Mecca

Type: City
Name: Mecca
Country: Saudi Arabia
Latitude: 21.416666
Longitude: 39.816666
population: 1,199,659
First reported 3 mins ago - Updated 3 mins ago - 1 reports

Man seized with fake US one billion in Saudi

Saudi police arrested an African man claiming he is a former ambassador after seizing with him nearly US one billion in fake notes.Police in the western Saudi town of Makkah raided the man’s apartment after receiving information that he was buying property ... [Published Emirates247 - 3 mins ago]
Entities: Fake, Mecca, Police
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 30 mins ago - 2 reports

Thales opens new office in Jeddah

Building on its 40-year relationship with Saudi Arabia, Thales has consolidated its presence in the country by inaugurating its new office.The new office highlights the group’s strategy and ambition to increase local operational capabilities, mainly to ... [Published Arab News - 30 mins ago]
First reported 32 mins ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

Man kills hotel worker just before prayer in Saudi

An Egyptian killed a Bangladeshi hotel employee in Saudi Arabia after he rebuked the Arab man for using drinking water in his pre-prayer ablution.The Egyptian went into the hotel after hearing the night prayer call and went straight to the water cooler ... [Published Emirates247 - 32 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Pinoy Hajj pilgrims to head to Mecca despite warning vs. MERS-CoV

Despite the Department of Health's advice to defer Hajj due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, a group of Filipino pilgrims is pushing through with its pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.A report on MindaNews ... [Published GMA News Online - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

24 Biharis languishing in Mecca jail for a year

PATNA: Pilgrimage to Mecca is the dream of every Muslim across the globe, but for Mohammad Sabir. The Samastipur youth is languishing in a jail in Mecca, the holiest place for Muslims, in Saudi Arabia for almost a year "without committing a crime". He ... [Published Times of India - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Contractors prequalify for Makkah metro civil works

SAUDI ARABIA: The Mayor of Makkah Osama Al Bar has announced that 10 of the 16 international consortia which expressed interest in the two civil works contracts for Phase 1 of the city’s metro project have prequalified to submit tenders.Civil works contracts ... [Published Railway Gazette - Jul 08 2014]
Entities: Mecca, Phase I, Saudi Arabia
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 3 reports

3,000 volunteers help pilgrims in Makkah

–More than 3,000 young volunteers are taking part in the ninth consecutive "Youth of Makkah at Your Service" program to help pilgrims and visitors at the Grand Mosque.Khaled Al-Wafi, the program manager, said the volunteers help the elderly and people ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Indonesian presidential hopeful prays quick Mecca trip will win votes

All Articles Kanupriya Kapoor (Reuters, July 7, 2014)The front-runner in Wednesday's Indonesian presidential election has flown to Mecca on a whirlwind pilgrimage in a last-ditch bid to win voters among the world's largest Muslim population and put to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

National campaign launches to keep Muslims booking trips to Hajj safe from scam operators

British Muslims booking trips to Mecca this November to celebrate Hajj are being warned about the threat of fraudsters trying to con them with bogus travel packages.City of London Police this month launched a national campaign targeted at keeping people ... [Published Corporation of London - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Despite MERS fears, pilgrims flock Mecca

Singapore: Undeterred by MERS, Muslim pilgrims from around the world are flocking the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform their holy pilgrimage. MERS sweeped through the world in a deadly outbreak earlier this year, killing 30 percent of the ... [Published Bio Spectrum Asia - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

Pilgrims to Mecca warned vs MERS-CoV

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Health department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has advised all Muslims to consider postponing plans of going on a pilgrimage in Mecca due to the continuing spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona ... [Published Minda News - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

As Indonesia Vote Nears, a Trip to Mecca

One candidate's pilgrimage in the 11th hour of a neck-and-neck presidential race underlined that what brand of Islam the contenders embody is a pressing question in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Asia - Jul 08 2014]
Entities: Mecca, Indonesia, Islam

Quotes

"I cannot imagine myself behind bars with criminal women. This sentence must be reviewed" she said
"Myself and my wife took into custody a parentless baby girl who was disabled. We became her foster parents. This was 23 years ago."
"The only crime of Sabir and others was that they had demanded compensation for the death of their co-worker" said Sabir's elder brother Manzar of Paigambarpur village...
"While the Quadruple Meningococcal vaccine is mandatory by law of Saudi Arabia to protect people against meningitis, we also recommend Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal. …"

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Sheep sold for Dh750,000 in Saudi [Published Emirates247 - 23 mins ago]
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Man kills hotel worker just before prayer in Saudi [Published Emirates247 - 32 mins ago]
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Tenants who do not pay rent to be locked up [Published Saudi Gazette - 3 hours ago]
The pain of being illegitimate [Published Saudi Gazette - 3 hours ago]
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Thales inaugurates new offices in Jeddah [Published Saudi Gazette - 7 hours ago]
The tradition of having dates during Ramzan [Published Times of India - 8 hours ago]
24 Biharis languishing in Mecca jail for a year [Published Times of India - 8 hours ago]
Health Authority Asks Umrah Travellers to Get V... [Published HighBeam Research - 10 hours ago]
A Tribute to My Golden Lady [Published AwarenessTimes - 10 hours ago]
The Rise of High-Rises [Published World Property Channel - 11 hours ago]
Ramadan in Sweden with no dusk, no dawn [Published New Age Bangladesh - 11 hours ago]
Meningococcal Vaccines Market - Global Industry... [Published SBWire - 13 hours ago]
920,000 Egyptian pilgrims will visit Saudi Arab... [Published Daily Star Egypt - 15 hours ago]
2 new cases of Mers-CoV infection in capital [Published Gulf News - 17 hours ago]
Attach by fingerprint [Published 24.kg - 18 hours ago]
Saudi prisoners convert, memorise Koran for rel... [Published Arabian Business - 19 hours ago]
Quick Count: Jokowi Ahead in Indonesia Poll [Published Fars News Agency - 21 hours ago]
Exit poll shows Jokowi ahead in Indonesia [Published Al Jazeera - 22 hours ago]
Saudi Arabia CCTV Market to Grow at 23% During ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - 22 hours ago]
87 students of UoM given Rs17m under PM scholar... [Published Frontier Post - 23 hours ago]
ARMM health chief backs call to defer pilgrimag... [Published Brunei Times - 23 hours ago]
3,000 volunteers help pilgrims in Makkah [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 09 2014]
BD national stabbed dead in Saudi Arabia [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Jul 09 2014]
A case of the Ramadan blues [Published Eureka Street - Jul 09 2014]
Appeals courts planned in Jeddah, Taif for non-... [Published Saudi Gazette - Jul 09 2014]
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Saudi Arabia CCTV Market to Grow at 23% During ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - 22 hours ago]
Burnaby, Canada, July 09, 2014 --( PR.com )-- According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Saudi Arabia CCTV Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019,” the country’s CCTV systems market is forecast to grow at 23% during 2014-19. The demand ...
Saudi Arabia: MERS precautionary measures activ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 09 2014]
Via Saudi Gazette: MERS precautionary measures activated.The Children and Maternity Hospital in Makkah has activated a program for the prevention and combating the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome — MERS coronavirus, which will last for five days. The ...
Thales inaugurates new offices in Jeddah [Published Thales Group Press Releases - Jul 08 2014]
Saudi Arabia is a key country for Thales for civil business activities such as ground transportation, aerospace and security.Key pointsThales presence in the country dates back 40 years.Saudi Arabia is a key country for Thales for civil business activities ...
Indonesian presidential hopeful prays quick Mec... [Published FaithWorld - Jul 07 2014]
<p><strong>By Reuters Staff</strong></p> <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2014/07/indonesian.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-32605" alt="(Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo runs on the stage after delivering a ...
The Man Who Would Be Caliph Makes A Subversive ... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jul 07 2014]
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Dhyafat Albalad Alameen Sign the Makkah Map Agr... [Published Financial Services - May 27 2014]
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