Monday, 18 October 2021

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Saudi Arabia to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Makkah

REUTERS Photo RIYADH – Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The Hajj and Umrah ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered ...

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Muslims begin downsized Hajj

MAKKAH: Muslim pilgrims on July 29 begin the annual Hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually ...

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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute. “There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told ...

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