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It is Hajj, not nonsense

IT IS unacceptable that the regime in Iran imposes its position on politicizing the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Makkah (Hajj) over 56 member-States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It is unacceptable that this regime is forcing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to relinquish its right to protect …

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Iran won’t attend Hajj in S.Arabia – Latest sign of tensions between 2 ME powers 

TEHRAN, Iran, May 12, (Agencies): Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an Iranian offi cial said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the event last year killed at least 2,426 people. Iran …

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Saudi announces new system for pilgrims who will perform Omrah – ‘Airlines need to be accredited’

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj has announced a new system to ease entry and exit procedures for pilgrims who will perform Omrah. According to the ministry, the system will be implemented soon while there are a number of stipulations in this regard including the need for …

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Hajj toll 1,621

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 14, (AP): The toll in the deadliest tragedy to ever strike the annual Hajj pilgrimage rose Wednesday to at least 1,621 people killed, a new tally showed, as hundreds still reportedly remain missing. The Associated Press count is more than double Saudi Arabia’s official tally of 769 …

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Senior Kuwaiti officials laud ties with Saudi Arabia – Organization of Hajj commended

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30, (KUNA): National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al- Ghanim has stressed the historical ties with Saudi Arabia, which set a model to be followed. Amid the escalating events in the region, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are one front and their peoples “are closer than brothers,” Al- Ghanim told …

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Top Iran leader warns of ‘harsh’ measures over Hajj disaster – After billions spent on safety, Saudis lost control of deadly crowd

TEHRAN, Iran, Sept 30, (Agencies): Iran’s top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia of “harsh” measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate the bodies of more than 200 Iranian pilgrims killed in last week’s Hajj stampede. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning came as Iran summoned Riyadh’s envoy for …

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Tragedy at Hajj adds venom to regional rifts

DUBAI, Sept 28, (RTRS): For regional adversaries at loggerheads over the crises in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the disaster at the Hajj is unlikely to be a game changer in the contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia, merely adding venom to their mutual acrimony. But a deepening of already profound …

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No Kuwaitis among 769 Jamarat dead – Rivals clash

MAKKAH, Sept 27, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al- Sane confirmed that no Kuwaitis were among the dead and injured of the tragic Hajj stampede incident, which took place earlier in Mina, Saudi Arabia and led to death of over 700 people and …

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Pilgrims Stand, pray…‘flag’ peace – No Corona cases among Hajj pilgrims

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Sept 23, (Agencies): Millions of Muslim pilgrims congregated at Arafat outside Makkah on Wednesday, many of them praying for peace in the Middle East countries ravaged by war and chaos as the annual Hajj reached its climax. “What is left of our Arab nation? Iraq was …

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