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Pilgrims duped into paying Mecca travel fees file charges

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:47 PM

The victims from various parts of Mindanao tell Manila police they were asked to pay P50 000 to P70 000 each but were unable to leave on August 25

DUPED. Muslims from various provinces in Mindanao at the Manila Police District on August 28, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Saudi says Qatar blocking planes from transporting pilgrims

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:15 AM

Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork although the paperwork was filed days ago reports the Saudi Press Agency

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 20, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways plane taking-off from the Hamad International Airport in Doha.  Saudi Arabia on August 20, 2017 said Qatar had refused to allow its planes to land in Doha to transport Qatari Muslims to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

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Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

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KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Around 120 Qataris have entered Saudi territory through the Salwa border also known as Abu Samrah after King Salman called for the border to be opened for pilgrims without electronic permits

REOPENING. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meeting with Qatari envoy Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jassim al-Thani in Jeddah on August 16, 2017. AFP PHOTO / HO / SPA

The wRap Indonesia: Hajj stampede, Bali suitcase murder

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A tragic stampede at the Hajj kills hundreds Singapore haze from Indonesia s forest fire worsen and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

STAMPEDE. The stampede at the Hajj kills hundreds of pilgrims. Photo by AFP

11 Indonesians dead from Mecca tragedy

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The number is the latest death toll from the Friday accident at the Grand Mosque when a massive construction crane crashed into the building due to bad weather

DEATH TOLL UP. Two Indonesians are dead after the Mecca tragedy. Photo by AFP

Two Indonesians dead in Grand Mosque incident

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:56 AM

The number of Indonesians injured stands at 42

DEATH TOLL UP. Two Indonesians are dead after the Mecca tragedy. Photo by AFP