The five-day journey is considered the fifth pillar of Islamic practice, along with professing faith, saying five prayers daily, giving to charity and fasting during Ramadan.

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Hundreds of people lost their lives in Saudi Arabia Wednesday during a stampede near the city of Mecca. Nearly two million people are in the city observing hajj pilgrimage, one of the world’s biggest annual gatherings. According to the Saudi Civil Defense, the incident took place when two big groups of pilgrims arrived at Street 204 […]

I do not envy Michelle Obama’s (pictured) position. No matter how innocuous her actions are — say, simply tackling childhood obesity with exercise and carrots — they are overly politicized. So many exploit her for their agendas even when she does not. The First Lady’s choice to forgo wearing a headscarf during an impromptu visit […]

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Michelle Obama’s absent headscarf on a visit with President Barack Obama to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday has sparked outrage among some members of the U.S. media, who called it disrespectful. RELATED: First Lady Manages Strict Shariah Law In Saudi Arabia The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the first lady did not wear […]

Prince Walid bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, who owns 95 percent of Kingdom Holding, recently announced that he invested $300 million in the popular social media site Twitter. RELATED: Black Soldier Last To Fall In Iraq? According to reports, Prince Walid’s purchase was part of a strategy “to invest in promising, high-growth businesses with a […]

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities have executed a woman convicted of practicing magic and sorcery. The Saudi Interior Ministry says in a statement the execution took place Monday, but gave no details on the woman’s crime. The London-based al-Hayat daily, however, quoted Abdullah al-Mohsen, chief of the religious police who arrested the woman, as […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. will make sure that Iranian officials are held accountable for “reckless behavior” in what he said was their direct role in an alleged assassination plot against the Saudi Arabian ambassador in the United States. Obama said the U.S. will be able to support all of […]

SAUDI ARABIA- A Saudi woman was arrested for defying the ban on female drivers after she posted a Youtube video of herself driving in protest of the outrageous law. Manal al-Sharif, 32, tools around the city of Khobar in a video posted on YouTube that’s now been seen by some 600,000 fans. Sharif was busted […]

LUBBOCK, Texas – Moved by 9/11 and speeches by Osama bin Laden, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari for years had secretly planned to launch a terrorist attack in the U.S., prosecutors allege. RELATED: The Top 5 MLK Speeches In his journal, the college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas described a plan to […]

LONDON — A Saudi prince was convicted Tuesday of murdering one of his servants in a frenzied attack in a British hotel. A jury in London’s Old Bailey criminal court found Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud guilty of murdering Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at the Landmark Hotel in London on Feb. 15. The 34-year-old […]

A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday.