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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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10pc rise in Umrah pilgrims, despite Mers fears

Despite the fears caused by the Mers Coronavirus, the number of Umrah pilgrims this year saw a 10 per cent rise, said a report.   Saudi Arabia had not restricted pilgrims arriving from different countries because

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10pc rise in Umrah pilgrims, despite Mers fears

Despite the fears caused by the Mers Coronavirus, the number of Umrah pilgrims this year saw a 10 per cent rise, said a report.   Saudi Arabia had not restricted pilgrims arriving from different countries because

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New hotel concept to unveil at Saudi travel show

A new hotel concept ‘Anjum brand,’ which will serve the increasing number of pilgrims and tourists, will be launched at a leading Saudi Arabian travel and tourism exhibition.   The Anjum Hotel is part

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Haj pilgrims advised to wear masks

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has advised Haj pilgrims to wear face masks in the holy cities to protect themselves from the deadly MERS virus, said a report. "Pilgrims should wear protective masks that cover the nos

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