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Ahmed Shawky Othman Al Qasbaji is the grandson of first Kaaba Kiswah maker in Egypt. The Kiswah used to be made annually at the hands of 10 people before the pilgrimage season.
EgyptAir operates 18 flights from Jeddah, Medina to Cairo, carrying 4200 pilgrims
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt have imposed an economic and diplomatic boycott on Qatar since June 2017 over allegations that Doha supports terrorism. Meanwhile, Qatar denies the charges.
Egyptian Travel Agents Accusation (ETAA) presented a memorandum to the minister of tourism for cancelling the membership of 18 travel agencies not only from the chamber’s membership, but also from the Egyptian Tourism Federation due to their violation of Article 9 of Law No 38 for 1968, according to a Saturday press statement. The violating …
Holy places receive 78,000 Egyptian pilgrims this year
Prices in last days of Ramadan may reach EGP 16,000-EGP 20,000, tourism workers say
Four new deaths occurred on Monday in Saudi Arabia among Egyptian pilgrims raising the death toll to 54, according to the Ministry of Health in a Monday statement. The latest cases, as mentioned in the statement, due to heart and breathing problems that escalated. Head of Egypt’s pilgrims delegation Ahmed Al-Ansary said that death certificates …
Egypt supports the new Saudi secretary general of the OIC, saying he has sufficient experience to face challenges
4,267 citizens underwent medical examinations in the past week during hajj
Last year’s crane collapse in Mecca has resulted in 14 people going on trial in Saudi Arabia. Local media say they face charges of negligence and violating safety rules. The tragedy claimed the lives of 111 pilgrims.
A man has blown himself up near the second holiest site in Islam. The attack in Medina follows similar blasts in Jeddah and Qatif
A man has blown himself up near the second holiest site in Islam. The attack in Medina follows similar blasts in Jeddah and Qatif.
Saudi newspapers have reported that pilgrims joining this year’s Hajj will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet. Last year, more than 2,000 people died in a stampede during the religious festival.
19 Egyptians dead, including 3 siblings, in a bus accident in Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim El-Garady can do nothing but wait for news of his missing relatives
Death toll rises to 83, says Endowments Minister
No epidemic reported, says ministry spokesman
107 are dead and 238 injured in the wake of a major collapse of a giant building crane near the holy site of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in the evening hours of 11 September. Initial news reports put the blame on severe weather that swept through the Saudi kingdom, with amateur videos, shot …
Egyptian expatriates stage protests in aftermath of alleged assault
Egypt was granted around 63,000 visas for pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina this year
Some 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia Monday for the high point of the annual hajj, praying for an end to disputes and bloodshed.
Meeting to revive Morsi’s quartet initiative involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran
Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.
Officials said about 120,000 police were deployed throughout the five-day pilgrimage
The hajj officially ends on Monday but pilgrims who are in a hurry to conclude their journey can do so on Sunday.
Thursday marks the most important day, when all pilgrims assemble in the Arafat plain outside Mecca.
Manager of mosque has been previously apprehended for incitement
Ahmadinejad to attend the OIC summit in Saudi Arabia