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Opinion: Politicizing the Hajj Stampede

Opinion: Politicizing the Hajj Stampede

It is a never-ending story. Whenever an emergency occurs during the Hajj season, certain parties blame Saudi Arabia who, nevertheless, continues to give pilgrims top priority. The Kingdom spends about 10 percent of its income on providing services to Mecca and Medina....
Saudi King orders inquiry into Hajj stampede

Saudi King orders inquiry into Hajj stampede

Mina, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has directed the Kingdom’s authorities to conduct an investigation into the tragic stampede that killed hundreds of pilgrims near Mecca on Thursday. At least 717 pilgrims were killed and 863 injured on Thursday...