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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.

Hajj pilgrims get ID bracelets after deadly stampede

Saudi Arabia has begun issuing hajj pilgrims with identification bracelets one year after a stampede killed around 2,300 people.

Zakir Naik to address media via Skype tomorrow; Bollywood personalities, lawyers will be present

Zakir Naik to address media via Skype tomorrow; Bollywood personalities, lawyers will be present

Naik came under Indian security forces' radar after it emerged that two of the recent Dhaka attack terrorists were inspired by his teachings.

Asaduddin Owaisi calls IS militants `dogs of hell`, urges Muslim youths to live for Islam

Asaduddin Owaisi calls IS militants `dogs of hell`, urges Muslim youths to live for Islam

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslim chief Asaduddin Owaisi termed terror outfit Islamic State a tool in the hands of anti-Islam forces.

Saudi Arabia identifies Jeddah suicide bomber as Pakistani

Saudi Arabia identifies Jeddah suicide bomber as Pakistani

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and urged for an international anti-terror response.

Blasts rock Saudi Arabia: Suicide bombers target mosques, 4 security personnel killed in explosions

Blasts rock Saudi Arabia: Suicide bombers target mosques, 4 security personnel killed in explosions

The victims were all members of the Saudi special emergency forces run by the interior ministry.

Multiple suicide blasts hit Saudi Arabia's Medina, Jeddah, Qatif

Multiple suicide blasts hit Saudi Arabia's Medina, Jeddah, Qatif

A suicide bomber detonated a device near the security headquarters of the Prophet`s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, the second-holiest site in Islam, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Monday. 

Downpour kills more than 40 in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Heavy storms have claimed the lives of at least 42 people over the past week in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, officials in the two neighbouring states said on Thursday.

Saudi king reaffirms commitment to hajj after Iran criticism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Monday that "irresponsible comments" and criticism of the kingdom's management of the hajj will not affect his country's oversight of the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

Prince says Saudi will stay in charge of hajj

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal on Sunday rejected the idea of sharing the administration of the annual hajj pilgrimage with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege."

First batch of J&K Haj pilgrims to leave for Medina today

 The first batch of Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will leave from here directly to the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia from August 17, officials said on Wednesday.

J&K CM directs officials on facilitating of state Haj pilgrims

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today directed for deputation of Secretary Revenue Department to the holy city of Medina Munawarah to oversee the arrangements and facilitate Haj pilgrims from the state upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia.

J&K Haj pilgrims to leave for Medina from Aug 17

 The first batch of Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will leave from here directly to the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia from August 17, officials said on Wednesday.

Saudi opens first privatised airport for pilgrims

 Saudi Arabia on Thursday officially opens a billion-dollar aviation gateway aimed at Muslim pilgrims, in the kingdom`s first airport privatisation.

Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani for drug smuggling

 Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani convicted of heroin trafficking on Thursday, bringing to 33 the number of death sentences carried out in the first two months of the year.

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.

29 injured as plane makes emergency landing in Saudi Arabia

At least 29 passengers sustained injuries Sunday morning during their plane`s emergency landing due to a technical fault in the western Saudi city of Medina, Xinhua quoted Saudi Press Agency as saying.

Ehsaan Noorani off to Mecca

Singer-musician Ehsaan Noorani has embarked on a religious journey to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar stranded in Medina

About 127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar are stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than 36 hours after their flight was cancelled due to some technical reason.

Saudi Arabia slashes number of Haj pilgrims by 20%

Saudi Arabia has slashed the number of Hajj pilgrims, including from India, by 20% citing massive ongoing construction work aimed at expanding grand Mecca mosque as a reason behind the decision.