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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim pilgrimage as Hajj begins today

The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. Those on the hajj said they hoped for better relations across the Muslim world

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Investors Query Funding Costs At A Private Tesla

Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sel...

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Tesla Could Make a $25,000 Electric Car in 3 Years: Elon Musk

After giving a "tearful" interview to The New York Times, Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk sat with popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee for a chat, revealing his plans for a mass-market electric vehi...

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Saudi Barring Haj Pilgrims, Says Qatar. "Don't Politcise", Replies Riyadh

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year's haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Saudi Arabia tests 'nap pods' for Haj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim haj pilgrimage begins tomorrow. The kingdo...

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For Hajj, Saudi Arabia Tests Japan-Inspired "Nap Pods"

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom...

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Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately , constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula) and the second-largest in the Arab world (after Algeria).