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2008-12-06 Pilgrims to Mecca from abroad at record level for hajj
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia has mobilised a force of 100,000 men to protect up to three million Muslim pilgrims starting the annual hajj on Saturday, amid f...
2008-12-06 Kiswa (dress) of Holy Kaaba to be changed
The kiswa (dress) of the Holy Kaaba will be changed on Sunday, the 9th of Zil-Hijjah under the supervision of the general presidency for the affairs of the Holy Mosque of...
2008-12-05 Pilgrims assemble in Mina
More than 2.5 million pilgrims, including 1.7 million from abroad, will assemble in the tent city of Mina today at the start of this year's annual pilgrimage. Thousands o...
2008-12-05 Friday Prayer from Makkah (Shaykh Saud al-Shuraym)
Shaykh Saud al-Shuraym leads Friday prayer at Makkah....
2008-12-04 Saudis deploy 100,000 for hajj security
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia deployed some 100,000 security personnel to keep order as Muslim pilgrims flooded into the holy city of Mecca in preparation for the a...
2008-12-04 Sick pilgrims taken by ambulance to perform Haj
A caravan of ambulances carrying 11 pilgrims, who were hospitalized at King Fahd Hospital in Madina due to health problems during their journey to perform the Haj rites, ...
2008-12-04 Traffic congestion eased at Jamarat Bridge
Mina – Pilgrims during this Haj season will be able to use the third floor of the Jamarat Bridge after its completion to ease the traffic and manage the mass movement o...
2008-12-04 Tide of faithful sweeps toward Islam’s holy city
JEDDAH // A sea of Muslim pilgrims has arrived in Saudi Arabia from all corners of the world to perform the annual haj in the holy city of Mecca – and still they come. ...
2008-12-03 Saudi schools remove extremist books
Saudi Arabian authorities have started removing controversial books containing extremist ideas from school libraries in a move to protect the younger generation from ter...
2008-12-03 Prince Turki bin Sultan Inspects HQ of Culture and Information Ministry at KAIA
Prince Turki bin Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz, Assistant Minister of the Culture and Information who supervises the ministry's works in the Hajj areas, today made an inspection...