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Egypt - Courts & Law
6/28/2024 2:10:00 PM
The Public Prosecution launched an urgent investigation Thursday into violations committed by several tourism companies that organized the travelling of Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj this year.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
6/25/2024 9:25:24 PM
This year’s Hajj season has been marred by tragedy with hundreds of pilgrims reportedly losing their lives following extremely high temperatures.

World - Region
6/24/2024 9:09:00 AM
Saudi Arabia said Sunday that more than 1,300 pilgrims died during the hajj pilgrimage which unfolded during intense heat, and that most of the deceased did not have official permits.

Egypt - Courts & Law
6/22/2024 4:37:48 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered on Saturday the revocation of licenses for 16 tourism companies involved in making illegal pilgrimage arrangements for Egyptian Hajj hopefuls over the death of hundreds of Egyptian pilgrims during the 2024 Hajj season.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/22/2024 2:08:25 PM
The head of the Egyptian Hajj Delegation, Major-General Mostafa Hussein, inspected Friday the health condition of Egyptian pilgrims at Al-Nour and King Abdulaziz hospitals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/20/2024 8:00:32 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the formation of a task force to follow up on repatriating deceased Egyptian pilgrims' deaths and provide necessary support to their families.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/19/2024 6:54:00 PM
Egypt has established a 24/7 operations chamber to handle requests for locating missing Egyptian Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and repatriating the bodies of the deceased, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.

World - Region
6/19/2024 3:47:52 PM
A diplomat in Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday that 68 Indian nationals died during the hajj pilgrimage this year marked by searing heat, bringing the overall tally to more than 600.

Egypt - Society
6/19/2024 12:12:00 PM
Egypt’s Tourism Hajj Mission reported on Tuesday that it has managed to locate 142 Egyptian pilgrims who had gone missing while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia and returned them to their residences.

Egypt - Health
6/17/2024 5:28:54 PM
The Ministry of Health and Population announced on Monday that 27 Egyptian pilgrims were transferred to the hospitals in the holy sites of Arafat and Mina during the first day of Eid al-Adha on Sunday.

Egypt - Health
6/17/2024 4:28:46 PM
At least eight Egyptian tourist pilgrims have passed away during their Hajj pilgrimage at the holy sites of Mina and Arafat, Egypt’s Tourism Hajj Mission said on Monday.

World - Region
6/17/2024 1:30:06 PM
Muslim pilgrims used the early morning hours Monday to perform the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, as noontime summer heat caused heatstroke among thousands wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage.

World - Region
6/16/2024 12:40:44 PM
Pilgrims performed Sunday the last major ritual of the Hajj, the "stoning of the devil", in western Saudi Arabia, as Muslims the world over celebrated the Eid Al-Adha holidays.

Multimedia - In Pictures
6/15/2024 3:42:06 PM

World - Region
6/15/2024 12:39:51 PM
More than 1.5 million Muslims braved extreme heat to reach Mount Arafat on Saturday for the high point of the annual hajj pilgrimage, praying for hours, especially for Palestinians in war-ravaged Gaza.

World - Region
6/14/2024 12:05:07 PM
More than a million Muslim pilgrims were in Mecca Friday for the start of a hajj pilgrimage held against the grim backdrop of the Gaza war and in the exhausting summer heat.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/13/2024 5:12:58 PM
The last tourism Hajj flight arrived early on Wednesday, carrying 102 Egyptian pilgrims to perform the Hajj rituals during the current season which starts Thursday.

World - Region
5/28/2024 1:55:31 PM
Direct flights from Syria to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims taking part in the annual hajj resumed on Tuesday, ending 12 years of isolation since the civil war began, a Syrian official told AFP.

World - Region
3/31/2024 9:14:38 PM
The main Catholic Easter Sunday service at the Holy Sepulchre Church in the Christian quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem, built on what is said to be the tomb of Jesus, was not full.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
2/8/2024 6:33:06 PM
In the biblical city of Nazareth, the basilica is empty, restaurants and shops that usually thrive on Christian pilgrims are closed, and many hotels have been shut for months.

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