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Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA
Middle East

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA

CAIRO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting…
Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA
Middle East

Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in…
Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virus
Middle East

Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims…
EgyptAir runs 22 flights transferring pilgrims from KSA
Egypt

EgyptAir runs 22 flights transferring pilgrims from KSA

EgyptAir has started operating 22 flights from Jeddah and Madinah airports to the seasonal terminal at Cairo International Airport and…
Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for return of Gaza pilgrims
Egypt

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for return of Gaza pilgrims

Egypt’s Rafah border crossing received on Wednesday the first batch of Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia to the Gaza…
Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil
Middle East

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

JAMARAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning…
Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj
Middle East

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil…
Muslims at hajj gather on Mount Arafat to atone for sins
Middle East

Muslims at hajj gather on Mount Arafat to atone for sins

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat…
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam
Middle East

Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam

Over 2 million Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage on Friday. They will circle Islam’s…
More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage
Middle East

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of…
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