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Saudi on Ebola watch as millions gather for haj

Anxious to safeguard Islam's haj pilgrimage from the threat of Ebola, Saudi authorities are screening pilgrims arriving from West Africa and have deployed mobile laboratories to test any suspected cases quickly. The kingdom ex

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Haj pilgrims flown back to Bahrain after mix-up

More than 60 Haj pilgrims were flown back home to Bahrain yesterday (September 24) after a mix-up with permits left them stranded at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. They were part of a group of approximately 100 pi

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Haj health training in Bahrain to fight viruses

Health workers in Bahrain are getting specialist training on how to tackle potentially fatal illnesses among haj pilgrims. The Bahraini Haj Medical Committee is being equipped with more than 500 types of medicines to protect an es

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First batch of pilgrims arrives in Madinah

The new Haj season has begun with the arrival of the first batch of pilgrims at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah. The pilgrims, from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh, were received by a number of official

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Ebola hotline set up for Bahraini pilgrims in Saudi

Special hotlines will be set up for Bahraini pilgrims in Saudi Arabia amidst an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The move is part of Bahrain's emergency plans to fight the virus, which has a fatality rate of up to 90 per ce

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Safety measures for Ebola-free Hajj

Pilgrims coming on airlines from West and Central Africa, and also from other countries, to Saudi Arabia are being monitored for the Ebola virus since they could have been on transit in the endemic countries and can potentially be carriers of th

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Saudi to build new pilgrimage airport at Taif

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new international airport to serve pilgrims to Makkah in the nearby city of Taif, its General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Thursday. GACA is preparing a tender and will ask consor

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Saudi to build new pilgrimage airport at Taif

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new international airport to serve pilgrims to Makkah in the nearby city of Taif, its General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Thursday. GACA is preparing a tender and will ask consor

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Fifteen pilgrims die in Madinah hotel fire

Fifteen people died and around 130 were injured when a fire broke out in a hotel packed with Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi Arabian city of Madinah on Saturday, the state news agency said. All 15 were Egyptians and the blaze was sta

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Bahrain airport sees record Eid rush

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has registered an increased passenger movement during the Eid Al Adha and Hajj season, which rose to over 13,000 between October 1 and 20. During the period, the airport received 13,752 pilgrims

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