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Hajj set to begin amid Qatar-Saudi tensions and Egypt’s economic woes

The six-day Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj will welcome 1.6 million Muslims as relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia remain tense. Many Egyptians have been unable to afford the journey as the economy splutters.Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of blocking its citizens from attending this year’s hajj because of the ongoing diplomatic feud. The …

Deutsche Welle

NBE, BM, Banque du Caire to cover tourism companies’ expenses for Hajj

The National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, and Banque du Caire officials met with representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the head of the religious tourism committee of the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association (ETAA). During the meeting, they agreed to have the three banks secure the needed Saudi riyals to cover the expenses of …

Hossam Mounir

Saudi Arabia rebuffs Iran’s accusations over hajj stampede

Saudi officials have dismissed Iran’s criticism of the deadly hajj stampede, in which several hundred Muslim pilgrims died. Previously, Iran vowed international legal action against its regional rivals. The Iranians “should know better than to play politics with a tragedy”, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told reporters on Saturday. Riyadh has ordered an investigation into …

Deutsche Welle

26 Egyptians injured in Hajj stampede

Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments released, Saturday, the names of 26 Egyptians who were injured in the stampede at the end of the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last Thursday. A total of 14 Egyptians were reportedly killed in the incident. The incident took place in Mina as the Hajj pilgrimage reached its conclusion, and left more …

Daily News Egypt