More than a million Muslims on Sunday ascended the craggy hills of Mount Arafat outside the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca during the peak of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
By Michael D. Regan
A new tally raised the death toll of the stampede last month near Mecca, Saudi Arabia to at least 1,453 people, making it the deadliest disaster in the history of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
By Joshua Barajas
More than 700 people have died in a stampede during the annual hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca. The disaster has raised fresh questions about Saudi Arabia’s management of the annual migration, in the wake of another deadly accident at the…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, hundreds of migrants gave up waiting for special Austrian trains raining from the Hungarian border, starting the 40 mile walk to Vienna by foot. Also, a construction crane collapsed into the side of Mecca's Grand…
By PBS NewsHour
By Amanda Gomez
At least 87 people have been killed and almost 200 more injured after a crane fell on Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday according to The Guardian.
With the arrival of approximately two million people from around the world in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, there are a group of pilgrims who were not welcomed. The Saudi government has banned the entry of…
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
The two main rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed an agreement to share government power in Saudi-brokered talks Thursday, a move aimed at ending growing violence between the two factions.
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