Muslims commence annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the annual haj pilgrimage on Wednesday, donning traditional white garments and heading to a tent camp outside the holy city of Mecca in an itinerary retracing the route Prophet Mohammad took 14 centuries ago. Nearly 2 million worshippers, from nearly every country, arrived in Saudi Arabia this week for… Read More Muslims commence annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

65 killed, 154 injured as crane collapses at mosque in Mecca

A crane collapsed Friday at one of Islam ‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca — killing at least 65 people and injuring 154 others, Saudi Arabian authorities said on Friday, on Twitter. There was no immediate comment about the cause of the collapse. The Masjid al-Haram surrounds Islam’s holiest site, the… Read More 65 killed, 154 injured as crane collapses at mosque in Mecca