"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
What is the Hajj?
After last year's devastating stampede, Iran and Saudi Arabia's top clerics quarrel over management of the pilgrimage
Just hours after strong words from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, a deal has been reached to repatriate the bodies of his compatriots
The Saudi authorities have denied suggestions that more than a thousand people died in the tragedy last week – and say the death toll stands at 769
Thousands of Iranian protesters took to the streets of towns and cities across the country to condemn the Saudi government over the deaths of
More than 700 dead and over 850 injured is the sickening death toll following a stampede near Mecca during the Hajj religious festival. Pilgrims were
More than 100 people are killed and over two hundred injured after a crane collapses at Mecca's Grand Mosque
The Saudi Civil Defence agency says severe rain contributed to the collapse of a crane which has killed more than 100 people in the Muslim holy city
A crane has collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca killing at least 87 people, according to Saudi authorities. Some 183 more have been injured
A crane has collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca killing at least 87 people, according to Saudi authorities. At least 65 killed in crane
Lasting several days the festival began with the start of the lunar month of Shawwal which differs every year.
Muslim pilgrims from around the world headed to Mount Arafat on Friday as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Saudi authorities said there are 1.4
This year’s Haj is taking place with a backdrop of Ebola, which is preventing Muslim pilgrims from three African countries from traveling to Mecca
It’s the narcissistic trend that has seemingly swept the world – the ‘selfie’.
First it was celebrating movie stars at the Oscars, then the
Millions of Muslims from across the world are arriving this week in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – known as the Hajj.
The focus is Mecca
Thousands of Muslims observing the hajj hurled pebbles at three pillars, believed to represent the devil, in Mina, east of Mecca. It is part of the
Muslims around the world have been celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to
Muslims from across the world converged on the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on the first day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Around two million people
Pilgrims from around the world have been arriving at Mount Arafat near the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the Day of Arafat, part of the annual Haj
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have stepped up security for the annual Haj pilgrimage, which begins today.
Officials are worried about possible