Minister holds talks in Kuwait over Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism".

Jun 15, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

Saudi Arabia denies barring Qataris from entering Mecca

Saudi Arabia has denied barring Qatar nationals from entering the holy city of Mecca.

Jun 12, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Apr 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Chicago Cubs World Series victory celebration beats Hajj pilgrimage as one of the largest ever gatherings in human history — WATCH

Chicago Cubs World Series victory celebration beats Hajj pilgrimage as one of the largest ever gatherings in human history — WATCH

An estimated 5 million peopled showed up to the Chicago Cubs Parade and Rally.

Nov 06, 2016, 19:59 PM IST

For illegal pilgrims in Mecca, God's blessings transcend secular law

Fear of getting caught is not enough to deter Abu Ahmed and up to 200,000 other illegal pilgrims from attending this year`s haj in Mecca, despite a clampdown by the Saudi authorities aimed at preventing deadly overcrowding.

Sep 14, 2016, 17:40 PM IST
Almost 1.5 million Muslims begin hajj

Almost 1.5 million Muslims begin hajj

The numbers are down because of the absence of tens of thousands of Iranians over tensions between their Shiite nation and the Sunni-dominated Gulf kingdom.

Sep 10, 2016, 22:50 PM IST