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Saudi announces hajj limitations and health protocols

Hajj 1441 will go ahead, but with fewer pilgrims and under strict health protocols. This was the much-anticipated announcement by Saudi Arabia on Monday night to allow only local pilgrims to perform hajj next month. This means that hujjaj of all nationalities currently within the borders of the Saudi Kingdom[…]

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Hajj 1441 officially cancelled for South Africa

With the sacred pilgrimage hanging in the balance, it’s clear now that South African hujjaj will not be performing hajj this year. This was the unprecedented decision taken at a meeting between South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and the Department of International Relations on Thursday, to discuss the[…]

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Pompeo accused of cover-up in Saudi, UAE arms sale

A US State Department inquiry into whether the Trump Administration acted illegally in declaring an “emergency” to bypass a congressional freeze on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been facing stiff resistance from the White House. In the latest case of obstruction, Secretary of[…]

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Saudi installs sterilisation gates in Makkah, Madinah

Saudi has installed “advanced self-sterilisation gates” at the entrances of the grand mosques in Makkah and Madinah in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. According to Saudi24, the move is part of the government’s “Together Guarded” initiative which has seen precautionary measures put in place since the[…]

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