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Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

Merseyside police arrested a man whose racist post was shared on social media on Wednesday, sending out a strong message against hate crimes.

Libya's grand mufti calls for Saudi Hajj boycott

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Libya's grand mufti calls for Saudi Hajj boycott

Libya's controversial grand mufti has claimed it would be a 'sin' for Muslims to go on any optional pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

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More than two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

All Muslims are required to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetimes if they have the means to do so, completing one of the pillars ...

Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

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Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

What are more than two million pilgrims doing in this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage?

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Saudi Arabia and Iran hold breakthrough hajj talks

After a year of deadlock, regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran appear to be overcoming one major obstacle as Riyadh holds talks with its rival on next year's hajj pilgrimage.

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Egypt's media attacks Saudi Arabia in rare public row

Some of Egypt's biggest media stars have lashed out at Saudi Arabia, as tensions between the two countries over regional conflicts come out in ...

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Jordan: Bus crash kills 16 Palestinians en-route to Mecca

A bus carrying Palestinian pilgrims from the occupied West Bank has crashed near the Jordanian-Saudi border, killing 16 and injuring scores ...

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Hamas leader Meshaal in surprise visit to Riyadh

Khaled Meshaal, and other Hamas leaders arrived in Saudi Arabia late on Wednesday, Arab media reported, after years of being cold-shouldered by ...

Saudi embassy closure ends lifeline for Yemenis

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Saudi embassy closure ends lifeline for Yemenis

Thousands of pilgrims and workers in limbo after the Saudi embassy closed its doors in response to the Houthi takeover of Sanaa.

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