More than 1.4 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year, said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar.
They can be seen video recording themselves walking around the Kaaba, kissing the black stone, perched close to the mount of Safa or Marwa, or standing near the green dome of the Prophet’s mosque.
Every year millions of Muslim faithful from different parts of the world assemble in Makkah and other holy sites for Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, in a unique expression of Islamic unity and brother
Security forces have barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Saudi women have filed 383 cases against their guardians for denying them the right to marriage, local media has said quoting data released by the Ministry of Justice.
The Ministry of Health administered vaccines and polio doses to thousands of incoming pilgrims who have not taken their vaccination at home, a senior health official from the Haj Terminal told Arab Ne
Popular Bollywood actor, writer and director of yesteryear, Kader Khan, has arrived in Makkah to perform Haj.
A total of 168,800 Indonesians will perform Haj this year, the country's ambassador said Monday.
A medical team from King Abdullah Medical City hospital broke new ground when it managed to unblock veins and arteries and replace aortic valves without performing bypass surgery.
Eastern Province police have arrested several suspects for opening fire at a wedding ceremony in Al-Mujamma.
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