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Islam’s holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins
Middle East

Islam’s holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins

JERUSALEM (Reuters) — The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday with Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem…
Saudi king Salman approves performing Tarawih in the two holy mosques
Middle East

Saudi king Salman approves performing Tarawih in the two holy mosques

CAIRO (Reuters) — Saudi king Salman approved performing Tarawih in the two holy mosques and reducing them with the continued…
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…
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…
Fire breaks out at train station in Saudi city of Jeddah
Middle East

Fire breaks out at train station in Saudi city of Jeddah

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at a train station in the Saudi city of Jeddah,…
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…
Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incident
Middle East

Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incident

MINA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as…
Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil
Middle East

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

JAMARAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning…
Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj
Middle East

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil…
EgyptAir concludes flights transferring pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
Egypt

EgyptAir concludes flights transferring pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

EgyptAir will conclude on Monday 23 flights transferring pilgrims traveling via tourist Hajj [pilgrimage] packages, individual Hajj trips, and business…
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