Mecca

Muslim pilgrims start stone-throwing ritual amid tightened security

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims started on Monday a stone-throwing ritual as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca, where hundreds were killed in a...

Muslim pilgrims pack Mount Arafat as Hajj reaches its climax

Nearly 2 million Muslims on Sunday packed Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia marking the peak of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Muslims start Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid tightened security

The annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage started on Saturday in Saudi Arabia amid increased security measures

Iran's ayatollah calls Saudis "infidels" ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized the Saudis as unbelievers and questioned the country's role in administering the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

Report: Saudi Arabia puts 14 on trial over deadly crane crash

Trial has begun for 14 people in connection to a crane collapse in Saudi Arabia last year that killed 110 people and injured more than 200 at a holy site, local newspapers reported on Thursday....