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World - Region
7/4/2022 5:27:08 PM
Saudi authorities have arrested and fined nearly 300 people caught trying to perform the hajj without permits, an official said Monday, as the kingdom prepares to receive 1 million people for the annual pilgrimage.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/4/2022 3:11:23 PM

Egypt - Health
6/30/2022 9:50:37 PM
Clinics of Egypt’s official Hajj mission have provided 885 Egyptian pilgrims with medical examination and treatment whereas three pilgrims were admitted to Saudi hospitals, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday.

Egypt - Society
6/19/2022 4:23:02 PM
The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform the Hajj (greater pilgrimage), according to the Ministry of Social Solidarity.

Arts & Culture - Visual Art
6/7/2022 5:43:46 PM
Saudi Arabia announced its first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale to take place at the Hajj Terminal at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah between 23 January and 23 April 2023.

World - Region
6/5/2022 5:06:47 PM
Saudi Arabia aims to triple foreign tourism this year as pandemic restrictions ease, hajj pilgrims return and the first elements of the crown prince's signature projects open, its tourism minister told AFP Sunday.

Egypt - Society
5/26/2022 3:15:10 PM
Egypt will not allow people suffering from chronic diseases to perform the hajj this year, as the country fears for their health and lives, said Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj on Wednesday.

Egypt - Tourism
5/17/2022 3:36:08 PM
Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced on Tuesday extending the registration for 2022’s Hajj Islamic pilgrimage through tourism companies until 23 May instead of 20 May.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
4/21/2022 10:16:00 AM
Egypt is receiving applications for the Hajj after Saudi Arabia announced it will host a million pilgrims following a two-year hiatus.

World - Region
4/9/2022 11:04:22 AM
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.

World - Region
7/21/2021 1:45:58 PM
For this year's hajj, the second to be staged under the shadow of the Covid pandemic, authorities have rolled out electronic 'hajj cards' allowing contactless access to religious sites, accommodation and transport

World - Region
7/20/2021 2:57:42 PM
The hajj ministry has officially allowed women of all ages to make the pilgrimage without a male relative, known as a 'mehrem', on the condition that they go in a group

World - Region
7/19/2021 3:23:00 PM
Just 60,000 people, all citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia, have been selected to take part in this year's hajj, with foreign pilgrims again barred.

World - Region
7/18/2021 12:53:19 PM
Saudi Arabia is allowing only 60,000 fully vaccinated citizens and residents of the kingdom to take part, far from the vast crowds that descend on Mecca in normal times, when the ritual draws some 2.5 million pilgrims

World - Region
7/17/2021 11:00:00 AM
The kingdom is allowing only 60,000 fully vaccinated residents to take part, seeking to repeat last year's success that saw no virus outbreak during the five-day ritual

World - Region
7/15/2021 3:45:53 PM
The suspects in the fraudulent certificates case are alleged to have used social media to advertise their services

Heritage - Heritage special
7/13/2021 5:49:32 PM
Hajj season in Egypt still has its artistic charms

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
6/17/2021 12:40:00 PM
Ahmed Mostafa heralds a complicated Hajj season

World - Region
6/16/2021 10:00:05 PM
Robots began handing out bottles of sacred water in Mecca this week in preparation for a socially distanced Hajj pilgrimage in Islam's holiest city, due to the coronavirus pandemic

World - Region
6/12/2021 2:30:01 PM
The announcement by the kingdom comes after it ran an incredibly pared-down pilgrimage last year over the virus, but still allowed a small number of the faithful to take part in the annual ceremony

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