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A step-by-step guide to Hajj

A look at the rituals Muslims perform during the annual pilgrimage.

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Saudi Crown Prince MBS 'wants out' of Yemen war

Leaked emails show Mohammed bin Salman expressing desire to end conflict during talks with former US officials.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Detention of Al Jazeera journalist renewed for seventh time since he was arrested on December 20.

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Refugees and fighters in Lebanon's Arsal head for Syria

Hezbollah-owned al-Manar reports 300 fighters and 3,000 refugees left for Syria after offensive.

Bus drivers

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Syrian government doubles territory under its control

Russia says Syrian government forces have seized thousands of square kilometres from ISIL in the centre of the country.

Homs province

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Unrest in Saudi Arabia town displaces thousands

Local activists say thousands removed against their will from Awamiya during security operation in mostly Shia town.

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Saudi Arabia 'seeks Iraq's help' to mend ties with Iran

Iraqi PM reportedly asked to lead Saudi mediation with Iran, which has welcomed initiative, according to TV station.

Salman

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Seven White Helmets medics killed in Syria's Idlib

Armed attackers stormed the Sarmin office of the Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas.

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Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban first

Fighter turned mediator dismisses Saudi bloc's criticism of Qatar for hosting Afghan group's office as 'bewildering'.

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Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards

Citing recent US sanctions and 'adventurism', Tehran plans to bolster its ballistic missile system as tensions rise.

Tehran's ballistic missile programme

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