Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh
A police official sustained minor injuries while attempting to intercept a vehicle on Taif road from entering Makkah on Friday.
The number of Arab pilgrims this Haj season stands at 265,217 pilgrims, according to figures released by National Tawafa Establishment for the Pilgrims of the Arab Countries.
Crime Combating Technical Committee (CCTC) of Makkah region said they have nabbed one of the employees of a telecom company selling prepaid SIM cards in the name of pilgrims, according to local media.
MINA: Pilgrims stoned the devil on Saturday in the last major ritual of this year’s Haj in Makkah, and Muslims around the world began celebrating Eid Al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.
More than two million pilgrims performed the most important rite of Haj on Friday as they stood in prayer from dawn to dusk on the plains of Arafat, 15 km east of Makkah.
The Makkah Municipality is likely to face a huge challenge in cleaning up the garbage and waste to be left behind by pilgrims.
Municipalities are warning citizens against unauthorized slaughterhouses for Eid-Al-Adha with expats from various professions adopting the profession of butchers temporarily for some extra cash.
With a broad smile on his face, Indian volunteer Basheer Chekku receives and helps pilgrims arriving at the train station in Mina on way to Arafat.
Transport logistics has been one of the major challenges for the Saudi government during Haj, but the multibillion-riyal Mashair train has made the process much easier.
The Ministry of Health has launched a mobile-based application enabling pilgrims to have access to important health-related information and resources available during the ongoing Haj.
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