Sacked Bangladesh minister faces arrest for Hajj criticism

A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Wednesday of a former minister who was dismissed last week after Islamists staged nationwide protests calling for his prosecution over remarks criticising the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.

33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Thirty-three Indians were among the 80 Hajj pilgrims from South Asia who died of illness or due to old-age ailments during the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said on Saturday.

All arrangements for Indian Hajj pilgrims completed in Saudi

All arrangements for over one lakh Indian Hajj pilgrims this year have been completed by Indian authorities in Saudi Arabia.

WHO holds off raising MERS alert level as Muslim hajj looms

The World Health Organisation Wednesday held off from calling for travel restrictions related to the MERS virus striking hardest in Saudi Arabia, after emergency talks on the mystery illness.

2.5 million Muslims begin rites of Hajj pilgrimage

Pilgrims flooded the streets as they headed towards Mina, around five kilometres east of the holy mosque.

Saudi sets start of hajj pilgrimage for Nov 14

Saudi authorities set November 16 for the Eid al-Adha holy day and festival.