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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

KSA imposes SR 2000 additional fee on 3rd-time pilgrims - Pakistan Today;

KSA imposes SR 2000 additional fee on 3rd-time pilgrims - Pakistan Today

Pakistan TodayKSA imposes SR 2000 additional fee on 3rd-time pilgrimsPakistan TodayMinistry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has informed the third-time intending pilgrims to pay SR 2,000 additional fee. A spokesman of the ministry said in a statement that the Saudi government has imposed the additional fee on the ...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 »

Saudi Arabia: After last year's boycott, 90000 Iranians set to depart for haj - MTNV

Saudi Arabia: After last year's boycott, 90000 Iranians set to depart for hajMTNVIran boycotted the haj last year after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2015, and following a diplomatic rift between the two countries who are vying for power and influence in the region.and more »

Qatar rebuts Saudi 'Hajj politicisation' claim - MWC News;

Qatar rebuts Saudi 'Hajj politicisation' claim - MWC News

MWC NewsQatar rebuts Saudi 'Hajj politicisation' claimMWC NewsForeign minister says there has been no suggestion by any Qatari official about internationalising the pilgrimage issue. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. Qatar's foreign minister has rebutted accusations by his Saudi counterpart that Qatar is ...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 »

Saudis accused of disrupting hajj for Qataris - Dhaka Tribune;

Saudis accused of disrupting hajj for Qataris - Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka TribuneSaudis accused of disrupting hajj for QatarisDhaka TribuneThe Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising 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 ...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 »

Sokoto Commences Airlifting of Intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia - THISDAY Newspapers;

Sokoto Commences Airlifting of Intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia - THISDAY Newspapers

THISDAY NewspapersSokoto Commences Airlifting of Intending Pilgrims to Saudi ArabiaTHISDAY NewspapersThe Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has said the first batch of intending pilgrims to the 2017 Hajj from the state will be transported to Saudi Arabia Monday. The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, who disclosed this to ...and more »

Saudi to host relatives of Egyptian 'martyrs' for Hajj - Anadolu Agency;

Saudi to host relatives of Egyptian 'martyrs' for Hajj - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencySaudi to host relatives of Egyptian 'martyrs' for HajjAnadolu AgencySaudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Monday offered to host 1,000 relatives of slain Egyptian army and police personnel -- killed in recent militant attacks -- for the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca and Medina. “The king has offered to host 1,000 ...and more »

Sokoto Hajj pilgrims fly to Saudi Arabia Monday - Daily Trust;

Sokoto Hajj pilgrims fly to Saudi Arabia Monday - Daily Trust

Daily TrustSokoto Hajj pilgrims fly to Saudi Arabia MondayDaily TrustBy Rakiya A.Muhammad, Sokoto | Publish Date: Jul 31 2017 2:41PMThe agency has warned pilgrims against carrying hard drugs and any prohibited items. facebook · twitter · goolge plus · linkdin; like (0 Likes). Sokoto Hajj pilgrims fly to Saudi Arabia Monday.and more »