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Saudi King Reaffirms Commitment to Hajj After Iran Criticism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday rejected any suggestions his country should give up its role as the organizer of the hajj following last month's deadly stampede in Mina. The Saudi monarch said "irresponsible comments" and criticism against the kingdom's handling of security during the hajj will not affect his country's oversight of the annual Islamic pilgrimage.   The event was marred by a disaster when two crowds converged on a narrow street just...

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