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A million pilgrims from across the globe are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the initial rites of the hajj.
By Amr Nabil, Isabel Debre, Associated Press
The pandemic has pushed millions of people around the world closer to the brink of poverty, making it harder for many to fulfill the religious tradition of purchasing livestock. …
By Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
Muslim pilgrims have started arriving in Mecca for a drastically scaled-down hajj as Saudi authorities balance the kingdom’s oversight of one of Islam’s key pillars and the safety of visitors in the face of a global pandemic.
Saudi Arabia has never canceled the hajj in the nearly 90 years since the country was founded.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Aug. 19, the White House counsel cooperates with the Russia investigation. Also, how regulating rideshare apps might affect passengers and what the growing gig economy is doing to the American workforce. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from…
By Omar Akour, Associated Press
More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia.
By Kamala Kelkar
Millions of Muslims from around the world retrace the steps of the Prophet Muhammad’s first pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, which he is believed to have traveled in the year 628 AD.
By News Desk
At least 717 people were killed and more than 800 wounded Thursday in a stampede near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
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