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Nearly two million pilgrims in Saudi for Hajj

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 9, (AFP): Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj where new measures aim …

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Muslims crowd Makkah ahead of Hajj – Male guardianship should apply only to marriage: Saudi cleric

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 8, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world had descended Thursday on Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj …

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GCC accuses Iran of politicising Hajj

RIYADH, Sept 7, (AFP): Gulf Arab states accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to politicise the Hajj after its supreme leader lashed out at Saudi …

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Man caught going to Hajj on ATV, without papers

KUWAIT, Sept 6: Officers at the Salmi border post have arrested a Kuwaiti and handed him over to the Psychological Medicine Hospital, reports Al-Shahed daily. …

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Saudi Arabia strives to prevent fatal Hajj crush – Pilgrims get electronic monitoring wristbands

RIYADH, Sept 4, (RTRS): A year after the worst Hajj disaster in a generation, Saudi Arabia is issuing pilgrims with electronic bracelets and using more …

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Hajj for ‘Bedoun’ – Will go or not?

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The fate of prospective Bedoun pilgrims is still hanging in balance as to issuing Hajj visas for them to make it …

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‘MoSAL decision on Umrah trips a campaign to defame co-ops’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The directive issued by Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to cancel Umrah trips and entertainment activities the cooperative societies offer …

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Eighteen injured in Makkah stampede

RIYADH, July 2, (AFP): Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues …

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Saudis mull ‘hi-tech’ bracelets for pilgrims

DUBAI, June 30, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Makkah starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as …

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‘Ministry unable to adjust costs of Hajj, Umrah trips’ – Survey shows Kuwait’s prices are cheapest

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: Even though the Hajj season is fast approaching, the leaders of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs have not been able …

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