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Coronavirus: Mecca authorities to close Grand Mosque’s non-main entrances

Monday, 23 March 2020

The body responsible for the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has been instructed to close the ......

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 119 new cases, bringing total to 511

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed 119 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, raising the total number ......

Closure of mosques amid coronavirus a religious duty: Muslim World League

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The temporary closure of mosques in some countries across the Islamic world is considered a ......

Coronavirus: Mecca’s holy sites to briefly close overnight to sanitize areas

Thursday, 05 March 2020

The Grand Mosque in Mecca will briefly close overnight and reopen an hour before Friday morning ......

Coronavirus: Area around Islam’s holy Kaaba briefly emptied for sterilization

Thursday, 05 March 2020

The immediate area surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, was emptied out earlier on ......

Saudi Arabia temporarily bars GCC citizens from Mecca, Medina over coronavirus

Friday, 28 February 2020

Saudi Arabia will be temporarily suspending the entry of citizens from the Gulf Cooperation Council ......

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah due to coronavirus: The facts

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it had temporarily suspended entry for pilgrims embarking on ......

Umrah and Hajj explained: Your simple guide to Islam’s pilgrimages

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be made year-round. Mu’tamars, or pilgrims, ......

Saudi Arabia’s high-speed Haramain train to resume full service within 30 days

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport Dr. Nabil al-Amoudi said that the fire-stricken Haramain ......

Saudi Civil Defense fully controls fire at Haramain high-speed rail station

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense authority said it has fully controlled the fire which broke out ......

Successful trial of Hajj Smart ID means more pilgrims to receive cards next year

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A pilot of the newly introduced Hajj Smart ID during this year’s Muslim pilgrimage was praised ......

Heartwarming viral pictures, videos show spirit of Hajj in Mecca

Friday, 16 August 2019

As the Hajj season came to an end this week, people continued to share pictures and videos on social ......

Monitoring the Hajj from inside Mecca’s 911 security control center

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - As pilgrims on the final day of Hajj began moving toward the Jamaraat Bridge, where ......

Saudi Arabia provided over 1,000 free health services for pilgrims during Hajj

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia provided over 1,000 different health services free of charge for Hajj pilgrims in Mecca ......

Nearly 300,000 pilgrims to ‘stone the devil’ per hour in one of final Hajj rites

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - After having spent the previous night camped out in the open air in Muzdalifah, Hajj ......

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