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PIA'S pre-Hajj operation lifts 8200 pilgrims so far - Pakistan Observer

PIA'S pre-Hajj operation lifts 8200 pilgrims so farPakistan ObserverThe national flag carrier, PIA, has so far operated 26 flights carrying more than 8,200 pilgrims to Madina, Saudi Arabia with on time departure of flights from airports in Pakistan. Meanwhile, CEO PIA, Nayyar Hayat who is monitoring the performance of ...and more »

Iran stalling probe into attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions: Official source - Arab News;

Iran stalling probe into attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions: Official source - Arab News

Arab NewsIran stalling probe into attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions: Official sourceArab NewsSmoke rises from Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran after it was set on fire by Iranian protesters on January 2, 2016. (REUTERS file photo). JEDDAH: Iranian authorities are stalling on an investigation into the violent mob attacks on Saudi diplomatic ...and more »

Iran continues to stall investigation on embassy attack in Tehran - Source - Kuwait News Agency

Iran continues to stall investigation on embassy attack in Tehran - SourceKuwait News AgencyJEDDAH, July 31 (KUNA) -- Iranian authorities have persistently and consistently stalled and refused to resume investigations into the incident of storming the embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad, even though ...and more »

Qatar claims Riyadh is blocking haj pilgrims - The Times;

Qatar claims Riyadh is blocking haj pilgrims - The Times

The TimesQatar claims Riyadh is blocking haj pilgrimsThe TimesQatar has accused Saudi Arabia of stopping its citizens from attending the haj pilgrimage this month after Riyadh called Qatar's criticism of the annual event a “declaration of war”. Officials in Doha said that Saudi Arabia had refused to guarantee the ...and more »

KSA: Iran refuses to fully investigate 2016 attacks on missions - Saudi Gazette;

KSA: Iran refuses to fully investigate 2016 attacks on missions - Saudi Gazette

Saudi GazetteKSA: Iran refuses to fully investigate 2016 attacks on missionsSaudi GazetteJEDDAH — Saudi Arabia has criticized Iran for persistently stalling and refusing to complete investigations into the attack on Riyadh's embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad last year. A source in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated ...and more »

Iran upholds sentences for Saudi Embassy attackers - Al-Monitor

Iran upholds sentences for Saudi Embassy attackersAl-MonitorTen individuals involved in the attack on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran in January 2016 had their prison sentences upheld by an appeals court, according to the lawyer of one of the defendants. Mohammad Narimani said that five individuals were ...and more »

Qatar rebuts Saudi claim about internationalizing Hajj pilgrimage - Xinhua

Qatar rebuts Saudi claim about internationalizing Hajj pilgrimageXinhuaDOHA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Qatar on Monday rebutted Saudi Arabian's accusations that it is internationalizing the Hajj pilgrimage amid a continued Gulf standoff. In an interview with the TV channel Al Jazeera, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...and more »

Iranians to return to Hajj in Medina after boycott - The Japan News

Iranians to return to Hajj in Medina after boycottThe Japan NewsReuters BEIRUT (Reuters) — Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj in Medina this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia. Around 800 pilgrims were ...and more »

Qatar slams Saudi hajj curbs - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Qatar slams Saudi hajj curbsHong Kong Standard (press release)Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardizing the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca of Qatari pilgrims by refusing to guarantee their safety. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been boycotting Qatar since June 5, accusing it of backing extremist groups ...and more »

Saudi Arabia Says Qatar Has Declared War Over Muslim Holy Sites - Newsweek;

Saudi Arabia Says Qatar Has Declared War Over Muslim Holy Sites - Newsweek

NewsweekSaudi Arabia Says Qatar Has Declared War Over Muslim Holy SitesNewsweekSaudi Arabia has escalated its feud with Qatar by accusing the fellow oil-rich, majority-Sunni Muslim monarchy of trying to internationalize Islamic holy sites. Amid talks with regional allies Sunday, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir ...and more »

Hajj: Saudi's duty and right - The National;

Hajj: Saudi's duty and right - The National

The NationalHajj: Saudi's duty and rightThe NationalCriticism of the management of the sites or the Hajj pilgrimage would be to challenge Saudi Arabia on what it views as both its duty and its right. Naser Al Wasmi. July 31, 2017. Updated: July 31, 2017 11:33 PM. 0. shares. Twitter · Facebook · Google ...and more »

NHRC submits complaints about curbs on Qatar's pilgrims - Gulf Times;

NHRC submits complaints about curbs on Qatar's pilgrims - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesNHRC submits complaints about curbs on Qatar's pilgrimsGulf TimesThe National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) said it has sent a letter to the UN special rapporteur about the restrictions placed by Saudi authorities on citizens and residents of Qatar who want to perform Haj, adding that it sent similar letters to the ...and more »

Measures Taken to Ensure Safety of Hajj Pilgrims - Financial Tribune;

Measures Taken to Ensure Safety of Hajj Pilgrims - Financial Tribune

Financial TribuneMeasures Taken to Ensure Safety of Hajj PilgrimsFinancial TribuneMeasures have been taken to prevent the reoccurrence of the deadly stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, said the representative of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei at the pilgrimage Seyyed Ali Ghazi Asgar, Mizan News ...and more »

Biman cancels 4 hajj flights in two days - The Daily Star;

Biman cancels 4 hajj flights in two days - The Daily Star

The Daily StarBiman cancels 4 hajj flights in two daysThe Daily StarBiman Bangladesh Airlines has been forced to cancel four more hajj flights scheduled for yesterday and today due to shortage of pilgrims. Earlier on Saturday and Sunday, the national airliner cancelled three dedicated hajj flights on the same ground.and more »

Qatar files UN complaint over Saudi obstacles imposed on its Hajj pilgrims - The New Arab;

Qatar files UN complaint over Saudi obstacles imposed on its Hajj pilgrims - The New Arab

The New ArabQatar files UN complaint over Saudi obstacles imposed on its Hajj pilgrimsThe New ArabQatar has filed a complaint to the UN over restrictions imposed on Qatari pilgrims amid the diplomatic spat between the Gulf nation and a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries. Tags: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hajj, human rights. Qatar has filed a complaint to ...and more »

Anti-Qatar quartet chides Doha for internationalizing holy sites issue - Middle East Confidential;

Anti-Qatar quartet chides Doha for internationalizing holy sites issue - Middle East Confidential

Middle East ConfidentialAnti-Qatar quartet chides Doha for internationalizing holy sites issueMiddle East ConfidentialSaudi foreign minister Sunday announced that Qatar declared war on Saudi Arabia after Qatari authorities called the UN to intervene in alleged restrictions put on Qatari pilgrims who want to perform the Hajj at Mecca. Adel Jubeir who was speaking at ...and more »

Hajj 2017: Sokoto first batch of pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia today - The Nation Newspaper;

Hajj 2017: Sokoto first batch of pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia today - The Nation Newspaper

The Nation NewspaperHajj 2017: Sokoto first batch of pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia todayThe Nation NewspaperFIRST batch of intending pilgrims from Sokoto state for this year's hajj exercise will be airlifted to Saudi Arabia today, Monday. The disclosure was made by the Director General of the state Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA), Alhaji Ibrahim Umar. In a ...and more »

Iran flies first group of pilgrims since Saudi row - Payvand

Iran flies first group of pilgrims since Saudi rowPayvandIran flies a first group of its pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia since the kingdom ruptured diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic and withheld cooperation towards enabling Iranians to partake in the rituals. An Iranian Hajj pilgrim departing ...and more »

Saudi Hajj Minister says ready to receive Qatari pilgrim; first group of Iran pilgrims arrive - Arab News;

Saudi Hajj Minister says ready to receive Qatari pilgrim; first group of Iran pilgrims arrive - Arab News

Arab NewsSaudi Hajj Minister says ready to receive Qatari pilgrim; first group of Iran pilgrims arriveArab NewsIn this combination image from pictures shared on social media, Iranian pilgrims check in at the Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah on Sunday. They were the among first group of pilgrims from around the world to arrive for the ...and more »

Chinese hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - Global Times

Chinese hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi ArabiaGlobal TimesA total of 284 Chinese Muslim hajj pilgrims from Southwest China's Yunnan Province reportedly arrived at the Medina Airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia in a chartered flight on Sunday. The group is the first batch of Chinese Muslim pilgrims sent to Islamic ...and more »