Mecca: News

20 Jun 2024


68 Indians among 645 Hajj pilgrims who died in Mecca 

A Saudi Arabia diplomat confirmed on Wednesday that 68 Indian nationals were among the over 600 pilgrims who lost their lives during this year's hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

17 Jun 2024


2024 Hajj sees 19 deaths amidst heatwave in Saudi Arabia

The 2024 Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has claimed the lives of at least 19 pilgrims from Jordan and Iran due to extreme heat, as reported by both countries.

14 Jun 2024


Over 1.5 million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage amid Gaza conflict

In the intense heat of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, over 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims from around the world have congregated to begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

28 Mar 2023

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: 20 Umrah pilgrims killed in bus accident

At least 20 people were killed and 29 were injured after a bus hit a bridge, overturned, and burst into flames in Saudi Arabia's Asir province on Monday, AFP reported, quoting state media.

16 Feb 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP's Kausar Jahan takes Delhi Haj Committee chair from AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) suffered a big blow in Delhi as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kausar Jahan was elected chairperson of the Delhi Haj Committee.

17 Dec 2019


Top B2B tech events and conferences to attend in 2020

Major tech events and conferences are nothing less than a Mecca for technology enthusiasts and manufacturers of the world to meet and showcase the future of the industry.

08 Nov 2018


Change in Saudi's policy may forbid Israeli-Muslims from Mecca pilgrimage

A new rule of Saudi Arabia may stop over one million Israeli Muslims from offering prayers at Mecca, Haaretz reported.

20 Aug 2018


Here's all you need to know about the Hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world, including India, yesterday began the annual Hajj pilgrimage at first light in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.

11 Feb 2018


#MosqueMeToo: Even sacred places like Mecca aren't safe for women

For millions of Muslims, Mecca is the holiest place. An estimated 2mn head there annually for Hajj.

Muslim leaders want to do away with Haj subsidy

The Quran dictates that the Haj is obligatory, solely for those who can afford it.