Mecca

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's...

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

11 Bangladeshis among Mina victims: Haab

The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be...

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

Hajj death toll rises to 769

The death toll in a crush at the annual hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca rises to 769, Saudi Arabia said as arch-rival Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it...

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Hajj stampede: 98 Bangladeshis missing

A total of 98 Bangladeshis are still missing after the stampede at Mecca during hajj that killed over 700 pilgrims.

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Hajj stampede: Saudi mufti says deaths 'beyond human control'

Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said Thursday's stampede that killed more than 700 people at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca was beyond human control.

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Criticism grows over Hajj deaths

Iran has led growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after at least 717 people died and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Saudi blamed after hajj stampede kills 717

Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the Hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter-century.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Hajj casualty: Another Bangladeshi among dead

Another Bangladeshi woman has been found among the 717 pilgrims who died during a hajj ritual on the outskirts of Makka in Saudi Arabia.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Hajj stampede: Saudi king orders safety review

Saudi Arabia's King Salman orders a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca.

September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015

History of tragedies at hajj pilgrimage

The deadly stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that killed at least 717 people is just the latest tragedy to strike the pilgrimage.