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Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj
Middle East

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia‚Äôs Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil…
Repentant Muslims gather on Mount Arafat for haj climax
Middle East

Repentant Muslims gather on Mount Arafat for haj climax

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to…
Iranian pilgrims return to haj in Saudi Arabia after boycott last year
Middle East

Iranian pilgrims return to haj in Saudi Arabia after boycott last year

Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the haj in Medina this year, and were due to start arriving on…
UPDATE: Haj death toll rises to 769, Iran denounces ‘crime’
Middle East

UPDATE: Haj death toll rises to 769, Iran denounces ‘crime’

The death toll in a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage outside Mecca rose to 769, Saudi Arabia said on…
Flags, phones and human chains: Islam’s pilgrims seek the way on haj
Egypt

Flags, phones and human chains: Islam’s pilgrims seek the way on haj

For the millions of Muslims set to start the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca on Tuesday, the challenge of reaching…
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