In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:16 GMT

More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

Egypt praises late Palestinian leader Arafat on the 14th anniversary of his death

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 - 09:30 GMT

"Greetings to the symbol of the Palestinian struggle ... to the spirit of leader Yasser Arafat," the ministry's spokesman Ahmed Hafez tweeted.

Death toll increases to 59 among Egyptian pilgrims

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 09:51 GMT

The number of deaths has been raised to 55 cases; an Egyptian pilgrim died Tuesday in Medina, Saudi Arabia, according to the Ministry of Health.