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  • More than 700 pilgrims die in crush in worst Hajj disaster for 25 years

    2 weeks ago

    At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage for 25 years.

    At least 863 others were injured at Mina, a few kilometers east...

  • October 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 30, 2012 | 3:26 am


    Why Iran Wants to Attack the United States

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Matthew Levitt warns that while Tehran's attempts to thwart attacks on its nuclear program have so far largely been bumbling efforts, that might not remain the case. 

    ...by late 2009, Iran was...

  • What’s behind the Euro division on Palestinians’ Mecca pact?

    By Rina Bassist

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Mahmoud Abbas announced in Mecca that an agreement had been reached for a Palestinian unity government, Europe's united position toward the Palestinian Authority came apart at the seams.

    Paris strongly favored the agreement, while Berlin and Brussels remained cautious,...

  • Mecca in the Valley

    By Amy Klein

    October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Deep red curtains, dark lighting, cushiony pillows and pictures of camels and bellydancers adorning the walls: That's what you'd expect from a restaurant reputed to be one of the best Middle Eastern eateries in Southern California.

    Instead, what you find is a bright diner-like...