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World - International
5/14/2024 1:53:41 PM
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday formally submitted his candidacy to recontest the parliamentary seat for the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in a general election he is widely expected to win.

World - Region
7/11/2023 3:18:01 PM
Israeli authorities on Tuesday evicted a Palestinian family from their contested apartment in Jerusalem's Old City, the family said, capping a decades-long legal battle that has come to symbolize conflicting claims to the holy city.

World - Region
6/25/2023 8:48:51 PM
Over 2 million Muslims will take part in this week's Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as one of the world's largest religious gatherings returns to full capacity following years of coronavirus restrictions.

World - Region
3/28/2023 12:01:14 AM
A bus ferrying pilgrims to the holy city of Mecca burst into flames after a collision on a bridge on Monday, killing 20 people and injuring more than two dozen others, Saudi state media reported.

Egypt - Health
2/23/2023 5:33:14 PM
Egyptians willing to perform Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage) this year in the holy city of Mecca are required to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus and to take a meningitis vaccine shot, Spokesman of Egypt’s Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed.

World - International
9/22/2022 11:47:53 AM
According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph, Liz Truss has told her Israeli counterpart she is reviewing moving the British embassy in Tel Aviv to the contested holy city of Jerusalem.

World - Region
9/13/2022 9:59:07 AM
Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to the Muslim holy city of Mecca to perform an umrah pilgrimage on behalf of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

World - Region
7/21/2022 12:51:00 PM
An Israeli journalist has sparked controversy after publishing a video of himself sneaking into the Saudi city of Mecca, the holiest city of Islam, flouting a ban on non-Muslims.

World - Region
7/6/2022 11:57:03 AM
One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam's five pillars.

World - Region
5/19/2022 12:38:48 PM
Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem’s Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city.

World - Region
4/17/2022 1:31:07 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday called for free access to the holy sites in Jerusalem as he delivered his annual Easter address amid simmering violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy City.

World - Region
12/30/2021 1:12:53 PM
Saudi Arabia on Thursday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, after recording the highest number of infections in months.

World - Africa
12/9/2021 6:47:23 PM
Father Tsige Mezgebu was leading an afternoon prayer service in August when a column of haggard-looking rebels entered Lalibela, prompting worshippers to cry out "God save our city!"

World - Region
10/17/2021 11:46:05 AM
The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

World - Region
9/27/2021 12:18:37 PM
In Iran s holy city of Qom, where Shia scholars study and pilgrims travel to a shrine of Imam Al-Rida, the Islamic Republic s coronavirus outbreak began and still rages to this day.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
6/15/2021 11:48:04 PM
Israel continues with a series of measures in occupied Jerusalem as part of its plan of the Judification of the Holy City, reports Mohamed Abu Shaar, ending Arab and Palestinian existence there

World - Africa
2/18/2021 9:44:03 AM
With Tigray cut off from the world and journalists blocked from entering, little could be verified as Ethiopian and allied fighters pursued the Tigray region's fugitive leaders

World - Region
4/10/2020 3:39:07 PM

World - Region
3/5/2020 11:54:11 AM

World - Region
2/27/2020 10:13:01 AM
The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure the world's 1.8 billion Muslims pray toward five times a day

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