Wednesday 29 July 2015
 
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Health insurance approved for visitors to Saudi

A visitor health insurance system for those wishing to obtain medical insurance during their visit to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, according to a report. It will cover treatment co

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Saudi plays down Hamas leaders’ visit

Saudi Arabia has played down the significance of a visit by Hamas leaders, saying it was only a religious pilgrimage and Riyadh’s position on the Palestinian Islamist movement was unchanged. “There was no (political) v

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Saudi unveils plan to protect health of Haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has drawn up a comprehensive plan to protect the health of Haj pilgrims this year, with a focus on infectious diseases, according to a report. The plan was unveiled at the fifth meeting of t

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Meningitis jab made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims

Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a

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Islamic State recruiters 'targeting pilgrims'

Bahraini teenagers are being offered free pilgrimage trips to Saudi Arabia, where they are persuaded to take up arms alongside the Islamic State (IS), it has been claimed. They are being actively recruited and trained to use weapo

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South Asians to top foreign Haj pilgrims

South Asian nationals will top foreign pilgrims expected to perform Haj, with more than 410,000 out of a total of 1.3 million, said a report. It will be followed by Arab countries with more than 250,000 pilgrims, said the Arab New

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Saudi to keep reduced pilgrim quota until next year

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj will keep in place the reduction in the number of domestic and international pilgrims by 50 and 20 per cent respectively, said a report.   The decision will continue to take e

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5.3m pilgrims enter Saudi for Umrah

More than 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Umrah season, said a report.   The number of Muslims performing Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Rama

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5.3m pilgrims enter Saudi for Umrah

More than 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Umrah season, said a report.   The number of Muslims performing Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Rama

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5.3m pilgrims enter Saudi for Umrah

More than 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Umrah season, said a report.   The number of Muslims performing Umrah pilgrimage is expected to increase with the advent of Rama

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