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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.

World - Region
7/21/2022 12:51:00 PM
An Israeli journalist has sparked controversy after publishing a video of himself sneaking into the Saudi city of Mecca, the holiest city of Islam, flouting a ban on non-Muslims.

World - Region
7/9/2022 12:39:11 PM
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims cast pebbles in the "stoning of the devil" ritual marking the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday Saturday, as a hajj pilgrimage that drew 900,000 visitors began winding down.

World - Region
7/8/2022 6:43:00 PM
Huge crowds of Muslim pilgrims prayed on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Friday, the climax of the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the pandemic forced drastic cuts in numbers two years in a row.

Heritage - Folk Arts
7/8/2022 1:03:30 PM
Under the steady hum of a ceiling fan, Ahmed Othman weaves golden threads through black fabric, creating Koranic verses, a century after his grandfather's work adorned the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque.

World - Region
7/7/2022 2:30:00 PM
It is a scene that stirs hope, and relief, for Muslims around the world.

World - Region
7/6/2022 11:57:03 AM
One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam's five pillars.

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.

World - Region
6/13/2022 6:10:07 PM
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the lifting of precautionary measures against COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

World - Region
1/2/2022 5:41:54 PM
Authorities in several Gulf countries renewed weather warnings on Sunday as several days of heavy rains batter the usually arid region.

Egypt - Society
12/30/2021 7:26:34 PM
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism has announced a set of regulations governing the next Umrah (the small pilgrimage to Mecca) for Egyptians, one week after the Cabinet’s approved requirements for the religious trips for the months of Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan of the current Hijra year.

World - Region
12/30/2021 1:12:53 PM
Saudi Arabia on Thursday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, after recording the highest number of infections in months.

World - Region
10/17/2021 11:46:05 AM
The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Books - Reviews
9/5/2021 9:02:01 PM

World - Region
8/8/2021 1:10:36 PM
Saudi Arabia will begin accepting vaccinated foreign pilgrims seeking to visit Mecca, state media reported, around 18 months after a border closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic

World - Region
7/22/2021 1:41:08 PM
Since April, dozens of female soldiers have become part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, the birth places of Islam

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 - International
7/20/2021 2:18:44 PM
This year, the holiday comes as many countries battle the Delta variant first identified in India, prompting some to impose new restrictions or issue appeals for people to avoid congregating and follow safety protocols

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.

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