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Over 5m Umrah pilgrims pass through Jeddah airport

Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) has witnessed over 5 million Umrah pilgrims arrive and depart since the beginning of the Umrah season on November 1, said a report A total of 2,588,357 pilgrims arrived and

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Copperchase wins $500m Iraq airport contract

Copperchase, a UK-based contractor, has won a major contract to develop the first phase of Mid-Euphrates Airport project in central Iraq, which on completion, will have a capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers a year. As per th

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Copperchase wins $500m Iraq airport contract

Copperchase, a UK-based contractor, has won a major contract to develop the first phase of Mid-Euphrates Airport project in central Iraq, which on completion, will have a capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers a year. As per th

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Saudi move to increase Haj quota hailed

Saudi Arabia’s move to increase Haj quotas this year has been welcomed, after the number of pilgrims hit a 10-year low in 2016, said a report. King Salman on Thursday approved a proposal to increase the number of pilgrims fr

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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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