Saudi Arabia approves India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Saudi Arabia has given its nod to India's plan to revive the option of ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah
The United States accused Iran of supplying a missile to Yemeni rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for an international response.
Around two million Muslims gathered on Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage, one of the world's largest annual gatherings
Two million Muslims gathered on Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage.
Iranians and Qataris are among the more than 1.7 million Muslims gathered in the holy city of Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage, even though the governments in Tehran and Doha are at odds with Saudi Arabia.
Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called what he said was Qatar's demand for an internationalisation of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned <em>Al Arabiya</em> television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Muslims worldwide to take a stand against the US and Israel's "villainy"
Saudi Arabia announced that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed access to Saudi Arabia via only two designated airports, media reports said on Sunday.
Iran on Saturday condemned a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca and offered Saudi Arabia its assistance in tackling terrorism despite their severed ties.
Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday held talks in Kuwait to push mediation efforts aimed at resolving a standoff between a Saudi-led alliance and Qatar.
Jerusalem: With a black skullcap on his head, Donald Trump prayed at the Western Wall in the Old City of East Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting US president to visit one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.
Saudi Arabia had five years ago slashed Haj quotas for foreign pilgrims coming from each country by 20 per cent in view of safety of the devotees as they undertook expansion of Grand Mosque there
Last 24 September, Mina was the scene of the worst disaster in hajj history, when the stampede occurred as pilgrims made their way to the Jamarat Bridge for a stoning ritual.
The head of Iran's Hajj Organisation blamed the Saudis for refusing to discuss security measures despite the stampede that killed thousands during last year's hajj.
The tragedy at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca killed at least 108 people and injured about 400.
Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Mecca starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation.