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# mecca - Monday 5 June, 2017

A forgotten explorer is finally getting his big-screen debut
# Ali Bey
# Ali Bey

A forgotten explorer is finally getting his big-screen debut

Jun 5th 2017, 8:00 AM 15,880 Views 7 Comments

He made it to Mecca in 1807.

# mecca - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060
# Shifting Demographics
# Shifting Demographics

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

Apr 6th 2017, 8:21 AM 12,261 Views 102 Comments

Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.

# mecca - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Six British nationals on Saudi pilgrimage killed in road crash
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Six British nationals on Saudi pilgrimage killed in road crash

Jan 19th 2017, 4:57 PM 9,248 Views 17 Comments

A couple from Glasgow and four members of a family from Manchester were killed.

# mecca - Saturday 10 September, 2016

The annual hajj pilgrimage will climax for around 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims tonight
# Stoning Of The Devil
# Stoning Of The Devil

The annual hajj pilgrimage will climax for around 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims tonight

Sep 10th 2016, 8:41 PM 25,668 Views 219 Comments

Last year’s hajj stampede which killed roughly 2,300 people, many of them Iranians, magnified frictions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which is holding its own event in Karbala, Iraq.

# mecca - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Death toll from Muslim pilgrimage tragedy reaches 717
# Huge Stampede
# Huge Stampede

Death toll from Muslim pilgrimage tragedy reaches 717

Sep 24th 2015, 10:57 PM 45,636 Views 216 Comments

The stampede broke out during the symbolic ‘stoning of the devil’ ritual. Hundreds more have been injured.

# mecca - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Photos: Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage
# World's Biggest Gathering
# World's Biggest Gathering

Photos: Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:02 PM 14,183 Views 171 Comments

The pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, began in Mecca today.

# mecca - Thursday 1 January, 2015

The stunning growth of Shanghai in one GIF
# Mega-City
# Mega-City

The stunning growth of Shanghai in one GIF

Jan 1st 2015, 10:00 AM 20,293 Views 16 Comments

Wow.

# mecca - Friday 11 May, 2012

Military course which taught that Islam is America's enemy suspended
# US
# US

Military course which taught that Islam is America's enemy suspended

May 11th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,705 Views 18 Comments

The course for military members and government workers suggested that the Geneva Conventions on armed conflict were no longer relevant in the US’ war on Islam.

# mecca - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Man sentenced to 2,080 lashes for raping teenage daughter
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Man sentenced to 2,080 lashes for raping teenage daughter

Dec 10th 2011, 4:45 PM 12,840 Views 108 Comments

The sentence was handed down by a court in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

# mecca - Saturday 13 November, 2010

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca
# Religion
# Religion

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca

Nov 13th 2010, 1:57 PM 277 Views 0 Comments

Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.