Saudi Arabia deployed thousands of security forces and medical staff for emergency situation, but such a crush in Mina proves that there were a few people who did not carry out the policies they were supposed to, he mentions.
Should Iran gain US consent-by-silence as a further reward for its “good intentions” and establish itself in the territory bordering the Israeli Golan Heights while it seeks to “liberate Jerusalem”, it will prove yet another obstacle for Turkey in addition...
A few Nigerian pilgrims coming through Murtala Muhammed worldwide Airport, Lagos, who were returning from this year’s hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia, have narrated the circumstances that led to the death of 64 Nigerians and 240 still missing in the stampede that killed 717...
An official repatriation ceremony is slated to be held on Saturday morning at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking officials attending the service.
In Thursday’s stampede, pilgrims were walking toward the largest of the pillars when there was a sudden surge in the crowd about 9 a.m., causing a large number of people to fall, the Saudi Press Agency said, citing civil defense officials.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have been locked in a war of words over last week’s stampede, with Riyadh accusing Tehran of politicizing the tragedy and Iran demanding an apology from Saudi Arabia, which it says mismanaged the Hajj.
He assured that the injured pilgrims would be provided with all possible medical treatment on their return to Pakistan by the government. Saudi officials have yet to comment on the discrepancy in the toll as countries around the world struggle to identify their dead.