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‘Green hajj’ takes root in Makkah

1 month, 2 days ago
RIYADH: Thousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up a pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the…

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

1 month, 7 days ago
MECCA: More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing…

Pilgrims gathering at Mecca to perform annual Hajj rituals

1 year, 29 days ago
JEDDAH: Muslims from across the world are gathering in Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage to take part in the following rituals: - Ihram: Pilgrims wear special outfits, which for men is a two-piece white seamless…

Hajj flight operation begins

1 year, 2 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Hajj flight operation began on Monday as Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) first flight departed with 328 pilgrims on board from Benazir International Airport, Islamabad early Monday morning for Madina, ARY News reported.…

Terror attacks not Islam: Pogba

1 year, 2 months ago
LONDON: The world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba says the four terror attacks that have killed dozens and left scores injured in England this year have nothing to do with religion. The 24-year-old Manchester United star -- who is…

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies aged 91

3 years, 8 months ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday and was replaced by Crown Prince Salman, the OPEC-kingpin's royal court said in a statement.