Agence France-Presse . Makkah

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    Saudi Arabia reopens area around sacred Kaaba

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 01:04am on March 08, 2020

    Saudi Arabia reopened Saturday the area around the sacred Kaaba in Makkah’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site, reversing one of a series of measures introduced...

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    Over 2m Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 06:40pm on August 09, 2019

    More than two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop...

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    Makkah vendors cash in on hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2019

    In the Saudi city of Makkah, dotted with fast food eateries and stalls selling Chinese-made trinkets, vendors are ready to cash in on the annual...

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    Saudi prepares for Hajj

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 02:51pm on August 07, 2019

    More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop...

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    Saudi demands firm Arab stand on Iran’s acts

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 12:00am on June 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Friday ratcheted up the rhetoric against arch-nemesis Iran, calling on Arab states to confront its ‘criminal’ actions after attacks on...

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    Politics overshadows prayers in Makkah

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 05:39pm on May 31, 2019

    Islam’s holiest city Makkah is abuzz with pilgrims in the last days of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid tight security for high-profile gatherings of...