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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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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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