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Qatar Airways offers exclusive Haj kits to pilgrims

Qatar Airways is embracing the spirit of Haj by providing pilgrims with exclusive Haj kits designed and assembled with items to assist them during their spiritual journey. The Haj kits will be offered to all passengers travelling

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Madinah prepares for influx of pilgrims

More than 600,000 pilgrims are expected to arrive in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, this week before Haj, the Ministry of Haj and Umrah has announced. Saudi Arabia’s new ‘post-oil’ economy plan as outlined in ‘Visi

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Saudi plans hi-tech bracelets in haj safety push

Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Makkah starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a ge

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Bahrain backs Haj stance

Bahrain has rejected any attempt to politicise the Haj season, backing the right of Saudi Arabia to take all necessary measures to ensure pilgrims’ security and safety, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

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Iranians to miss Haj this year: Irna

Iranian Muslims will miss the annual Haj pilgrimage in September this year because Tehran and Riyadh failed to agree organisational details after they cut diplomatic ties in January, the Irna news agency reported on Thursday. &quo

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Iran to send team to Saudi Arabia to discuss Haj

Iran plans to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to discuss new arrangements for the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah, Iran's Tasnim news agency said on Wednesday, the first official visit by either side since ties were severed in January.

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Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air over safety

Saudi Arabia has suspended licenses granted to Iran's Mahan Air to fly through its air space or land at its airports due to violations of local safety rules, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) said on Monday. Aviat

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Saudi Arabia to see temporary dip in pilgrim numbers

Saudi Arabia will see a significant drop in the number of Haj pilgrims until the completion of the expansion projects at the two holy mosques, said a report. According to

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Haj lounge at Madinah airport opens tomorrow

Madinah’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport will open its Haj terminal tomorrow (January 1) in anticipation of the mass influx of Umrah pilgrims, according to a report. Offering 28 additional counters, all proced

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Saudi haj disaster death toll at least 2,070: Reuters

The deadly crush that occurred at the haj near Makkah last month killed at least 2,070 people, nearly triple the number accounted for in a death toll maintained by Saudi authorities, a Reuters tally indicated on Thursday.  

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