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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 down.

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 down.

Twelve including four children killed in airstrikes in Yemen's Houthi

An official news agency controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province.

Qatar copies rival Saudi's 'investment diplomacy'

President Donald Trump may accuse Qatar of sponsoring terrorism, but that did not stop the wealthy emirate this week from lighting up the Empire State building in the national colors of his Middle Eastern nation.

Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

The month of fasting ends with the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, expected to be on Sunday. Saudi monarchs usually spend the last 10 days of Ramadan in Mecca.
 

Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

Qatar is home to the biggest US air base in the Middle East -- a hub in the war against the Islamic State group.

Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is headed for Saudi Arabia on Monday on a day-long visit in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, the media reported.

Pakistani, child killed in Saudi Shiite town gunfire

Saudi authorities blocked roads in a flashpoint Shiite town Saturday, residents said a day after security officials said gunmen killed a two-year-old boy and a Pakistani man.

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman`s increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington, analysts and diplomats say.

 

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Pakistan

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Pakistan

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has made it clear that the Saudi-led 41-nation Islamic military alliance is against terrorism and not against any country.

Fire in Iraqi airplane in Saudi airport controlled, 356 passengers evacuated

Saudi firefighting team extinguished on Saturday a limited fire in an airplane of the Iraqi airline at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and 356 passengers were evacuated.

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen port, fears for civilians: UN

The Saudi-led coalition has intensified air strikes on the Yemen port of Hodeidah, potentially trapping civilians and endangering a humanitarian operation to import vital supplies

Houthi rebels attack Saudi warship in Red Sea

Al Madinah, was conducting routine operations on Monday when the attack occurred.

Saudi-led coalition kills six civilians, wounds several in Yemen's Saada

The Saudi-led coalition killed at least six civilians and wounded several others in air strikes on Yemen`s northern province of Saada on Monday, residents and rescuers told Xinhua news agency.

Yemen rebels claim attack on UAE military vessel

Yemeni rebels claimed they hit a vessel Saturday operated by the Emirati military, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government.

John Kerry heads to Saudi ahead of Syria, Libya talks

Kerry's spokesman John Kirby said the secretary of state and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni would jointly host the Libya crisis meeting.

UN hails constructive Yemen talks, urges halt to air war

The UN envoy hailed a "constructive" first full day of Yemen peace talks on Friday but called for a halt to air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and missile fire by Iran-backed rebels.

UAE fighter jet crashed in Yemen, 2 pilots killed

Two Emirati pilots were killed when their fighter jet crashed on Monday in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iran-backed rebels, the alliance said.

57 killed as Yemen loyalists advance near rebel-besieged Taez

At least 57 people were killed on Friday as Yemeni pro-government forces gained ground around third city Taez which has been under rebel siege for several months, officials said.

Saudi-led coalition, Yemen deny Iran embassy hit in Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen`s foreign ministry denied Iran`s accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.