Foreign toll figures show Hajj tragedy deadliest in history

The death toll from September's stampede at the Hajj has risen to at least 1,608, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history.

Hajj stampede: VK Singh heads to Saudi for helping Indian Nationals

Hajj stampede: VK Singh heads to Saudi for helping Indian Nationals

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is being rushed to Saudi Arabia to coordinate with the authorities there to trace the missing Indians in the Hajj stampede last month.

Muslim pilgrims gather pebbles for last major hajj rite

A sea of Muslim pilgrims moved on Wednesday towards the holy site of Muzdalifah in Saudi Arabia, where they gather pebbles for the last major rite of this year`s hajj.

Two injured in Mecca landslide

Two people were injured late on Friday night when part of a mountain in Mecca collapsed on their home, state news agency SPA said. 

Thailand steps up efforts against MERS spread

Thailand has stepped up efforts against spread of the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, ahead of Muslim pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj in September, media reported on Monday.

Saudi bars Iranian pilgrim flight for lack of permit

Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian plane carrying Muslim pilgrims to Mecca from entering its airspace because the flight had not applied for a permit, aviation authorities said Thursday.

Muslim pilgrims in mass movement as hajj begins

Muslim pilgrims from around the world were arriving late Thursday at Mount Arafat in western Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, the spiritual peak of their lives.

Muslim pilgrims in mass movement as hajj begins

 Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims began a mass movement out of the holy city of Mecca towards the nearby Mina Valley in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, beginning the hajj.

Two million Muslim pilgrims begin annual hajj

Some two million Muslims poured out of the holy city of Mecca Sunday to begin the annual hajj, their numbers reduced on fears of the MERS virus.

Stop Haj subsidy forthwith, 10-yrs long time: RSS

RSS has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling asking the government to phase out Haj subsidy to Muslim pilgrims.

Muslim pilgrims begin hajj peak day at Arafat

Saudi Interior Minister puts number of pilgrims from abroad at 1.8 million.

Muslim pilgrims pour into camp as Hajj begins

The world`s largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj, began with thousands of Muslims pouring into the camp of Mina from Mecca to prepare for solemn rituals.

Al Qaeda denies plot to target Muslim pilgrims

A Saudi minister had earlier suggested al Qaeda may attack Hajj pilgrims.

Pilgrims toss stones on final day of Haj

Millions of Muslim pilgrims are pelting stone walls representing the devil before a final trip back to Islam`s holiest site on the closing day of the annual Haj.