Hajj pilgrimage - updates

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More than 2 million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The hajj consists of a series of religious rites which are completed over 5 days in Islam's holiest city and its surroundings in western Saudi Arabia

PRAYERS. Mulism pilgrims gather around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 8, 2019, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

Saudi Arabia prepares for hajj as Gulf tensions persist

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Crowds of worshippers already begun to gather in Mecca in the days ahead of the hajj, the focal point of the Islamic calendar

A general view shows Muslim pilgrims circling the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, on September 6, 2016. More than a million Muslims have already flocked to Saudi Arabia in preparation for the start of the Hajj pilgrimage on September 10, which for many be the highlight of their spiritual lives. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

Saudi gov’t allows 3rd airline to ferry Filipinos to hajj pilgrimage

Jan 04, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The Saudi government used to allow only national carriers Saudia and Philippine Airlines to transport Filipino pilgirms

Muslim pilgrims prepare to circumambulate the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 27, 2017, prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Karim Sahib/AFP

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:18 PM

(UPDATED) 'It's the ultimate journey. What worries me is the return to my normal life. For the moment, I am in a dream,' says one pilgrim

HAJJ PILGRIMAGE. A Muslim pilgrim feeds pigeons as worshipers arrive for a prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, home of the Kaaba. File photo by Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP

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Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Mecca – Arab coalition

Jul 28, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The new attack is thought to pose a threat ahead of Hajj when some 2 million faithful from across the world will visit the site

The wRap Indonesia: Missing plane, Rohingya sexual assault claims

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A passenger plane is missing two days after it lost contact with air traffic control police say sexual assault allegations by Rohingya women are false and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

The wRap Indonesia: Tortured farmer, Go-Mart invasion

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:07 AM

A farmer killed for protesting sand mining is allegedly not the first one murdered Go Jek CEO and Founder Nadiem Makarim talks to Rappler about Go Mart and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

Ucapan dukacita jaringan Gusdurian atas meninggalnya Salim Kancil. Foto dari Twitter @AlissaWahid

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesian death toll, Social Good Summit

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The number of Indonesians who died in the hajj pilgrimage stampede continues to rise Rappler and the United Nations Development Programme host the Social Good Summit in Jakarta and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

Indonesian death toll from Hajj stampede rises to 120

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Indonesia the world s most populous Muslim majority country initially indicated only a handful of its citizens died in the stampede but the death toll crept up over the weeks

TRAGEDY. Hundreds are dead after a tragic stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by AFP

Filipino pilgrim among dead in Mecca stampede

Sep 25, 2015 - 7:47 PM

UPDATED The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs withholds the identity of the victim upon the request of the family The victim is among more than 700 who died

TRAGEDY. Hundreds are dead after a tragic stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo by AFP

Pulse Asia survey, LP eyes Cayetano, Hajj stampede | 12PM wRap

Sep 25, 2015 - 12:21 PM

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Death toll rises to 717 in Hajj stampede

Sep 24, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Another tragedy has struck the Hajj pilgrimage after a stampede kills at least 717 people and injures hundreds more

STAMPEDE. The stampede at the Hajj kills hundreds of pilgrims. Photo by AFP

Poe for president, China’s reclamation, Mecca accident | 6PM wRap

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

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Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Sep 12, 2015 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED After being hit by a storm a crane crashes into the Grand Mosque in Mecca just days before the annual hajj pilgrimage

With wheelchairs, walking sticks, pilgrims throng Mecca for hajj

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Hundreds of thousands of faithful descend on Saudi Arabia s holy city for the annual hajj pilgrimage which starts on Thursday October 2

A Muslim pilgrim feeds pigeons as worshipers arrive for a prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, home of the Kaaba, on September 29, 2014 as hundreds of thousands of Muslim worshipers started pouring into the holy city for the annual hajj pilgrimage. Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP

Hajj pilgrims set for Eid al-Adha feast

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Attendance is sharply down from last year due to fears of the MERS virus which has killed 60 people worldwide

SEA OF PILGRIMS. Muslim pilgrims pray at the top of the Mount of Mercy (also called Mount Arafat), on the second day of the Muslim's Hajj 2013 pilgrimage, in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 14 October 2013. EPA/Ali Hassan

Muslim hajj pilgrimage in focus amid MERS virus fears

Jun 29, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Virologists are casting a worried eye on this year s Islamic hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as they struggle with the deadly virus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS