Mecca

Type: City
Name: Mecca
Country: Saudi Arabia
Latitude: 21.416666
Longitude: 39.816666
population: 1,199,659
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 4 reports

Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca | Reuters

5:38am EDT ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.A health ministry ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 24 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 30 mins ago - 1 reports

Not so virtuous after all: Saudi religious police beat woman in Mecca

Perhaps Saudi Arabia's religious police are not so "virtuous" after all. three members of KSA's were dismissed from their posts after reports came out last week that the three were involved in beating an Aghan woman in a park in Mecca. said that one of ... [Published Albawaba - 5 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 5 reports

Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.A health ministry statement said ... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

6,000 jobs await women in Makkah

Saudi Gazette reportMAKKAH — The labor market in Makkah has more than 6,000 vacancies for women to work in more than 1,500 shops as part of the third phase of the feminization of jobs recently launched by the Labor Ministry, according to the Makkah Chamber ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Hajj, the Pilgrimage to Mecca Expo Opens in Paris

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday inaugurated an exhibition titled “Hajj, the Pilgrimage to Mecca”.The expo has been mounted at the Arab World Institute in Paris and will run until August 10, Saphirnews reported.It has been organized in cooperation ... [Published IQNA - 5 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Illegal car mechanics irk Makkawis

Saudi Gazette reportMAKKAH — A number of residents here have complained about illegal residents who repair cars in various locations, Makkah daily reported.They said these illegal residents charge much lower charges for repairing cars, attracting plenty ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Municipality head accused of corruption

Mohammad SameehOkaz/Saudi GazetteMAKKAH – The General Directorate of Investigations (GDI), in coordination with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), has detained officials at Makkah Municipality on charges of corruption.Monitoring bodies ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Woman desperate to find husband and prove kids’ identity

Sabah MubarakOkaz/Saudi GazetteMAKKAH — A woman is desperate to find her long-lost husband to prove the identity of their two children.Umm Rital was married to a man who soon died after the wedding and she subsequently joined a company as a security ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Divorce, Pregnancy, Mecca
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Private schools banned from hiring expatriate counselors

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — The Ministry of Education has prevented private schools from recruiting expatriate student counselors and said these positions should be filled by qualified Saudis specialized in psychology or sociology, according to Makkah ... [Published Saudi Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Benzine consumption hits record-high in Feb.

Saudi Gazette reportMAKKAH – The month of February has witnessed the largest local demand for car petrol, locally called benzine, for the past 12 years, Makkah daily reported.During the same month, benzine imports have also increased to its highest level ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

Transgender Islamic school reopened in Indonesia

INDONESIA - A Pesantren Waria (Islamic boarding school for transgenders) in Yogyakarta has once again opened its doors, and brought the subject of freedom of religion for all - regardless of sexual orientation - back into the public arena.After the death ... [Published Asiaone - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Woman continues fight to wed British beau

Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — A Saudi woman who has been barred from marrying a Briton by a Jeddah court has taken her legal battle to the Court of Appeals in Makkah.A judge of the Jeddah General Court had initially refused to approve the marriage of the ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Apr 21 2014]

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Saudi Arabia today said it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.A health ministry statement said eight of the people ...
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Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. A health ministry statement said eigh... ...
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The sudden spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Saudia Arabia came soon after camel racing events at the Jenadriyah Festival in Riyadh. That suggested the surge in the incurable coronavirus , which resembles pneumonia but ...
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