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Saudi keeps watch on Haj pilgrims via drones

Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the Haj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year's crush. In one o

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10 ways to a healthy Haj when you have diabetes

Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Haj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good he

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Saudi hotels to benefit from pilgrim rush

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is expected to perform significantly well this year with close to 7 million Umrah pilgrims anticipated to visit, The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced. Hospitality experts and local tra

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Saudi Arabia to see temporary dip in pilgrim numbers

Saudi Arabia will see a significant drop in the number of Haj pilgrims until the completion of the expansion projects at the two holy mosques, said a report. According to

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Haj pilgrims 'may not have followed instructions'

Saudi Arabia's heath minister said on Friday a crush that killed more than 700 people at the haj pilgrimage may have been caused by pilgrims failing to follow instructions from authorities shepherding the world's largest annual gatheri

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Death toll at Makkah stampede rises

The death toll from a stampede during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has risen to 453 people of various nationalities, the Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said.   It said that the cru

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Flags, phones and human chains: Pilgrims find their way

For the millions of Muslims set to start the annual haj pilgrimage in Makkah on Tuesday, the challenge of reaching the city where Islam was born has paled in comparison with finding their way once they got here. Islam's holiest city

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Mobily offers mobiles for pilgrims with 'Hala Haj' package

Mobily, a leading telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia, is offering pilgrims mobile phones along with the 'Hala Haj' package with competitive prices to enable them to communicate easily and conveniently with their families from

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Mobily come to Makkah pilgrims' rescue

Saudi-based telecom service operator Mobily said it is granting all pilgrims in Makkah free credit to help them contact their relatives and loved ones after the deadly crane collapse that claimed 107 lives on Friday.   In its

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Bahraini pilgrims warned to abide by rules

More than 3,500 people from Bahrain, who have planned to travel to Makkah next month to perform Haj, have been warned to abide by the new rules as part of increased security measures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication

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