About two million pilgrims annually visit the western cities of Mecca and Medina for the haj.
Over 100 wounded in rebel rocket fire as pro-govt forces on manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners.
Under the emergency plan, the United Nations will try to reach 11.7 million people most in need.
Visa-free travel between states may facilitate future attacks in the Middle Eastern region.
Egypt's armed forces said that at least 100 militants and 17 soldiers had been killed in the attack.
Medical Sources say rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's Aden killed 20 civilians and wounded 41 Wednesday.
The UN chief said more than 220,000 Syrians have died in the conflict, which is now in its fifth year.
Attacks on houses alone have killed 51 civilians in the northern city of Saada, according to Human Rights Watch.
In both cases, the women were executed with their husbands, with each pair accused of “witchcraft and sorcery”.
Islamic State cell has struck at the Gulf Arab monarchy's most potent internal divisions.
A security source in Damascus confirmed that fighting was still ongoing in the district.
Israel snubs UNHRC session debating a scathing report detailing likely war crimes committed during last year’s Gaza war
“We’re just working and it’s too early to make any judgements,” Kerry told reporters in Vienna
Emirati women sentenced to death for jihadi inspired murder of American teacher in mall bathroom.
When will Israeli govt stop misusing RAF’s raid on Gestapo’s Danish headquarters to justify their killing of children?
Rocket attacks follow rebel shelling of Yemen oil refinery.
Tunisian prime minister said 38 people had been killed.
Yemen's Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla says his government had no interest in organising a new meeting in Geneva.
Agreement underlines the proactive role being played by the church in foreign policy
IS claimed the first-ever bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait and first terror attack in the Gulf state since Jan 2006.
Director of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described the incident as one of the "worst massacres" in Syria by IS.