Mecca

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017

Pogba sends Ramadan greetings from Mecca

The world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba posts pictures of himself at the holiest site of Islam, days after helping Manchester United to victory in the Europa League final.

August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

Tk 3.5 lakh for pvt hajj pilgrimage

Hajj pilgrims will have to pay Tk 3.49 lakh this year for hajj pilgrimage under private management, says Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab).

December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015

Saudis elect first woman politician

A Saudi woman wins a seat on Mecca's municipal council in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, the country's election...

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's...

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

11 Bangladeshis among Mina victims: Haab

The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be...

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

Hajj death toll rises to 769

The death toll in a crush at the annual hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca rises to 769, Saudi Arabia said as arch-rival Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it...

September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015

Hajj stampede: 98 Bangladeshis missing

A total of 98 Bangladeshis are still missing after the stampede at Mecca during hajj that killed over 700 pilgrims.