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Egypt - Courts & Law
6/28/2024 2:10:00 PM
The Public Prosecution launched an urgent investigation Thursday into violations committed by several tourism companies that organized the travelling of Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj this year.

Egypt - Courts & Law
6/22/2024 4:37:48 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered on Saturday the revocation of licenses for 16 tourism companies involved in making illegal pilgrimage arrangements for Egyptian Hajj hopefuls over the death of hundreds of Egyptian pilgrims during the 2024 Hajj season.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/22/2024 2:08:25 PM
The head of the Egyptian Hajj Delegation, Major-General Mostafa Hussein, inspected Friday the health condition of Egyptian pilgrims at Al-Nour and King Abdulaziz hospitals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Multimedia - In Pictures
6/14/2024 1:44:39 PM

World - Region
6/14/2024 12:05:07 PM
More than a million Muslim pilgrims were in Mecca Friday for the start of a hajj pilgrimage held against the grim backdrop of the Gaza war and in the exhausting summer heat.

Egypt - Politics
6/13/2024 5:38:50 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi heads Thursday to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, according to the Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy.

World - Region
6/7/2024 12:48:30 PM
Saudi Arabia said the hajj will start on June 14 after astronomical observatories spotted the crescent moon Thursday evening, signalling the beginning of the month in which the annual pilgrimage falls.

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.

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