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World - Region
2/4/2023 2:51:15 PM
Pope Francis on Saturday will meet victims of South Sudan's civil war, a day after delivering an impassioned plea for the country's leaders to recommit to peace for the sake of their long-suffering people.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Features
2/3/2023 6:48:00 PM
A debate over proposed amendments to Egypt’s personal status law is shedding light on increasingly complex questions of marriage and divorce.

World - Region
2/3/2023 4:07:08 PM
Pope Francis has landed in South Sudan, opening the second and final leg of his African pilgrimage with plans to encourage the young country's stalled peace process.

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
11/19/2022 11:30:22 PM
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians on Saturday during a pilgrimage in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian news agency, and Israeli forces said at least one soldier was injured by a settler.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
9/25/2022 8:29:42 PM
Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman for their annual pilgrimage, officials said Sunday, despite authorities asking them to skip the trip because of the war.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
9/20/2022 4:52:40 PM
Iran is increasingly taking over the patronage of a massive annual Shia festival in Iraq, with many seeing it as a sign of its boosting its influence in the country.

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.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
8/9/2022 10:46:05 PM
Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ recent visit to Canada was an opportunity for the Church to apologise for its role in abuses at Canadian residential schools, writes Azza Radwan Sedky

World - International
7/30/2022 11:11:34 AM
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was ``a bit of a test'' that showed he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire.

World - International
7/17/2022 4:03:24 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers to accompany him on what he called his ``penitential'' pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by the Catholic church.

Egypt - Society
7/12/2022 7:29:54 PM
The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced on Tuesday that the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims that were sent by NGOs is set to return to Cairo on Thursday after performing their Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals in Saudi Arabia.

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.

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

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/7/2022 10:54:13 AM

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.

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.

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.

World - Region
5/25/2022 2:15:28 PM
A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in clashes that erupted during a "Jewish pilgrimage" to the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said Wednesday.

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