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Egypt - Tourism
12/1/2021 12:52:00 PM
Saudi Arabia will allow fully-vaccinated Egyptian pilgrims arriving via on direct flights from Egypt to perform Umrah (the small pilgrimage) as per a decision last week to remove the country from the kingdom's restricted list on direct flights, starting Wednesday, 1 December.

World - Region
9/27/2021 12:18:37 PM
In Iran s holy city of Qom, where Shia scholars study and pilgrims travel to a shrine of Imam Al-Rida, the Islamic Republic s coronavirus outbreak began and still rages to this day.

World - Region
8/19/2021 2:51:37 PM
'We're not bothering with masks, because our faith in Imam Hussein protects us from everything,' said the pilgrim, who gave his name only as Dholam

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 - 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

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 - International
10/19/2020 9:49:31 AM

World - Region
10/6/2020 10:23:37 PM
The violence was sparked when a group of pilgrims from other parts of southern Iraq entered the visitation area separating the Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas shrines

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

World - Region
7/29/2020 9:13:00 PM

World - Region
7/7/2020 11:57:18 AM
The guidelines were announced on Monday as Saudi authorities prepare to carry out a very limited hajj, which for the first time will not include pilgrims from outside the country

World - Region
7/6/2020 5:55:59 PM

World - Region
6/23/2020 1:22:49 PM

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