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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.

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
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

Opinion -
4/23/2021 1:12:00 PM
Important archaeological discoveries have been made in Saudi Arabia in recent years, helping to extend our knowledge of the history of the region

Egypt - Politics
1/7/2021 1:11:54 PM
A pilgrims' bus, carrying 16 Egyptian pilgrims, crashed on a highway on the way to Mecca

World - Region
11/11/2020 6:18:11 PM
The security services were following the attack on diplomatic staff at a World War One remembrance ceremony

World - Region
10/31/2020 1:17:57 PM

World - Region
10/4/2020 10:37:03 AM
Only Saudi citizens and residents will be permitted to enter the mosque during this first phase of reopening

World - Region
9/21/2020 5:06:47 PM
Saudi Arabia on Monday released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam's holiest site in Mecca

World - Region
7/31/2020 3:07:12 PM

World - Region
7/30/2020 6:43:39 PM
A tight security cordon has been erected all around the foot of the rocky hill outside Mecca, also known as Jabal al-Rahma or Mount of Mercy, for the high point of the annual ritual

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
7/30/2020 2:01:11 PM
last week saw the annual change of the kiswa, the lavish cloth covering the holy Kaaba in Mecca. Ahram Weekly chronicles Egypt’s centuries-old contribution to the process

World - Region
7/30/2020 12:31:19 PM
'Everyone will be praying for this pandemic to end, and for all the people of the world to see better months to come after all the suffering caused by coronavirus,' said Ammar Khaled, a 29-year-old Indian pilgrim

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