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Umrah pilgrims return to Mecca
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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 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..
Coronavirus measures proving costly for Australian Muslims planning to visit MeccaA travel ban designed to curb the spread of coronavirus has left many Australian Muslims out of pocket with some travel agents forced to ponder their future.
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.
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..
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.
The Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj explainedNearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.
Australian Muslims are joining international calls to boycott the HajjThere are growing calls from Muslims around the world to boycott the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca over Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
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..