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Video of Man Ramming Through Gates of Mecca’s Grand Mosque

A video of a car ramming several barriers and eventually crashing through the southern gates of the Masjid al-Haram, also known as the Grand Mosque of Mecca, has emerged on social media. The footage shows a white car driven by an unknown perpetrator being chased by several people, presumably personnel from the mosque. After ramming […]Read More

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Mecca pilgrimage, tourism amid coronavirus

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended foreigners’ entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic, Reuters reports. The kingdom, which hosts the two holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina, welcomes millions of Muslim visitors […]Read More

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Saudi Arabia Bans Muslims From Israel and Palestine From Mecca

Although the Jewish State and the Gulf Kingdom have no diplomatic ties, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship have been able to perform the hajj, considered compulsory in Islam, using temporary Jordanian passports. Riyadh has eliminated this loophole despite reports about a rapprochement and military cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has changed its passport […]Read More

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Heavy Storm Surprises Hajj Pilgrims in Mecca

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Stormy weather and heavy rain surprises over 2 million Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Sunday on the first day of the annual hajj ritual. Worshippers arrived in Saudi Arabia last week for the ritual, which retraces the route Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took 14 centuries ago. Several hours of heavy rain and […]Read More

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Frenchman Commits Suicide at Mecca, Holiest Muslim Site

A European-born man committed suicide at the Great Mosque at Mecca, in the proximity of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine. The Frenchman threw himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, according to Saudi and French officials on Saturday. “A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in […]Read More

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Five Arrested Over Foiled Attack on Mecca Mosque – Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s security forces have detained five terror suspects, including a woman, over a failed plot to attack the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In a statement cited by the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news channel, the ministry said the plot targeted worshippers who […]Read More

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Huge fire at hotel in Mecca

A hotel in Mecca is engulfed in flames, local media report. Multiple photos and videos of the huge fire have been posted online. There are no reports on the cause of the fire so far. Parts of the structure can be seen falling onto a nearby road. Full story with videos and photos: rt.comRead More

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Yala woman tested for “Mers”

A 59-year-old woman from Yala province who has just returned from Saudi Arabia is though to have contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). The woman has developed symptoms of the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus or Mers including high fever, coughing and respiratory problems. Read more: The NationRead More