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Tag Archives: hajj

The House has its protector … from Taba Al-Yamani to Houthis

THIS year’s pilgrimage season (Hajj) did not witness any problem.  This is a remarkable success – a result of the Saudi leadership’s commitment to guarantee the comfort of pilgrims, in addition to deep concern for their safety and security. Hence, on this day when pilgrims start returning to their countries, …

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Over two million at Arafat Standing

Plan to raise number of Hajj pilgrims to 5 million by 2020 ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Aug 20, (Agencies): More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God’s forgiveness as the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia reached …

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Pilgrims head to Mina for ‘Yawm At Tarwiyah’

MINA, Aug 19, (Agencies): Pilgrims headed to Mina on Sunday to perform the rituals of the first day of Hajj called “Yawm At Tarwiyah”, meaning the day of quenching thirst before heading to Mount Arafat on Monday. The pilgrims would stay in Mina until sunrise, where they start heading to …

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Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior promises impenetrable security for Eid holiday

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) has beefed up precautionary measures across all government bodies to ensure foolproof security and seamless traffic during the holy Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. The plan is a responsive and appropriate action to address an expected spike in traffic during …

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Saudi Arabia prepares for Hajj pilgrimage

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 18, (Agencies): Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam’s holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Makkah ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage. “This is the first time …

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Kuwait Airways transports 4,654 pilgrims to Makkah

Kuwaiti team in completes inspection of pilgrimage campaigns JEDDAH, Aug 15, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways has transported 4,654 pilgrims from Kuwait through 16 flights to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Madinah and King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the regional director of (GCC) in Kuwait Airways said Wednesday. The …

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Saudia glitch hits pilgrims

RIYADH, Aug 15, (AFP): Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the Kingdom prepares to host the annual Hajj pilgrimage. “Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) informs its valued guests about flight delays across the network due to an unforseen system issue,” the state-owned carrier …

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‘Kuwait Hajj Caravan committed to provide pilgrims best services’

‘Awqaf’ eyes mechanism to reduce prices in next season KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Affasi has affirmed that Kuwait Hajj Caravan remains committed in providing the best services to pilgrims, reports Al-Qabas daily. In his interview with the daily, Al-Affasi unveiled the …

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Kuwait International Airport preparing for Hajj season

MoH restricts overseas treatment KUWAIT CITY, July 30: Kuwait International Airport is preparing for the Hajj season, starting with the formation of a quintet committee to prepare an organizational plan for Hajj and Eid Al-Adha holidays, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Director General of Directorate General for Civil Aviation Eng Sulaiman …

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Hajj visa for visit visa holder in Kuwait

I am an expat from India working in Kuwait with a salary more than KD 800. My sister (aged 53) lives in India. Both our hajj visas have been stamped from India. Now I would like to call her on visit visa to Kuwait and then leave for haj from …

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