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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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Bahrain pilgrims escape Iraq hotel blaze

A total of sixty-three Bahraini pilgrims narrowly escaped death after a fire broke out in their hotel in Karbala, Iraq on Friday evening.   Several suffered hand and leg injuries as they smashed windows in their

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Elaf to accommodate Libyan pilgrims

Saudi-based Elaf Group of Companies for Travel, Tourism and Hotels has signed a deal with the Libyan Hajj office, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to accommodate Libyan pilgrims. The pilgrims will be put up in Makkah Al Mukar

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Saudi to fine rule-breaching airlines

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) will impose penalties on carriers that breach rules and regulations, a report said. According to the new instructions issued to carriers that fly Haj pilgrims, Gaca w

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Saudi asks pilgrims to wear mask over virus fear

Health officials in Saudi Arabia have asked pilgrims visiting its holy sites to wear masks in crowded places to stop the spread of the MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) coronavirus. A list of requirements issued by the healt

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Pakistan blast kills 20 Shia pilgrims

  A car bomb exploded on Sunday near a convoy of buses taking Pakistani Shia pilgrims to Iran, killing 20 people and wounding 24, officials said, the latest attack on the minority sect.   Witnesses

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Batelco unit distributes water to pilgrims

The Hearts & Minds Committee of Batelco, the leading telecom operator in Bahrain, recently took the initiative to distribute bottled water to pilgrims on King Fahad Causeway on their way to Makkah. The committee members, who w

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