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Muhammad Yamany

'I am born once again': Pilgrims pray and give praise as haj winds down in Mecca

Aug 23 2018

MINA, Saudi Arabia More than two million haj pilgrims headed back to Mecca for final prayers on Thursday as organizers said the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims had gone smoothly in the face of political tensions and huge logistical challenges.

Muslims at haj converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

Aug 22 2018

JAMARAT, Saudi Arabia More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the riskiest stage of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush three years ago. | Video

Muslims at haj converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

Aug 21 2018

JAMARAT, Saudi Arabia More than two million Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Tuesday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush three years ago.

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for final stages of haj

Aug 20 2018

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia More than 2 million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa to prepare for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. | Video

Muslims at haj blame Arab disunity for Jerusalem embassy move

Aug 20 2018

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia Muslims at the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia criticized what they described as discordant Arab leaders for failing to block President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after he recognized the city as Israel's capital.

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

Aug 20 2018

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country's health minister said there was no sign of any outbreaks of disease.

Muslim pilgrims flock to Mecca ahead of haj

Aug 19 2018

MECCA, Saudi Arabia Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam's holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Mecca ahead of the haj pilgrimage. | Video

Interview: Islamist leader sees no Egyptian reconciliation without Mursi return

Jul 16 2013

ASSIUT, Egypt Reconciliation between Egypt's Islamist and secular politicians is impossible unless deposed President Mohamed Mursi is reinstated, a leading Islamist told Reuters, but played down any suggestion that his movement might return to its violent past.

Islamist leader sees no Egyptian reconciliation without Mursi return

Jul 16 2013

ASSIUT, Egypt Reconciliation between Egypt's Islamist and secular politicians is impossible unless deposed President Mohamed Mursi is reinstated, a leading Islamist told Reuters, but played down any suggestion that his movement might return to its violent past.

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