The Hajj News
Saudi carrier says Qatar has not approved hajj flights
Saudi Arabia says its aircraft have not been given permission to land in Doha to pick up Qatari pilgrims for the annual hajj after the king authorized flights to transport people to Mecca
Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrims
Saudi Arabia says it's reopening border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend hajj despite Doha-Riyadh rift
Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza
Gaza's Hamas rulers say their member was killed by suicide bomber as he tried to stop attacker from crossing into Egypt
Annual Pilgrimage Begins in Saudi Arabia a Year After Deadly Stampede
Some two million Muslims from around the globe began the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The five-day pilgrimage is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Pilgrims are encircling Islam 's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kabaa in the holy city of Mecca, amid
Muhammad Ali a champion for his faith until the end
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Muhammad Ali was many things during his life, but above all else he was a Muslim. This isn't my opinion. This was Ali's belief. "Everything I do now, I do to please Allah," he once said. "I conquered the world, and it didn't bring me happiness. The only true satisfaction comes
Inside the Immigration File of San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik
The San Bernardino shooters -- Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook -- emailed for several weeks before deciding to meet each other for the first time, according to Malik's immigration file, portions of which were released today by the House Judiciary Committee. The 21-page file reveals
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Praises Nuclear Deal in His UN Address
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was practically effusive today in his praise for the nuclear deal struck between Iran and Western nations this summer. He said the deal was created as a result of the "careful and clear diplomatic effort." He went on to call it "an international instrument," "a
The Pope's Address to the United Nations
Pope Francis becomes only the fourth pope to speak before the General Assembly.
Pope Francis Offers Prayers for Muslim Pilgrims Who Died During Hajj: 'I Unite Myself With You All'
As Pope Francis spoke at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York this evening, he offers prayers for the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims killed today during Hajj. "I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters," he said. "My sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy.
Stampede at Hajj Kills More Than 700 People, Officials Say
At least 717 people died today and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi Civil Defense Agency confirms, making it one of the deadliest incidents occurring during the annual hajj pilgrimage. A senior State Department official said they were not aware of any Americans