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Saudi Arabia approves India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
India

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

US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia
World

US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia

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.

Muslim devotees gather on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for Hajj pilgrimage
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Muslim devotees gather on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for Hajj pilgrimage

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 pilgrims throng Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for Hajj on second day
World

Two million pilgrims throng Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for Hajj on second day

Two million Muslims gathered on Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qataris, Iranians travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj despite tensions
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qataris, Iranians travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj despite tensions

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.

Watch: Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj
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Watch: Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

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.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi Arabia to reopen border with Qatar to allow hajj
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi Arabia to reopen border with Qatar to allow hajj

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 says Qatar's call to internationalise holy sites 'a declaration of war'
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Saudi Arabia says Qatar's call to internationalise holy sites 'a declaration of war'

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 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims to stand up against US, Israel's 'villainy'
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Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims to stand up against US, Israel's 'villainy'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Muslims worldwide to take a stand against the US and Israel's "villainy"

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatari pilgrims' entry into Saudi Arabia allowed only from two airports
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatari pilgrims' entry into Saudi Arabia allowed only from two airports

Saudi Arabia announced that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed access to Saudi Arabia via only two designated airports, media reports said on Sunday.

Mecca bombing: Iran condemns attack, offers help to Saudi Arabia to tackle terrorism
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Mecca bombing: Iran condemns attack, offers help to Saudi Arabia to tackle terrorism

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.

Mecca Grand Mosque attack foiled: Suicide bomber killed by security forces, 11 injured
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Mecca Grand Mosque attack foiled: Suicide bomber killed by security forces, 11 injured

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

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Turkish minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds talks with Qatar in Kuwait
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Turkish minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds talks with Qatar in Kuwait

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.

Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to pray at Western Wall
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Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to pray at Western Wall

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 rolls out 'biggest increase' in India's Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500
India

Saudi Arabia rolls out 'biggest increase' in India's Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500

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

After preliminary rituals for annual hajj, nearly 1.5 mn Muslims head to Mecca
Politics

After preliminary rituals for annual hajj, nearly 1.5 mn Muslims head to Mecca

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.

Protests break out in Tehran as Iran bans citizens from taking hajj
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Protests break out in Tehran as Iran bans citizens from taking hajj

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.

Mecca crane collapse: Almost a year later, trial begins for 14 accused in Saudi Arabia
World

Mecca crane collapse: Almost a year later, trial begins for 14 accused in Saudi Arabia

The tragedy at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca killed at least 108 people and injured about 400.

Kashmir pilgrims begin their Hajj pilgrimage
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Kashmir pilgrims begin their Hajj pilgrimage

The hajj pilgrimage, which is among the five pillars of Islam, attracts around three million Muslims worldwide each year.

Hi-tech bracelets to be introduced in Haj safety push by Saudi Arabia
News & Analysis

Hi-tech bracelets to be introduced in Haj safety push by Saudi Arabia

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.