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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.

Arts & Culture - Visual Art
6/7/2022 5:43:46 PM
Saudi Arabia announced its first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale to take place at the Hajj Terminal at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah between 23 January and 23 April 2023.

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.

Egypt - Society
5/26/2022 3:15:10 PM
Egypt will not allow people suffering from chronic diseases to perform the hajj this year, as the country fears for their health and lives, said Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj on Wednesday.

Egypt - Tourism
5/17/2022 3:36:08 PM
Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced on Tuesday extending the registration for 2022’s Hajj Islamic pilgrimage through tourism companies until 23 May instead of 20 May.

Egypt - Politics
5/8/2022 5:04:11 PM
Hanafy El-Gebaly — speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives — announced in a plenary session on Sunday that the government referred three new bills to the House that tackle money laundering activities, new budgetary allocations, and Haj (pilgrimage) visas.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
5/8/2022 12:08:52 PM
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf condemned a terrorist attack targeting a water-lifting station in Sinai on Saturday that claimed the lives of an army officer and ten soldiers and left five others injured.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
4/21/2022 10:16:00 AM
Egypt is receiving applications for the Hajj after Saudi Arabia announced it will host a million pilgrims following a two-year hiatus.

World - Region
4/9/2022 11:04:22 AM
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.

Sports - World
4/2/2022 10:33:03 AM
Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu says his team have nothing to fear and are aiming for at least the quarter-finals after being drawn in a tough World Cup group containing former champions Spain and Germany.

Sports - World
3/16/2022 11:25:29 AM
Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu told his players to finish the job and clinch qualification for the World Cup after naming his squad Wednesday for next week's clash against Australia.

Sports - World
11/4/2021 11:16:38 AM
Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu said his team have their "backs to the wall" in their bid to qualify for the 2022 World Cup as he named his squad Thursday for two must-win matches.

Sports - World
10/11/2021 11:13:00 AM
Japan are not out of the 2022 World Cup qualification picture yet, manager Hajime Moriyasu said Monday, as the embattled Asian giants prepared to host Australia in a crunch match.

Sports - World
10/5/2021 10:39:15 AM

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
7/21/2021 1:45:58 PM
For this year's hajj, the second to be staged under the shadow of the Covid pandemic, authorities have rolled out electronic 'hajj cards' allowing contactless access to religious sites, accommodation and transport

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 - 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

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