MINA, Saudi Arabia Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and escalating regional tensions.
JAMARAT, Saudi Arabia Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds died in a crush four years ago.
MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage amid summer heat and regional tensions. | Video
MECCA, Saudi Arabia Hundreds of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, many gripping umbrellas to ward off Saudi Arabia's blistering summer sun, descended on Mecca this week ahead of the annual haj.
CAIRO A car exploded in central Cairo on Monday after colliding with a microbus, injuring 13 people, the Egyptian health ministry said. | Video
TRIPOLI, Sept 3 - Libya plans to sell a
tanker that a former rebel group used in an attempt to bypass
the Libyan government and export oil on its own last year, the
Tripoli-based state prosecutor said on Thursday.