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September 10, 2016 10:58 AM In pictures: Hajj 2016

From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia Saturday, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. After preliminary rituals this week in Makkah at the Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site, the pilgrims will move on Saturday in buses, by train or even on foot in debilitating 15 1

September 10, 2016 10:58 AM Nearly 1.5 Million Begin Annual Haj In Saudi Arabia

Mecca: From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual haj in western Saudi Arabia today, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. Tens of thousands of Iranians are absent because of long-running tensions between their Shia nation and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia, friction exaggerated by the stampede 2

September 10, 2016 9:20 AM Saudi Arabia pledges to protect pilgrims as hajj begins

More than a million Muslims are taking part in the annual hajj pilgrimage on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, where authorities said they have introduced a series of new measures to protect the safety of pilgrims. Muslims from around the world have been travelling to Saudi Arabia since August in preparation for the five-day pilgrimage that all believers must complete 28

September 10, 2016 8:32 AM Road closure at Persiaran Waja and NKVE interchange

KUALA LUMPUR: A one-day road closure at the ramp into Persiaran Waja will commence from Sept 13 to facilitate the launching of beams for construction of the West Coast Expressway (WCE) Taiping to Banting project. West Coast Expressway Sdn Bhd in a statement today said the closure would take effect from 11pm to 5am on Sept 14. "Motorists coming from the New Klang 4

September 10, 2016 7:20 AM Saudi Arabia Hajj: Millions begin annual pilgrimage

About 1.5 million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, unperturbed by a 2015 stampede which killed more than 2,000 people. The pilgrims face new safety measures, including tighter security and ID bracelets, in a bid to prevent a repeat of last year's disaster. But tens of thousands of Shia Iranians are absent because of long-running 12

September 10, 2016 2:47 AM Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual hajj in Saudi

MECCA: From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia Saturday, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. Tens of thousands of Iranians are absent because of long-running tensions between their Shiite nation and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia, friction exaggerated by the stampede 13

September 9, 2016 7:43 PM Hajj DIY: Apps Are Making the Pilgrimage Easier Than it’s Ever Been

The Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, begins Friday. The world’s eyes are on Saudi Arabia: Tragedy marked last year’s pilgrimage, during which as many as 2,600 people died in a stampede. The Kingdom received criticism the world over for failing in its custodianship of the pilgrimage, which occurs within Saudi Arabia but constitutes a lifelong 14

September 9, 2016 6:10 PM Pavic and Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles

NEW YORK: Croatia's Mate Pavic and Germany's Laura Siegemund claimed the first silverware of the U.S. Open on Friday, landing the mixed doubles title with a 6-4 6-4 upset win over the seventh-seeded U.S. partnership of Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe. It was the first grand slam title for the unseeded Pavic and Siegemund, who swept through all 10 sets and three 2

September 9, 2016 12:18 PM PICTURED: Faithful await hajj on historic Saudi mountaintop

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims awaiting the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage have climbed a historic mountaintop looking over the holy city of Mecca, taking in its modern sights from a place revered in Islamic history. The Quran holds that the Prophet Muhammad heard his first revelation from God while atop Noor Mountain. On Friday, the faithful 18

September 9, 2016 3:20 AM Tennis: Kerber downs Wozniacki, faces Pliskova for US Open title

Angelique Kerber marked her elevation to the world number one ranking by reaching the US Open final on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki. NEW YORK: Angelique Kerber marked her elevation to the world number one ranking by reaching the US Open final on Friday (Sep 9) with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Caroline Wozniacki. The 28-year-old 6