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Iraqi shia pilgrims defy curfews and coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Stealing around barbed wire barriers through fields and side streets, dozens of black-clad Shia ......

Muslim World League chief denounces attempts of politicizing Hajj

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim al-Issa, criticized ......

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Indian and Pakistani officials are meeting amid easing of tensions to discuss opening a visa-free ......

Record number of Indian women to embark on Hajj without male relatives this year

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

A record 2,340 Indian Muslim women aged above 45 years will embark on the Hajj later this year ......

IN PICTURES: Six doors of Ka’aba over 5,000 years

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Since Abraham built al-Ka’ba and called for Hajj 5,000 years ago, its doors have been of ......

IN PICTURES: Saudi Arabia launches electric vehicles for the elderly in Mecca

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The General Presidency for the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque inaugurated new ......

Saudi dedicates two hours for differently-abled to circumambulate Mecca’s Kaaba

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The Holy Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque were dedicated to people with special abilities for two ......

Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during their Umrah visit

Monday, 17 September 2018

Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any ......

VIDEO: Saudi officer guides Iranian pilgrim by speaking in fluent Farsi

Sunday, 16 September 2018

A video of a Saudi security officer is grabbing attention on social media after guiding an Iranian ......

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan praises Saudi professionalism, management of Hajj

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

After completing his first Hajj this year, Pakistani actor, model and singer Fawad Khan said that he ......

VIDEO: Incredible time-lapse shows influx of Hajj pilgrims on Jamarat Bridge

Friday, 24 August 2018

Saudi videographer Yasser Bikhsh posted a time-lapse video on Twitter showing the overwhelming ......

Hajj 2018: A story behind every pilgrim, faith behind all

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Ehtesham Shahid is Managing Editor at Al Arabiya English. For close to two decades he has worked as editor, correspondent, and business writer for leading publications, news wires and research organizations in India and the Gulf region. He loves to occasionally dabble with teaching and is collecting material for a book on unique tales of rural conflict and transformation from around the world. His twitter handle is @e2sham and he can be reached at Ehtesham.Shahid@alarabiya.net.

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More than 2.3 mln pilgrims take part in Hajj this year

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

On Monday, the ninth of Dhu-Al-Hijjah, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics ......

IN PHOTOS: Aerial photos show scale of transport dedicated to Hajj pilgrims

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Saudi authorities’ efforts organizing traffic flow and transportation during Hajj final day, ......

WATCH: Saudi Arabia introduces digitalized plan for Hajj 2030

Monday, 20 August 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being incorporated in every aspect of our lives, and now plans are ......

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