The 2015 incident killed almost 800 people, according to Riyadh, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a crossroads in Mina , a few kilometres east of Mecca , on their way to performing the stoning ritual. Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 31, 2017.
The incredible images show Muslims performing the Tawaf by circling the Kaaba - the cube-shaped shrine in the centre of the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia . More than 2.35 million faithful participated in this year's Hajj , including more than 1.75 million, from all corners of the globe, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said.
Furthermore, he stressed that over two million pilgrims had ascended on Mecca to perform this year's Hajj , one of the five pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage takes place every year from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar.
Gibbons released a graph showing the size of the natural disaster caused by the blast, as measured on the Richter scale. North Korea has repeatedly claimed perfection of hydrogen bomb technology, producing weapons that employ a more powerful fusion reaction, as opposed to the usual fission reaction of North Korea's more primitive nuclear weapons.
Merkel's comments came after Schulz appeared to surprise her by vowing to push for an end to the negotiations if he was elected chancellor in the September 24 federal election. "But I think one must say in the clearest terms that for us, there can only be a peaceful diplomatic solution". The issue was a rare moment of tension in what was otherwise a measured debate between Merkel and Schulz.
Britain would pay up to £17 billion a year to Brussels for three years after Brexit before ending payments ahead of the 2022 general election, the Times added. Speaking to Andrew Marr about Watson's position, Flint said: "I totally disagree with that, I disagree it can be a permanent position, because we are leaving the European Union ".
The order to leave the consulate and an official diplomatic residence in San Francisco - home to a community of Russian immigrants and technology workers - worsened an already tense standoff between Washington and Moscow, even for those who have long monitored activities inside the closely monitored building.
U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed advisers to prepare for the withdrawal, the report said, adding several White House officials are trying to stop him. Then Mattis, meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at the Pentagon, told reporters "We're never out of diplomatic solutions".
North Korea has made it clear that it sees its weapons programme, which demands regular testing to ideal, as the only way to contest decades of USA hostility, by which it means the huge United States military presence in South Korea, Japan and the Pacific.
Asked by VOA during Friday's White House briefing to clarify Trump's stance on diplomacy with Pyongyang, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied, "The president is looking for an integrated process". Overby added that terminating the deal would put USA firms at a "very significant disadvantage", particularly the agriculture industry, as South Korea has aggressively negotiated trade deals with competitors including the European Union, Canada, Australia, India and China.
North Korea has been flagrantly displaying its progress on its quest to develop weapons systems capable of launching a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States, and has recently threatened Guam, a U.S. May and Abe also discussed the possibility of adopting a new U.N. Security Council resolution on North Korea, a British government source said. It made a specific reference to United States forces being based in Hokkaido - the island that the North's missile flew over.
Cohen wrote that he did "not recall any response" to the email, "nor any other contacts by me with Mr. Peskov or other Russian government officials" about the proposal. The Washington Post , citing several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers, first reported the proposed project was under consideration well into Trump's campaign.
Trump spoke by phone with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Friday, just three days after Pyongyang's latest provocation - a missile test that saw a North Korean projectile fly 2,700 km (1,678 miles) over Japan . Early on Tuesday, North Korea fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan , prompting US President Donald Trump to say that " all options " were on the table in an implied threat of preemptive military action.
North Korea on Sunday tested a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, which judging by the natural disaster it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. The quake was only 10km deep, the US Geological Survey said, again suggesting a nuclear device. North Korea's nuclear and missile programme has made huge strides since Kim rose to power following his father's death in late 2011.
That yield would be five-to-10 times more powerful than North Korea's previous test in 2016 - and about five times the power of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in World War II. The photo could not be independently verified. South Korea has refuted a news report that there was a second quake near North Korea's nuclear test site.
Senator Roy Blunt , a junior member of the Senate's Republican leadership, said it was possible lawmakers could tie legislation raising the US debt ceiling - an unpopular step among some Republican conservatives - to legislation providing financial aid for recovery from Harvey.
When it carried out its fifth test , in September 2016, it backed away from earlier claims of having tested a hydrogen bomb . The apparent test came just hours after North Korea claimed that its leader has inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry claimed that North Korea tested a nuclear bomb. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the North's claim. "This latest demonstrative disregard by Pyongyang of the requirements of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the norms of global law deserves the strongest condemnation", the foreign ministry in Moscow said.
President Donald Trump is considering triggering a withdrawal from a free trade agreement with South Korea, a business lobbying group said Saturday, raising concerns about a move that could cause a fresh economic rift between allies at a moment of heightened tensions with a common foe.
A lawyer for Kenyatta , Ahmednasir Abdullahi, said the decision was "very political" and the election board had "done nothing wrong". He has implored all candidates, political parties and coalitions to exercise their leadership to encourage their supporters and population as a whole to fully accept the judgment of the Supreme Court .
Meanwhile, supporters of Odinga poured into the streets, cheering, and waiting for another chance to elect their candidate. "The Supreme court can not determine who rules this country, we will have no grand coalition and the election will be conducted by IEBC, we will not have the Opposition playing around with us over disbandment of IEBC", a tough speaking DP Ruto said .
An economist by education, Sitharaman will take charge of the crucial ministry at a time when tension continues along India's borders with Pakistan and China, and the government is undertaking major reforms in the ministry and forces and has ambitious plans to increase defense manufacturing under its flagship "Make in India" policy.
Trump "provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment", the White House said . South Korea, home to Samsung, Hyundai and Kia among other companies with household names, is a major exporter of electronics and automobiles to the United States.
Key appropriators are signaling that a Hurricane Harvey disaster aid package is likely to follow the approach Congress took after Hurricane Katrina , with a quick round of federal funds, followed by other packages that fine-tuned the details of federal assistance.
Its exact path, though, is unclear. Hurricane Irma had returned to Category 3 status Sunday morning, moving west-southwest at 15 miles per hour. Only 10 to 15 percent of hurricanes located where Irma is have struck the United States. The fake graphic shows Irma continuing moving west, making landfall not far from where Hurricane Harvey struck last week.