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At Egypt resort, 'Russian season' year round

...EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - "Davai! Spasibo!" cry the restaurant touts along the main strip in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort, a mecca of Oriental kitsch where "let's go" and "thanks!" no longer pull the same weight as their Russian equivalents. Some...
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New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

...stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage...season saw two, including the Sept. 11 collapse of a crane at Mecca's Grand Mosque that killed 111 people.Saudi Arabia has been...
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Mobile team to tackle complaints about unfair no-fly listings

...2012, eager to make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca. Instead, he was turned away at the ticket counter, escorted...screening, border crossing or making the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca required of every Muslim who can afford and physically make...
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American killed in Palestinian attack

...Sanctuary, it houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock. It is the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.Under decades-old arrangements, Jews are allowed to visit, but not to pray at the shrine...
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Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

...and security at Islam's holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual event.Saudi...intersection in Mina, on the outskirts of Mecca, when the pushing and shoving started...tents for accommodations about 3 miles from Mecca.One crowd had just finished a ritual...
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Frontiers News: Sedona's New-Age mecca lifestyle is too rich for some

...ASSOCIATED PRESS Sedona's New-Age mecca lifestyle is too rich for some Last...lives among the red rocks that make this a mecca for the rich and those drawn by its mystical...towns: As the city of 15,000 becomes a mecca for tourism, New Age devotees and affluent...
IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...Hijaz" in its name is a reference to the historic western part of Saudi Arabia that is home to Islam's holiest sites of Mecca and Medina. The name raises the specter of future assaults in this part of Saudi Arabia, which has not seen terrorist attacks...
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NHL will explore expansion, with Las Vegas among candidates this growing desert town - while also realizing the risk of jumping into another non-traditional market and a gambling mecca."We're going to take a deep dive and look at what there is in terms of the interest that's being expressed," Bettman...
McElwain returns to Alabama with Colorado State

...McElwain has labored in college football's "Mecca" under Alabama coach Nick Saban and run...organization's opportunity to go see the 'Mecca,' to see what it's all about."And...parking attendants. Everything that makes Mecca Mecca.McElwain was the Crimson Tide's...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Reputation of Valdez theater conference is growing 8/10/98

...Theatre Conference has opened at Prince William Sound Community College, transforming this oil pipeline hub into something of a Mecca-in-the-wilderness for playhouse fans. Would-be thespians will be mingling all week with nationally known playwrights...


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