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French government ministers have tweeted their support for the teenager after some social media users called for him to be decapitated.
Watch: The religious five-day festival is one of the principal holidays in the Muslim calendar.
Trouble-free "stoning of the Devil" takes place in Mina as Hajj reaches halfway stage in Mecca.
Thousands of Muslims carry out 'stoning of the devil' ritual to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations.
Pressure in Mecca to make sure there are no repeats of past incidents including deadly stampedes and crushes
The would-be attacker blew himself up after exchanging fire with police.
Muslims around the world celebrate one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar on Monday (September 12): Eid al-Adha.
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims have begun the ritual of the stoning of the devil in the Saudi City of Mina.
Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…
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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