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MERS case suspected in Thailand

MERS case suspected in Thailand

A Thai woman suspected of having contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has been hospitalised after returning from her pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Iran denounces Saudi Arabia over haj and demands apology

Iran denounces Saudi Arabia over haj and demands apology

Iran demanded an apology from Saudi Arabia on September 27 over the deaths of 769 people at the haj pilgrimage and accused it of trying to evade blame, while Riyadh in turn accused Tehran of playing politics with the disaster.

Haj death toll rises to 769, Iran denounces 'crime'

Haj death toll rises to 769, Iran denounces 'crime'

The death toll in a crush at the annual haj pilgrimage outside Mecca rose to 769, Saudi Arabia said September 26, as arch-rival Iran said Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it called a crime.

Hundreds killed in haj stampede in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds killed in haj stampede in Saudi Arabia

At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on September 24 in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years.