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Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj
Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan
Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan Saturday at the start of a Middle East tour aiming to boost ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity itself.

Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan
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Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed.

Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed
Kazakhstan Spiritual Management of Muslims carries $1.5 million in a bag to Saudi Arabia

The administration of the Spiritual Management of the Muslims of Kazakhstan transports up to $1.5 million in cash in a bag to Saudi Arabia.

Kazakhstan Spiritual Management of Muslims carries $1.5 million in a bag to Saudi Arabia
Thirty-six killed in Italy coach crash: rescue services
Thirty-six killed in Italy coach crash: rescue services

At least 36 people were killed and several more injured after a coach carrying pilgrims plunged off a motorway flyover in southern Italy.

Thirty-six killed in Italy coach crash: rescue services
22 reported dead as stampede mars India's Ganges festival
22 reported dead as stampede mars India's Ganges festival

At least 22 people died in a stampede as pilgrims headed home from India's giant Kumbh Mela festival, which drew a record 30 million people to the banks of the river Ganges.

22 reported dead as stampede mars India's Ganges festival
Pilgrims flock to the Ganges for world's biggest festival
Pilgrims flock to the Ganges for world's biggest festival

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims led by naked ash-covered holy men streamed into the sacred river Ganges on Monday at the start of the world's biggest religious festival.

Pilgrims flock to the Ganges for world's biggest festival
Four Kazakhstan citizens injured in car accident during Hajj
Four Kazakhstan citizens injured in car accident during Hajj

Kazakhstan received a Hajj quota for 5.5 thousand people this year.

Four Kazakhstan citizens injured in car accident during Hajj
Hajj pilgrims stone devil as Eid begins
Hajj pilgrims stone devil as Eid begins

Saudi Arabia's usually deserted Mina valley burst with life as more than three million Muslim pilgrims stoned pillars representing Satan on Friday, first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Hajj pilgrims stone devil as Eid begins

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