Hajj

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom
Middle East

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than…
Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA
Middle East

Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in…
Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virus
Middle East

Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims…
Al-Azhar praises Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit Hajj pilgrimages
Society

Al-Azhar praises Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit Hajj pilgrimages

Al-Azhar, the Islamic world’s top Sunni religious institution, praised an unprecedented decision by Saudi authorities on Monday to limit the…
Muslims to wait a year for hajj as virus prompts Saudi curbs
Middle East

Muslims to wait a year for hajj as virus prompts Saudi curbs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslims around the world hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca to perform the…
Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic
Middle East

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the…
Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus
Middle East

Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Saudi official urged more than one million Muslims intending to perform the…
Bus near Saudi holy city of Mecca crashes, killing 35 people
Middle East

Bus near Saudi holy city of Mecca crashes, killing 35 people

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash…
EgyptAir transports 63,000 pilgrims so far
Egypt

EgyptAir transports 63,000 pilgrims so far

The number of pilgrims arriving on EgyptAir planes from August 13 to Tuesday has totaled 63,000 pilgrims on 300 flights…
EgyptAir runs 22 flights transferring pilgrims from KSA
Egypt

EgyptAir runs 22 flights transferring pilgrims from KSA

EgyptAir has started operating 22 flights from Jeddah and Madinah airports to the seasonal terminal at Cairo International Airport and…
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