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Business - Economy
1/26/2024 5:45:08 PM
The price of luxury Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj) programmes soared by 45 percent to up to EGP 450,000, while the land pilgrimage prices surged by 73 percent to up to EGP 255,000, according to data released by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
7/2/2023 5:17:35 PM
The Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs established a task force to assist in locating missing family members who were performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement released on Sunday.

Antiquities - Islamic
6/29/2023 6:56:42 PM
To celebrate Eid Al-Adha, three museums in Cairo are organizing special exhibitions on Egypt's colourful history and relationship with Hajj.

World - Region
6/28/2023 12:29:03 PM
Massive crowds of robed Muslims gathered for the "stoning of the devil" ritual in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday as the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the pandemic draws to a close.

World - Region
6/27/2023 12:28:58 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowded Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Tuesday, the climax of a potentially record-breaking hajj pilgrimage held in fierce summer heat.

World - Region
6/26/2023 2:44:24 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims walked or rode buses Monday to a giant tented city near Mecca for the climax of the annual hajj that Saudi officials say could break attendance records.

World - Region
6/25/2023 9:10:00 PM
Vast crowds of robed Muslim faithful walked solemn circles around the Kaaba, the black cube at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Sunday to begin the biggest hajj pilgrimage in several years, in the heat of the Saudi summer.

World - Region
6/25/2023 8:48:51 PM
Over 2 million Muslims will take part in this week's Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as one of the world's largest religious gatherings returns to full capacity following years of coronavirus restrictions.

Multimedia - In Pictures
6/25/2023 4:35:07 PM

World - Region
6/25/2023 10:21:40 AM
Braving the scorching Saudi heat, Mecca resident Amer Abdullah distributed free tea and bread to worshippers performing the annual hajj pilgrimage, honouring a long-standing tradition in Islam's holiest city.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
6/24/2023 2:01:00 PM
The hajj pilgrimage has given Sudanese faithful Kamal Kabashi a brief respite from his country's bloody conflict. Having safely arrived in Islam's holiest city, he was praying for peace.

World - Region
6/23/2023 4:04:21 PM
Enormous crowds of worshippers thronged Mecca, Islam's holiest city, on Friday for the biggest hajj pilgrimage in years, with more than two million expected to brave the scorching Saudi Arabian heat.

Egypt - Society
5/30/2023 10:35:34 PM
Hajj costs have skyrocketed by more than 85 percent in the past year. This enticed a number of Egyptian banks to offer loans to those seeking to perform the religious duty. Enter controversy.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
4/7/2023 12:40:05 AM
Two Egyptian ummrah pilgrims were killed in a bus accident on Thursday in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, according to a statement released by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tonight.

World - Region
3/28/2023 12:01:14 AM
A bus ferrying pilgrims to the holy city of Mecca burst into flames after a collision on a bridge on Monday, killing 20 people and injuring more than two dozen others, Saudi state media reported.

Egypt - Health
2/23/2023 5:33:14 PM
Egyptians willing to perform Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage) this year in the holy city of Mecca are required to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus and to take a meningitis vaccine shot, Spokesman of Egypt’s Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed.

Sports - World
1/3/2023 12:57:00 PM
Forty-five years after Pele played his last game, it's hard to imagine modern soccer, or Brazil, without him.

Egypt - Society
12/21/2022 3:18:54 PM
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has cancelled the Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage) at the expense of the Egyptian state for the second year in a row.

World - Region
9/13/2022 9:59:07 AM
Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to the Muslim holy city of Mecca to perform an umrah pilgrimage on behalf of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

World - Region
7/23/2022 2:03:32 PM
Police in Mecca say they have arrested a Saudi man who helped an Israeli-Jewish reporter sneak into Islam's holiest city, defying a rule that only Muslims can enter the area.

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