Pilgrims

Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions
Middle East

Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A very small, limited number of people donning the white terrycloth garment symbolic of the…
Hajj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual
Middle East

Hajj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual

RIYADH (Reuters) – Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but…
Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus
Middle East

Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Saudi official urged more than one million Muslims intending to perform the…
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,…
‘The Virgin will protect’: pilgrims are easy prey for Lourdes thieves
World

‘The Virgin will protect’: pilgrims are easy prey for Lourdes thieves

Pilgrims to the holy town of Lourdes in southern France, lulled into carelessness by the promise of heavenly protection, are…
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…
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…
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…
Health Ministry launches mobile application for pilgrims
Egypt

Health Ministry launches mobile application for pilgrims

Egypt’s Advisor to the Minister of Health for Information Technology Ism Salah revealed on Thursday that the ministry launched a…
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