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Tour and Saudis agree on some items with work still to go to finalize any deal

Jun. 18, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

The PGA Tour and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf reached consensus on several items during its meeting its recent meeting in New York. Commissioner Jay Monahan cautioned players Tuesday night “there is still work to do” before any agreement. Monahan sent players a memo after the...

Muslim pilgrims resume symbolic stoning of the devil as they wrap up Hajj pilgrimage in deadly heat

Jun. 17, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims used the early morning hours Monday to perform the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, hoping to escape the noontime summer heat that caused heatstroke and sunburns among thousands wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage. The final...

Muslims in Asia celebrate Eid al-Adha with sacrifice festival and traditional feast

Jun. 17, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims in Asia on Monday celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, with food and prayers for people in Gaza suffering from the Israel-Hamas war. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith...

Pilgrims commence the final rites of Hajj as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

Jun. 16, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia under the soaring summer heat. The ritual marks the final days of the Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. ...

Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Jun. 16, 2024 12:14 PM EDT
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak

Jun. 15, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Following the footsteps of prophets beneath a burning sun, Muslims from around the world congregated Saturday at a sacred hill in Saudi Arabia for worship and reflection amid a sweltering heat. The ritual at Mount Arafat, known as the hill of...

Muslims start the Hajj against the backdrop of the devastating Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 14, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In sweltering temperatures, Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi city of Mecca converged on a vast desert tent camp Friday, officially starting the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Earlier, they circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site. ...

Masses of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia circle the Kaaba ahead of the official beginning of the Hajj

Jun. 13, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Masses of Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi city of Mecca on Thursday circled the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, a day before heading to the nearby desert area of Mina to officially open the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a route taken by...

More than 1.5 million foreign pilgrims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Jun. 12, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have been streaming into Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca ahead of the start of the Hajj later this week, as the annual pilgrimage returns to its monumental scale. Saudi officials say more than 1.5 million foreign pilgrims have arrived in...

Tiger Woods returns to Pinehurst after 19 years and it's not the same. Neither is he

Jun. 11, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — This is not the same Pinehurst No. 2 that Tiger Woods saw 19 years ago when he walked away with a runner-up finish in the U.S. Open, his last time on the property. It's not the same Tiger Woods, either. Woods has never gone this long without...