Tag Archives: Makkah

September 12

107 killed in crane collapse at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

A powerful storm caused a crane to topple Friday afternoon at one of Islam‘s most important mosques — the Masjid al-Haram, or Grand Mosque in Mecca — killing at least 107 people and injuring 238 others, Saudi Arabia’s civil defense authorities said Friday on Twitter. CNN reports: The crane fell 10 days before the start […]

December 30

Going mega in Makkah

The world’s biggest concrete building and tallest hotel, the imposing Makkah Clock Royal Tower, rises 577m into the air and overlooks Masjid Al-Haram and the holy Kaaba. The Arabs can be quite giganormous. For those of us unaware, Kee Hua Chee from The Star has the story – Pilgrims to the recent Haj must have […]