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Pilgrims respect social distancing during final walk around the Kaaba
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Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual
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Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque
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The chosen few enjoy Mecca's Haj pilgrimage
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Mecca's Grand Mosque perfumed ahead of Haj
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Saudi Arabia To Limit Pilgrims To Perform Hajj
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Saudi Arabia to end curfew on June 21, except in MeccaSaudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week, more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Saudi eases coronavirus curfews, keeps 24-hour curfew in MeccaSaudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country, while keeping 24-hour curfews in the city of Mecca and in neighbourhoods previously put in isolation, state news agency SPA said.
Saudi Arabia suspends praying in the two holy mosques for RamzanPresident General of the two holy mosques, Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais, said in a tweet that Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah and Al Masjid Al-Nabawi will broadcast the call for prayer..
Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and MedinaSaudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in..
Saudis tighten anti-virus curfew, UAE closures leave travellers strandedSaudi Arabia reported its second coronavirus death and tightened a nationwide curfew on Wednesday, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as..
Saudi tightens coronavirus curfew; travelers stranded in UAESaudi Arabia reported its second coronavirus death and tightened a nationwide curfew, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as movement..
Saudi Arabia tightens curfew to contain coronavirusSaudi Arabia tightened a nationwide curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus, barring entry to and exit from the capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina as well as movement..
Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in the arenas outside Mecca, Medina holy mosquesSaudi Arabia said on Thursday it suspended Muslims from conducting their five daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayer in the overflow area just outside the walls of the two holy mosques in Mecca and..
Karnataka man, 76, is India's first Covid-19 fatalityThe man had a travel history to Saudi Arabia and died while being brought from a Hyderabad hospital to Kalaburagi on March 10. His throat swab samples had been received at a Bengaluru lab only on March..
Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca, Medina holy sites after coronavirus closure: state TVSaudi Arabia reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new..
Saudi Arabia extends pilgrimage suspension to its own citizensSaudi Arabia extended a suspension of pilgrimages by foreigners to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to Saudi citizens and residents due to concerns about the coronavirus, state news agency SPA..
Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimages for Saudi citizens and residentsSaudi Arabia, which has already suspended pilgrimages to the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina for foreigners due to coronavirus concerns, extended the ban on Wednesday to Saudi citizens and..
Saudi Arabia temporarily suspends entry of GCC citizens to Mecca and Medina: foreign ministrySaudi Arabia temporarily suspended entry of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens to Mecca and Medina, the foreign ministry announced in a statement published by the state news agency on Friday.
Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi: PM Modi, President Kovind extend greetings on Prophet Muhammad's birthdayThe Prophet was born on the 12th day of Rabee ul Awwal in Mecca in 570 CE.
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Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incidentMillions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and..
Eid Mubarak: History, significance, importance of Eid al-Adha or Bakri EidThe occasion marks the end of Hajj Pilgrimage, the holiest place for people of Muslim faith situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Muslim pilgrims descend on Mecca for haj, Saudis warn against politicsHundreds of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, many gripping umbrellas to ward off Saudi Arabia's blistering summer sun, descended on Mecca this week ahead of the annual haj.
Air India allows Haj pilgrims to bring holy Zamzam water from Saudi ArabiaThe well of Zamzam is located in Mecca in Saudi Arabia and many Haj pilgrims bring the holy water from the well for family and friends.
Maha Haj panel wishes to build facility at Mecca for pilgrimsAddressing reporters, he also demanded that the Central government slash the quota of private tour operators who take pilgrims on Haj.
India slams OIC for references to Jammu & Kashmir in its Makkah summit declaration
OIC backs 'legitimate rights of self-determination of people of Jammu and Kashmir' at Makkah summitThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reiterated the grouping's support for the legitimate rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the United Nations resolutions, the..
OIC notes with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world: statementThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Mecca said on Saturday that it noted with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world, according to the summit's final statement.
OIC refuses to accept any decision to change legal status of Syria's Golan HeightsThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Mecca refused to accept any decision to change legal and demographic status of Syria's Golan Heights, especially the U.S. decision to recognize..