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Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics released on Friday. Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims ...

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More than 19 million pilgrims performed Umrah in 2017

More than 19 million pilgrims performed Umrah in 2017

Jeddah : More than 19 million pilgrims have performed Umrah in 2017, according to a report by Saudi Arabia’s General Statistics Authority, Al Ekhbariya news website reported. The statistics released as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 contain numbers of ...

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Saudi Arabia unveils Manasikana app for pilgrims

Saudi Arabia unveils Manasikana app for pilgrims

Jeddah : The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Thursday launched the upgraded version of its Manasikana (our rituals) application for smartphones. The app, designed to educate pilgrims on the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, offers a package of ...

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Two holy mosques ready for Ramadan rush

Two holy mosques ready for Ramadan rush

Makkah, (IINA) – About seven million Umrah pilgrims are expected to arrive during the remaining two weeks of Shaaban and during the fasting month of Ramadan. They will be served by thousands of employees who want to guarantee the pilgrims’ ...

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Iran refuses to sign Hajj agreement, bans own pilgrims

Iran refuses to sign Hajj agreement, bans own pilgrims

Riyadh, (IINA) – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday that the Iranian delegation had refused to sign an agreement laying out arrangements for this year’s Hajj, Saudi Gazette reported. The ministry said Iran has decided to ...

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