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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.

World - Region
9/17/2022 8:19:30 PM
Dressed in black, 21 million pilgrims from around the world massed in the Iraqi city of Karbala on Saturday for the Arbaeen commemoration, against the backdrop of a political crisis.

World - Region
8/21/2022 12:53:25 PM
Iraqi rescue workers were Sunday battling to free at least six pilgrims trapped under rubble after a landslide hit a Shia Muslim shrine in the central province of Karbala.

World - International
8/6/2022 2:27:40 PM
A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others, police and officials said.

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
7/6/2022 11:57:03 AM
One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam's five pillars.

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 - Health
6/30/2022 9:50:37 PM
Clinics of Egypt’s official Hajj mission have provided 885 Egyptian pilgrims with medical examination and treatment whereas three pilgrims were admitted to Saudi hospitals, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday.

Egypt - Society
6/28/2022 1:14:09 PM
The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims that registered through tourism companies, arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, according to a statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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.

Multimedia - In Pictures
4/24/2022 2:18:46 PM

Egypt - Tourism
4/21/2022 11:48:43 PM
EgyptAir carried 680 Egyptian Coptic pilgrims on Thursday evening to visit the holy sites in Jerusalem, after pilgrimage trips had been suspended for two years due to the pandemic, sources at EgyptAir said.

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.

World - Region
1/2/2022 5:41:54 PM
Authorities in several Gulf countries renewed weather warnings on Sunday as several days of heavy rains batter the usually arid region.

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.

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