Mecca

Type: City
Name: Mecca
Country: Saudi Arabia
Latitude: 21.416666
Longitude: 39.816666
population: 1,199,659
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Residents Urged to Avoid Grand Mosque for Eid Prayers amid Congestion

Police try to control crowd movement inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Sunday. (AN photo by Ahmad Hashad)An aerial shot shows the Grand Mosque teeming with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims on Sunday. (AN photo by Ahmad Hashad)The Grand Mosque in Makkah ... [Published HighBeam Research - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Mecca, Jeddah, Civil Defence
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

My Turn: So what is a caliphate?

With much current talk of a terrorist Islamic caliphate state possibly resulting from the rise of the militant ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terror army in Iraq, we need to know what a caliphate is. This militant group, said to be much worse ... [Published Shelby Star - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

In the Crimea on the coins can be seen Mecca

on August 1, for the first time in Crimea, Bakhchisaray Palace Museum opens exhibition "Mecca in silver marks the Moscow Mint". The organizers were KRU Bakhchisaray historical and cultural reserve and digging WT.п? last year this exhibition was successfully ... [Published RIN.ru - 6 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

A group of pilgrims return to Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A group of pilgrims of Umrah-2014 pilgrimage of Ramadan month from Ferghana Valley, Bukhara and Samarkand regions returned to Uzbekistan on 27 July 2014, the press service of the Committee on religious affairs under ... [Published UzDaily.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Cooking for a microscope

PILGRIMS has long been a Mecca on the South Coast for vegetarians but on Sunday, August 3, it will play host to the greatest vegetarian cook off the town has seen, all for a microscope. PILGRIMS has long been a Mecca on the South Coast for vegetarians ... [Published Milton Ulladulla Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

An introduction to the "Middle East", part 5

At one point, Muhammad broke fellowship with the Jewish clans of Medina, of which there were around 3, of the 11 clans. At one point in time, they even had control of Yathrib. At this point, Muhammad respected Jews, like Christians, as "People of the ... [Published Examiner.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Zamzam water, prayer mats form bulk of souvenir items being bought by pilgrims

Pilgrims like to take souvenirs when they go back to their countries. Stores surrounding the Grand Mosque are filled with pilgrims who look for gifts even before they complete the rituals.The value of the gift is not of much consideration, the important ... [Published Arab News - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bihari workers return from Saudi jail

PATNA: After languishing in Mecca jail for one year, 22 Bihari workers returned homes last week with a vow not to visit Saudi Arabia or any Gulf country again. They returned bruised, physically and mentally. They were not even allowed to take their luggage ... [Published Times of India - Jul 28 2014]
Entities: Jail, Workers, Mecca
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Makkah hotel room rates break records

Several tourism and commercial firms are taking advantage of high demand by leasing hotel rooms with views overlooking the Grand Mosque for up to SR70,000 (or in some cases, SR100,000) a night, operators in the hospitality sector recently revealed.“These ... [Published Arab News - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mecca's changing face matches the needs of its Muslim pilgrims

_ The Grand Mosque and Kaaba in Mecca during the hajj pilgrimage. Photograph: Alamy Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, is drawing to a close. The last 10 days are considered the holiest, and the focal point is the holiest of the cities, Mecca – from ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Minister takes notice of high transport fares from Makkah

- Karachi—Inter-city passenger transporters had increased transport fares from Rs 150 to Rs 450 per passenger.The issue of transport fares of passenger coaches was the provincial subject and Sindh Transport Ministry and Commissioners of their respective ... [Published Pakistan Observer - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pilgrim with the Camera

American broadcast journalist Anisa Mehdi is known for her series of documentaries on the subject of religion. Among them is "Inside Mecca", a National Geographic documentary film that offers an intimate exploration of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to ... [Published BFM 89.9 - Jul 27 2014]

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...Other planes were flying within this airspace as well. As MAS bluntly put it, "MH17's flight plan was approved by Eurocontrol, who are solely responsible for determining civil aircraft flight paths over European airspace"
"If there's one place in the world that could be said to be the cradle of the Shia-Sunni divide, it is Iraq."
...Exhibition "Mecca in silver: the symbolism of the Hajj in silver marks the Moscow Mint" was successfully held in 2013 in the Republic of Tatarstan, and in 2014 in Dagestan and Moscow
Presenting the items at a short ceremony held in Accra, the Head of International Business at Vodafone Ghana, Joseph Babu said: "At Vodafone, we have been consistent in supporting and joining our Islamic brothers and sisters as they celebrate important occasions on the Islamic calendar. We appreciate the significance of fasting season among the Muslim community; we will continue to support them during this essential period."

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Shot out of the sky [Published The Nation - Thailand - 17 mins ago]
Shia and Sunni history in Iraq [Published ABC Online - 1 hour ago]
Residents Urged to Avoid Grand Mosque for Eid P... [Published HighBeam Research - 1 hour ago]
My Turn: So what is a caliphate? [Published Shelby Star - 5 hours ago]
A Whistle-Stop Tour of Beautifully Designed Tra... [Published Gizmodo UK - 5 hours ago]
In the Crimea on the coins can be seen Mecca [Published RIN.ru - 6 hours ago]
Vodafone Ghana supports Ramadan with food items... [Published Business Ghana - 8 hours ago]
Hundreds of Wycombe Muslims celebrate Eid [Published Bucks Free Press - 9 hours ago]
A group of pilgrims return to Uzbekistan [Published UzDaily.com - 9 hours ago]
Eid Mubarak: Festivity grips Delhi as tens of t... [Published India Today - 11 hours ago]
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Celebrates 125... [Published Discounted Hotel Rooms - 12 hours ago]
Cooking for a microscope [Published Milton Ulladulla Times - 13 hours ago]
President Mukherjee wishes nation on Eid-ul-Fitr [Published TruthDive - 13 hours ago]
PM Modi greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr [Published TruthDive - 13 hours ago]
Naqvi, Shahnawaz offer prayers, extend greeting... [Published Topnews.in - 14 hours ago]
Eid-ul-fitr celebrated across the country [Published Yahoo! India - 15 hours ago]
Fire rips through Jeddah paper factory [Published Saudi Gazette - 17 hours ago]
Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi: A life devoted to piety [Published Saudi Gazette - 17 hours ago]
An introduction to the "Middle East", part 5 [Published Examiner.com - 17 hours ago]
Global Shipping Services Handles Incinerator Pl... [Published Breakbulk - 18 hours ago]
Pakistan's Beleaguered Democracy [Published New Indian Express - 18 hours ago]
Woman, 2 girls killed in Pak blasphemy row [Published AhmedabadMirror.com - 18 hours ago]
Pakistan: Muslim mob kills grandmother and chil... [Published Examiner.com - 18 hours ago]
Eidel Fitr: Saraki preaches peace, unity [Published Nigerian Tribune - 19 hours ago]
FAST FACTS: Eid al-Fitr [Published Rappler - 19 hours ago]
Eid call: Help crisis-hit fellow Muslims [Published Arab News - 19 hours ago]
TOP 10 TALLEST TOWERS IN THE ARAB WORLD [Published Eye of Riyadh - 21 hours ago]
Woman, granddaugters killed over Facebook 'blas... [Published Dominion Post - 21 hours ago]
Sheikh Ali Al-Hudhaifi: A life devoted to piety [Published Saudi Gazette - Kingdom - 22 hours ago]
Fasting? Prayer? There's an App for That [Published PC Magazine - 23 hours ago]
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"How Islamic Are Muslims?" - Pipes article in N... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jul 28 2014]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Homepage     |    Articles    |     Blog You can follow Daniel Pipes and the Middle East Forum ontheir Facebook and Twitter pages.Join Daniel Pipes on afact-finding expedition to Israel's ...
Understanding Hamas’ Mainstream, Genocidal, Isl... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jul 26 2014]
Understanding Hamas’ Mainstream, Genocidal, Islamic Jew-Hatred http://pjmedia.com/blog/understanding-hamas-mainstream-genocidal-islamic-jew-hatred/?singlepage=true The willful ignorance of Hamas' motivations continues.by Andrew G. Bostom Bio July ...
Branswell: What’s going on in Iran’s Kerman pro... [Published H5N1 - Jul 25 2014]
Via Global News, Helen Branswell of The Canadian Press writes a fascinating article: What’s going on in Iran’s Kerman Province? Click through for the full report and a lot of links. Excerpt:Since mid-May there have been five confirmed MERS cases in the ...
UAE: More pieces fall into place in the MERS pu... [Published H5N1 - Jul 23 2014]
Via The National, an editorial: More pieces fall into place in the Mers puzzle.A small potential breakthrough and a small step along a long road is probably the best way to explain the latest developments in the search for answers to key questions regarding ...
George Jonas: Our bloody history of shot-down a... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Jul 21 2014]
The Boeing 777 jetliner downed by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) on July 17 while cruising at high altitude near the border of Ukraine and Russia, wasn’t the first civilian transport lost to military (or paramilitary) action. Nor was it the second or ...
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Dhyafat Albalad Alameen Sign the Makkah Map Agr... [Published Financial Services - May 27 2014]
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