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Saudi king vows public crane fall inquiry

Saudi Arabia's King Salman says the results of an investigation into why a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people, will be made public.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Muslim pilgrims start hajj pilgrimage

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.

September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015

Saudi king vows public crane fall inquiry

Saudi Arabia's King Salman says the results of an investigation into why a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people, will be made public.

September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015

Hajj will go ahead after deadly crane collapse: Saudi official

This year's hajj pilgrimage will go ahead despite a crane collapse which killed more than 100 people at the Grand Mosque of Mecca, a Saudi official tells AFP.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

87 dead in Mecca mosque crane fall

A massive construction crane crashes into Mecca's Grand Mosque in stormy weather Friday, killing 87 people and injuring 184, Saudi authorities say, less than a fortnight before the hajj pilgrimage starts.