Umrah

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA
Middle East

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad – SPA

CAIRO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting…
Saudi Arabia limits pilgrims to 60,000 this year, Saudi citizens only
Middle East

Saudi Arabia limits pilgrims to 60,000 this year, Saudi citizens only

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Saturday has restricted the number of pilgrims to 60,000 this year, limited…
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…
Umrah returnees must self-isolate for 14 days: Egypt’s Health Ministry
Egypt

Umrah returnees must self-isolate for 14 days: Egypt’s Health Ministry

The Egyptian Health Ministry on Friday urged Umrah pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia to self-isolate at home for 14 days,…
Over 5,000 Egyptian pilgrims trapped in Saudi Arabia due to virus
Egypt

Over 5,000 Egyptian pilgrims trapped in Saudi Arabia due to virus

More than 5,000 Egyptian pilgrims are stuck in Saudi Arabia after flights between the kingdom and several countries, including Egypt,…
Saudi Arabia, Gulf neighbors report more cases of coronavirus
Middle East

Saudi Arabia, Gulf neighbors report more cases of coronavirus

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s authorities have recorded four news cases of the coronavirus, taking the total of infections to…
Saudi Arabia suspends entry to Kingdom’s holy sites amid coronavirus fears
Middle East

Saudi Arabia suspends entry to Kingdom’s holy sites amid coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia “temporarily” suspended entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina…
Photos: German tourist living in South Sinai’s Dahab converts to Islam
Life & Style

Photos: German tourist living in South Sinai’s Dahab converts to Islam

A German tourist now living in South Sinai’s Dahab, Robert Stephen Williamson, has converted to Islam and changed his name…
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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