Pilgrims begin journey to third destination of Hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims take part in the symbolic stoning of the devil at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina on August 23, 2018. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 August 2019

Pilgrims begin journey to third destination of Hajj pilgrimage

  • The 2.5 million pilgrims will spend the night at Muzdalifa on Saturday
  • The pilgrims will head to Mina after midnight to perform the stoning of the devil (Jamrat al‑ʿAqaba) before dawn

ARAFAT: Pilgrims have started traveling to the third phase of their spiritual journey having visited Mount Arafat on Saturday.

The 2.5 million pilgrims will spend the night at Muzdalifa on Saturday, before heading to Mina after midnight to perform the stoning of the devil (Jamrat al‑ʿAqaba) before dawn.

It is where the pilgrims throw stones at a wall that symbolizes the devil. 


Iran’s supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

Updated 15 min 32 sec ago

Iran’s supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

  • US policy of maximum pressure will fail says Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations.
“The policy of ‘maximum pressure’ against the Iranian nation is worthless and all Islamic Republic of Iran officials unanimously believe there will be no negotiations with the US at any level,” he said, quoted on his official website.