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A view of the Ka’ba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, (photo by AFP)
A view of the Ka’ba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, (photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Saudi incompetence in Hajj management 

Over two million Muslim pilgrims from around the globe are expected to make the journey to the Saudi city of Mecca to perform Hajj rituals, a religious duty which constitutes the fifth pillar of Islam. This year’s pilgrimage comes amid rising concerns over the Saudi authorities’ incapability to ensure the safety of the pilgrims.

G20 wrap-up

China’s northern city of Hangzhou this week hosted the 11th summit of the leaders of the world's major economies – a group known as the G20.



Saudi ire over conference branding Wahhabism not Islamic

Saudi Arabia is extremely angry over an Islamic conference recently held in Chechnya, which excluded Salafism and Wahabbism from Sunni Islam. No Wahabbis or Salafis were invited to the meeting. Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul-Aziz Al al-Sheikh has strongly criticized the final statement of the conference, saying excluding Salafism and Wahabbism from Sunni Islam is aimed at isolating Saudi Arabia.