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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 - Tourism
11/20/2023 4:54:08 PM
Egypt has opened registration through tourism companies for Hajj 2024, a statement by the Ministry of Tourism said on Monday.

Egypt - Society
6/30/2023 5:02:22 PM
Starting Saturday, EgyptAir will airlift Egyptian pilgrims who completed the Hajj (greater pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by the national airline on Friday.

World - Region
6/30/2023 3:01:40 PM
Tens of thousands of Muslims streamed out of Islam's holiest city on Friday after completing the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia's scorching summer heat, an AFP correspondent said.

World - Region
6/30/2023 11:53:38 AM
More than 2,000 pilgrims have suffered heat stress during the hajj pilgrimage, Saudi officials said Thursday, after temperatures soared to 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) during the annual rites.

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
6/25/2023 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.

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.

Heritage - Heritage special
6/20/2023 4:24:00 PM
The hajj pilgrimage holds a profound place in the hearts of Egyptians, representing far more than a mere religious obligation.

World - Region
6/17/2023 9:23:18 PM
The first commercial flight from Yemen's rebel-held capital to Saudi Arabia since 2016 took off carrying hajj pilgrims on Saturday, in the latest sign of easing tensions after years of war.

Egypt - Society
6/10/2023 10:16:22 PM
The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims is heading on Saturday to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj (greater pilgrimage), read a statement by the Ministry of Social Solidarity, noting that as many as 45,000 Egyptian pilgrims are expected to perform Hajj this year.

World - Region
5/10/2023 10:39:53 AM
A police officer shot dead two people participating in an annual pilgrimage to a renowned Tunisian synagogue as well as two members of the security services before he was killed on Tuesday, the interior ministry said.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
3/25/2023 6:26:00 PM
The prices of the Islamic pilgrimage have soared this year due to the appreciation of the dollar against the pound.

Egypt - Health
2/23/2023 5:33:14 PM
Egyptians willing to perform Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage) this year in the holy city of Mecca are required to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus and to take a meningitis vaccine shot, Spokesman of Egypt’s Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed.

World - Africa
2/5/2023 10:28:11 AM
Pope Francis appealed Sunday to the people of South Sudan to lay down their "weapons of hatred" at an open-air mass on the final day of his pilgrimage to a country blighted by violence and poverty.

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.

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