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Watch: Malaysia man tries to reach Mecca on styrofoam raft

A Malaysian man, allegedly struggling to overcome alcohol addiction, failed to make an illegal sea crossing, landing him in hot water.

Watch: Malaysia man tries to reach Mecca on styrofoam raftplayer

WATCH: Car smashes into Grand Mosque in Mecca

WION reported that a Saudi Arabian man apparently suffering from mental issues slammed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque last Friday.

WATCH: Car smashes into Grand Mosque in Meccaplayer

Mecca summit slams US embassy move to Jerusalem

OIC condemns 'transfer of US, Guatemalan embassies to J'lem,' urges 'boycott' of countries that have opened diplomatic missions there.

Mecca summit slams US embassy move to Jerusalem

Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Mecca

COGAT works with PA, Jordan to allow thousands of Judea and Samaria Arabs to make Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Meccaplayer

'Iran seeks to take control of Mecca and Medina

Former Shin Bet head: 'Iran knows that the more Arab states they recruit, the easier fighting against Saudi Arabia will be.'

'Iran seeks to take control of Mecca and Medina

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Mecca mosque

Saudi security forces foil attack targeting the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Mecca mosque

'Dome of the Rock inspired by Jewish Temple'

Archaeological findings and historical records show Dome of Rock inspired by Jewish temple. Findings presented today in Knesset.

'Dome of the Rock inspired by Jewish Temple'

'First Temple Mount, then Mecca'

Islamic council slam plans for cable-car to Western Wall as Fatah warns Israel's next target is Muslim holy city of Mecca.

'First Temple Mount, then Mecca'

Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

WJC heads representing over 100 Jewish communities tell King Salman: 'may we worship our common God with love and in peace.'

Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

464 Iranians among the 769 killed in 'stoning the devil' stampede, followed by Egypt with 75 dead; Iran steps up anti-Saudi rhetoric.

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

'Government of Saudi Arabia must take huge responsibility for catastrophe,' says Iranian Supreme Leader, declaring 3 days of mourning.

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

Saudi Prince Calls for Investigation into Stampede

New details of how lethal stampede occurred surface as death toll set to keep rising; deaths occurred during 'binding of Ishmael' ritual.

Saudi Prince Announces Investigation into Hajj Stampede

Iran Summons Saudi Envoy Over Mecca Stampede

Iranian officials lose no time accusing Saudi Arabia of neglect causing lethal stampede, after previously suggesting holy sites be divided.

Iran Summons Saudi Envoy Over Mecca Stampede

Mecca Stampede Death Toll Rises to 717

Fatal stampede of Muslim pilgrims during 'Hajj' pilgrimage 'worst in 25 years'; Iran blames Saudi safety errors.

Mecca Stampede Death Toll Rises to 717player

Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudis?

Egyptian leaders say Saudis failing Hajj pilgrimage after crane fall, indicating possible division of authority among Muslim states.

Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudi Arabia?

Binladin Group Barred for Lethal Mosque Collapse

Construction group of Osama bin Laden's family suspended, banned from leaving, after lethal 9/11 snafu at Islam's holiest site.

Binladin Group Barred for Lethal Mecca Mosque Collapse

More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

At least 87 people dead and more than 200 injured in a crane collapse into a part of a mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Amid rising violence and concerns of all-out sectarian war, Iraqi PM raises tension, calls for Shi'ite holy city to be direction of prayer.

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Home of Mohammed's Wife Turned into a Toilet

British Independent says disregard for Islam’s early history is due to Saudi regime’s adoption of Wahabism.

Home of Mohammed's Wife Turned into a Public Toilet

Hariri and King Abdullah Meet in Mecca

Lebanese opposition leader Saad Hariri met with King Abdullah in Mecca for Ei al-Fatr as Beirut politics remain tense.

Saad Hariri Meets With King Abdullah in Mecca

Mecca Monument in Eilat?

Eilat residents shocked at city's plan to establish a monument in the heart of the city’s downtown to commemorate Arab pilgrims to Mecca.

Planned Monument for Mecca Goers Leaves Eilat Residents Shocked